By: Jaimela King
Anthropologists are not always popular people. Sometimes their findings and theories are startling and controversial. Sometimes they reveal to us things that we may rather not have heard or known about. Some findings, of course, are better left unsaid, we may think. While some anthropological...
By: Douglas Black
The television has fast become a window into the subject of forensics, sensationalizing the science involved when investigating a recently discovered corpse. This macabre subject was once left only to the police and scientists to examine and uncover the secrets behind the cover of closed...
By: Jaimela King
A cyclist is taking a peaceful bike ride through the park when he spots something unusual in the bushy area. His curiosity gets the better of him and he turns around to get a better look. He dismounts and draws closer to the spot. He...
By: Mona Gallagher
Medical anthropology places its main focus on human aspects as opposed to sole biological medical practices. Treatment and cure of disease or illness is evident in various cultures where belief in a major component of wellness. We see this in western cultures when placebos in...
By: Nicole Williams
Evolutionary anthropology is the study of the evolution of man. This is an extremely broad subject since there are signs of primate life as far back as 55 million years ago. When I think of evolution, I still think of stand up comedian Jay London...
By: Laurie Childree
Bones have the ability to tell a story that is read through the science of FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY which is the study of skeletal remains. In the beginning it is used to decide if the bones in question are human. Gender, age, physical stature and racial...
By: Eva Pronovost
The dead speak. They don't speak loudly, but they'll whisper their past to the forensic anthropologists who come across their remains, and quietly reveal who they were and how they died. Anthropology is the study of humans and physical anthropology is a sub-field that specialises...
By: Jane Allyson
The study of Medical Anthropology is vast. It uses the disciplines of social, biological, and linguistic anthropology to examine the many different ways that people become sick and how they deal with issues of health and well being, the actual spread of disease and the...
By: Jane Allyson
Controversy within anthropology brings debate, which serves as a useful tool to encourage a re-examination of past findings and to introduce new ideas or views and to hone current theory.Controversy invites excitement. It breathes life into an often dry and academic subject and serves...
By: John Devera
Zecharia Sitchin's writing is hysterically funny. If you thought Thor Heyerdahl was loony, or that Von Daniken was a kook, then you just have to pick up Sitchin's book, Genesis Revealed. This guy is the epitome of crackpots.His theory is two parts science fiction...

 

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