Examine the content at the following links. Also, make sure to read the section on race in Chapter 5. Then, respond to the questions below.
http://archive.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2002/10/56101 (Links to an external site.)
Article from Wired Magazine on Franz Boas’ research on variation in skull shape and recent challenges to his interpretations of the data.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/does-race-exist.html (Links to an external site.)
Essays from two physical anthropologists, one supporting and one opposed to the concept of biological race.
Can You Tell a Person’s Race from His or Her Skull? (Links to an external site.)
Article from Slate about the strengths and weaknesses of race identification in forensic anthropology.
1- What were Franz Boas’ findings on head shape in immigrant populations? How do the recent findings of Jantz and Sparks described in the Wired article differ from Boas?
2- Why does Loring Brace oppose and George Gill support the concept of biological races in humans? Make sure to summarize the scientific evidence used by each scientist?