By: Jonte Rhodes
Neanderthal man was a species of hominid which lived in Europe and parts of Asia, and likely competed with the modern humans for both resources and territory. They eventually became extinct between 30000 and 50000 years ago, probably due to a combination of factors. However...
Introduction to archaeoastronomy
By: B. Stone
Archaeoastronomy is the study of the history of human interaction with the cosmos. It is a broad, and relatively new science that takes on attributes of archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, statistics, and history. Archaeoastronomers try to figure out how ancient civilizations interacted with the heavens, how...
Is Indiana Jones Bad for Archaeology
By: Beverly Bart
Is Indiana Jones bad for archaeology? Many years ago, as a high school student picking a career, I had chosen archeology. Sad to say I found support lacking in this choice. Neither with my family nor within my academic environment did I find support. Even...
By: Mayflor Markusic
Wouldn't it be nice to be the one to find that lost tribe in the Envira region of the Amazon forest? Wouldn't it be exciting if you were the one who will open a 3,000-year old sarcophagus inside an Egyptian tomb? And wouldn't it...
What a Caesar cipher really is
By: Frances Stanford
A Caesar cipher is the earliest known tool for creating codes to encrypt messages. It is known by several other names, which include Caesar's shift, Caesar's code and the shift cipher. This code-breaker is a substitution cipher in which one letter of the alphabet is...
Human evolution: A timeline
By: Jeff Charlebois - 428163
In 1859, Charles Darwin published a controversial paper on evolution called The Origin of Species. By evolution, Darwin meant that all plants and animals are by their very nature, mutable, able to undergo small changes in their makeup; and that all existing plants and animals...
General abilities of Homo erectus
By: Linda Falk
Homo erectus is believed to have developed from the species Homo ergaster approximately 1,8 million years ago. H. erectus has been pointed out as the first hominid to leave the African continent and start the spread around the world. In many ways the Homo...
What 'survival of the fittest' means
By: Sally Morem
"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment." -Charles DarwinSurvival is a definition of fitness. "Survival of the fittest" is therefore a tautology. -Sentiment often expressed by...
Creation and inhibition of community formation
By: RNH Nello
Communities are not a singular entity. They come in all shapes and sizes and are made up of all different types of people.To a large degree community viability is determined by the communication which occurs between its members and how they perceive their personal...
Defining and explaining bipedalism
By: Billy B. Bob
Bipedalism in Humans and ChimpanzeesHumans exhibit habitual bipedalism. Chimps, on the other hand, exhibit facultative bipedalism. This simply means that a chimp can walk bipedaly for short distances, if needed. Humans are obligate bipeds. Due to our upright form of locomotion, this creates anatomical differences...

 

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