Sahelanthropus tchadensis
By: Billy B. Bob
Sahelanthropus tchadensis: Milford Wolpoff and Michel BrunetMilford Wolpoff and Michel Brunet were both published in Nature in regard to the evolutionary significance of Sahelanthropus tchadensis. Despite the species' small canines, reduced prognathism, and supraorbital torus, it remains clear to Wolpoff that Sahelanthropus was not bipedal...
Introduction to archaeological science
By: Billy B. Bob
Relative Dating at SterkfonteinThere are two types of dating in anthropology. The first is absolute dating, "which ties a fossil or artifact to an absolute time scale in years" (Conroy, 2005). It can also be referred to as chronometric dating. Absolute dating involves the analysis...
By: Dave Franklin
The Neanderthals are an important part of mankind's past. Being our closest pre-historic relatives. For 200,000 years they dominated they area geographically described as Eurasia, that is the continued landmass on which the continents of Europe and Asia sit. They managed to poke their...
By: Sally Morem
"The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity." -Richard DawkinsThese are bold words. In order for us to assess them for accuracy, we must unpack...
Is Indiana Jones Bad for Archaeology
By: G E Barr
WAS ROCKY BAD FOR BOXING?The Indiana Jones movies I recall starred Harrison Ford. He was good looking and swashbuckling in nature. Of course, real archaeologists are not like this. Mainly because the job doesn't really require all that fighting, running and dodging. There's no...
Views on the theories of evolution
By: Jonah Hexx
Go ahead and assume that you don't know s*&t about s%t. You may have never had an original thought in your pretty little head all your life. Maybe, you've just been regurgitating what you were taught all those tender innocent years in childhood. Perhaps...
The inductive approach to cultural anthropology
By: Billy B. Bob
Franz Boas: Historical Particularism and the Concept of RaceFranz Boas (1858-1942) relied upon historical particularism to guide his thinking in regard to culture. Herbert Spencer and Lewis Morgan, on the other hand, focused on unilineal evolutionism. The differences between these opposing viewpoints in anthropology are...
What is evolution?
By: Amanda Cook - 470195
Evolution=Theory. There are many theories including biblical and scientific. The one that is hardest to believe is evolution. There are those that believe that humans evolved from monkeys. According to Charles Darwin, who was an English naturalist. He had the idea that all species of...
Archaeology today
By: Brooke Wolfe
Archaeology of Anatolia December 9th, 2003 3: Megarons in Ancient Anatolia (Modern day Turkey) The megaron is an architectural form surprisingly found to last throughout most of the historical ages in Anatolia. The fist evidence of it is in Chalcolithic Beycesultan (5500-3000) and the most...
Cultural anthropology defined
By: Daniel J. Gansle
Cultural anthropology is an academic subfield of anthropology, a social science dedicated to the study of man. Literally translated, anthropology means the study of (-ology) humanity (anthropos).Many people are under the false notion that anthropologists simply study old bones and relate them to the...

 

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