Museum Anthropology Has a Lot to Offer Public Anthropology!

This post was submitted by AAA member Jen Shannon, curator and associate professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Colorado’s Museum of Natural History and department of anthropology. In a university faculty meeting last semester full of cultural, biological, and archaeological anthropologists, and one museum anthropologist (me!), we discussed the value of acknowledging public … Continue reading Museum Anthropology Has a Lot to Offer Public Anthropology!

The Second Issue of Open Anthropology is Here!

Violence is the theme of the second issue of Open Anthropology. The collection “On Violence” offers information, revelations, historical facts, descriptions of context and portraits of situations over time and place, a sampling of anthropological findings on the subject. Ten articles, two book reviews, and “The Editor’s Note” comprise this anthology written by anthropologists across … Continue reading The Second Issue of Open Anthropology is Here!

Read this powerful virtual issue from Museum Anthropology

The Deafening Silence:
NAGPRA, Repatriation, and
the Pages of Museum Anthropology

In the 20 years since the passage of the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), an astonishingly small number of contributions with “repatriation” or “reburial” in the title have been published in Museum Anthropology and its precursor, the Council for Museum Anthropology Newsletter. All are reproduced in this virtual issue of Museum Anthropology , which serves as a precursor of, and complement to, the publication of a special thematic issue of Museum Anthropology (vol. 33, no. 2) commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passage of NAGPRA. Continue reading