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

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

In Loving Tribute to my Rockstar Anthro Four-Legged Crew

In the month of February, I was working on a series for Black History Month. Unfortunately, midway through the series, the Rockstar Anthro Pup, died. I took a couple weeks away from writing while working things out. Before I finish the series, I wanted to write a tribute to my sweet Dexter and Alice. On […]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

Tales from the Grave: Concha Bullosa

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

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