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Identifying Human Teeth: The Premolars

Folklore holds that one way to stop a vampire in its tracks is to spill a sack of grain across its path. Purportedly, the creature’s visceral obsession with counting will take hold, forcing it to crouch down and compulsively count every single grain before continuing on its way. 407 more words


BABAO Online Forum Goes Live Today

The British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology have produced an online forum for both members and members of the public to join and discuss topics relating to biological anthropology and osteoarchaeology.   326 more words

Human Osteology

My third year of university started this past week. This semester I am taking English: The Literature of our Era, Anthropology: Tech & Culture, Visual Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Technology & Society. 434 more words


Primate Studies Field School

Check out this primate studies field school run by the University of Arizona:


“This four-week primate studies field school is based in Rwanda, one of Central East Africa’s most progressive countries and home to a high diversity of monkeys and apes, including the famed mountain gorilla.  55 more words

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. 615 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