Neanderthals, more favorable now…

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Anthropologists adopt a more favorable view of Neanderthals

from Wash Post Europe by Marc Kaufman

Scientists are broadly rethinking the nature, skills and demise of the Neanderthals of Europe and Asia, steadily finding more ways that they were substantially like us and quite different from the limited, unchanging and ultimately doomed inferiors most commonly described in the past.

Turks to destroy the archaeological site of Allianoi

from Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog by Dienekes

Ancient Roman spa awaits flooding in Turkey
By Nicolas Cheviron (AFP) ? 15 hours ago

ALLIANOI, Turkey [correct: occupied Asia Minor] ? Under a mild autumn sun, workers bustle about like bees at a Roman bath complex sprawling over a green plain in western Turkey in what looks like a regular excavation site.

From Honey to Ashes: The Intellectual Journeys of Levi-Strauss

from Somatosphere by Guest Contributor

Review of Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory, by Patrick Wilcken.

The Penguin Press, 2010. 416 pages. $29.95 (hardcover).

Leo Coleman (The Ohio State University)

Anthropology in Canada: Number of Students, Female Percentage

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

According to the latest issue of the CAUT Almanac (2010-2011, see p. 31), published by the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the following are the available nationwide statistics on the number of anthropology students  (full time equivalents) in Canada, and the percentage that is female:

  • Bachelor?s and Other Undergraduate Degree: 4,005.4 students, 73.9% of which are female.
  • Master?s Enrolment: 597.4 students, 67.9% of which are female.
  • PhD Enrolment: 422.6 students, 64.3% of which are female.

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  • Claudia

    Bravo Canada! So many female students in Anthropology. There must be something attractive in that science. Does it compare to Turkey?

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