Tag Archives: anthropology

Race Is A Construct

“Race is a construct.”   Yes, yes it is.   Race is a construct, like religion, gender, and national borders are constructs.   People will happily kill you over a construct. Show me a national border which is not defended … Continue reading

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The Evelyn Tables

    Found a brief article today which included rare photos of The Evelyn Tables, which are thought to be the earliest known anatomical preparations in Europe. Each table is a wooden board, large enough to be a bit greater than … Continue reading

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Maps of the North

I’ve been working lately on a story for a famous tabletop gaming franchise, which includes a detailed Arctic/”People of the North” setting. There’s always a bit of ethnographic research that goes into any story I write, especially if it which involves … Continue reading

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The Wara

Places to go: Niigata Prefecture, Japan! In September and October, this is where you can go to see the amazing sculptures made from rice straw during the wara, or rice straw festival, which takes place every year on August 31st. … Continue reading

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A Kingdom of Daughters

A brief but lovely little article from the New York Times a couple of weeks ago, talking about modern-day Cultural Tourism and historical Cultural Genocide of the Mosuo people in mainland China. I found it particularly interesting to hear a … Continue reading

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