This week from ResearchBlogging.org: With breaking news about our evolutionary history, Zach of Lawn Chair Anthropology delivers a nice summary concerning reports of what may be the oldest Acheulian tools found, and questions the ways stone tools have been assigned to particular taxonomies given the histories we do know (or think we do).
As an anthropologist, I realize I’m sometimes hyper-aware of social norms—particular those that I find offensive—so I work to ensure that my responses are as balanced as they can be.
If you've been the path of earthquakes or the hurricanes this week, hope you're safe! Here are this week's picks: Should you or shouldn't you take your husband's last name after marriage?
Once upon a time there was a family that lived in homes raised on platforms in the sky. They had cars that flew and sorta drove themselves. Their sidewalks carried them to where they needed to go.
New York City’s subway system provides a rich ethnographic field site. New Yorkers are so used to being alone together that they often let their guard down in unusual ways, conducting private affairs without much concern for the present company, who are all busy with the business of seeming occupied themselves.
Edit: The Story Collider is a ticketed event. The cost to attend is $8.00 and tickets can be purchased at The Story Collider website. At the door, the price to attend will be $10.00.
During a very packed trip through New England last week, I managed to squeeze in a late tour to the Sam Adams Brewery where I learned that if a bartender attempts to serve my Sam in anything other than a sanctioned Sam Adams glass, I should consider sending it back.I'll admit that for the most part, I've regarded the fancy glasses paired with some beers as the outcome of well-executed marketing plans.
Explorer hikes in Tibbetts Brook, which runs through a Bronx sewer. Credit: Steve Duncan, NYT "To be happy, stay hidden." - Yopie, Parisian cataphile Ever since reading Jennifer Toth's The Mole People as a teen, I've been intrigued by the metropolitan underground.
Editor's Selections: City Crowds, Helpful Chimps and Mean Baboons, Sexual Satisfaction, and Large Babies
I just flew in from Boston, and boy are my arms tired. No? Not even a small smile? Okay, in all seriousness, I've been traveling so my selections for this week cover the work done by bloggers last week as well: Overcrowding.
Ed Note: This post originally appeared on The Urban Ethnographer, where it was selected as a ResearchBlogging Editor's Selection. It has been slightly edited for posting here.
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