Portal talk:Anthropology

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New Portal Page[edit]

I am currently working on getting this done. I could use all the help that is offered. I really want to this this portal developed, so please get other members to help as well as yourselves.GraMicE (talk) 12:11, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Good job starting this. I added an edited version of the lead from the main anthro article. I was also wondering whether we might change the color scheme at some point. While I can see how to change the orange/sienna background and the border, I haven't been able to figure out how to change the blue title blocks in the floating boxes. The color combination makes it difficult to read the title text, at least on my screen. --Newsroom hierarchies (talk) 17:33, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I noticed the color problems too. I was working on getting the information done first before making major graphic edits. Thanks for the Intro contribution. I also don't know how to edit those pesky blue headers. I'll try and find out.GraMicE (talk) 20:54, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

After much wandering around, I found that you have to edit the color parameters of the boxes here: Portal:Anthropology/box-header. I went ahead and changed the box title text to black so I could read it but left the rest alone. The other elements, such as the border and overall background can be edited at Portal:Anthropology page. --Newsroom hierarchies (talk) 21:17, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

I must've skipped that part because now I remember seeing that box header coding. Alright I'll get to work.GraMicETalk 23:06, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

suggested "did you knows..."[edit]

I've no idea whether this is the appropriate talk space to nominate "did you knows...", but here's a potential list anyway:

Did you know...

  • that anthropologist Hortense Powdermaker conducted and wrote (1950) the first (and I believe only--though this needs to be verified) ethnography of Hollywood?
  • that in Argentina, a group of forensic anthropologists developed techniques to document human rights violations by exhuming and identifying some of the remains of the tens of thousands of people who were "disappeared" during the country's Dirty War (1976-1983)?
  • that Australian filmmaker and anthropologist Fiona Graham recently became the first non-Japanese geisha in 400 years? [1]
  • that the Mass-Observation study, co-founded by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, enlisted hundreds of untrained volunteers to anonymously record people's conversation and behavior at work, on the street and at various public occasions?
  • recent genetic anthropology research [2] indicates that Polynesians and Melanesians have largely distinct ancestry? [3]

--Newsroom hierarchies (talk) 17:31, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

I think I'll be bold and just add the first four of these. The fifth might be good for the "In the news" section. --Newsroom hierarchies (talk) 18:49, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

There's a special place for nominations but seeing as we don't have a place yet it's alright.GraMicETalk 21:34, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Articles/pictures[edit]

Im going to check out some Featured Articles and pictures to have as selected.GraMicETalk 21:34, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Page Color[edit]

Im thinking of Dark Blue/Purple. Or a better Orange combination. Any suggestions?GraMicETalk 23:48, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't have really strong feelings on any particular color, though most of the well designed portals, in my opinion, stick with lighter colors in the background for readability. Orange could be good if done well (it's certainly a bold choice and visually distinct). I found it useful to take a look at some of the other portals and Wikipedia policies/guidelines on the use of color. --Newsroom hierarchies (talk) 00:03, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

I believe orange is a good choice for color! I am not sure at the moment of the psychological disposition of that color in western society off hand, but it does look nice, and it is a good way for it to imprint in the memory! Chrismmiles (talk) 13:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Medical anthropology help[edit]

Hi, if someone with some expertise on Medical anthropology could look at the article, maybe I'm way out of line, but it seems to read as if it has some bias, and maybe someone could re-write the tone of the article and verify and cite some of the facts. Rhetth (talk) 21:54, 8 August 2008 (UTC)