Joshua Matthews

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Gap Between Neanderthals and Us Narrows, But Does Not Close

Were the Neanderthals evolutionary also-rans—or just like modern humans?<p>Neanderthals have traditionally been viewed as human evolution's also-rans. Yes, they had brains as big as ours, made fairly complex stone tools, and flourished across a huge expanse of Eurasia for nearly 300,000 years. But …

What to do with a degree in anthropology

Ask people to picture an anthropologist and many will come up with someone like Bruce Parry who, in the BBC2 series Tribe, sampled life among indigenous peoples all over the world to study their cultures.<p>While this in-at-the-deep-end approach to anthropology still exists, most graduates go on to …

Bankers: an anthropological study

So what is a Dutch anthropologist doing talking to bankers in the City of London? That was certainly the first thing bankers themselves wanted to know before they would even consider meeting with me in secret.<p>Look, I'd tell them via email, everybody hates you. Do you hate yourself? No, you don't. …

'Noble Savages': A Journey To Break The Mold Of Anthropology

When Napoleon Chagnon first saw the isolated Yanomamo Indian tribes of the Amazon in 1964, it changed his life forever. A young anthropologist from the University of Michigan, he was starting on a journey that would last a lifetime, and take him from one of the most remote places on earth to an …

President Obama Supports Scientific Integrity of Anthropology

<i>By Leith Mullings</i><p>As an anthropologist and president of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), I was especially gratified to hear President Barack Obama acknowledge the discipline of anthropology and support its scientific integrity. In a speech at the 150th anniversary of the National …