Extra Credit Current Event opportunity (Up to 15 points extra credit)
Find a recent news article relevant to anthropology (preferably Physical Anthropology) and/or issues discussed in the course. Since anthropology touches on so many aspects of humans, there are numerous topics that would qualify, even if anthropology is not specifically mentioned in the article. It should be long and â€œmeatyâ€ enough so that you can provide a decent summary of it.
The article should be less than two years old and come from one of the following news sources:
New York Times
National Geographic News
Nature Journal News
Scientific American Magazine
Include a link to the article or copy and paste the web address of the article. Then, in approximately 200-300 words, do the following:
1. Briefly summarize the article in your own words. What did you find interesting about it?
2. Explain how the article is relevant to anthropology and or issues discussed in class. Which field or specialty within anthropology does it most closely relate to (such as genetics, primatology, human evolution, archaeology, etc).