Anthropology Archive

Jun
23
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A member of Georgia's reformed Politsiya directing traffic in Tbilisi.

How Georgia Abolished its Police

The police were the first Georgians I met. Arriving in the capital, Tbilisi, at ten to midnight there were police officers waiting on the tarmac.

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Jun
03
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Fan art by US army veteran Matt Klein depicting US soldiers with stormtrooper masks.

American Stormtroopers

Back in 2015 Amazon unveiled a promotional campaign for their TV adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s famous novel The Man in the High Castle. Read more…

May
10
0
Octopus use specialised skin cells called chromatophores to change colour. These cells also allow them to make changes to the opacity and reflectivity of their body. The shifts can take place in a fraction of a second.

Part 2: Replicants of the Reef

On a rocky stretch of coastline on Hawaii’s Big Island a group of marine biologists are studying the lifecycle of the octopus – a creature that lives fast and dies young. Read more…

May
10
0
Japanese macaques live in matrilineal societies with each troop averaging about 41 individuals. In some ways the brains of macaques show more similarities to our own than those of apes and chimpanzees.

Part 1: The Acheulean Sleep

In the closing act of Blade Runner it’s a game of chess that allows the replicant Roy Batty to finally meet his maker.
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Jan
25
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Remembering Cummeragunja

Studying Australian history often feels more like uncovering some sprawling conspiracy. Buried underneath all the accounts of white explorers, convicts, bushrangers, miners and diggers is a vast bedrock of black history. The more you dig the more connections you find but the full story always seems to remain hidden.

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Jul
03
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The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant

Atomkraft? Nein Danke

As a nation with a large reserve of uranium but no nuclear energy industry Australia is periodically subject to op-ed pieces designed to drum up support for a domestic nuclear power industry.
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Sep
20
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A palm tree sapling planted in the middle of an atrium in a construction site just outside Anuradhapura.

Unfinished Business

Our first day on the bikes took us up the west coast from Negombo to Puttallam. It was a busy stretch of road and we were still a few days away from getting comfortable with the traffic so progress was slow.

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