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Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Exploring the human condition.

Cooperation Is Child's Play

Cooperation confounds us: Humans are the only members of the animal kingdom to display this tendency to the extent that we do, and it's an expensive endeavor with no guarantee of reciprocal rewards...

October 10, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Please Help AiP Support the Social Sciences

It's October—baseball is in its final throes for the season, football frenzy is fast upon us, the holiday season is peeking at us, and the kids are back in school.I was fortunate to have some excellent teachers growing up, but I also remember having to use scrappy, dog eared copies of books, having to copy worksheets by hand to save them for subsequent classes to use, and seeing my parents sigh when I brought home a letter asking for money for Weekly News subscriptions—but they always found the money for me.Now more than ever, schools and parents are struggling to meet the needs of students...

October 5, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Structures in City Hall Park

City Hall Park in New York City is often home to public art exhibits. The current installment is Sol LeWitt's Structures .LeWitt is the American artist often credited with creating minimalism and conceptualism...

October 4, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Tracing the Trickle-down in Roman Recycling

Citizens of the Ancient World seem to have made a solid go at "going green." Ongoing research by Harriet Foster and Caroline Jackson (2010) revealed hints of color deriving from previously blown glass in colorless glass, indicating that Romans often reused glass, adding batches of broken vessels into the raw material from which they fashioned new items...

October 3, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Four Stone Hearth 119: Refiring the Hearth

Four Stone Hearth is the anthropology blog carnival. It owes its origin* to Martin Rundkvist of Aardvarchaeology, who administered the site for four years before passing the torch to Afarensis Martin Rundkvist of Aardvarachaeology, Kambiz Kurani of, and Afarensis...

October 1, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

The Ways We Talk About Pain

Excerpts from the Personal Journal of Krystal D’Costa [i] Tuesday: I fell. Again . This time it was while getting out of the car.

September 27, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

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