The (Possible) Bones of ‘The Unsullied’

Earlier today, I was reading a report published on Nature.com about the pathology of an 18th century singer named Gaspare Pacchierotti. What made this article particularly compelling was that the singer was castrated, or castrato. As I carefully read through the analysis and results of Pacchierotti’s remains, it occurred to me that Daenerys Targaryen’s Unsullied would make […]Read More

What’s Scurvy?! And What Does It Do To Bone?

Most of us enjoy hearing stories about the squash-buckling pirates of the high seas in days long past! Often romanticized, their tales told of adventurers and rebels who lived and died by their own code. Johnny Depp and Disney has built a franchise off of these stories. However, life at sea was no picnic. Pirates […]Read More

What Can 'Guevedoces' Teach Us About Gender Politics?

How would your raise your child if you didn’t know what their biological sex was until after they reached puberty? Would you raise them as a “girl” or “boy”, or would there be some gender neutral option? Dr Ann-Maree Nobelius, public health expert, provides a few good definitions that I would like you to keep […]Read More

Reconstructing The Past: Studio EIS (A Docu-Portrait)

Originally published on Anthropology News Everyday Anthropology Myeashea Alexander Almost every weekend for over a year, I left NYC on a 6:30 am southbound bus to Washington, DC. When I arrived, I would quickly grab breakfast from Union Station and enjoy the walk to the National Museum of Natural History. I was volunteering for a […]Read More

Anthropology Blogging 101: The Rockstar Anthropologist

This week, I am headed to ComSciCon national workshop to level up my science communication skills across a variety of platforms. I’m really excited to have been invited to participate in the program! I thought it would be appropriate to reBlog this interview I was asked to do for the outstanding anthropology blog, The Geek […]Read More

Bone Deformation: What is Proteus Syndrome?

Proteus Syndrome is a rare disease that causes overgrowth of skin and muscles, and abnormal bone growth. Children born with the disease will often not show any signs of it because the skin tumors and bone growths appear as a child with the disease grows. This is known as a progressive condition. For a long time, it as unknown […]Read More

Sunday in Brazzaville: A Documentary on high fashion in the

This is a recent documentary, Sunday in Brazzaville, on high fashion in the Congo, known as sapiology. The Sapeurs of Congo are members of a movement that started in the 1960s. They are ordinary people who pay homage to expression through their extraordinary style. However, sapiology is more than about style. Stervos Niarcos Ngashie, was the […]Read More

Come Have Coffee With Me! And Support Arts Education!

              Join me for The Great Coffee Date Come have coffee with ‘The Rockstar Anthropologist’ and do some good! Tuesday, April 7th, I’ll be spending a couple hours at Daily Press Coffee Shop in Brooklyn, and I would love to chat with you over coffee! If having coffee with […]Read More