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  • Arthur Jensen dies at 89; his views on race and IQ created a furor

    Arthur Jensen dies at 89; his views on race and IQ created a furor
    Arthur Jensen, a UC Berkeley professor whose scholarly contributions to the field of psychological measurement were often overshadowed by the furor over his findings on race-based differences in intelligence, has died. He was 89. One of the most...
  • 'Mansome': Morgan Spurlock examines men's self-image, grooming

    'Mansome': Morgan Spurlock examines men's self-image, grooming
    Morgan Spurlock, the clown prince of documentary filmmaking, has examined fast food ("Super Size Me") and product placement ("The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"). Now, in the just-released"Mansome," he turns his attention to the somewhat surprising topic of...
  • Jonathan Gold quiz: Dead meat on a stick

    Jonathan Gold quiz: Dead meat on a stick
    Did civilization begin at the moment when the first human impaled a bit of meat on a twig and charred it over a lightning fire? Claude Lévi-Strauss had a theory about it, we are sure, but we haven't taken an anthropology class for a long, long time. At...
  • Shaped from clay: The rapidly evolving pottery of Mata Ortiz, Mexico

    Shaped from clay: The rapidly evolving pottery of Mata Ortiz, Mexico
    MATA ORTIZ, Mexico —The place felt so familiar. The air was dry and warm and slightly smoky. Streets were unpaved, rutted, edged with weeds below ramshackle wooden fences. Swaybacked horses and muscled pickup trucks dueled for right of way on the...
  • Book smart: Ken Brecher

    Book smart: Ken Brecher
    For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
  • Alan Mootnick dies at 60; gibbon expert and conservationist

    Alan Mootnick dies at 60; gibbon expert and conservationist
    Alan Mootnick, a self-taught primate specialist who rose to become a leading authority on gibbon biology and conservation, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications following heart surgery, relatives said. He was 60. A...
  • Elizabeth Brumfiel dies at 66; feminist archaeologist

    Elizabeth Brumfiel dies at 66; feminist archaeologist
    Elizabeth Brumfiel, a widely recognized scholar in the field of feminist archaeology who studied Aztec culture, examining not only the functional and economic significance of ancient relics but what scholars learned about changing gender roles and...
  • PASSINGS: C. Scott Littleton, Robert H. Grant

    PASSINGS: C. Scott Littleton, Robert H. Grant
    C. SCOTT LITTLETON Anthropology professor at Occidental College C. Scott Littleton 77, a longtime Occidental College anthropology professor and department chairman known for his studies of comparative Indo-European mythology and folklore, Arthurian...
  • Katherine Siva Saubel, preserver of Cahuilla culture, dies at 91

    Katherine Siva Saubel, preserver of Cahuilla culture, dies at 91
    Katherine Siva Saubel, an elder of the Cahuilla Indian tribe of Southern California, once described herself as "just a voice in the wilderness all by myself." She meant that she had few people with whom she could speak the Cahuilla language or sing the...
  • Walter Goldschmidt dies at 97; longtime UCLA anthropology professor

    Walter Goldschmidt dies at 97; longtime UCLA anthropology professor
    Walter Goldschmidt, an anthropologist and longtime UCLA professor whose studies ranged from California farmers to East African cultures, has died. He was 97. Goldschmidt died Sept. 1 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after a short illness, said...
  • Edwin S. Munger dies at 88; longtime Caltech geography professor and Africa expert

    Edwin S. Munger dies at 88; longtime Caltech geography professor and Africa expert
    Edwin S. Munger, a longtime geography professor at Caltech whose specialty was Africa and race relations on the continent, has died. He was 88. Munger died June 15 of prostate cancer at his home in Pasadena, said his wife, Ann. A visiting lecturer at...