Re: American Anthropologist

Ralph L Holloway (rlh2@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 16:56:53 -0500

On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, JOHN LANGDON wrote:

> The University of Indianapolis is currently developing a human biology program
> at both undergraduate and masters levels. Although the school does teach
> cultural anthro and archaeology within the social sciences department, we
> physical anthropologists are housed, along with the HB programs, in the biology
> department. Is this the future of physical anthropology?

In fact I think this will be what happens at many colleges and
Universities, and to the extent that there is any formal recognition that
physical anthropology is of any value, including its Intro 101 or Intro
1001 course that makes Administrators happy because a couple of hundred
students show up, we should be happy to have something. In my baliwick,
physical anthropology is being replaced by what is called "biological
anthropology", which has mostly to do with empire building.
Ralph Holloway