New Four Stone Hearth at Paddy K (Swedish stylee)

Yum, anthropology!
Yum, anthropology!
The latest Four Stone Hearth (Number 78) is up at Paddy K (‘the Swedish Experience’ sounds to me like a euphemism for an obscure sexual act stemming from a fascination with high-tax-paying northern Europeans). For those of you unfamiliar with the experience, Four Stone Hearth is the itinerant web carnival of blogging about anthropology, named for the four subfields of our mother discipline (archaeo-, cultural/social, linguistic, and bio-/physical).

There’s lots of anthropology goodness including a personal favourite link to a news story on the ‘unsuitable materials’ rooms at the British Museum (‘racy and disturbing pictures, regarded as unfit for public attention’ including erotic playing cards from the jazz age, a pile of penis drawings, an 11,000-year-old statue of a couple in flagrante, and symbols of ‘the early worship of mankind’ — yup, more penises). Hot Cup of Joe discusses Creationists’ response to the release of papers on Ardipthecus remains (that is, more behavioural data on Agnopithicus creationus, as Joe puts it).

According to Paddy K, Martin Rundqvist is still looking for a host of the Four Stone blog carnival for 7 November, so if you’re into it, consider hosting it at your site. Contact Martin!

Image from Aardvarchaeology.

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Trained as a cultural anthropologist at the University of Chicago, I have gone on to do fieldwork in Brazil and the United States. I have written one book, Learning Capoeira: Lessons in Cunning from an Afro-Brazilian Art (Oxford, 2005). I have also co-authored and co-edited several, including, with Dr. Daniel Lende, The Encultured Brain: An Introduction to Neuroanthropology (MIT, 2012), and with Dr. Melissa Fisher, Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy (Duke, 2006). My research interests include neuroanthropology, psychological anthropology, sport, dance, human rights, neuroscience, phenomenology, economic anthropology, and just about anything else that catches my attention.

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