Within weeks of Jared Diamond’s The World Until Yesterday Napoleon Chagnon splashed in with Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes — the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists. This page offers a selection of anthropology-oriented reviews and responses. Crucial point is one lesson anthropology has learned: contemporary peoples are not pristine windows onto a primitive … Read more
Liberal Arts college financial aid programs rapidly approach a crossroads: the best opportunity to prove liberal arts relevance is need-based financial aid.
Update July 2013: Revisited and updated this 2012 Introduction to Anthropology syllabus effort, tracking the links below and now please also see Best Introduction to Anthropology Syllabus – Four Fields 2013. After posting my four fields Introduction to Anthropology syllabus to the American Anthropological Association Teaching Materials Exchange, I’ve updated my Four Fields Textbook Review … Read more
It’s a terrible pun, but if we spend Krugman’s “Money for Nothing” the wrong way, we’ll be in Dire Straits when it comes to climate change.
For a four-field introductory course, I reviewed the Anthropology Second Edition: Lavenda & Schultz, What Does It Mean to Be Human?
The Hartwick Archaeology Field School exemplifies a truly “grounded campus”: Experiential learning draws on local resources at Pine Lake.
A tax increase preserves home values, enhances reputation for education, keeps kids walking to school, maintains jobs, helps planning.
This post on Anthropology 101 in 2011 was a call to action for introductory courses to address the big themes of Human Nature, Race, & Evolution.