Tag Archives: anthropology

Archaeology of the African Diaspora, Part 2

Here’s a question that I’ve wanted to ask since the last couple of conferences. Several papers in the “Personal is Political: Archaeological Studies of and in Activist Contexts” session at the last Society for Historical Archaeology meeting asserted that archaeologists working on the African Diaspora needed more (some) training in African and/or African-American studies. I […]

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The Museum of Ephemerata

After news of John’s successful prospectus defense, I was feeling all nostalgic for Austin, Texas…So I was browsing The Austinist (a website about Austin) and came across a blurb on MachinesMimesis (TM), a walk-thru musical installation event at the Cathedral of Junk held late in January (click on the image for a larger view of […]

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Must I Side With or Against My Section?

A recent post by Rex on Savage Minds connects the American Civil War with the American Anthropological Association (AAA). He reflects that… In the years leading up to the civil war, sectionalism meant the divisive need to commit to either the South or the North hence Robert E. Lee’s reluctant decision to serve the South, […]

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Best of 2005 (according to me, anyway)…

Not that anybody cares about my opinions about music, books or film. . . . but blogging is, by its nature, a self-obsessed activity, so I thought I’d indulge by listing the best of two things which occupy most of my time. . . anthropology and music (mostly alt.country music these days). Note: that these […]

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Seeking Anthropologists…

The Discovery Channel is looking for a host for a TV pilot about immersion in other cultures. The following is being posted on websites & flyers on campuses around the country…..so jazz up your vita & go get a head shot……yeah, right…. Do you know ANY anthropologists who are “TV attractive”? We’re seeking a male […]

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