January 15, 2016
Suburban neighborhoods are a dominant type of human land use. Many housing regions globally rely on septic systems, rather than sanitary sewers, for wastewater management. There is evidence that septic systems may contaminate waterbodies more than sewer lines. There is also mounting evidence that... Read more
January 14, 2016
Life history theory predicts trade-offs between reproductive effort and maternal survivorship in energy-restricted environments. However, empirical evidence for the positive association between maternal mortality and reproductive effort from energetically challenged human populations are mixed and... Read more
December 21, 2015
This volume provides case studies about successful strategies employed in diverse world areas for the protection of archaeological heritage resources. Some chapters focus on a search for solutions arrived at by diverse groups of people working in specific areas rather than simply describing loss of... Read more
December 13, 2015
“As students across the country protest institutionalized racism, many commentators have tried to explain what is happening on college campuses. Curiously, the loudest, and most public voices come from those who insist their right to free speech is threatened. They tend to concur with the view,... Read more
December 1, 2015
Ruffed lemurs (genus Varecia) are often described as having a flexible social organization, such that both cohesive (low fission–fusion dynamics) and fluid (high fission–fusion dynamics) grouping patterns have been observed. In ruffed lemur communities with high fission–fusion dynamics, group... Read more
November 30, 2015
Andrew Carruthers (Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology) was awarded the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s Graduate Student Essay Prize at the society’s business meeting, held at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting at Denver on November 21.  The Society for... Read more