Ronald Kephart (rkephart@OSPREY.UNF.EDU)
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 14:55:16 -0400


A few days ago I wrote suggesting that it is important for anthropologists to
think both "cross-culturally" and also "cross-specifically." By
"cross-specifically" I mean taking into account what we know about members of
other species, especially our close relatives such as chimps, etc., on analogy
with "cross-culturally" meaning to take into account what we know about other
human cultures.

Someone has called my attention to the possibility that "cross-specifically" may
not be immediately understood in this way by all. I just wonder if the term is
new to anyone else; I've been using it all my (anthropological) life.