Tags : anthropology

I’m Thankful for You! Here’s a Gift!

Over this last year, I have taken more time to reflect on gratitude as I navigate the variety of struggles that have come my way. I’m sure this has been the case for many of us around the world. I’ve really been enjoying crafty quiet times. As a small token of my gratitude for your […]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

Book Review: Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads

As part of the Head Hunters series, I asked some brilliant anthro friends to write reviews for a couple of books that deal with the issue of anthropologists and our history and relationships with skulls. Review by Danamarie Donatelli, Anthropologist and Researcher Contributor    Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson. New […]Read More

Fun Facts About Skeletons 2019

It’s back to school time and I thought it would be great to kick off the year with some fun facts about human bones. Let’s jump right in!   Human adult skeletons are made up of about 206 bones. Babies are born with about 300 bones that began to fuse and harden together at certain […]Read More

Part Three of the Black History Month Series: From NYC

This is part three (final) of the 2019 Black History Month series on two important sites- the African Burial Grounds in NYC and a tiny island called St. Helena. Sorry, it was delayed, but Black History need not be confined to a single month anyway.   The northern regions of the United States were long […]Read More

Announcement: Black History Series: From NYC to St. Helena- The

Because World Anthropology Day and Black History Month occur in the same month, and I wanted to spend some time talking about a topic I love (re: that February holiday day about love). I decided I wanted to spend the month of February posting about two very special sites- the African Burial Grounds of NYC […]Read More

Tales From The Grave: Sacralization of the Lumbar

This is a small series that will focus on some of the types of trauma, pathology and degeneration I examined will at the Odyssey Field School in Cyprus. Please note that the images included are NOT from the actual cases that my peers and I worked on. However, the images included are accurate representations of […]Read More

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Forensic Anthropology In a

I’m super excited to write this post because it means I did something really cool! I originally had this scheduled to post two weeks after I returned, but I wanted to compare my experience to some of my friends. It’s been a couple months since I’ve returned from my internship in Limassol, Cyprus with the […]Read More

Deviant Beauty: The Ageless Fashionista

The mass media has many functions, but one of its primary functions is to communicate social expectations or norms. The lack of older people represented in mass media can imply that aging is undesirable. George Gerbner, founder of the cultivation theory, coined the term symbolic annihilation to describe the erasure of certain identities within mass […]Read More

Deviant Beauty: “The Urban Tinkerbell”

Part Two of the “Deviant Beauty Series”     A few days after I met Krista, I sat down with Krystal- a hair stylist and artist. Although petite in size, her presence fills a room. Her hair was a whimsical shade of pink, and, like Krista, her colorful tattoos draw your eyes to her neck, […]Read More