By: Trixze Smith
The Great Pyramid covered an area equivalent to seven city blocks. At 482 feet tall, it was the highest structure until the 19th century. It consists of over 2 million blocks, each weighing about 3 tons. The entire site was completed within the 23-year reign...
By: Norman A. Rubin
Ask almost anyone who has ever volunteered on an archaeological site and they'll tell you it was the experience of a lifetime. Whether you're interested in prehistoric sites, ancient Amerindian remains, early American historical sites, relics of ancient man, there is something in this interesting...
By: Lauren Bove
We Are All African Under The Skin.Racism is scientifically incorrect. We are all related. Some may be shocked by this statement. Consider this: We had to come from somewhere. Why not the Kalahari Desert and the Khoi San Bushman? They are the oldest and...
By: Daniel J. Gansle
In May 1994, I graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology. But because of a sharp turn in my career path, I didn't pursue a Ph.D. in the field. I did, however, receive a firm foundation in anthropological studies.Deemed "social...
Is Indiana Jones Bad for Archaeology
By: Stephanie Joynes
I remember sitting in the theater and watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and was completely freaked out when the bad guys tried to take Indy's heart. I was also 5 years old, and it left an impression on me that followed me...
By: Stephanie Joynes
After working in the museum field for over ten years, I've given a lot of advice to people asking about Anthropology programs. Some were mid-career professionals looking for a change and some were still in college working as interns. I always give the same advice...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
Anthropological Theory 101The discipline of anthropology, at it's broadest, encompasses the holistic study of human beings not only cross-culturally, but throughout human history and prehistory. It's holistic emphasis also implies that anthropology studies all aspects of human culture, from artifacts and technology, to patterns of...
By: Jarred James Breaux
Franz Boas and Margaret Mead are the parents of American Anthropology. Dedicating their entire lives to the study of other cultures, the two developed methods of study, lived in harsh conditions, and faced heavy criticism in their lifetimes.Franz Boas is considered to be "the...
By: Shayla McKee
Pastoralism: The Most Sustainable Food Getting System Of the four food getting systems, pastoralism is the most substantial because there are less restrictions and more resources to gain from this system. The following explains what pastoralism is and why it is the most stable, sustainable...
By: Jarred James Breaux
William Halse Rivers Rivers started out as a doctor who studied the nervous system and psychology. As a professor for St. John's college at Cambridge University, he became interested in the study of people and how they related to one another. His main focus became...

 

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