Issue 2.1, February 1987

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Journal Excerpt

While no single unified vision emerges from these studies -nor should it be expected to-they seek to demonstrate the value of looking beyond the ideological and other barriers that separate biological and cultural studies, and of finding a perspective from which material from both sides of the divide can somehow be understood in commensurate terms as the basis for further debate and research. Such a synthetic vision of anthroplogy takes seriously both the evolutionary history that all humans share and the social and cultural contexts that separate them.