By: Michael Cibenko
On November 25, 1970, the famous and eccentric Japanese poet and playwright, Yukio Mishima, directed and starred in what was arguably his most dramatic role that of his own death. After seizing control of a defense force compound and taking a high-ranking military official hostage...
Introduction to aerial archaeology
By: Matt Gadfield
Technologies such as Google Earth and its rivals have proved a boon to archaeologists of all types. Many people will argue that sitting at home viewing satellite images is no substitute for going out into the field with notebook and camera, and they'd be right...
Introduction to prehistoric art
By: Jean Ferrante Burke
In the history of art, the oldest documented subject matter is the natural surroundings of man. The first evidence of man making art was in the Upper Paleolithic era. This era spanned may thousand years, from about 30,000 BC to 9,000 BC. Within...
Is Cryptozoology a Science
By: R.A. Scott
Cryptozoology is the study of unknown animals. Animals that have been presumed to exist but haven't been seen in ages. Many have begun to think that the animal is extinct or has never existed in the first place. Locals may claim to have seen the...
The Auca indians
By: William Cobbs
About fifty years ago, I was recuperating from an insignifcant illness, and very restless in my Chicago apartment bed. Reading the Wall-Street Journal, I came upon a small ad: HUGE LANDSITES FOR SALE IN BRAZIL. I phoned the given number, and found that the Brazilian...
Thor Heyerdahl: His amazing voyages
By: Jennifer Bunn
Thor Heyerdahl: Modern-Day ColumbusBorn in 1914 in Lanvik, Norway, Thor Heyerdahl exhibited a precocious interest in nature and animal life. As a child, he created a small museum in his home. Educated at the University of Oslo, he majored in zoology and geography. Heyerdahl mounted...
Kenneth Good and the Yanomami
By: William Dusenberry
Abuses of Anthropological Research Methodology resulting from Kenneth Good's Yanomami "study"Since the time that Ken Good began teaching at New Jersey City University (NJCU) in 1992, I have continuously objected to his having been hired - because it was clear that the sole reason for...
Is Indiana Jones bad for archaeology?
By: Linda Burleson
A question appeared in cyberspace asking whether or not fantasy is unhealthy for children. This controversy is more than a little similar. Indiana Jones was a professor who became obsessed with a particular relic - at least that is how it all began. It is...
By: Sharon Falsetto
Archaeological Lessons: Gardens and perfumery making in ancient PompeiiAncient Pompeii was a bustling and metropolitan city of its time until it was devastated and buried completely on a fateful night in August 79 A.D. by the eruption of Vesuvius. Many believed that it was...
Archaeological finds that changed our views of history
By: Kris Kennedy
The Unlimited Hydroplane Races several years brought an archaeological discovery that has changed history. The archaeological discoveries, Kennewick Man, expanded the discussion of Native Americans History. The discovery added to the question of whether Europeans came to the new world several thousands of years earlier...

 

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