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From Ebola to Pertussis: A Look at Medical Conspiracy Theories

Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and now Senegal.  The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa continues to spread. Marked by high mortality rates and images of gruesome death by hemorrhage, Ebola is perhaps the quintessential modern plague.   1,669 more words


Bone Quiz 14

Everyone get your thinking caps out, à la this classic story arc…

because this is a tough one.

Last week I stumbled upon something particularly interesting in my dissertation data set. 221 more words


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the acceptance of cultural differences in communication were extended to Asperger people!


click for full article with photos: National Geographic blog PHEMOMENA (edited here for length) 2,121 more words


Hominid vs. Hominin- Same Difference, right?!

Not so much…


I just reblogged an article about my favorite hominin, and when I was telling a friend about it, she casually asked, “Are you saying hominid or hominin? 294 more words


The Trials and Tribulations of Homo floresiensis: A Quick Introduction

I haven’t wrote about palaeoanthropology much recently, but I have been meaning to write about Homo floresiensis for a while now.  The diminutive hominin, most likely a new… 1,451 more words

Human Osteology

therockstaranthropologist reblogged this on The Rockstar Anthropologist and commented:

A great post about my favorite Hominin!

Religion for the 21st Century

This weekend, millions of people across the country gathered together in a wide range of elaborately constructed, purpose-built structures to watch rituals performed by a select, elite class of society. 2,059 more words


$7100 for a Archaeology Book! The Economics of Archaeology Publishing

In the last few months I have fielded some questions from Tracy at Archaeology in Tennessee and Maria at Sprache der Dinge about publishing in archaeology. 2,650 more words