Part of my online life includes editorial duties at, where I serve as the Social Sciences Editor. Each Thursday, I pick notable posts on research in anthropology, philosophy, social science, and research to share on the News site. To help highlight this writing, I also share my selections here on AiP.

Just two picks this week as it seems many bloggers are on winter breaks, but they're great reads!

  • First at Gambler's House, teofilo explores theories of cannibalism and witchcraft for explanations concerning "heavily processed" human remains dating to prehistoric times in the American Southwest.

  • Up next, Zachary Cofran of Lawnchair Anthropology discusses the anthropological possibilities offered by CT imaging, beginning with identifying an interesting and very old embryonic structure.

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