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Anthropologist On The Street

Oct 25, 2017

By looking at the lives and changing politics of archaeologists studying New England shell middens, Dr. Kirakosian examines how meaning shifts over time, how knowledge is created, whose knowledge counts, and why responsible science means taking into account the power and perceptions of the people behind the research.

Oct 4, 2017

Aging is a cultural phenomenon, made easier or harder depending on our expectations of friendships and families and our beliefs about what makes us a person. Medical Anthropologist Dr. Janelle Taylor talks about her research into successful friendships with folks with dementia, how friendships can adapt in the face...