Featured in my ResearchBlogging.org column this week:

  • At Bones Don’t Lie, Katy Meyers discusses what we can learn from grave goods.

  • Kristina Killgrove examines biological and cultural processes of childbirth via the lens of mother-fetus burials at Powered By Osteons.

  • Can the ways we eat influence our ability to taste? Possibly. At Inkfish, Elizabeth Preston discusses the independent evolution of taste (or lack thereof) in animals.

  • At Originus, Cris Campbell urges caution when declaring artifacts as ornaments.

  • Can you trust what you think see? Always? At Genealogy of Religion, Cris Campbell discusses perceptual bias and hallucinations.

  • And finally, at Tropaion Nikolaos Markoulakis discusses the significance of fig cakes in a festival honoring Athena.

I'll be back next week with more from anthropology, philosophy, and research.