Editor’s Selections: Obsidian Blades, Racial Ancestry, Online Self Esteem, Carnivores and Communities, and HomeMarch 3rd, 2011 Editor's Selections 4 Comments
Krystal D’Costa selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the social sciences, including anthropology, research, and philosophy. She blogs about anthropology, technology, and urban life at Anthropology in Practice.
This week in the social sciences:
- Julien Riel-Salvatore has a short, but fascinating discussion on the merits of obsidian blades at A Very Remote Period Indeed.
- At Gene Expression, Razib Khan presents a clear and engaging discussion on the racial ancestry of Brazilians.
- With typical flair, Scicurious of Neurotic Physiology tackles a recent digital media study investigating self esteem and online presence, highlighting areas for skepticism that are worth noting.
- DeLene Beeland explores how the nature of social communities can impact preservation efforts with regard to carnivores at Wild Muse.
- At Language on the Move, Ingrid Pillar muses on the meaning of “home,” and the ways language can help and hinder ties for transnationals.
I’ll be back next Thursday with more selections from the social sciences!