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#anthropology roundup: “Why the Myth of the “Savage Indian” Persists…

Why the Myth of the “Savage Indian” Persists

Media portrayals of “good Indians” and “bad Indians” have shaped the minds of generations of Americans. Harold M. Lambert/Getty Images

Peter Pan, the beloved children’s classic, is sure to stun modern readers with its descriptions of “redskins” carrying “tomahawks and knives,” their naked bodies glistening with oil. “Strung around them are scalps, of boys as well as of pirates,” J.M. Barrie writes. The language, and the characterization, would be read as an offensive stereotype today, hardly helpful in creating realistic or healthy views of Indigenous peoples.

Turkey establishes first national archeology institute with EU support

Funded by the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) of the EU, the European Union-Turkey Anatolian Archeology and
First Confirmed Denisovan Skull Piece Found

Three researchers stand in Denisova Cave in Russia, home to the newly classified Denisovan skull fragments. IAET SB

FBI agents find 42,000 relics — and 2,000 human bones — in man’s home

FBI agents find 42,000 relics — and 2,000 human bones — in man’s home SFGate Donald Miller’s home in rural Indiana was

The Neanderthals Dark Secret – 49,000 year old Neanderthal bones have been discovered by chance in a remote, mountainous region of Northern Spain. The bones may help solve the biggest Neanderthal puzzle of all – why we are here today and Neanderthals are not. from Anthropology

 

 

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