Content Warning! The following contains graphic description and images depicting butchering and hide work. It's early 2013. Not super early 2013, but definitely at least the first half. Honestly it could even be the second half of 2012. You see, goats care not for things like years. Today started like most days. … Continue reading The Unexpected Adventure of Mr. Goaty Goat
Excuse Me, Could You Spare a Moment to Talk About Anthropology?
In the wake of the death of missionary John Allen Chau, I talk about the history of colonialism, its effects on indigenous peoples, and the need to respect their wishes.
Aliens and Racists and Corn Dogs, oh my!
I love suspending my attachment to established science for the sake of watching a 17 part series of 2 hour episodes of searching a 10,000 year old lake for a creature that's been extinct for 65 million years as much as anyone. I also have light sabers tattooed to my chest. It doesn't mean I believe in Star Wars being real, as painful as it is to say that.
Bring on 2019! But…let me finish 2018 first.
As 2018 comes to a close, I reflect on what I've accomplished and what I've got planned for 2019, all of which is more exciting than anything Anthrospin has done before.
Evolution’s Place in Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of humans. It's the study of our cultural diversity and developments. Our similarities and differences. It's the study of our history--hopefully without some of the drawbacks of nationalism that History is criticized for. It's the study of our shared heritage. And that includes or place in the Animal Kingdom. So in order to understand the biological aspects of the field of anthropology, we need to have a basic understanding of evolution.
Yesterday Was a Big Day for Scrimshaw
A summary of a full day of exciting research for Scrimshaw: A Whaling Story. Ships logs, skeletons, scrimshaw, and ceremonies. It was a big day.
One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s…Afternoon Research Project
A Noxzema jar was found in the sands of a tiny island in Narragansett Bay. This is its story.
On imposter syndrome and the difficulties of creativity in a culture that worships celebrity.
Two Centuries of Loss in One Night.
This past Sunday, September 2, 2018, a fire broke out at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Built in a centuries old Palace, the museum had celebrated it's bicentennial celebration in June.
Studying Everyday Objects Anthropologically
In encouraging readers to learn to view things anthropologically, I study an instrument I bought as a decoration for $3 at a yard sale.