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Find out about the latest Wenner-Gren International Symposia Volume Indigenous Experience Today edited by Marisol de la Cadena (University of California, Davis) and Orin Starn (Duke University). This is the third volume of the series published in 2007, previous titles released this year were Anthropology Put to Work (eds. Field and Fox) and Where the Wild Things Are Today: Domestication Reconsidered (eds. Cassidy and Mullin).

An article by Professor Vincenzo Formicola (University of Pisa, Italy) in Current Anthropology provides evidence for ritual human sacrifices from Prehistoric Burial Sites in Europe. This is the first time research has documented this practice taking place during the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe and it was reported in various news outlets worldwide.

"Anthropology Put To Work" edited by Les Field (University of New Mexico) and Richard G. Fox (President Emeritus, Wenner-Gren Foundation) is the ninth volume in the Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series to be published through Berg Publishers. This book follows the recently released volume "Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered" edited by Rebecca Cassidy (Goldsmiths College, University of London) and Molly Mullin (Albion College).

Research undertaken by Dr. Glenn Stone (Washington University, St. Louis) with the support of a Post-Ph.D. Research grant, examining the deployment of genetically modified cotton in Western India, contributes to continuing debates around the advantages and impact of these technological innovations for agricultural producers.

The eighth volume in the Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series "Where the Wild Things Are Now: Domestication Reconsidered" edited by Rebecca Cassidy (Goldsmith College, London, UK) and Molly Mullin (Albion College, USA) has just been released by Berg Publishers.

This document is a compilation of abstracts of completed research, as well as a bibliography, sent in by Wenner-Gren grantees in 2006.

Research by Dr. Daniel Adler, a Wenner-Gren Foundation Post-Ph.D. Research Grantee, was recently recognized in Discover Magazine as number seven in its “top 100 science stories” of 2006. Read more about Dr. Adler's research and the Discover Magazine article.

The Foundation is proud to announce that Dr. Leslie Aiello, president of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, was awarded the 2006 Huxley Memorial Medal. This award is the highest honor at the disposal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, in the United Kingdom. Dr. Aiello gave The Huxley Memorial Lecture, entitled "Diet, Energy and Human Evolution" at the British Museum in London, UK on December 7th, 2006.

The Foundation is hosting a wine and cheese reception at the AAA meeting. You are invited to attend and hear the latest on recent developments at the Foundation and meet with the president, Dr. Leslie C. Aiello and other Foundation staff.

Other Foundation events at the November AAA meetings are a book launch for the latest publications from the Wenner-Gren International Symposium series, a Presidential Panel on Human Sociality and the Four Fields, and a workshop focusing on the Foundation programs and grant writing.

The latest book to be published through the Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series (with Berg Publishers) is "Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture", edited by Elizabeth Edwards, Chris Gosden and Ruth B. Phillips.

This volume follows on from the recently published "World Anthropologies: Disciplinary Transformations in Systems of Power", edited by Gustavo Lins Ribeiro and Arturo Escobar.