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July 20, 2010

CA CoverWorking Memory: Beyond Language and Symbolism is the first volume of the Wenner-Gren Symposium Series to be published by Current Anthropology. The Foundation has recently begun to publish the output of its symposia through the journal. This allows symposia articles to be available for worldwide distribution and access. Working Memory, mailed alongside the June 2010 issue of Current Anthropology, is edited by Thomas Wynn (University of Colorado) and Frederick Coolidge (University of Colorado).

June 21, 2010

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Dr Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Curator and Head of Physical Anthropology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History headed an international team of scientists that has announced the discovery of a 3.6 million-year-old partial skeleton of “Lucy’s” species. The initial analysis, published this week in the Early Online Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), confirms that "Lucy" and her relatives were as as proficient as ourselves as walking on two legs. Read more about the findings and the press release here.

April 2, 2010

goup photoThe Foundation hosted an international conference last month near Teresópolis, Brazil, to analyze the history of physical/biological anthropology, focusing on the study of human biological diversity around the world. The meeting was organized by Ricardo Ventura Santos and Susan Lindee.

March 1, 2010

Dr. Kimberly Theidon (Harvard) is a three-time Wenner-Gren grantee. Her first book is now the inspiration behind one of the five films nominated for the 2010 Academy Award Best Foreign Language film: The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada), directed by Claudia Llosa (Peru)

January 31, 2010

Book CoverRitual Communication, edited by Gunter Senft and Ellen B. Basso, is newly published by Berg Publishers and now available for purchase. Find out more about this volume, and the development of the symposium series here.....

January 28, 2010