The Anthropocene? Planet Earth in the Age of Humans

Today’s guest blog post is by AAA member Shirley J Fiske. Fiske is an environmental anthropologist and Research Professor at University of Maryland’s College Park campus.  She is the Chair of the American Anthropological Association ’s task force on Global Climate Change.  The first in a series of Grand Challenges symposia organized by the Smithsonian … Continue reading The Anthropocene? Planet Earth in the Age of Humans

Archaeologists Rise Up Against “Heavy Metal”

 Our contenders in the ring of Diggergate’12 are… Susan Gillespie, an American academic anthropologist and archaeologist, noted for her contributions to archaeological and ethnohistorical research on pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, in particular the Aztec, Maya and Olmec.  This champion holds many titles: Associate Professor at the University of Florida, AAA Executive Board Member, 1990 Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Prize … Continue reading Archaeologists Rise Up Against “Heavy Metal”