Anthropology roundup: ” Anthropologists When They’re the Expert in the Courtroom.

We weaponized anthropology. Why didn’t it work?
The Fabius Maximus website (blog)
Yesterday’s post recommended Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State (2011) by David H. Price (Prof of anthropology at St. Martin’s U; bio here). In this great book he describes one facet of America’s militarization ..

The Challenges for Anthropologists When They’re the Expert in the Courtroom
University of Cincinnati
The roles of cultural anthropologists as expert witnesses gets a national hearing of its own, as researchers examine how culturalanthropology is applied in the courtroom. The session, “Anthropologists as Expert Witnesses: Theory, Practice and Ethics

People around the world have heard about the devastation cyclone Pam has wrought in Vanuatu and other areas of the Island Melanesia. It’s striking to see people who normally couldn’t tell Tanna from Tuvalu suddenly focus in on this part of the Pacific. And there is good reason to do so — Pam’s impact was devastating. The cyclone hit Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, square on. Many other outlying islands were also hit. Vanuatu needs our help to recover from these terrible, terrible events.

Anthropology In Schools: Is There a Future?
Huffington Post (blog)
Anthropology is a field of knowledge that does just that, andanthropology professionals have been hard at work in making sure that methods and materials from this field are well integrated into primary and secondary school systems around the world.

Writing Archaeology “Alone,” or A Eulogy for a Co-Director

[Savage Minds is pleased to run this essay by guest author Jane Eva Baxter as part of our Writer’s Workshop series. Jane is a historical archaeologist and an Associate Professor of Anthropology at DePaul University in Chicago, IL USA. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including the forthcoming book Childhood and Adolescence in the American Experience (University Press of Florida 2016). You can follow her on twitter @janeevabaxter.]


Natural selection and ancient European DNA

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