An update on how Scrimshaw is going and how my abilities continue to improve.
As Early 2019 Draws to a Close
The first update on the state of things for 2019, I discuss current projects, upcoming ideas, and how I generally plan to keep improving Anthrospin.
And Then There Were Five
A brief look at the several members of our genus who survived until most recent times, including the recently announced Homo luzonensis.
Seeing Culture from the Saddle of a Bicycle
Looking at my own hobbies and lifestyle, I illustrate the ways we can see patterns of cultural influence in everyday experiences.
The Future of Paleontology in a Global, Digital World.
Technology potentially allows more researchers than ever before to access more materials than dreamed of just a few decades ago. The push to make that access open source is there. Which way should we go with that information?
Why Four Fields?
If you're an anthropologist, or even just a casual student of anthropology (I'm including followers of this blog), you've heard the phrase "Four Fields Anthropology," or you've heard about the four fields in general. But it's important to note that approaching anthropology as an enormous umbrella that encompasses everything that humans can possibly be related … Continue reading Why Four Fields?
Why I Won’t Miss the Missing Link.
The "missing link" is one of the most pervasive ideas in the popular understanding of evolution. I hate it, I'm not alone in hating it, and here's why.
The Unexpected Adventure of Mr. Goaty Goat
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
Meme’s the Word
You know those viral internet images that are hilarious and sometimes stinging? They have their roots in the late 70s, directly coined by an Oxford zoologist who was inspired by geneticists, anthropologists, and ethologists in coming up with it.
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.