Tags : skulls

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

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

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