Blog Mention: American Journal of Human Biology

18 Feb

This blog has been mentioned in a recent edition of the American Journal of Human Biology in a review article on bioarchaeology and public outreach.  A hat tip to Alison of Deathsplanation for alerting me to the mention of the blog on Kristina Killgrove’s site Powered By Osteons.

Here is a quick quote of Kristina’s thoughts after reading the article:

“It could be my utter lack of sleep over the last couple weeks owing to my newborn, but it was hard not to take this article a bit personally — and my taking it personally is made all the more weird by the fact that although PbO and other blogs were mentioned in the article, their authors were not credited in either the article or the bibliography. What, precisely, are the authors looking for in public engagement in bioarchaeology? (And why aren’t these two authors themselves doing it rather than writing an armchair view of public outreach?) I’m a bit mystified.  I do agree with them, however, that whatever it is, bioarchaeologists need to be doing more of it… if possible (there are sometimes insurmountable barriers to public outreach in bioarchaeology, and the authors fail to discuss this).”

Read more of Kristina’s excellent response here.

Here is the part were my blog, Kristina’s Powered By Osteons and Katy Meyers Bones Don’t Lie are mentioned:

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Excerpt from Stojanowski & Duncan’s (2014: 5) review article on bioarchaeology and outreach specifically mentioning this blog and others, please click to enlarge the image.

The great irony is that I cannot access this article that my blog has been named in.  (Of course I used the Open Access Button to highlight the fact that the article is pay-walled).  Also if this post is a bit frazzled, it is because I’m tired after working a late shift in my administration job.

Update 20/02/14

The brilliant Bodies and Academia has made me aware (below in the comments) of a free online version of the article on academia.edu, posted courtesy of the second author Duncan, W.  Read the open accessibly article here!

Read more (or not):

Stojanowski, C. & Duncan, W. 2014. Engaging Bodies in the Public Imagination: Bioarchaeology as Social Science, Science, and HumanitiesAmerican Journal of Human Biology. In Press. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22522. (Email me for a copy).

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12 Responses to “Blog Mention: American Journal of Human Biology”

  1. titleunderconstruction February 19, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    hi! you can find the article on the Academia.edu page of the author, Duncan, W

  2. titleunderconstruction February 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    now i’ve read your update- I blushed at the “brilliant” epithet 🙂 I am glad that you like the blog

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