Aquatic ape hypothesis: Did early human evolution include an aquatic phase?
By: Jon Clark
There are a few bits of evidence that point to there having been a phase in human evolution in which we were mainly or partly aquatic. First of all, you can take a look at aquatic mammals such as the seal and the walrus to...
What 'survival of the fittest' means
By: Paul Morley
How often have you heard the term "survival of the fittest" used as an explanation for the theory of evolution? In fact, the term fitness in this context has little to do with physical strength or endurance as one might imagine, and use of the...
Archaeological sites: Cishan
By: Gillian Taber
The term Cishan refers to a culture which flourished on the Yellow River in China, around 6000 - 5500 BC. The area had long been known as a cradle of early agriculture, Cishan lying close to the modern city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei...
The history of the Abu Hureyra site
By: Gillian Taber
Tell Abu Hureyra is the remains of a village, found on the south bank of the Euphrates River, in Syria. It was excavated by a British team in 1972 and 1973. The village was subsequently flooded under Lake Assad, a reservoir of the Tabqa Dam...
By: Beverley Francis
Oopart meaning out-of-place-artifact was coined by zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson and is used to describe historical archaeological or palaeontological objects that are found in very unusual or impossible locations. The term is mainly used by crypto-zoologists and paranormal enthusiasts and is rarely used by historians...
By: Avril Defleurey
Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of the physical remains. Computational archaeology - Is computer-based analytical or investigative (enquiring intensely into) methods for the study of long-term human behaviour and behavioural evolution. Analytical...
Archaeological sites: 'Ain Ghazal
By: Todd Hicks
Is archaeology one of the fields you possess a serious interest in? Do you get a thrill out of learning things about various archaeological sites? Have you heard about Ain Ghazal? By reading this article, you will ascertain some very interesting insight about Ain Ghazal...
By: Matt Van Cura
Paleopathology: The Study of Ancient Diseases Paleopathology is the study of disease in ancient remains. It attempts to understand the cause of ancient diseases, and how they spread. This is particularly useful to understanding the origins, spread, and prevalence of today's infectious diseases. Included in...
Cryptozoology
By: Guy Takamatsu
While cryptozoology may not be a hard science like chemistry, it might be classified as a sort of social science: a combination of history with a bit of detective mystery thrown in. When this writer took a philosophy class, he learned that one of the...
By: Guy Takamatsu
Music has more than one use. Yes, it can be used to entertain. But it can also be used to teach or give information. About 500 years ago, during the time of Martin Luther, people would go to the tavern to hear someone SING...

 

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