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Homo naledi skeletal specimens from the Dinaledi Chamber, South AfricaHomo naledi skeletal specimens from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

One of my friends from my graduate program is a "tiny caver" on this project, so I can't make my own post ... but I can comment!

ChuraChura adds some great link love to ladybird's post about the discovery of new hominin species Homo naledi, and the skilled slender spelunkers recruited to excavate the nearly inaccessible find.

09/11/15
by taz

Introducing Anthropology

Cave Painting at the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico CityCave Painting at the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City by Artotem (cc by)

MeFi member ChuraChura talks about how she teaches anthropology while also carefully navigating existing student belief systems.

So with this as my student population, coming in and laughing at their silly beliefs would alienate a significant chunk of my students - which (as well as making for a semester of dread and aggression) would really impact my ability to teach anything! And it's an awesome class! I talk about primates for about 5 weeks! And they play with bones! And hear about genitals! And Alfred Russell-Wallace! Cool stuff!

10/23/14
by mathowie

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