It’s been more than two years since the last time I hosted the Four Stone Hearth blog carnival. Now it’s my turn again with number 66!
- Our first submission is a piece from Anne of the Spittoon blog about a recently published ginormous study of the population genetics of modern Africans. Africa is the part of the globe where people are most diverse since we started out there and have had time to diversify. Can you imagine those hundreds of thousands of years when all the planet’s Homo sapiens lived in Africa and hadn’t started to explore the rest of the world?
- Razib at Gene Expression offers detailed commentary on the same paper.
- T’anta Wawa reports sorrowfully on the death of Latin American social anthropologist Olivia Harris at age 61.
- A Primate of Modern Aspect discusses recent media coverage of the Flores minipeople and takes the opportunity to explain that there is no such thing as “reverse evolution” or “degeneration”.
- At Quiche Moraine, Greg discusses the first hug in a relationship from an anthro perspective.
- Middle Savagery replies to an elementary school girl’s questions about archaeology as a career.
- Cognition and Culture discusses cross-cultural variation in creationism.
- John Hawks reports on recent use-wear studies looking into how Early Oldowan stone tools were used.
- Abnormal Interests discusses a recent paper on the origins of the Hebrews and their language.
- At Archaeolog, Ömür Harmansah ponders the distinction between natural places and monuments.
The Four Stone Hearth blog carnival is currently going over a rough patch. For this instalment, I had no host and only two submissions. So now I’ve been your host, Dear Reader, and I have rummaged around the web for a collection of mostly non-submitted great material. Anthro bloggers everywhere, submit your best new stuff and line up for hosting! It’s a great way to make contacts and attract high-quality traffic — smart people who share your interests!