Category Archives: Anthropology readings
Early Cities and Other Urbanisms
“The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis: A Biography of an Ingenious Species”
The human species has long lived on the edge of starvation. Now we produce enough food so that all 7 billion of us could eat nearly 3,000 calories every day. This is such an astonishing transformation as to Continue reading
“From hominins to humans: how sapiens became behaviourally modern”
“A Paleolithic Reciprocation Crisis: Symbols, Signals, and Norms”
“Principles of Tsawalk: An Indigenous Approach to Global Crisis”
“Diachronous beginnings of the Anthropocene: The lower bounding surface of anthropogenic deposits”
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Edgeworth, M., deB Richter, D., Waters, C., Haff, P., Neal, C. & Price, S. J. 2015. The Anthropocene Review, pp. 1-26.
Across a large proportion of Earth’s ice-free land surfaces, a solid-phase stratigraphic boundary marks the division between humanly modified ground and natural geological deposits. At its clearest, the division takes the form of Continue reading
“Futurologists Look Back”
“European Colonialism and the Anthropocene: A view from the Pacific Coast of North America”
“Fingerprint, bellwether, model event: Climate change as speculative anthropology”
The climate change fingerprint, bellwether and model event are three epistemic figures through which it may be possible to know the future through attention to specific material relations. They offer Continue reading