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Standing Room Only – What Makes Food Edible?

Science Café Bloomington brings scientists and the public together to consider science research of general interest. The group recently hosted sociocultural anthropologist Rick Wilk of Indiana University, who researches  why certain foods are considered edible in some eras and cultures, but inedible in others. Wilk specifically addressed fish, using carp and fish considered by-catch as an example.

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Brondizio signs letter calling for diversity in conservation debate

IU professor of Anthropology, Eduardo Brondizio, was one of 240 conservationists to sign a letter to the scientific journal Nature, calling for greater diversity in the global debate about conservation.  The letter was published last week.  In the letter the point is made that the debate has become increasingly polarizing between those who argue that nature should be protected for …

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Out of Africa: The Prequels to Humanity

On Friday May 2nd Dr. David Lordkipanidze gave a presentation on some recent discoveries in the field pre-human history and bio-anthropology. The speaker takes us to Dminisi in the Republic of Georgia to the earliest hominid settlement outside of Africa. This site has been a treasure trove for anthro-biologists not just because it shows the behavior of its pre-human denizens, …

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IU Anthropologists Will Try Raising Funds Online For Research Project

Four anthropology students from Indiana University are taking their funding request to the public. Crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter are becoming more and more popular as a way to fund all kinds of projects, big and small. This group, studying in the lab of evolutionary anthropologist Michael Muehlenbein hopes to continue their study of how tourists and primates interact in South …

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