By: Lucie Shores
"Why are we so different", or perhaps we should ask "Why are we at all the same?"From lowly amoeba to big-brained human, the case for the rainbow of diversity within the human species is not easily made by anthropology or archeology alone. It took...
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...
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: Carlyle O'Toole
Asking for the difference between archaeology and anthropology is a very common mistake people tend to make. The fact of the matter is, archaeology is one of the four main branches of anthropology: physical/biological, socio-cultural, linguistic, and archaeological. Asking the difference between archaeology and anthropology...
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...
Anthropology of religion explained
By: Bosco Bae
Prior to delving into the complexities of the anthropology of religion, the terms anthropology and religion need to be defined. Anthropology can be loosely defined as the study of humankind in all its respects i.e. the origins, development, sociocultural, biological, and everything in between...
How real is race? Using anthropology to make sense of human diversity
By: Christine G.
"None of the observable traits that people associate with race are simple genetic traits. Complex traits are influenced by several genes as well as environment." (Jeffrey C. Long, Geneticist)What is race, really? Try this quiz, offered by the American Anthropological Association:http://www.understandingrace.org/humvar/quiz.htmlThe...
By: John Sarkis
Darwin used his now famous/infamous quote: "Natural Selection" in a the 19th century to imply the opposite of what men and cattle ranchers did in his time; people would chose male/female animals in the best physical stamina and then mate them with each other. In...
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...

 

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