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Virtual History Happy Hour - Race and Biological Anthropology

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring MD

Jan 28, 2021

Virtual History Happy Hour - Race and Biological Anthropology

Most anthropologists agree that there is no biological definition of “race” and yet the concept of race has guided research for centuries. How does modern-day research “decolonize” this long-standing practice?

Most anthropologists agree that there is no biological definition of “race” and yet the concept of race has guided research for centuries.  How does modern-day research “decolonize” this long-standing practice?

Dr. Rachel Watkins’ research focuses on the biological and social history of African Americans living in the 19th and 20th century urban US.  She began studying the health consequences of poverty and inequality through skeletal and documentary data analysis, with a focus on

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