#anthropology roundup: “Who are the Sentinelese? 60,000-yr-old tribe in focus after American John Chau’s death

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2018 at 11:31

The ‘isolated’ tribe that killed a 26-year-old American missionary has been contacted by the outside world at least 11 times before — here’s what happened  INSIDER
Citing disease risk to tribe, group urges halt to hunt for dead American  Yahoo News
Forensic Anthropologists in California Sift Through Rubble from Wildfire
At urging of Israeli academics, European anthropologists boycott Israeli colleges in Judea and Samaria  Cleveland Jewish News
Isolated Tribe Kills American With Bow and Arrow on Remote Indian Island  The New York Times
Seattle police return artifacts found at estate sale to Mexican government  The Seattle Times
An experiment 45 years in the making, a Fairbanks woman revisits a notoriousanthropology experiment in the documentary ‘The Raft’  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Zora Neale Hurston’s Anthropological Method  The Nation.
FEFU archaeologists have found the oldest burials in Ecuador  EurekAlert
The British Social Anthropologist, Bronislaw Malinowski, with a group of Trobriand Islanders – who did not actually wear ties…


What Google Maps Don’t Show You

When I was a boy, my father and I used to plan road trips together. We would go to our local American Automobile Association (AAA) office and get stacks and stacks of maps (which were “free”—with a paid membership, of course). State maps, city maps, country maps. Once I had them, I felt like the road trip had already begun.

Today, with three boys of my own, I still like to plan and take road trips. But the planning now is totally different. Instead of going to the AAA days or weeks in advance, we simply open Google Maps on our phones. We type in a destination, learn the fastest route, and find out about the best places to visit. My sons feel the excitement, and I still do too—but not as much as when I was a kid. Without paper maps, the discovery inherent in old-school planning is somehow missing for me. The process now just isn’t as adventurous or inspiring.

Image: Trent Schindler, NASA/Goddard/UMBC (

Anthro{dendum} welcomes guest blogger Adam Fleischmann


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