By Steven Folmar, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Anthropology, Wake Forest University On September 15 of this year, I learned from my Program Officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF) that the House of
The subtitle of Nicholas Wade’s new book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History, is transparent. In combining genes, race, and human history, Wade makes a simplistic argument: genes determine race, and race determines
By Trevor Duke A few days ago I was walking around Ybor City, a place near downtown Tampa known for its eclectic feel and mix of restaurants, alternative shops, and party spots. While Ybor is
This is a post about decades of science. This science doesn’t fit the normal template of “science,” of experiments and testable hypotheses and the like. Then again, a lot of research on humans rarely does.
By Greg Downey The Bull of Winter weakens In 2003, after decades of working with the Viliui Sakha, indigenous horse and cattle breeders in the Vilyuy River region of northeastern Siberia, anthropologist Susan Crate began
Intergroup Resources is a powerful new online resource center that offers support and information to communities, organizations, and campaigns that work on social justice around the United States. Through sharing materials, tools, and insights gathered
“Neuroanthropology and Its Applications,” the summer issue of the journal Annals of Anthropological Practice, is now out. The full issue includes ten articles – a comprehensive introduction, and then nine articles split into three sections.
New research with rhesus macaques shows that dominance rank has a major impact on gene regulation of the immune system. Through experimental manipulations of the dominance rank of individuals and associated measures of gene expression,
“Why is USA in the worst shape as patient among industrialized nations?” That’s the question I just got on Twitter. Indeed, the United States ranks 37th out of 191 countries in average life expectancy. My
An initial attempt at outlining a neuroanthropology of race… Anthropology and Race Decades of research in biological anthropology have led to one simple conclusion: Race is a biological fiction; human variation is real. People do