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Anthrocurrents March 29, 2017

Tsimane village from the water. Image credit: Hillard Kaplan et al.

Tsimane village from the water. Image credit: Hillard Kaplan et al.

Well, it’s the end of March and many anthropologists have made their way to Santa Fe for SfAA.  (Yay alliteration!)  However, others decided not to come amid uncertainty and fear with the immigration ban.

Should we be thanking kiwis and kumquats for our large brains? Or hop on the primal diet bandwagon since subsistence diets are heart healthy?

I’ve seen this one going around. Have you?  Anthropologist Barbara King considers if we’re progressing towards cultural acceptance of polyamory.

Practicing anthropologists will appreciate this thoughtful reflection of ethnographic methods in Egypt both before and after the Arab Spring.  Particularly, researcher Leila Zaki Chakravarti explains their ways of modifying fieldwork to create information that is more accessible and ethical in the midst of a virtual civil breakdown.

Finally, do you like dungeon and dragons? Animals? Games of scientific probability? Consider checking out Katie Hinde’s (biological anthropologist) parody tournament: March Mammal Madness.  Yes, you read that right.  The championships are today at 8:30 PM EST.

 

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