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“When disease strikes in the developing world, like the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, doctors, nurses and epidemiologists from international organizations fly in to help. So do anthropologists.”

Poon, L. (2014, April 14). Why anthropologists join an ebola outbreak team. Retrieved from

HELP CONTRIBUTE: Noted African anthropologist, Lanfia Toure, and the Africa Writes team have established a mobile health clinic in Guinea. Help fight the ebola outbreak and donate at,

Help Anthropologists Fight Ebola

The people of Guniea face an unprecedented ebola outbreak. Naturally, Lanfia Toure — noted African anthropologist and Ashkuff & Co. subscriber — established a mobile health clinic right in the fray.

So help Toure’s team fight the ebola outbreak at, We welcome and appreciate any size contribution, but request $70 – enough to furnish a volunteer’s decontamination equipment. Of course, smaller donations add up fast, too!

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More than disaster relief.
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“Why is imposing our own cultural hangups about specific food sources the basis for a valid argument? Rats aren’t a meat ‘substitute’, they are actually meat.”

Ray, S. (2013, December 10). Re: What happened on easter island — a new (even scarier) scenario. Retrieved from

“And here is where I will no doubt irritate some and flat out piss off others – objectivity is a myth.”

Johnston, G. (2013, October 30). Objectifying objectivity. Retrieved from

“A knowledge of anthropology, and the history behind the discipline, can lead to a perspective that can be useful in any number of paths. But one doesn’t need a Ph.D. to have this knowledge. “

Lanclos, D. (2013, January 10). Phd, or not phd. Retrieved from

“The list is the origin of culture. It’s part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible… And how, as a human being, does one face infinity? How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? Through lists…”

Cooper, B. (2013, November 11). The amazing history of the to-do list–and how to make one that actually works. Retrieved from

“You know anthropology’s dirty little secret? People just got into it, so they could use whatever the Hell methods they wanted.”

Unnamed Drunken Anthropologist & Award-Winning Author. American Anthropological Association’s 111th Annual Meeting. Nov 2012.

“The reason statistics are an integral part of the anthropology curriculum is that statistical methods allow us to approach our subject of study in a manner which lets us test hypotheses about the subject.”

Madrigal, Lorena. Statistics for Anthropology. 2nd Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 1. Print.