A hearty thanks to those who contributed to this edition of the anthropology blog carnival. Let's get started!
The bio-physical folks made their presence known this week with the following submissions:
- Raymond of the Prancing Papio reports on a study suggesting that a seafood diet may be responsible for brain expansion in our early ancestors.
- At The Primate Diaries, with a nod to survival of the most successful (traits), Eric discusses why chimpanzees prefer to follow the actions of more prestigious members of their society.
- GrrlScientist shares a favorite radio program that may help you enjoy a short break during the day: BirdNote Radio. This two minute program features bird songs and is designed to teach the public about birds.
- GrrlScientist also has another submission on aboriginal rock art that may depict a long extinct giant bird.
From the socio-cultural realm, here on AiP I looked at the other side of the argument concerning bullying, asking whether a little bullying is actually good for you.
Submissions for FSH were a bit sparse this time around, as it has been in recent editions of the carnival. I'm including the following good reads in case you missed them:
- Bill Caraher at The Archaeology of the Mediterranean World asks, "What would happen if archaeologists were simply allowed to dig or survey wherever they wanted?"
- Over at Dienekes' Anthropology Blog, the purpose and advantages of chins—yes, chins—makes for an interesting read.
- Paddy K has a rant about waiting that makes for good ethnographic fodder. I've been planning a post about the ethnography of lines so it piqued my interest. (And at the very least, I'm sure a few of you may agree with him.)
- At Testimony of the Spade, Magnus blogged about preserving a rune stone that seems to be suffering the effects of weathering.
Well that's it for this edition of Four Stone Hearth. I hope you enjoyed this round of selections. If you did, leave a comment on the original post and let the author know—I'm sure the feedback will be welcome. (I'm always thrilled to know I'm not talking to the void.)
Before we close, I'd like to note that Savage Minds has welcomed a new blogger to the mix: Matthew Thompson will compile the Around the Web feature. Click here for his latest compilation. A big welcome to Matt from AiP!
I'd also like to reiterate messages from Sam and Raymond that the carnival seems to be lagging a bit, and encourage you all, Readers, to share what you're reading on the web. Feel free to post recommendations you may want to add to this round in the comments below. And if you enjoy a post in the future and feel that others might be interested in what you've found (and they probably will be), please submit to the host of that round of carnival.
The next slot for hosting FSH is June 23rd, and it's still open. Contact Martin Rundkvist if you're interested in learning more.