Category Archives: Biological Anthropology

Huns, Romans, and lecture series at Cambridge

One of the things that I miss most about my time at the University of Michigan is the sheer number of talks that I was able to attend, from Department of Anthropology colloquia, to archaeology brown bags, to the Evolution … Continue reading

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AAPAs 2017 – New Orleans

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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

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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

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All worn out: using dental wear to estimate age

I was recently working on the methods chapter of my dissertation (I’ll pause so that you may lever your jaw up off of the floor – “JB? Working? On her dissertation?”) when I stumbled upon a fantastic old school anthropology quote … Continue reading

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AAPAs 2014

It snowed this morning. And no, it’s not because I’m still in the land of never-ending, Game of Thrones-style winter (also known as Michigan), but because I’m in Calgary. I’m here in Alberta for the annual American Association of Physical … Continue reading

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Humans: Low energy, high payoff

One of the recurring motifs in any intro-level Human Evolution class is the importance of bipedalism.  I’ve tried to teach this topic in a variety of ways, even going so far as to encourage undergrads to walk like chimpanzees – … Continue reading

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