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The difference between human primates and ape primates
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
Primates are a mammalian order placed as first of all mammalian orders by Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), the Swedish naturalist who laid down the system for classifying living organisms, because it is the order to which man belongs. In addition to man, other members of the...
What is political anthropology?
By: Peter Hann
Political anthropology is the study of the social and political aspects of a society and their connections. It is concerned among other issues with the question of power and its origin and role in a society. It also looks at the relationship between individuals within...
Biography: Jane Goodall
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
Jane Godall, a name known for her dedication to primates and conservation of wildlife. She chose a life far away from the city. She chose having a life not of material things. This choice made her an inspiration to a lot of people. What she...
Anthropology of religion explained
By: Christine G.
The anthropology of religion is the empirical study of religious institutions in relation to other social institutions, comparing religious beliefs and practices across culture. The point of view is one of cultural relativity, not evaluating one kind of religion as more correct or sophisticated than...
The inductive approach to cultural anthropology
By: Eva Pronovost
Cultural anthropologists are faced with a problem: how do they arrive at scientific conclusions that help us understand human societies, when the researchers themselves are influenced by their own cultural biases and preconceived notions concerning the society that they are studying?This question was one...
Anthropology of religion explained
By: Alicia Alligood
I have actually taken an anthropology course entitled "Magic, Religion and Science," which did a great job of introducing primary topics in the anthropology of religion.It is important to first understand that today's meaning of "religion" is a very recent term in human...
By: Nick Norton
According to recent research taken by demographers, Japan has always had problems with its population. In 91 B.C. researchers believe that Japan had a very high population and was worried about using up their resources. But, despite their attempts to decrease their population by...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
The Ecological Lessons of the Past:Case Study: Easter Island-Introduction:Studies of the relationship between ecology and society have long been part of the discipline of anthropology. This is true not only of contemporary ethnographies, but of archaeological studies of past societies as well. Many ecological anthropologists...
Do orgasms prevent humans from selecting their best possible mates?
By: The Dingo
Do Orgasms Prevent Humans From Selecting Their Best Possible Mates? The idea of whether a man or a woman deliberately seeks out a partner based on sexual prowess or the ability to deliver a resonating orgasm is not fictional. And the thought of sex has...
Biography: Margaret Meade
By: Elizabeth M Young
Born in 1901, Margaret Mead was the oldest of four children and the daughter of two educators. Her mother and paternal grandmother were the two greatest influences in her young life. (She did not like her maternal grandmother for some reason.) After a brief...

 

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