Category Archives: Anthropology

The Battle Over Austerity: Where Is It Going?


 November 14th was a date for Europeans to get some attention for the condition of society on the other side of the Atlantic.  For many Americans Europe might as well be on the other side of the planet instead of … Continue reading

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Charlemagne and the Ashkenazi Jews in the 9th Century


An interesting post by Delancyplace.com   Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In today’s selection – in the 9th century CE, the great Charlemagne himself … Continue reading

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American Female Genital Mutilation: Would You Even Know?


I dislike tabloid journalism and am revolted every time I pass through the check-stand at the market.  However, I had believed Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (removal of the clitoris in most cases) was practiced only in primitive, male dominated societies where literacy was … Continue reading

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Two Towns Try to Bridge a Recession – S.I. Hayakawa


Long ago when I was beginning to learn to think, someone suggested that I should read “Language in Thought and Action,” by S I Hayakawa.  Someone suggested if I learned anything from it I might get a good grade.  She … Continue reading

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Olmec Era Feline Monolith in Chalcatzingo, Mexico


“Spectacular” Three-Cat Monolith Unearthed in Mexico Giant carving may have been part of a monumental wall crawling with felines. The “Triad of Felines” carved rock found in Chalcatzingo, Mexico. Photograph from INAH via AP, Ker Than, for National Geographic News, Published August 1, 2011 … Continue reading

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Are Males Really Necessary? Good News for the Future of the Y-Chromosome


Men Can Rest Easy: Sex Chromosomes Are Here to Stay ScienceDaily (May 8, 2012) — Fears that sex-linked chromosomes, such as the male Y chromosome, are doomed to extinction have been refuted in a new genetic study which examines the sex … Continue reading

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Portuguese Women’s Skulls Differ North to South


Significant Skull Differences Between Closely Linked Groups ScienceDaily (Apr. 12, 2012) — In order to accurately identify skulls as male or female, forensic anthropologists need to have a good understanding of how the characteristics of male and female skulls differ between … Continue reading

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