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Category Archives: Anthropology
Effective Conference Presentations and Networking
Note: Shocking as this was to discover, today marks the sixth birthday of the Bone Broke blog. My first post, “OsteoMenagerie I: The Navicular“, went up on May 2, 2013. It is tempting to open this post with a snarky … Continue reading
Posted in Anthropology, Conferences, Grad School Tagged anthropology, conferences, networking, professional development Leave a comment
My Dissertation Defense
It’s been a quiet month on the blog. My absence has been due to the fact that I’ve been up to lots of different things, including: Participating in the University of Michigan Preparing Future Faculty program (through which I was … Continue reading
Homo naledi Discovery
My posts rarely venture into the realm of paleoanthropology, but I want to take a brief moment to tip my hat to the Homo naledi team. The discovery was announced today, and I would be remiss were I not to point out my two … Continue reading
Posted in Anthropology, Biological Anthropology Tagged anthropology, evolution, fossil record, Homo naledi, paleoanthropology, trowelblazers 3 Comments
NSF Funding Needs Your Support!
I was describing the nature of my blog to someone recently and glossed its contents as consisting essentially of “Amusing pictures of animals. And some osteology.” However, in sharp contrast to my usual tongue-in-cheek self deprecation, this is one of … Continue reading
Posted in Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology Tagged anthropology, archaeology, Funding, National Science Foundation, NSF, SBE 1 Comment
How do archaeologists find sites?
A few years ago I was a graduate student instructor for an introductory biological anthropology class. At the end of an exam review session, I asked my students if they had any questions about the course material. At this point one of … Continue reading
Sussing out site taphonomy: Understanding formation processes in the Sonoran Desert
Last year I got wind of an exciting project that was being undertaken at the University of Michigan. Jason De León, an anthropologist and professor in my department, was looking for a faunal analyst to examine some bones for him. This … Continue reading
Posted in Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology Tagged anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, undocumented migration 2 Comments