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'If you enter a camp, you never come out': inside China's war on Islam | The Guardian
In Hotan, China, documents show officials are expanding detention camps and increasing surveillance. Darren Byler, a lecturer of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Byler.Darren  !UWitM  2019  natl  The.Guardian  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology 
10 days ago by uwnews
China’s detention camps for Muslims turn to forced labor | The New York Times
China’s ruling Communist Party has said in a surge of upbeat propaganda that a sprawling network of camps in the Xinjiang region is providing job training and putting detainees on production lines for their own good, offering an escape from poverty, backwardness and the temptations of radical Islam. Darren Byler, a lecturer of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  natl  Byler.Darren  New.York.Times 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
The Jeffrey Epstein story is fanning the flames of far-right pedophilia panic | Vice
Last week, the Miami Herald published a massive investigation suggesting financier and friend-to-the-stars Jeffrey Epstein may have gotten away with sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls. Jessica Johnson, a lecturer of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Johnson.Jessica  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology  natl  VICE  !UWitM  2018 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
'Enemy' or 'mother'? Chinese party members occupy homes | The New York Times
According to the ruling Communist Party's official newspaper, as of the end of September, 1.1 million local Chinese government workers have been deployed to ethnic minorities' living rooms, dining areas and Muslim prayer spaces, not to mention at weddings, funerals and other occasions once considered intimate and private. Darren Byler, lecturer of anthropology at the UW, is quoted. [This AP story appeared in dozens of outlets]
New.York.Times  natl  AP  !UWitM  2018  Byler.Darren  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Archaeologists find prehistoric ‘Swiss Army Knife’ in cave in China | Yahoo! News
Archaeologists have found sophisticated carved stone tools in a site in South China – rewriting the ancient history of technology. Researchers from the University of Washington believe that the carved tools – the ‘multi tool’ of the prehistoric world – emerged in China independently, much earlier than thought. Ben Marwick, a UW associate professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Marwick.Ben  !UWitM  2018  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  Yahoo.News  natl 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Global coalition of scholars calls for added pressure on China over Uygur internment camps in Xinjiang | South China Morning Post
A statement delivered on behalf of 278 academics from 26 countries called for the release of detainees and an end to China’s campaign against Muslim minorities. Darren Byler, a lecturer of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Byler.Darren  South.China.Morning.Post  !UWitM  2018  natl  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Analysis: A fresh look at these stone tools reveals a new chapter of ancient Chinese history | Smithsonian Magazine
Archaeologists thought these ancient tools, 80,000 years old at least, were brought to China by migrants — but now it appears they were invented locally. Ben Marwick, an associate professor of archaeology at the University of Washington, co-wrote this analysis piece with collaborators about their recent paper. [This story originally appeared in The Conversation]
!UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology  Marwick.Ben  natl  opinion.analysis  Smithsonian.Magazine  The.Conversation 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Prehistoric ‘Swiss Army knife’ found in cave, stunning experts | Fox News
An international team of experts has identified sophisticated stone implements in a cave in Southern China, which they describe as the “Swiss Army knife of prehistoric tools.” Ben Marwick, a UW associate professor of anthropology, is quoted.
FOX  !UWitM  2018  natl  Marwick.Ben  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Chinese developed their own Stone Age army knife | The Times of London
The discovery that the “Swiss Army knife of prehistoric tools” was used in China much earlier than thought is challenging the assumption that advanced stone-aged techniques were introduced to Asia from the West. Ben Marwick, UW associate professor of anthropology, is quoted. [This story is behind a paywall and is the third article in this roundup]
Times.London  !UWitM  2018  natl  Marwick.Ben  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Prehistoric 'Swiss Army knife' suggests stone tool technology emerged early in East Asia | UPI
New analysis of artifacts originally recovered from a dig site in China suggests stone tool technology developed independently in East Asia — and much earlier than previously thought. Ben Marwick, associate professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
UPI  Marwick.Ben  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology  natl 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
'Swiss Army knife' of prehistoric tools discovered in China | USA Today
Artifacts recently found at an archaeological site in China show that one type of sophisticated tool technology emerged in East Asia much earlier than previously thought. Ben Marwick, associate professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Marwick.Ben  !UWitM  2018  Department:Anthropology  natl  College:Arts&Sciences 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Skull trauma study corrects the record on the violent lives of Neanderthals | Inverse
A study released Wednesday demonstrates that Neanderthals weren’t especially violent — they just lived in especially violent times. Patricia Kramer, a UW anthropology professor who studies Neanderthal anatomy, comments.
Inverse  !UWitM  2018  natl  Kramer.Patricia  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Weasel-like fossils reveal evolutionary clues of the first mammals | Smithsonian Magazine
A protomammal known as Kayentatherium was discovered with 38 babies in 185-million-year-old rock. University of Washington paleontologist Christian Sidor comments on the discovery.
Smithsonian.Magazine  !UWitM  2018  natl  Sidor.Christian  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
A common theory about Neandertal posture is debunked by skeleton study | Inverse
According to new research, Neandertals weren’t actually a hunched-over people, like the drawings of cavemen lead you to believe. Patricia Kramer, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Kramer.Patricia  !UWitM  2018  natl  Inverse  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
UW researchers reconstruct Neanderthal ribcage | KOMO 4
New research out of the UW shows what we thought we knew about Neanderthals might not be correct.
KOMO  video  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology  Kramer.Patricia 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
3D model of Neanderthal rib cage sheds light on ancient human anatomy | Geek.com
An international team of scientists completed the first 3D virtual reconstruction of a Neanderthal rib cage. Patricia Kramer, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
embed  !UWitM  2018  Geek.com  natl  Kramer.Patricia  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Anthropology 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
Neanderthal thorax shows our ancient human relatives walked upright and breathed differently to us | Newsweek
Scientists have reconstructed the ribcage and spine of a Neanderthal man that died around 60,000 years ago, leading them to make an unexpected discovery. Patricia Kramer, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Newsweek  !UWitM  2018  Kramer.Patricia  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  Department:Anthropology 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
Anthropologists reconstruct Neanderthal rib cage | PBS
Researchers used modern technology to virtually reconstruct a 60,000-year-old Neanderthal rib cage, potentially shedding new light on how these hominids interacted with their environment. Patricia Kramer, an anthropologist at the UW, is quoted.
Kramer.Patricia  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  PBS  !UWitM  2018  NOVA  natl 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
Neanderthals might not be the hunched cavemen we thought they were, study says | CNN
Neanderthals may not have sported the barrel-chested bodies and hunched posture we see in museums and textbooks, according to a new study. Patricia Kramer, professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted. [Note: This story appeared in dozens of outlets]
Kramer.Patricia  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  CNN  natl  !UWitM  2018 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
The oldest weapons in North America offer a new view of prehistoric tech | Popular Science
History exists in the past, but that doesn’t mean it’s static. New findings illustrate the discovery of a dozen projectile points in Central Texas. Ben Marwick, associate professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.
Popular.Science  !UWitM  2018  natl  Marwick.Ben  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences 
12 weeks ago by uwnews

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