Tags : history

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

A History of Vaccination

Existing evidence shows that vaccination treatments go back over a thousand years ago. Considering the recent controversies surrounding vaccination policies and parental rights, it is often good to go backwards to understand a practice as a way to gain insight to the ways in which a society may approach the policies of the practice in […]Read More

Jazz, Gin, Lock Picking and Culture!

I could hear the jazz horns before I even entered the building. The dark, rainy night only added to my excitement. As we entered into the Library of the General Society, we were greeted by smiling ladies, handing us keys tied to a maroon, satin ribbon, and cloth, muslin bags filled with lock picking supplies. The […]Read More