Zachary H Garfield

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Published on Nov 05, 2017

Chabu elder shares stories - Video

Here is a video of Attenai Dante sharing some stories. Attenai is at least 90 years old and is a local legend among the Chabu.

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Published on Jun 04, 2016

Photos from last summer, 'forager-horticulturalists'

The title of this project describes the Chabu as hunter-gatherers. They have been recently described as such by others and historically have been hunter-gatherers. Since the late 1990s they have ma...

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Published on Jun 04, 2016

Returning to the field

On Monday I return to Ethiopia to continue my research on leadership among the Chabu. Last summer conflict in and around the town of Yeri prevented my team and I from reaching the Chabu village whe...

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Published on Sep 07, 2015

A brief ethnographic introduction to the Chabu - Presentation video

Hello everyone, Recently we gave a brief presentation to our bioanthropology lab group on the Chabu and our time with them this summer. This was just a quick sort of introduction and discussion to ...

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Published on Aug 02, 2015

Made it to the Chabu!

After much waiting we were able to make it to the Chabu! We confirmed though multiple sources that it was safe in G4, the Chabu village where we work, and along the way. ...

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Published on Jun 14, 2015

Playing the waiting game and being adaptive.

In evolutionary theory we talk about adaptations and adaptive behavior. Adaptations are designed features of an organism's body or behavior shaped by natural selection to perform a function that in...

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Published on Jun 04, 2015

Hawassa days

We've accomplished all that needed to be done here in Hawassa. Now we are waiting for our main research guide to finish his PhD defense tomorrow. We will go back to Addis to meet him and then all t...

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Published on May 28, 2015

Moving along

This campaign has ended and I just wanted to again express my sincerest gratitude to all who contributed.After spending some time in Addis we are now headed to Hawassa tomorrow. Originally we plann...

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Published on May 23, 2015

Arrival

We have arrived to Addis Ababa! The direct flight from Washington DC to Addis was definitely the longest I've ever taken. So far Addis is nice, for the most part. But it's clear we're in a developi...

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Thank you so much for your support Donna! Don't worry, they wouldn't let us go if it wasn't safe. Our advisors are very comfortable with where we will be. And of course, safety first! Love you too.
May 11, 2015
Prestige, dominance, and leadership among the Chabu hunter-gatherers of Ethiopia
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Thank you so much Isaac!!! We will keep you in the loop on what's going on in the area. Ethiopia has a VERY long history of being predominately Christian (currently about 62.8% of Ethiopians are Christian). I agree that it's important for the Chabu to accomplish *their* goals. Have a great summer! We miss you all the time.
May 11, 2015
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Thank you Donna! Don't worry, they wouldn't let us go if it wasn't safe. Our advisors are very comfortable with where we will be. And of course, safety first! Love you too.
May 11, 2015
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Thank you Amanda! Yes, let's grow the network of anthropologists here on experiment. I appreciate your support!!!
May 08, 2015
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Hey Aunt Debbie! Thank you so much. We will miss you all this summer. Love you too. Hope to see you again soon!
May 04, 2015
Prestige, dominance, and leadership among the Chabu hunter-gatherers of Ethiopia
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Thank you Oscar! Yes, I agree, the world needs more anthropology. I appreciate your support!!!
May 04, 2015
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Hi Chris. Thank you so much! I know, upstate NY is so beautiful in the summer. It's too bad we'll miss you all. Asking about their creation myth is a great idea. I'm sure it's something they will be happy to talk about, thanks for the recommendation. We will return the third week of August. Just in time for classes next fall. Thanks again!!! Zach
May 04, 2015
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Thanks man!!! Hope you guys are doing well in CO. I'll keep you posted. Have a great summer. We'll have to make it to the Rockys sooner than later.
May 03, 2015
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Thank you so much Marilynn! It's too bad we'll miss out on this epic reunion in Honeoye this summer. Yes, I will keep you all in the loop and I'm sure you'll see photos along the way. Hopefully we can meet next summer..??? THANK YOU!
May 03, 2015
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Thanks for getting us started Mom! We'll be in touch in the coming weeks. More details (lab notes) to come soon.
May 03, 2015
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Thanks so much! Will do! You'll be with us every step of the way. Yes, we'll get the details on their arts for sure.
May 03, 2015
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Dear Ron, Thanks for your support!!! This will be an adventure. Stay tuned!!! Zach
May 03, 2015
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