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Asperger people are noted for specific environmental conditions that drive us bonkers, sensitivities that “normal” people either ignore or don’t perceive. Very young Aspies do not know what is causing the disruption of their senses, (called tantrums by neurotypicals), episodes which can be extremely painful and disorienting. 863 more words

Asperger's Human Experience

Powerful photos of modern slavery -- and human survival

Even though many of us likely imagine that slavery is a relic of the ancient past, the practice is alive and well. Since 2009, photographer Lisa Kristine has been documenting those caught up in the barbaric trade. 1,003 more words


I Declared it "Anthropology 101" Day and An Amazing Thing Happened...

The night before last, I was inspired by Sesame Street. In fact, I actually model Sesame Street quite often when it comes to presenting information, but that is an explanation for a different post. 735 more words


Test Your Skills: Identifying Features and Siding the Parietals

Last week, I posted a guide to identifying and siding the parietal bones. If you read that post and learned some new techniques, or if you simply want to test your existing cranial fragment identification skills, then have… 236 more words


Dogs, Hallucinogens, and the Extremes of Critical Animal Studies

As a master’s student who organizes my work around the burgeoning field of critical animal studies (CAS), I find it can be difficult to concisely answer the common question: “What do you research?” Part of this difficulty stems from the inherently inter-disciplinary nature of CAS. 1,102 more words


Undiagnosed Disabilities: Some Preliminary Thoughts

What does it mean to be undiagnosed?  I ask this both in regard to the impact of diagnostic ambiguity and also the broader social and biomedical significance of a diagnostic void.  1,116 more words


The identification of Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults from Post-Medieval Sites.

I haven’t been around to do a post on a particular pathology for a while but as I was looking through the International Journal of Paleopathology I came across an article looking at osteomalacia. 866 more words