AnthroNotes: Recent submissions

  • Perez Baez, Gabriela (2011)
    Smithsonian linguist P?z B?, a member of the Recovering Voices Project, examines the impact of modern telecommunications technology on the world's linguistic diversity and the potential for maintaining this diversity; ...
  • Bell, Genevieve (2011)
    Cars are significant sites of human activity and here one car is investigated for what it can tell us about culture and technology; the author, who specializes in the study of technology and its uses, is senior cultural ...
  • Bell, Joshua A. (2011)
    Smithsonian anthropologist Bell directs the museum's collaborative 'Recovering Voices Project' to address issues surrounding language and knowledge loss in various communities around the world.
  • Jackson, John L. Jr. (2011)
    Discussion of the intersection of media, anthropology, and race.
  • Leone, Mark; Knauf, Jocelyn; Tang, Amanda (2011)
    Brief account of an archaeological investigation at Wye House, a former Maryland plantation still owned and occupied by descendants of the original family; the plantation and its large slave population are described in all ...
  • Jablonski, Nina G. (2011)
    Study of the evolution of skin pigmentation as an important part of the study of human diversity and as an aid to understanding how human health is affected when living in environments far distant from our ancestral homelands.
  • Moses, Yolanda T.; Jones, Joseph (2011)
    Description of the project 'Race: Are We So Different?' and the exhibit's message, themes, teaching materials, website, and traveling component, which toured the nation from 2007-2014; authors pose next steps for a public ...
  • Feldman, Ilana (2010)
    Palestinian refugee experiences since 1948 offer the anthropologist insights into the multiple perspectives of being a refugee as well as the impacts humanitarian efforts have had on those experiences.
  • Cole, Johnnetta Betsch (2011)
    Smithsonian cultural anthropologist and National Museum of African Art Director Cole writes about her upbringing in the segregated South and discusses 4 lessons anthropology teaches us about 'race' and racism.
  • Gecan, Carolyn E.; Hurowitz, Amanda (2011)
    'AnthroNotes' editor Gecan and high school educator Hurowitz describe a successful approach to teaching ethnographic fieldwork to high school students; authentic experience uses the students' own school, activity is suitable ...
  • Laughlin, Robert M. (2010)
    Smithsonian anthropologist Laughlin discusses how he became an advocacy anthropologist and helped shape the 'Tzotzil-Tzeltal' ('The House of the Writer') cultural cooperative in San Crist?? de las Casas in the State of ...
  • Brooks, Alison S. (2010)
    Anthropologist and 'AnthroNotes' editor Brooks presents recent research about and new perspectives on the development of human bipedalism, including the idea that bipedal running was a key causal factor in human evolution.
  • Spang, Lyra (2010)
    Anthropologist Spang examines tourism as an ideal place to explore key questions about identity production, 'the other,' boundaries between different ethnic and cultural groups, as well as cultural exchange, change, and ...
  • Potts, Richard (2010)
    Smithsonian anthropologist Potts describes the museum's permanent exhibit, 'The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins,' which he curated; the exhibit's primary theme is the question 'what does it mean to be human?'
  • Pobiner, Briana L. (2010)
    Smithsonian anthropologist and outreach specialist Pobiner summarizes the resources available for teaching and learning about human evolution currently available on the Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins website.
  • Brooks, Alison S. (2010)
    Anthropologist and 'AnthroNotes' editor Brooks summarizes key discoveries in the effort to define 'humanness' and describe its emergence; she presents evidence from the fossil record, examines the behavioral perspective, ...
  • Fitzhugh, William W. (2009)
    Smithsonian anthropologist Fitzhugh presents a synopsis of the Arctic region's archaeology with an emphasis on how climate change over the last 10,000 years affected human activities in the region.
  • Gecan, Carolyn E. (2009)
    High school anthropology teacher Gecan describes the evolution of a high school anthropology curriculum from its inception through its transformation in the digital age; author suggests useful digital resources suitable ...
  • Rogers, J. Daniel (2009)
    Smithsonian anthropologist Rogers explains 'Agent-Based Modeling,' a project developed by Smithsonian anthropologists and George Mason University computer scientists, which simulates virtual societies and their relationships ...
  • Rick, Torben C. (2009)
    Smithsonian archaeologist Rick's classroom activity challenges students to look at contemporary environmental issues using the archaeological record; interview and essay components are suitable for grades 9-12 and beyond.

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