Although things have been silent here at Lawnchair Anthropology, this isn’t because there’s nothing going on. Rather, there’s a tonne going on right now and I haven’t had the time to write here. A few weeks ago I accepted a job, starting in August, in the burgeoning anthropology department of Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. It’s a brand new school and I’ll be the first biological anthropologist there (I believe), which is exciting. But, this means I need to book it to finish my dissertation by August. Also I’m teaching a Human Evo-Devo class (Anthrbio 297) here at the University of Michigan in the Spring (May-June) which will be awesome but will definitely make it challenging to get this thesis finished. I’ll do it, though.
So things’ve been pretty crazy lately, and I don’t foresee that changing any time soon. I’ll do my best to keep things up to date here at Lawnchair. The annual meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists are happening in Portland in a few weeks, so I’ll probably have stuff to report on from there (if not here on lawnchair, then at least as soundbites on Twitter).