Thomas N. Headland
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Papers Read at Conferences and Symposia

2014 "Current Views On Human Origins: What the anthropologists are saying." Plenary invited address presented at the annual conference of the Christian Scientific Society, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, May 9–10. [PowerPoint]

2012. "A History of Python Predation in the Philippines" Powerpoint presentation at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 14-18.

2012. "The Legacy of Eugene Nida: How His Anthropological Insights became His Most Important Contribution." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago, November 17-20.

2012. "Is Fear of Snakes Ancient Baggage?" Paper presented at the Dallas-Ft. Worth Herpetological Society and the University of Texas at Arlington. April 21.

2012. "Python Predation On Humans: Does It Speak to Hypotheses of Ophidiophobia?" Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Anthropological Sciences, Las Vegas, February 22-25.

2009. "A History of One Anthropologist's Demographic Fieldwork in a Hunter-Gatherer Society: Applying Demography towards the End/s of Anthropology." Paper presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadel-phia, PA, December 2–6.

2008. "An Exile in Babylon." Keynote address given at the opening plenary session of the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation and the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, August 1–4.

2007. "Inequality, Injustice and Population Instability in a Philippine Negrito Post-Foraging Society: How Demographic Data Can Tell the Story In Cyberspace." Poster session presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC, Nov. 28-Dec 2.

2007. "Pythons and People as Predators and Prey." Paper presented at the Third Annual Meeting of the Society for Anthropological Sciences, San Antonio, Texas, February 21-24.

2006. "Do Agta Women Really Hunt?" Paper presented at the 18th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, University of the Philippines, Manila, March 20-26

2005. "Anthropology's Love/Hate Relationship with Kenneth L. Pike." Paper presented at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 30–December 4.

2004. "Kenneth Pike in the Development of Linguistic Anthropology." Paper presented at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, December 15–19.

2004. "Hunter-Gatherer Peoples: Their Rain Forest is Gone: What Now?" Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Philippine Studies, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands, June 16–19.

2002. "Thirty Endangered Languages in the Philippines." Paper presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 20–24, 2002. Online at URL http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/linguistics/wp/2003.htm.

2002. “Endangered Hunter-Gatherer Languages in the Philippines.” Paper presented at the 9th Int’l Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 9-13. Online at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/chags9/1headland.htm.

2001. "Endangered Languages, Endangered Cultures: Why Should We Care?" Keynote address presented at the Eighth Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, February 22-23.

2000. "When Did the Measles Epidemic Begin Among the Yanomami?" Paper presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, December 15-19. (Published in Anthropology News (Jan 2001) and online at http://www.sil.org/~headlandt/measles.htm.

2000. "A Christian Anthropologist Looks at Postmodernist Anthropology." Paper presented at the conference Christian Perspectives on Anthropological Theory, Biola University, April 6-8.

1998. "The Outmarriages of Agta Women in the Philippines." Paper presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2-6.

1998. "Hypergyny and the Future of a Philippine Negrito Post-Foraging Society." Paper presented at the 8th Int'l Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, Osaka, Japan, October 26-30.

1998. "Managing the Natural Resources of the Philippine Rainforest." Plenary address presented at the conference Co-Managing the Environment, Isabela -State University, Philippines, September 21-24.

1998. "The Environmental Crisis and the Future of Hunter-Gatherers in the 21st Century." Paper presented at the 14th International Congress of Anthropological Sciences, Williamsburg, Virginia, July 26-August 1.

1997. "Why Is a Cultural Materialist Teaching Cultural Idealism?" Paper presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 19-23.

1995. "Cultural Relativism and Human Rights: A Discussant's Comment" Paper presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 15-19.

1994. "Missionaries and Social Justice: Are They Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?" Paper presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2.

1994. "Ecological Revisionism: Recent Attacks Against 'Myths' in Anthropology, and the Role of Historical Ecology In Searching Out the Truth." Paper presented at the Conference on Historical Ecology, Tulane University, New Orleans, June 9-11.

1993. "A Precarious People: An Update Report on a Hunter-Gatherer Population Threatened with Extinction." Paper presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC, November 17-21 (Co-author: John Early).

1993. "Westernization, Deculturation, or Extinction Among Agta Negritos?" Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, Moscow, Russia, August 17-23 (Co-author: Janet Headland).

1993. "The Population Dynamics of the Casiguran Agta, 1940-1990." Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, Moscow, Russia, August 17-23 (Co-authored with John D. Early).

1991. "Three Decades Among the Agta: Trials and Advantages of Long-Term Fieldwork With Philippine Hunter-Gatherers." Paper presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 20-24 (Co-author: Janet Headland).

1991. "Hunter-Gatherer Revisionism and New Guinea Foragers: A Discussant's Comment" Paper presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 20-24.

1991. "How Negrito Foragers Live in a Philippine Rainforest: What They Eat and What They Don't Eat." Paper presented at the International Symposium, 'Food and Nutrition in the Tropical Forest: Biocultural Interactions and Applications to Development' (Sponsored by UNESCO). Paris, France, September 10-13.

1990. "Time Allocation, Demography and Original Affluence in a Philippine Negrito Hunter-Gatherer Society." Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, May 28-June 1.

1989. "Introduction to the Symposium Entitled 'The Tasaday Controversy: An Assessment of the Evidence'." Paper presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 15-19.

1989. "What Did the Tasaday Eat?" Paper presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 15-19.

1989. "The Kalahari Revisionists' Debate: A Discussant's Comment." Paper presented at session 3-016, The Kalahari Forager-Pastoralist Debate, at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., November 15-19.

1988. "Introduction to a Dialogue Between Kenneth Pike and Marvin Harris on Emics and Etics." Paper presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Phoenix, Arizona, November 16-20.

1988. "Introduction" to the Symposium Deculturation and Survival Among Southeast Asian Negritos: What Can Be Done? Paper presented at the 12th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, July 24-31.

1988. "Why Foragers Do Not Become Farmers: The Competitive Exclusion Principle and the Persistence of the Professional Primitive." Paper presented at the 12th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, July 24-31.

1988. "Holocene Foragers and Interethnic Trade: A Critique of the Myth of Isolated Independent Hunter-Gatherers." Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Visiting Scholar's Conference, Southern Illinois University, April 15-16.

1987. "Report of a Case Study of Population Decline in a Philippine Negrito Hunter-Gatherer Society." Paper presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Amer. Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 18-22.

1987. "Ecosystemic Change in a Philippine Tropical Rain Forest and Its Effect on a Negrito Foraging Society." Paper presented at the Conference In World Environmental History, Duke University, April 30 - May 2.

1981. "Relating to People with a Radically Different World View." Paper read at the 1981 Biennial Conference of the Wycliffe Bible Translators, Dallas, May 25.

1981. "Imposed Values and Aid Rejection Among Philippine Negritos." Paper read at the Second International Philippine Studies Conference, Honolulu, June 28.

1974. "Anthropology and Translation." Paper read at the conference of the Southwestern Anthropological Association, Santa Monica, California, April 12.

1965. "The Vowels of Casiguran Dumagat." Paper read at the H. Otley Beyer Symposium, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, July 14. (Co-author: Elmer Wolfenden). (Reported in Fellow Newsletter: Amer. Anthrop. Association (Feb 1966, p.7).)