Darwin-L Message Log 1:19 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<1:19>From jacobsk@ERE.UMontreal.CA  Sun Sep  5 18:42:43 1993

From: jacobsk@ERE.UMontreal.CA (Jacobs Kenneth)
Subject: Yet another self-intro
To: Darwin-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1993 17:01:53 -0400 (EDT)

	First, my thanks to the organizers of this list for their work.  What
a wonderful idea!
	I'm from the US, hope to return there eventually, but not until my kids
are more firmly bilingual.  So for now I'm Assoc. Prof. of Anthropology at the
Universite de Montreal.  My "normal scientific" activity focuses on the social
and economic transformations in eastern Europe (in the very broad sense of
<<from the Carpathians to the Urals, and from the Barents to the Black Seas>>)
from the end of the Upper Paleolithic to the onset of the Iron Age.  Which
sounds like what scads of archaeologists do.  My thing, however, is to try to
use the human skeletal remains from cemeteries of this time and place to shed
light on the cultural changes.
	My true love though centers on the history and philosophy of the human
sciences in general, and those involved in the construction of human evolution
more particularly.  It's what my grad students are doing their Master's theses
on and it's increasingly where my energies go in my own musings, as I amass
rejection after rejection of grant proposals to return to the (former) USSR to
gather more traditional skeletal data.  Perhaps the start-up of this List is
some sort of sign?  In any event, I look forward to the discussions here.

Ken Jacobs
Departement d'anthropologie
Universite de Montreal
C.P. 6128 / Succ. 'A'
Montreal Quebec  H3C 3J7  CANADA

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