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50 Shades of Sexual Confusion

I haven’t read “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Hearing that it was about S&M quelled my desire to read it. (S&M isn’t my thing, but if it’s your thing, that cool. 644 more words


Artificial Australians

Wikipedia has quite an extensive piece on cranial deformation, which is a form of body modification practiced throughout history and prehistory in many cultures from all over the world, from the Pacific Islands, to South America to Europe. 578 more words


What is Biological Anthropology?

“What’s that thing you study called again?”
“Biological Anthropology.”
“Bio-whatsit? That sounds hard.”
“It’s really not… its the study of-“
“-Whats the point of that?” 694 more words

Biological Anthropology

What theoretical and methodological stances should Evolutionary Anthropology be taking in the 21st century?

Boyer’s (2012) chapter on ‘Modes of scholarship and cultural anthropology’ evaluates the relevancy of cultural anthropology in today’s world and analyses the three modes of scholarship; science, erudition and salient connections. 533 more words


Defending Chimpanzees

Niger resides at Zoo Miami. Photo courtesy of Max Block


“Maybe you’re in the wrong department”, he said. My graduate advisor and I were never able to reach an agreement regarding the exact area of study for my master’s degree in anthropology. 934 more words


Week 15 Volunteering at the Royal College of Surgeons

A slightly greyer and cooler day yesterday – a good insight into the British weather! One week it’s gorgeous sunshine the next it’s grey and threatening to rain! 522 more words

What I've Been Up To

All worn out: using dental attrition to estimate age

I was recently working on the methods chapter of my dissertation (I’ll pause so that you may lever your jaw up off of the floor – “JB? 1,704 more words