Sarah Blaffer Hrdy’s intriguing ideas on testosterone changes in “Mothers and Others” is answered by longitudinal anthropology on fatherhood testosterone.
Denisovans! Exciting findings, cutting-edge genetic sequencing technologies, and scientists tone-deaf to a modern world built on colonialism and racism.
“Darwin in Mind: New Opportunities for Evolutionary Psychology” (2011) marked the end of evolutionary psychology as foil for anthropology.
A Call for Blog Posts (CFBP) for an anthropological analysis of Richard Dawkins versus Edward Wilson on Social Conquest of the Earth.
Highlighting a rich and vibrant tradition of anthropological research on human variation, with Henry Harpending and Guido Barbujani.
Recent posts by genetic clustering bloggers suggest an at least tacit acknowledgment that indeed “race is a social construction.”
Anthropology’s search for human nature emphasized capacities and cultures. But humans are always in process–there is no human nature.
The innuendo on race and IQ is an opportunity to revisit anthropology on race and seize holistic understandings to reclaim this issue for anthropology.
How can we stop trellises from turning into trees? Emphasizing non-directionality and complexity in evolutionary understandings.
Despite Nicholas Wade’s emphasis on splits among human groups, the research is clear that it’s admixture all the way down. Plus some Malinowski!
The day Denisovans hit the big time. They needed to piggyback on Neandertals, but got a big boost from the immune system study. And sex.
Fascinating study of australopithecine teeth and residence patterns. Ridiculous headlines about gender and family. Anthropology analyzes science and media.