Head Hunters: Anthropology and the Skull Obsessed! Part 2

Gustaf Nordenskiöld, the young Swede Collector This is not exactly the historical tale of a headhunter. However, this scientist did take human remains and artifacts of Native Americans without permission. His actions became the catalyst for the earliest iteration of historical preservation law in the United States, so I decided to include him over some […]Read More

The Rockstar Anthropologist Blog Lives!

I am so excited to off hiatus! I planned to re-launch officially on September 16th, but I realize that as I create new content and add it to the site, email notifications to my existing subscribers were being sent out, and then when they clicked on the links, it said: “Come back September 16th!” I […]Read More

Head Hunters: Anthropology and the Skull Obsessed! Part 1

Alfred Cort Haddon- British, Victorian, and Headhunter- and Irish Anthropologist, Charles Browne   Haddon was a marine biologist turned anthropologist in the late 1800s. While working on a coral reef expedition in the Torres Strait Islands, Haddon became interested in the people and customs that he encountered. So, he decided to become an anthropologist. Over […]Read More

Head Hunters: Anthropology and the Skull Obsessed Series Intro

I don’t think that you will ever walk into the office of an anthropologist or an anthropology museum or anywhere where anthropology is being practiced and not find a skull. I don’t think it matters if it’s biological anthropology or linguistics, I think you’ll find a skull- model, diagram, books, possibly real, shrunken, jeweled, hominid, […]Read More

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