| Nov 2, 2012
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...
| May 20, 2012
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...
| Apr 5, 2013
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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...
| Jan 13, 2013
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...
| Apr 23, 2011
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...
| Nov 8, 2011
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.
| Jan 17, 2012
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...
| Dec 5, 2010
C. SCOTT LITTLETON
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...
| Nov 6, 2011
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...
| Sep 17, 2010
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...
| Jun 23, 2010
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...