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The Wenner-Gren Foundation has three major goals: to support significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity's biological and cultural origins, development, and variation; to foster the international community of research scholars in anthropology; and to provide leadership at the forefronts of the discipline.

wWenner-Gren Symposium #150 was held this past October 17-23 in Sintra, Portugal. We invited scholars from every corner of the discipline to collaborate on developing ideas for integrating anthropology that run deeper than many current "biocultural approaches," and realize these ideas via concrete case studies and innovative methodologies. Like all of our symposia, the work presented here will be featured in a future special open-access issue of Current Anthropology!

sMatthew Walls is SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Arctic Archaeology at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Archaeology, and a recipient of the Engaged Anthropology Grant. In 2011, while a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, he received a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to aid research on “Frozen Landscapes, Fluid Technologies: Inuit Kayak Hunting and the Perception of the Environment in Greenland,” supervised by Dr. Max Friesen. This year, he used the EAG to return to his fieldsite and work collaboratively with his host community to produce an ethnoarchaeological film about traditional kayaking in Greenland.

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