It’s time for the 2016 Gift Guide

I assembled a few of my favorite things that I purchased/ wanted this year! It’s not a comprehensive list of awesome, but definitely my top picks! I’ll post more of my faves on my Instagram: @RockstarAnthro If you have any items that you just love, share in the comments or tag me on the ‘Gram! […]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 Remains of Russian Soldiers of WWII

Photos by Dmitri Lovetsky A group of Russian volunteers searching a river bank outside St. Petersburg found the remains of five Soviet soldiers who had died while defending the city during World War II. http://blog.apimages.com/2016/05/06/the-remains-of-russian-soldiers-of-wwii/Read More

[Fun App Alert] I Created a Video Game!

…And it was so easy and awesome!! Codarica is a Swedish/ American female led startup that creates apps that are designed to teach computer science fundamentals to kids. “We wanted to build an educational product that scales to kids’ imagination,” says CEO, Sanna Nilsson. “We all know that kids have an extraordinary imagination, and learning about coding […]Read More

Japanese art of Hikaru Dorodango

Buck the Cubicle series from P2 Photography American, Bruce Gardner, was motivated to learn Dorodango, a Japanese art form in which soil and water are shaped into a delicate shiny sphere. The word doro-dango translates as mud (doro-), dumpling (dango). Hikaru means shining. The shining refers to the glossy finish of the sphere. [vimeo 130927316 […]Read More

But is it human, though?

I get news alerts every day all day about a variety of headlines pertaining to anthropology, science, culture and, specifically, skeletal remains. The other day, my friend was watching one of those ‘CSI’, ‘Bones’ types of shows and commented, “there can’t be this many cases that they’re solving! Where are they finding all those bones!?” […]Read More

Peeps Magazine! An Anthropology Mag for Non-Anthros!

Last June, I did a post on this magazine, and since then they have launched AND are working on the next issue. Have you checked it out yet?! Order Issue One here! I wanna know your thoughts!   “Peeps Magazine is an independent magazine that delivers stories from around the world written by anthropologists immersed […]Read More

What’s Scurvy?! And What Does It Do To Bone?

Most of us enjoy hearing stories about the squash-buckling pirates of the high seas in days long past! Often romanticized, their tales told of adventurers and rebels who lived and died by their own code. Johnny Depp and Disney has built a franchise off of these stories. However, life at sea was no picnic. Pirates […]Read More

On a Personal Note: My Story of Grief During The

The first dead body I ever touched was my father’s. Incidentally, it also corresponded with my first comparative culture study. But I wouldn’t recognize what I did as such until years later- actually until last year. I was just searching for myself, or a community that didn’t make me feel so weird. My father, Rev. […]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

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