Neanderthal Extinction and Transitional Tool Cultures

Lithic tool industries are often the only thing that remains after the original creators have died. Their bodies are covered in many layers of strata and future archaeologists thousands of years later attempt to piece together the daily lives of those people. In the Pleistocene there were multiple tool cultures produced by the hominin species … Continue reading Neanderthal Extinction and Transitional Tool Cultures

Blogs in Archaeology

Archaeology-centered blogs mainly come from two places: Institutions such as museums or research centers Archaeologists themselves who enjoy writing about archaeology Institutional blogs are published most frequently by museums or research facilities and focus heavily on new innovations or new spectacular work being conducted in the walls or in collaboration. Institutional blogs are most often … Continue reading Blogs in Archaeology

Blogging: The Future of Anthropology?

A quick look back in time: during the 80’s and 90’s of the last millennium anthropology underwent a period of reflexivity that produced works like Clifford and Marcus’ volume Writing Culture, and Fox’s Recapturing Anthropology. Trouillot considered the Savage Slot, Spencer spoke about Writing Within, while Abu-Lughod argued for Writing Against Culture. The question was, … Continue reading Blogging: The Future of Anthropology?