Category Archives: Anthropology

Female Genital Mutilation in the USA


I have forgiven my mother and father for taking my foreskin at so young an age.  She told me it was so I could look like my father.  This was in a different time dimension.  We must speed backward past … Continue reading

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DSM-V: Disquiet in the Ivory Tower


For all of us who seek a rock on which to base our beliefs the new DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual)  has all the solidity of a sponge in a storm.  The DSM is used or relied upon by clinicians, … Continue reading

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Capture and Rape Fantasies in Human Historical Imagery


 I have found an article sure to provoke a firestorm of commentary (and already has).  I had recently commented on the recent spate of sex crimes in the US military.  I don’t think it’s just an American issue, rather it … Continue reading

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Indian Mound Used as Backfill for Alabama Sam’s Club


Again and again the patrimony of the world falls beneath the advance of human civilization.  Despite the University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research (http://museums.ua.edu/oas/ ) and the The Center for Archaeological Studies at the University of South Alabama ( … Continue reading

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Love: Real or Better Living Through Chemistry?


From the first time I was on an amusement park roller coaster I could sense that the sensation in my levi’s was out of the ordinary.  As I grew older the scent of jasmine and femininity intertwined in my mind … Continue reading

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The Wandering Roma: A Historical Snapshot


The much maligned Roma (Cigano, Traveler, Tzigane, etc) are seen the world over.  While traveling in Guatemala in the 1990’s I decided to get off  the chicken bus in Chichicastenango for a few days and rent an actual hotel room … Continue reading

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Is English Closer to Norse Languages Than Germanic?


As an English speaker who had a few years of German and am now studying Norwegian  (why not, it’s very similar to Icelandic) and Icelandic (I have a few Icelandic friends and is related to Norwegian) and I’ve noticed that, where in … Continue reading

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