As part of the new 102nd Four Stone Hearth, a piece by Julien Riel-Salvatore explaining his new paper about how Neanderthals were much more advanced than previously thought has caught fire. And why not? Neanderthals have had a long history of being derided as the dumb jocks of the humanoid evolutionary line. They had the… [Read More]
This is the Phoenix edition of the Four Stone Hearth. It’s 100th installment saw the relinquishing of power of the original editor in chief, Martin Rundkvist of aardvarchaeology. I want to extend my thanks to Martin for turning the Four Stone Hearth into the shining example of what is possible with a Blog Carnival. We… [Read More]
The 101’st Four Stone Hearth Anthropology Blog Carnival is being hosted right here, by yours truly. We’re looking for submissions of blog posts/articles in the following topic areas: archaeology socio-cultural anthropology bio-physical anthropology linguistic anthropology If you’re a blogger, you’ve written a recent post in one of the topic areas above, and you’d like to… [Read More]
This is my first edition of what I hope to make a weekly thang. Below I’ve collected and linked to the many things I was reading this week on the net that have some relation to what it is this blog is about (the intersection of evolutionary science and politics). So, some of it is… [Read More]
What happens when you stuff an Orangutan jaw into a human skull? You get a great hoax to perpetuate on the scientific community that lasts for 30+ years! The Piltdown hoax is only one of the many great articles featured in this 100th “episode” of the Four Stone Hearth anthropology blog carnival.
In this, the 98th Four Stone Hearth, there are a number of cool articles. But, I think this one takes the cake: Stone Age Dildo Found in Sweden. Wow …
The 66th Four Stone Hearth, a fortnightly collection of anthropology blogging is being hosted over at Aardvarcheology. including a monster of a study on African population genetics. Excerpt: The scientists’ first step was to collect DNA from a diverse set of Africans. Africa is the most culturally and linguistically diverse place on Earth, so it… [Read More]