The archaeological evidence of the existence of Atlantis
By: Enzo Sardellaro
Atlantis, Plato, and "The pillars of Hercules" Every now and then, Atlantis reappears from the depths of Atlantic Ocean in which Plato tells us had submerged. Some scholars and amateurs of archaeology exercised the research, often imaginative, on Atlantis. To be specific, let's set...
By: Jillian Jacobs
Cultural anthropology, also known as socio-cultural anthropology, and archaeology are quite closely related to each other. They both belong to the larger academic field of anthropology, the study of all human experience. This field is also occupied by linguistic anthropologists and biological or physical anthropologists...
Who was the Amesbury Archer?
By: Will Burgers
The "Amesbury Archer" is the name given to a Bronze Age man who was discovered in a high-profile grave in Amesbury, near Stonehenge. The man's body dates from around 2300 BC, so Stonehenge would have been partially constructed during his lifetime, and he was dubbed...
The difference between cultural anthropology and physical anthropology
By: Pat Jacobs
Cultural and physical anthropology are two main divisions of at least 11 branches of anthropology (the scientific study of humanity and of human culture; an outgrowth of biology and social science). Physical anthropology is also called biological anthropology or bio-anthropology; it's the study of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Most of us have experience with Ooparts as a part of our fair going and roadside attraction experience. That gosh awful looking creature that appears to be a hybrid of something gross and something frightening has us talking for hours as we debate whether it...
By: Mike Canning
The Levant is a term that refers to a large area in Southwest Asia, south of the Taurus Mountains, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea in the west, the Arabian Desert in the south, and the Zagros Mountains in the east. The term is also sometimes...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Medical anthropology is a sorely needed field of study, given that so much of a human being's biology is affected by and is a part of social, cultural, and environmental factors. To summarize the field, medical anthropology examines the ways in which health is a...
Introduction to aerial archaeology
By: Marie Antonia Parsons
Aerial archaeology basically finds locations that may be suitable for further investigation by getting higher than ground-level. Balloons and kites were the first means used in the 19th century, although any method that attains a better than ground-level view might work. Leonard Wooley located tombs...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The overall purpose of archeology is to find, preserve, examine and to improve understandings about humankind's past, based on what humankind has left behind. In understanding the past, there are several benefits that result: our never ending desire to know more, our fascination with anything...
Kenneth Good and the Yanomami
By: Jessica C
The ongoing struggle faced by the Yanomami population to regain ownership to blood samples of their deceased relatives, has led them to become the focus of an ethical controversy within the world of anthropology. Representatives from parties involved including both the National Cancer Institute and...

 

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