A snapshot of Finnish Anthropology in 1975, as seen from the outside

This week, I blogged about the Fifth International Directory of Anthropologists, published in 1975. Of course, I couldn’t resist looking at what Finnish content might be in there. The Directory lists 13 anthropologists in Finland in 1975, down from 18 in the first edition in 1938. Seven are listed in Helsinki and three in Turku,…

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The Fifth International Directory of Anthropologists, 1975

Before there was the internet and search engines, there was the International Directory of Anthropologists. It was published irregularly starting in 1938. The first one was put together by AV Kidder and revised in 1940. After the war, in an effort to rebuild links between Anthropological traditions and research communities, Herskovits produced a version in…

Archeothoughts 2018 annual

The year started and ended with pseudo-archaeology, and it has been one of the main themes. I began with a reaction to CBC’s uncritical coverage of the Solutrean Hypothesis on the Nature of Things’ Ice Bridge episode, and ended with an assessment of critical thinking in Curse of Oak Island fan communities. The conclusion of…