from day 03/12/2008

The prehistoric road to modernity

In ScienceNOW Daily News (1 December 2008) an interesting short article by Michael Balter entitled "The Long Road to Modernity"  begins: "Most experts agree that Homo sapiens arose in Africa about 200,000 years ago and had more brainpower than earlier hominid species. But ...

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4 Stone Hearth 54: marriage and Japanese toys

This is the 54th issue of the Four Stone Hearth Anthropology Blog Carnival. The next issue will be hosted by The Greenbelt. Anthro-bloggers this fortnight have written countless posts celebrating the 100th birthday of Claude Lévi-Strauss ( here's a review at, and ...

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