Erroneous Notions of Race and Human Biology

The latest discussions of anthropology in the New York Times has spurred conversation amongst AAA members. Below is a letter to the editor by AAA member, Agustín Fuentes in response to Nicolas Wade’s recent article. Dear Editor, Nicolas Wade’s article of Feb. 14th, 2013, presents erroneous notions of race and human biology. Wade distorts the … Continue reading Erroneous Notions of Race and Human Biology

Indiana Jones is to Anthropology as Fred Flintstone is to Neolithic Life

Below is a copy of the Letter to the Editor of the New York Times Magazine by President Mullings in response to the recent article by Emily Eakin. To the Editor, While we recognize that the figure of Indiana Jones is attractive, it is about as useful for understanding anthropology as Fred Flintstone is for … Continue reading Indiana Jones is to Anthropology as Fred Flintstone is to Neolithic Life

Surprising Prevelance of Autism in South Korea

AAA member, Roy Richard Grinker is making global headlines as senior author for a study unveiled this week on autism. The study, a collaborative effort by Yale Child Study Center and George Washington University and to be featured in The American Journal of Psychiatry, sought to gauge the rate of childhood autism in a middle-class city in South … Continue reading Surprising Prevelance of Autism in South Korea

AAA Member’s Study Makes Global Headlines

AAA member, Dr. Alexandra Brewis and her colleagues recently completed a multi-country study with the intention of providing a snapshot of weight and body image. The study abstract outlines the objectives, tools used and the results: Using cultural surveys and body mass estimates collected from 680 adults from urban areas in 10 countries and territories, … Continue reading AAA Member’s Study Makes Global Headlines

Discovery of Stone Tools Suggest Early Escape

The discovery of stone tools, made by modern humans suggest that they escaped their ancestral homelands much earlier than originally suspected. The tools were discovered from an archaeological site called Jebel Faya in today’s United Arab Emirates.  AAA member and palaeontologist at the Natural Museum of London, Christopher Stringer speaks with the New York Times … Continue reading Discovery of Stone Tools Suggest Early Escape