Hailing a cab or waving hello? Gestures are defined by culture and context. | CC. Image by Willy Volk. Click on image for license and information. This post originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on December 6th, 2010.
Sorry. | CC, photo by fboyd. Click on image for license and information. Ed note - We're digging in the archives today: This post originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on June 27th, 2011.
Glen Taylor came because he was being plagued by spirits. While his two daughters wandered the stations set up for Identification (ID) Day in the Grand Gallery of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), Glen waited in line for Anibal Rodriguez and Nell Murphy, who were staffing the anthropology table.
This week you'll want to be sure you check out: Reporting live from Rome, Katy Myers discusses some of the challenges with excavating inside urn—and what constitutes a person—at Bones Don't Lie .
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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.
What are people going to think? Has it ever crossed your mind? The question, I mean. In a moment of panic or a moment of regret or desperation? Have you ever said those words with a sense of anguish or in a moment of anger?
This week: At PopPsych , Jesse Marczyk uses recent research to demonstrate the challenges in applying adaptive models across the board. What does that mean?
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.
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.
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