By: Christine G.
When you find a skeleton in the closet,when your dog digs up bones in your back yard, and they look human,when a bulldozer unearths a skeleton, and you don't know if it's from a homicide or an ancient aboriginal burial ground,who are...
An introduction to evolutionary anthropology
By: Christine G.
How do anthropologists deduce human behavior from fossil remains? What is the connection between mitochondrial DNA and Eve? What can we learn about ourselves by studying other primates? What is our place on the "Tree of Life"? Can evolutionary biology explain complex modern human behavior...
By: Jaimela King
Anthropology, in layman terms, is the study of humanity and the many forces that have come come to bear on our existence over time. It is a multifaceted discipline with varying branches of anthropology; Medical Anthropology being one. Humans are complex beings and cannot be...
By: Christine G.
Most citizens of developed countries are used to a naturalistic, empirical approach tomedicine. The doctor asks questions, performs exams and lab tests, matches the symptoms to the correct diagnosis, and prescribes treatment. Medical procedures are performed in clinical settings in which the patient is separated...
Controversial topics in anthropology in 2008
By: Christine G.
All academic disciplines have their controversies. Often, they act as stimuli to additional exploration and research. Anthropology, which studies humankind in all its diverse manifestations over many millennia, has its share of partially-answered questions and unsolved mysteries.One of these is the perennial question: What...
By: Robert Williscroft
"Currently, it is widely accepted that only one hominin genus, Homo, was present in Pleistocene Asia, represented by two species, Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. Both species are characterized by greater brain size, increased body height and smaller teeth relative to Pliocene Australopithecus in Africa...
By: Nathan Wada
On January 1, 2008, confronted with overwhelming empirical evidence contrary to its own rhetoric, Pakistan's Interior Ministry retracted previous claims that former prime minister Benazir Bhutto died because her head struck a sunroof latch during a shooting and bombing attack on December 27, 2007.After...
By: Nathan Wada
At its heart, evolutionary anthropology concerns itself with social behavior, specifically that concerning how behavior relates to the biological and cultural evolution of hominids (the great apes') and non-hominid primates. Hominids include all the great apes, while hominins are restricted to humans and chimpanzees, and...
By: Douglas Black
As time swiftly moves forward there is one constant that always remains unchanged, evolution. In order to study this continuing growth we have to examine social behavior and how this climate affects the evolution in hominins (humans and chimpanzees) or primates. This will help us...
By: Nathan Wada
Make no bones about it, forensic anthropology requires and tests both mettle and marrow.Forensic anthropology involves detailed knowledge of human physiology and archaeology and most practicing forensic anthropologists possess doctoral degrees in such disciplines as human anatomy, archaeology, and biological anthropology.As its name...

 

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