Tuesday, December 29, 2009
[29 Dec 2009 National Public Radio broadcast; produced by Youth Radio: 5 minutes]
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Congratulations colleagues around Britain for leading the way for others to follow!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
issues such as migration, citizenship, youth crime and other topics
SUNDAY 8th November- Social Science for Schools
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), have just launched a new website called Social Science for schools. The aim of the website is to provide teachers with accessible information bringing together ESRC funded research on issues such as migration, citizenship, youth crime and other topics, so that they have reliable quantitative and qualitative data to use in their classrooms. This is an excellent resource for any social science teacher!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
...underwater archaeology in Europe. Today's entry on Belgium highlights past work including submerged medieval fishing villages,
shipwrecks, exhibitions, and an online maritime database: click on the "Maritime Archaeology in Belgium" link at http://www.uri.edu/mua
Friday, October 23, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The death of language?
With the number of languages steadily shrinking, what is lost when a language dies?
see also reading notes from K.David Harris' When Languages Die
Friday, October 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Michigan to Remove Indian Dioramas from Natural History Museum
Responding to objections from American Indian students and staff members, the University of Michigan will remove a set of dioramas depicting scenes of Native American life from its natural history museum, Indian Country Today reported. Some American Indian professors at Michigan said they found it insulting for them and their culture to be represented as miniaturized dolls amid the museum's dinosaur bones and fossils. "We are living, breathing, contemporary human beings," Margaret Noori, a professor of Ojibwe language and literature at Michigan, told Indian Country Today. A Michigan official confirmed that the dioramas would be removed by January.
Friday, September 4, 2009
from Sept. 3, 2009 digest of Anthropologist About Town
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
virtual exhibit (British Columbia, Canada), [Doig River First Nation]
Dane Wajich - Dane-zaa Stories and Song: Dreamers and the land,
Sunday, August 23, 2009
hunter-gatherer societies altering their environments - intentional or not
August 23, 2009
Archaeologists who study early hunter-gatherer societies are discovering that even the simplest cultures altered their environments, whether they meant to or not.
For example, aboriginal people in Australia burned huge areas to change the landscape so they could hunt animals more easily. Perhaps the most famous example is the way mastodons and giant sloth and other ice-age animals were killed off by roving bands of hungry humans...
[National Public Radio, npr.org]
article on coastal exploitation appears in the journal Science
Thursday, August 6, 2009
[chapter by chapter modern re-reading of
or see the original text at www.literature.org/authors/darwin-charles]
on display at the Smithsonian Institution (
and the webcomic presentation, http://anthropology.si.edu/writteninbone/comic
photo preview [13 views]
Monday, August 3, 2009
Daily Life in Ancient Times: Archaeology of Israel and Jordan
July 1 - July 24, 2009
-- directed by Rhonda Root and Gloria London --
sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
"In the field of human evolution which is what I'm in, Atapuerca is a world reference site," Quam says. "This is the richest fossil bearing deposits in the world. And every single site in Atapuerca that has been excavated has yielded human remains, which is something that is very unusual."
Last year, the team uncovered a 1.2 million-year-old jawbone fragment from a species known as homo antecessor. It's the oldest hominid fossil ever found in western Europe.
Near the railway trench, another site yielded human remains of 28 individuals, dating back at least half a million years. The Spanish paleontologist believes it's a mass grave.
"This was a collective act, something a group did with its dead," Arsuaga says.
full story; or mp3 download
--from NPR.org Morning Edition 3 Aug. 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
THE NEW AMERICANS - Sunday, July 19, 2009
...looks at the search for the "American dream" through the eyes of recent
immigrants and refugees during their first tumultuous years in America. From Nigeria,
India, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, each family
has come with different hopes: to achieve athletic glory or high-tech riches, to
escape poverty and persecution or to simply provide for their families.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
point of reference when organizing a course to introduce anthro:
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)
From: Reviews of Internet resources for Asian Studies
PARADISEC, c/o The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
PARADISEC collaborates with other groups to promote good practice in field documentation and digital archiving of
At September 2008 PARADISEC's collection contains 2051 hours of digital audio and video files on 3.65 TB of disk space. A
Friday, June 12, 2009
This looks like a handy summary and skills list for anybody working in our mobile world of languages and societies today!