Anthropology roundup: “Paleolithic Ax Debunks Colonial Myth”

Paleolithic Ax Debunks Colonial Myth SAPIENS by Jacqueline Matthews and Martin Porr Earlier this year, a team of Australian researchers led by Peter Hiscock from the University of Sydney published new findings about a fragment of a ground-edge ax—which might have been similar to the hafted ax shown here—that had been discovered in the Kimberly region … Read more

Anthro roundup: Do you know which sports are “ethno-sports”? An ethno games festival is on 26-28 August in İstanbul…

  This is a site for the Games: It does not seem to have pages in English. There is also the federation. Not all the pages in English available but still: The federation center is in Turkey and the founding countries of World Ethnosport Confederation are Turkey and Kyrgizistan according to the website. President of the federation is Bilal … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Minecraft video game, target of Turkey’s Family Ministry … Twitter vs. Trolls

Turkey’s Family Ministry launches probe into Minecraft video game Turkish ministry has launched an investigation into video game “Minecraft” on grounds that it encourages violence Israel suspends three diplomats over Twitter posts  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Diplomats summoned for disciplinary hearings over remarks critical of PM and foreign minister, and could be dismissed. 71% Check Facebook, Twitter … Read more