Tags : anthropology

Deviant Beauty: “The Latina Bibliophilic Feminist Bioarchaeologist”

Photography by Damari McBride Photography The sun was barely up when Krista arrived at the studio on a cold Monday morning. A bioarchaeologist and college student working towards her Ph.D., she greeted me with a big hug, even though this was our first time meeting. Her, then, chin length hair and glasses appeared conservative and […]Read More

Paget’s Disease of the Bone

Paget's disease is a disorder that affects that bone remodeling process. The bones that are affected will begin producing new bone faster than it should, and the new bone is usually not quality.Read More

The Bones of Fortune: Enslaved In the Cabinet

In the early years of medical practice, it would not have been uncommon for a doctor to have skeletons and other kinds of human remains and soft tissue preserved in their labs and offices. In fact, it’s not so uncommon to see that today. Dr. Preserved Porter, of Waterbury, Connecticut, was no different. Dr. Preserved […]Read More

Reflections on 2016

In that moment, battered, bruised, limping on one leg, head raised, the hero goes towards the beast, for they have "already come through what they've come to." As do I walk towards 2017...Read More

On Media, Memes, Mickey Mouse and Shared Experience

"While Disney utilizes every media tool and technology to create a very specific cultural experience that evokes the same reaction no matter where you are in the world, Mickey Mouse has also become a symbol for the commodification of culture and cultural imperialism..."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

The World Premiere of the Documentary: The Anthropologist

This Friday, directors Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger will have the world premiere of their latest film, The Anthropologist, at the largest festival of documentary films in the country, DOC NYC 2015. The event will be co-presented with the American Museum of Natural History, this Friday, November 13th at 9:30 om from SVA Theater […]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

Skeletons found under Afghan Presidential Palace. What Happens Next?

Imagine you are renovating your home, and as you break ground towards your new dream kitchen, you also break into a tomb or two. This happens more often than you might think! It happened just the other day to Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan’s president. In the Afghan Presidential Palace, contractors were working on some renovations, and under […]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