Krystal D’Costa selects notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the social sciences, covering anthropology, research, and philosophy. She blogs about anthropology, technology, and urban life at Anthropology in Practice. Follow her on Twitter @krystaldcosta.
Two selections for your holiday weekend (Memorial Day, US):
- Can grave goods tell us about the political economy of a group? At Bones Don’t Lie, Katy Meyers reports on recent research that examines what burial practices can reveal about the extent of social networks.
- At bigthink, David Berreby discusses a neat study on the ways colors can influence our perception – and how sports teams may integrate this information when planning team uniforms (and how it might work against them). It’s a fun read that takes research out of the lab and away from the WEIRD crowd.
Until next time, folks. I’ll be back next week with more from anthropology, philosophy, and research.