Star Uyghur Scholar Who Vanished Was Sentenced to Life in China
Rahile Dawut, who recorded her people’s traditions, disappeared in 2017. New information indicates that she faces decades in prison.
In case anyone needs a laugh, over on El*n’s X we have just learned that Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic sent a mass bcc email today to a bunch of anthropologists because he is “reporting” on one (1) transphobic panel being removed from one (1) academic conference, and he’s so amateurish he can’t refrain from smug ranting while ostensibly asking for an interview and also openly admits he doesn’t know what he’s talking about #transphobia #anthropology
#ClimateDiary Anthropology students and my wonderful colleague Ricardo set up an #UrbanForaging club at #Goldsmiths. Today they did a stall with delicious #Elderflower champagne, Quince jelly, #Mahonia Jam, pickled wild garlic buds and #dandelion capers - all foraged in #London. Really wonderful, especially as it’s been a week of big setbacks for me with two #ClimateAction projects i’ve been trying at work. We will keep trying!
#Foraging #SurvivalSkills #Anthropology #RegenerativeAnthropology
New perspectives for #fantasy #worldbuilding need a different view on things. Today Eduardo Viveiros de Castro presents his scholarly work:impulses in #anthropology & cultural theory. His concept of perspectivism, which is closely linked to the concept of “multinaturalism”: Contrary to Western conceptualisations of #naturalism, which regard nature as objectively given, in #Amerindian #mythology humanity is the premise from which all kinds of animals, plants and things in their diversity emerge.
The researchers were surprised by the large number of small passerine #birds identified at Göbekli Tepe, comprising mainly #starlings and #buntings. In principle, the Early #Neolithic inhabitants of Göbekli Tepe hunted birds in all habitats
#Anthropology #Archeology #sflorg
Jezebel: Sex. Celebrity. Politics. With Teeth: There's Nothing 'Anti' About 'Anti-Bride' https://jezebel.com/anti-bride-trend-explained-1850862658 #Jezebel #weddingceremonyparticipants #weddingcustomsbycountry #entertainmentculture #daniellefrankel #veuveclicquot #anthropology #andrewkwon #sandyliang #pinterest #wedding #purewow #bride #david #zola #ray
Possible grave of hetaira -first ever- found by Israeli #archaeologists.
#histodons #history #geschichte #histoire #Archäologie #archaeodons #archaeology #Altertumswissenschaften #AncientHistory #antiquity #antike #AncientGreece #Egyptology #anthropology #MiddleEast #Sexwork #histsex #sexworkiswork
Excavations at Exeter Cathedral reveal crypt and bishops’ tombs
Archaeological excavations at Exeter Cathedral have unearthed the long-lost foundations of the church’s 12th-century high altar, a medieval crypt, and the empty tombs of two historically significant bishops.
Pourvu que certaines conditions soient remplies, il est beaucoup plus facile d'adopter un objet technique nouveau que d'inventer una nouvelle relation technique (Philippe Descola, Par-delà nature et culture, Cap. 15, p. 653)
Útil reflexión en torno a las adopciones técnicas al fin
Unearthing #ancient #faith: #Byzantine #Greek inscription of Psalms 86 found in Hyrcania https://phys.org/news/2023-09-unearthing-ancient-faith-byzantine-greek.html #Archaeology #Byzantinum #Culture #Anthropology #History #Histodon #Histodons #Bible #Psalms @archaeodons @anthropology @histodon @histodons
Archaeologists reconstruct largest genetic family tree for Neolithic people in France
Archaeologists in France have pieced together two elaborate Neolithic family trees that span multiple generations, using ancient DNA. This achievement stands as the largest ancestral human record ever reconstructed.
Continue Reading: https://archaeologymag.com/2023/08/largest-genetic-family-tree-for-neolithic-people-in-france/
Asking kids directly is best for determining if they're LGBTQ+. While reported gender non-conformity even in early childhood is linked with diverse sexual orientation and gender identity, many children who are not gender diverse or are heterosexual don't conform with gender roles.
"We model the impact of the number of native speakers, the proportion of nonnative speakers, the number of linguistic neighbors, and the status of a language on grammatical complexity while controlling for spatial and phylogenetic autocorrelation."
Olena Shcherbakova et al., Societies of strangers do not speak less complex languages. Sci. Adv. 9, eadf7704 (2023). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adf7704 #OpenAccess #OA #Research #Article #Linguistics #Anthropology #Language #Languages #Culture #Grammar #Academia #Academic #Academics @linguistics @anthropology
JOB SEARCH FOR A FRIEND, BOOSTS WELCOME
My friend has a BA in Anthropology, speaks five languages conversationally, and has interests in learning more. He's looking to get out of retail and do something that will truly help others while using his skills. He is open to options and learns very quickly on the job.
He would prefer to work remotely but is interested in moving out of his home state, so relocation is an option.
If you have any information regarding a possible position for my friend, please let me know!!
Any tipps for survival and priorities in the writing phase of a PhD? I have to write a monograph, finished data collection and now go into in-depth analysis/ writing the thing. I have a bit more than 1,5 years of funding left and am trying to sort planning/ priorities out.
@anthropology @sts #anthropology #academicparents #phdlife
Taras and horse - is featured in Travel Photography Adventures in Analog Times, a photobook
A selection of the photos shot while on assignment for travel magazines is now a photobook. More info here: https://bit.ly/tpa_photobook
A dice, probably dating from the 3rd and early 2nd centuries BC, has been discovered at the #Celtic settlement of Samborowice in the Silesian Voivodeship in southern #Poland. The oldest dice found in Poland!
#histodons #history #geschichte #histoire #Archäologie #archaeodons #archaeology #Altertumswissenschaften #AncientHistory #antiquity #antike #gaming #ttgames #anthropology
Science paints a new picture of the ancient past, when we mixed and mated with other kinds of #humans
Visual psychological phenomenon may have stimulated early humans to make cave art
Specifically, the idea is
that cave artists may have experienced #pareidolia – a psychological phenomenon where people see meaningful forms in random patterns, such as seeing faces in clouds. #science #anthropology #humans #CaveArt
One more posthumous book by #DavidGraeber. Is he the Tupak of nonfiction?
"As questions of decolonisation rub up against the legacy of Enlightenment thinking in the West, anthropologist David Graeber argues in his posthumous book Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia (to be published early next year) that Enlightenment ideas themselves are not intrinsically European and were indeed shaped by non-European sources."
Can Pollen Analysis Solve The Ice Age Mystery How And When Homo Sapiens Migrated Across Europe And Asia? - Ancient Pages
“White said there should be no taxpayer funding for “useless degrees” in “garbage fields” like #UrbanStudies, #Anthropology, #Sociology, German #Literature, #AfricanAmericanStudies, #GenderStudies and #WomensStudies.”
#Mississippi State Auditor and #BananaRepublican #ShadWhite ‘shad himself’ when he said #Anthropology and #Sociology are among the many #woke “garbage degrees” that should be defunded in the state that is perpetually ‘burning’ 🔥 from SOCIAL upheaval resulting from centuries old bigotry and disinformation. 👉 https://apnews.com/article/mississippi-college-majors-funding-cuts-aad5a0d5c7ab013d6c5489fd41e4dc54
We all watch a short film version of *Car Wars* by @pluralistic and then the class examines the plot from three different critical perspectives.
Students are working together as teams in Google Docs within the same classroom, F2F discussion, shared workspace.
Whole class shares and debriefs toward end of session.
Feel free to reuse CC-BY.
Life Sentence for Professor Rahile Dawut Confirmed: According to a source in the Chinese government, Professor Rahile Dawut (راھىلە داۋۇت, 热依拉 · 达吾提), an acclaimed Uyghur intellectual and expert on Uyghur folklore and traditions, is serving a life sentence for endangering state security.
The Dui Hua Foundation (Dui Hua) had previously been told by a Chinese official that Professor Rahile Dawut was tried in December 2018, one year after her detention, for the crime of “splittism” — a crime of endangering state security — by an intermediate people’s court in Xinjiang. She was convicted and appealed the sentence. The most recent information confirmed that her appeal was subsequently rejected by the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region High People’s Court.
Professor Rahile Dawut’s sentence comes with the supplemental sentence of deprivation of political rights for life.
Study suggests the ritual use of human remains dating from the #Neolithic
The University of Cordoba has participated in an international study documenting post-mortem bone modifications not linked to consumption (phew)
#OpenData for 209 descriptions of hominins in historic and current scientific literature. Contains type espécimen details and references.
Ref and details: Reed, D, et al., 2022. Hominin nomenclature and the importance of information systems for managing complexity in paleoanthropology. Journal of Human Evolution. 175, 103308.
The native American Indian earthworks were completely ignored by many for far too long...
Imagine living in a village of 900 people with far too many Le Pen supporters, concrete heads and non-culture - and thanks to computers, the world of #knowledge and #thinking is suddenly open to you. Even after the pandemic. I'm already fidgeting with excitement because tomorrow I have the pleasure to see this #talk of @RadicalAnthro at the UCL in London, while sitting in the middle of French nowhere: https://mastodon.online/@RadicalAnthro@c.im/111052089329017014 Tip: Follow them! #university #anthropology #perspectives #human
Also, crossover events between Y chromosome & X resulting in novel recombinations are a fucking thing, as are Barr Bodies & deactivation of chromosomes.
Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) Expertly describes [Complex Systems] & the unpredictability of emergent complexity in systems.
How these genetic variables & hormone products interplay w/brain development, self identity, processing of cultural norms, is an example of a highly variable outcome.
Review: The Dawn of Everything
The Dawn of Everything is a book of anthropology and archaeology which suggests a vision of the prehistory of humanity that is very different from previous evolutionary texts.
#Anthropology #BookReview #DavidGraeber #DavidWengrow
CBI Image of the Day:
From CBI's current exhibit by Amanda Wick and Darren Terpstra. "How IT Started, How IT is Going"
Atari interface and Atari 1050 disk drive with joystick, Pong game, etc. 1979-1982.
Unearth the #Cairo Toe! 🦶 Dating back to 950-710 BCE, this wooden prosthetic toe from ancient #Egypt, now in the British Museum, reflects remarkable innovation. More than art, it's functional, enhancing mobility. A testament to resilience through the ages.
#prosthetics #prosthesis #culturalheritage #archaeology #anthropology #bonehealth #biomaterials #ancientegypt #surgery #forensicscience #forensics #historyunveiled #innovation #sciart #qualityoflife #britishmuseum #history #engineering
This house, the Karacha, is occupied only once a year to store and grind corn, for the great Kuhe (corn bun) festival. Only those who are going to grind the corn can enter and the presence of the chief is especially repelled in it. Wealth must not be manipulated and managed by an idle individual. It belongs to the festival, for the collective joy.
"Where Walter Benjamin claims that, since history is written by the victors, every document of civilisation is a document of barbarism, Graeber and Wengrow seek to re-write certain foundational documents. However, while Benjamin writes against the grain in the name of the oppressed, the proletariat, Graeber and Wengrow appear to do so in the name of ‘freedom’."
Always fun to see someone puncture the unwarranted hype around Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey, but this one is extra-detailed. Every time I expected the author to wrap up and say, "Okay, I think I've ripped it apart enough", they simply pivoted to an entire new *category* of things to destroy. Simply outstanding. (h/t @JulietEMcKenna via @marthawells)
CBI Image of the Day:
Nancy Gradwell, left, and Bradley Johnson, 8th graders at Philadelphia's Wagner Jr High, listen intently as Mrs, Phyllis Eggleston,
mathematics teacher, explains how to use an IBM 1050 terminal to help solve homework problems, 1966.
MORE tags. please see above.
#acoustics #aeronautics #agriculture #anthropology #archaeology #astronomy #biochemistry #biology #botany #computerscience #engineering #exobiology #foodscience #forestry #geology #materialscience #math #mathematics #mechanics #medicine #neurology #oceanography #paleontology #physics #psychology #robotics #tectonics #zoology
I watched a documentary last night (yep, I'm one of *those* people)
Unknown: The Cave of Bones streaming on Netflix.
Extremely interesting subject (discovery of the new species Homo Naledi in South Africa)
Loved the information they provided but was kind of annoyed with some of speculation. I was expecting the scientists to be a little more conservative in their conjecture. (Maybe I'm just being an under-educated coot.)
Next was an incredible group of talks on Europeans and war in 18th century #Africa at #CRASSH - Allegra Ayida on reading African agency in French trader memoirs, Christopher Brown on war&trade on the West African coast, Rafaël Thiébaut on intermediaries in the slave trade to Madagascar, Lindsay O'Neill on the journey of 2 Maputo princes, Paul Grant on the Akan moral imagination, and Kenosi Molato on the scramble for the Okovango Delta. Highly recommend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAgh8KiinbU (6/7) #anthropology
Asking #DigitalHumanities scholars or social scientists working w/ the internet...
I've been a #solarpunk for a while now, but how would I do research on the community itself? I want a "vibe check" on what people are talking about, the sorts of arguments we tend to have, what texts/theories/people we canonize. I follow a lot of folks, but that's a mix of my interests+auto recommendations. Any way to get a view driven by my research questions, not The Algorithm?
My latest for CNN: New analysis of skulls dating to 1,300+ years ago in ancient Japan hint at cranial modification practices in the Hirota people.
Skulls of men and women alike were flattened & squared off in the back, & may have been reshaped during infancy to demonstrate group identity.
Hirota burials were richly decorated with shells that came from thousands of miles to the south, likely acquired through trade.
Another striking similarity is between what I was writing about regarding the butterfly story in the Zhuangzi and this passage from "Beyond Nature and Culture" by anthropologist Philippe Descola:
*** We are hiring! ***
We are looking for a professorial researcher to lead "Health, Migration, Climate Change: Human Stories in Complex Systems" - a project inspired by #ClimateDiary and which I am very keen to build up together with whoever gets this post.
Please share widely and feel free to contact me with any questions
With less than seven weeks to go until QED 2023, we are delighted to add two more speakers to our main-stage lineup: human behaviour specialist Dr Kirsty Sedgman, and forensic anthropologist and decomposition expert Professor Anna Williams.
Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity: The Role of Power and Tradition. (2009). Germany: Amsterdam University Press. https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/_/fM_cmuhmSbIC #Ethnicity #History #Ancient #Anthropology #Archaeology #Ethnology #Histodon #Histodons #Book #Books #Ebook #Ebooks #Bookstodon #Antiquidons @bookstodon @histodon @histodons @anthropology @archaeodons @antiquidons (28)
In “The Giving Environment: Another Perspective on the Economic System of Gatherer-Hunters,” the #anthropologist Nurit Bird-David described an interesting social institution among the Nayaka, a forager society in southern India. Bird-David calls this “demand sharing.”
“Nayaka give to each other, request from each other, expect to get what they ask for, and feel obliged to give what they are asked for. They do not give resources to each other in a calculated, foresighted fashion, with a view to receiving something in return, nor do they make claims for debts.”
Giordanetti, P., Pozzo, R. & Sgarbi, M. (2012). Kant's Philosophy of the Unconscious. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110265408 #OpenAccess #OA #Philosophy #C18th #18thCentury #C19th #19thCentury #Aesthetics #Epistemology #HIstory #HIstodon #Histodons #Anthropology #Book #Books #Ebook #Ebooks #Academia #Academic #Academics @philosophy @histodon @histodons
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It is publication day for the paperback edition of my book.
Ponies at the Edge of the World tells the story of Shetland ponies and the people who love them. Based on my PhD research, and journey to live in Shetland, it reflects on how our relationship with others, human, animal and landscape, affect how we feel at home in a place.
#Shetland #Shetlandpony #book #naturewriting #anthropology #horses