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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

Editor's Selections: Colors and Stuttering

Editor's Selections: Colors and Stuttering

It's Thursday, so that means Research Blogging Editor's Selections!This week you'll want to be sure you check out: Quick—what color is the sky? Aatish Bhatia has a fascinating discussion on colors up at Empirical Zeal, demonstrating nicely the ways in which we construct elements of our world that seem so concrete with time.

June 7, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
Editor's Selections: Political Economy and the Grave, and Uniform Colors

Editor's Selections: Political Economy and the Grave, and Uniform Colors

Two selections for your holiday weekend (Memorial Day, US): Can grave goods tell us about the political economy of a group? At Bones Don't Lie , Katy Meyers reports on recent research that examines what burial practices can reveal about the extent of social networks.

May 24, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
Anna Post on Managing Our Digital Spaces

Anna Post on Managing Our Digital Spaces

Can courtesy and mobile technologies get along? | Photo by Joe Pemberton. | Click on image for license and information. Tweeting, texting, Facebooking, checking email, sending photos, and even, yes, old-fashioned telephone calls—we're doing it all, and we're doing it wherever and whenever we please.

May 21, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
Editor s Selections: Reopening Graves and Understanding Attraction

Editor s Selections: Reopening Graves and Understanding Attraction

This week from my ResearchBlogging.org column: Contextual clues are important in archaeology. And at Bones Don’t Lie , Katy Meyers highlights how a geoarchaeology approach can reveal how a tomb was treated—whether it was reopened and how many times.

May 11, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
The Meaning of Goodbye

The Meaning of Goodbye

How do you prepare to say goodbye to your social group? | iStock photo. It took a few days of moping around the house before I finally acknowledged what the problem is: my heart hurts.It's an expression I use with those closest to me.

May 9, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa
The Diminishing Digital Divide

The Diminishing Digital Divide

Concerns about the digital divide have started to take on a bit of hysterical edge—think along the lines of Reverend Lovejoy's wife: "But what about the children ?!

April 30, 2012 — Krystal D'Costa

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