Tagged: anthropology

Why climate change is worsening public health problems - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 01, 2018

Chelsey Kivland, Dartmouth College and Anne Sosin, Dartmouth College This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, recently announced: “All roads lead to universal health coverage.” Discussions for how … Read More

Engineers, philosophers and sociologists release ethical design guidelines for future technology - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 14, 2017

Rafael A Calvo, University of Sydney and Dorian Peters, University of Sydney If kids spend hours a day speaking to digital personal assistant Alexa, how will this affect the way they connect to real people? When a self-driving car runs over a pedestrian, who do you take to court? Is it okay to manipulate people’s emotions … Read More

Human evolution – how do we accommodate new discoveries in our teaching? - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Jul 31, 2017

What follows is loosely based on a workshop I ran at this year’s Biolive/ChemEd secondary science teachers’ conference. (A most excellent conference, by the way – kudos to those organising & presenting.) I’ve added a bunch of hotlinked references. Back when I was in 7th form (or year 13 – i.e. a rather long time ago), the description of … Read More

What wind, currents and geography tell us about how people first settled Oceania - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 27, 2016

By Alvaro Montenegro, The Ohio State University Just look at a map of Remote Oceania – the region of the Pacific that contains Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, French Polynesia and Micronesia – and it’s hard not to wonder how people originally settled on these islands. They’re mostly small and located many hundreds to thousands of kilometers away from any … Read More

New Zealand Archaeologists at the ‘Coal Face’ - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Jun 14, 2011

Last week the New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA) Conference was held in Havelock North. A great venue to get a picture of some of the projects and relationships archaeologists are involved in; it demonstrated that archaeology and heritage are alive and kicking here in Aotearoa. It was really good to listen to, discuss and witness themes and initiatives keeping archaeology … Read More

The human mind — a history - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 01, 2010

Book Review: The Evolution of the Human Mind: From Supernaturalism to Naturalism – An Anthropological Perspective by Robert L Carneiro Price: US$95.00, (paperback US$39.95); NZ$172.00 Hardcover: 506 pages Publisher: Eliot Werner Publications (July 23, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0979773113 ISBN-13: … Continue reading → … Read More

Evolution of gods, morals and violence - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 29, 2010

Book review: In the Name of God: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Ethics and Violence by John Teehan. Price: US$16.47; NZ$39.97 Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (May 3, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1405183810 ISBN-13: 978-1405183819 “In the Name of God … Continue reading → … Read More