Mark Stoneking’s Four Models Of Human Origins

Mark Stoneking is a population geneticist at the Max Planck anthropology powerhouse. He uses genetics to study the origin, relationships, structure and migration patterns of human populations. He's written up a review of the origins of humans in the journal EMBO Reports under the title, "Human origins. The molecular perspective." I've tried to get access... Continue Reading →

The Concept of Race

Introduction Before I dive into the concept of race, I just want to thank Kambiz for this opportunity to broaden not only my perspectives but everyone else’s as well. I am very excited to discuss subjects that interest me and make people think critically about culture and society. I am looking forward to this personal... Continue Reading →

On Human Genetic Variation and Human Identity

The breakthrough of 2007, as announced by AAAS, the nonprofit organization that publishes Science, is human genetic variation. Human genetic variation has been studied for quite sometime and the primary reason to study genetic variation in humans is to discover and describe the linkage of genes to many human diseases. This is an increasingly powerful... Continue Reading →

The 2007 Annual Review of Anthropology

Yann tells us that the 2007 Annual Reveiw of Anthropology is out, and all the content is open access to boot! He's rounded up some interesting reviews. Here are mine, Çatalhöyük in the Context of the Middle Eastern Neolithic Ian Hodder This review aims to show how the new results from Çatalhöyük in central Turkey... Continue Reading →

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