Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Parker Academy Excavations Continue -- News Update

Under the direction of Dr. Sharyn Jones and with assistance from Dr. Brian Hackett and Dr. Peggy Brunache, NKU students are working at the Parker Academy site in New Richmond Ohio in May.  We have a new Instagram and Parker Academy website.

Check these out to follow our work and progress:

News Update:

Dr. Peggy Brunache has received a prestigious Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to direct future excavations and public outreach and engagement at the Parker Academy site. Peggy will also be digging into the archives and collaborating with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.  She will collaborate with Dr.'s Jones, Landon, and Hackett as well as faculty and staff at the Freedom Center in Cincinnati. This is the first support that NKU has received in association with the Ford Foundation.  Peggy is a food historian and historical archaeologist who has worked all over the world on archaeological sites associated with slavery and historical archaeology. She is also a regular contributor to BBC and has been a guest on the Food Network. Congratulations Peggy!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Press about The Domesticated Penis by Cormier and Jones
The Telegraph recently published an essay by Lori Cormier entitled: "Men - your penis only looks like it does because of women're welcome," where she discusses our book (The Domesticated Penis: How Womanhood Has Shaped Manhood) and female choice that directed human evolution.


Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Dr. Sharyn Jones’ New Book Released: 

“The Domesticated Penis: How Womanhood Shaped Manhood”

"The Domesticated Penis is a study of the anatomical
distinctiveness of the genitals of the human male and diverse cultural
attitudes toward them and their symbolism. This is scholarship at its
liveliest: a colorful, knowledgeable romp through history and across
cultures and species, to explore how the penis we know and (mostly) love
 today developed its characteristic shape, size, physiology, and
behavior. The core argument is evolutionary: ancient women knew what
they wanted, and what they wanted was smooth, substantial, long-lasting
penetration. Male anatomy evolved to match female desire."


  -Beth A. Conklin, author of Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in
an Amazonian Society

Sharyn Jones' Research:

Dr. Sharyn Jones: