Category Archives: Activities

AiE in Madagascar II: Studying & Teaching Abroad Opportunities in Madagascar

I’ve been jet lagged from the 8-hour time difference and keep waking up at 2:30 AM, unable to go to sleep. After a day or two, I remembered I have Starbucks instant coffees in my bag. I got some hot … Continue reading

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Evolution Education in the American South

Coming soon, I will be proud of the publication of a volume called Evolution Education in the American South: Politics, Culture, and Resources in and around Alabama that I edited with Amanda Glaze, Bill Evans, & Laura Reed. The book … Continue reading

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I Turned into a Werewolf: Flickering Firelight & the Strange-Face-in-the-Mirror Illusion

When I did the strange-face-in-the-mirror illusion, I turned into a frickin’ werewolf! How cool is that? I should back up, right? I teach a course called “Primate Religion & Human Consciousness” & require students to come up with activities to … Continue reading

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Notes on Improving a Graduate-Level Course in the Principles of Physical Anthropology

This semester I redesigned the graduate-level physical anthropology course I teach.  Last time around (which was the first time teaching a full-on grad course for me), I taught it as a seminar, based largely around my predecessor Professor Emeritus Jim Bindon‘s … Continue reading

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Mating Intelligence (or How I Completely Missed the Boat)

I don’t want to steal any of Glenn’s thunder here, but I do want to point that one of the costs of doing a side project that is not theoretically related to the main thread of one’s research is that … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Tchotchkes as Objectified Cultural Capital

 I was recently skimming thru human behavioral ecologist Lee Cronk’s book That Complex Whole looking for a good definition of signaling theory (which I couldn’t find there but found in a recent Bulbulia & Sosis article). In rereading Lee’s intro, I saw that one … Continue reading

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Biological Anthropology Blogs

John Hawks is a paleoanthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who I first saw give a talk at the American Anthropological Association conference last year.  The first thing that caught my attention was that he looks like a pre-emo hipster … Continue reading

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Improving an Introduction to Evolutionary Studies Course

As usual, I’m inspired by a few other recent blogs–namely Adam van Arsdale’s, Holly Dunsworth’s, & John Hawks’s (who is ingeniously focusing on the evolution of one body part at a time & actually posting his lectures here; maybe we … Continue reading

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ALLELE: Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution

At the University of Alabama, we just wrapped up our 2011-12 evolution lecture series, so, with that sense of completion, I wanted to share some highlights of why it is so worthwhile to host and attend such events. We started … Continue reading

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