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: The History of the Personality of Anthropology……….

The History of the Personality of Anthropology This week?s SMOPS is an edited version of Kroeber?s ?A History of the Personality of Anthropology,? a piece which Kroeber wrote very late in his life. In it, Kroeber lays down his vision of anthropology?s unique outlook. In one striking passage, he describes anthropology as a ?changeling? discipline. … Read more