anthropology http://nwpr.org en A Life In Science: From Housewife To Amazon Trailblazer http://nwpr.org/post/life-science-housewife-amazon-trailblazer It all started in 1968 at a pet shop called Fish 'N' Cheeps in New York's Greenwich Village. On the way to a Jimi Hendrix concert, Patricia Wright and her husband dashed into the shop to escape heavy rain. There, a two-pound ball of fur from the Amazon captured their attention. A few weeks and $40 later, this owl monkey became their pet; later on they acquired a female as well.<p>At the time, next to nothing was known of the social lives of nocturnal <a href="http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/owl_monkey">owl monkeys</a> in the wild. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:44:00 +0000 Barbara J. King 36238 at http://nwpr.org A Life In Science: From Housewife To Amazon Trailblazer Historical Native American Woman's Remains Found In Clallam County http://nwpr.org/post/historical-native-american-womans-remains-found-clallam-county <p></p><p>The State Anthropologist has determined remains found in a septic drain field dig are those of a Native American woman who died anywhere from several hundred to a couple thousand years ago.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:20:04 +0000 Lisa Brooks 33684 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Professor Turns To Drones In Quest For Sasquatch http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-professor-turns-drones-quest-sasquatch <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/042613JR_BigfootDrone_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A Northwest anthropologist has risked his career in pursuit of what the rest of science considers a myth. Jeff Meldrum of Idaho State University is the nation’s lone academic trying to make the scientific case for Bigfoot. It’s no joke. Now he's even raising money to launch an unmanned aircraft that would scan the Northwest's forests for the large, hairy creature.<p>Meldrum gets frustrated when he walks into Barnes and Noble. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:01:51 +0000 Jessica Robinson 26561 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Professor Turns To Drones In Quest For Sasquatch