By: Alexander Lourenco
Fieldwork is a term that refers to the "anthropologist's personal, long-term experience with a specific group of people and their way of life" (Lavenda-Schulz 5). It is anthropologists' method of choice because it is such an effective way of gathering information about a culture; by...
Castra archaeological site, Haifa, Israel
By: Norman A. Rubin
Excavations carried out at Khirbet (ruins in Arabic) Castra, the site of the ancient Byzantine city of Castra, revealed a large trove of exquisite Roman and Byzantine glassware. The site known as Khirbet Castra lies to the south of Haifa in Israel, at the base...
By: Pam Uher
Tolkien's "hobbits" ('homo floresienes'' - in the scientific community) were a real species. Two new studies support the view that a very small (3 foot or so tall) species of humans exisited eons ago. Anthropologists and paleontologist researchers have been having a rabid debate over...
By: Kenneth Pfoser
Forensic DNA analysis has proved to be a very powerful investigative tool used by law enforcement to solve crimes. However, compared to other forensic disciplines such as Latent Fingerprint analysis and Controlled Substances analysis, Forensic DNA analysis is a newcomer to the Forensic Sciences. Reaching...
By: Christine G.
The Neolithic (New Stone Age) period emerged from the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) and Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age). This is not so much a chronological period as it is a stage of human technological and cultural development characterized by a transition from a nomadic hunting...
By: Steve Lussing
Useful Mating Habits over TimeAccording to a report published in the March 19, 2008 edition of New Scientist online statistics show that monogamous males have the most children if they marry women younger than themselves. Optimal age differences were found to be about five years...
By: Nathan Wada
Wanted: Anthropologists and other social scientists.Location: U.S. Combat ZonesSalary: Up to $400,000 annuallyPlease Contact: The Central Intelligence AgencyWhile not traditionally considered lucrative or "prestige" work, the knowledge, talents, and services of anthropologists have recently been assigned unprecedented fiscal value by the CIA...
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...
By: Douglas Black
To fully understand the Neolithic period as though you were peering from behind the disciplined eyes of a trained anthropologist, you would first have to be well versed in the specific stages of cultural evolution, and the technological development that occurred in the days far...
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...

 

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