Monthly Archives: February 2011

Language and Communication

Now that you have some idea about the various ways in which one can study language, what do you want to know? Here are some ideas to get you thinking. Are there points made in class, either in lecture or … Continue reading

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North Carolina Culture

One of the dancers in Cherokee I interviewed for my dissertation posted this video on his Facebook page (now there’s a line Boas never wrote). In it you’ll hear some of the Cherokee language as well as tribal members discussing … Continue reading

Posted in Appalachia, Cherokee, Language

Michael Pollan, food essayist

If you’re interested in the topic of food and how it relates to contemporary human society you might be interested to read the works of Michael Pollan. I was first introduced to his work through his book “The Botany of … Continue reading

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Evolution and Food

Here’s a book review I wrote about “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human” by Richard Wrangham (the same fellow we saw chasing chimpanzees in Africa in the video, Why Sex?). The review first appeared on the blog Savage Minds. … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Food

Race and human variation questions

If you missed class on Feb 09, now is your chance to get credit. Post your questions about evolution and race here.

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