Why is mythology important when studying history and archaeology?
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Many of the ceremonial, routine, and even martial activities of a people are influenced by their beliefs and stories. These stories, once we learn them, may tell us why they buried their dead, reveal the significance of the Moon in their religious observances, and lend...
A brief cultural history of American English
By: Jude Coyle
It is interesting to note that two thirds of the people whose native language is English reside in the United States. Also of interest is that the U.S. does not have a 'national' language, and yet English is the most commonly used language. It's...
By: G E Barr
The Significance Of Archaeology Archaeology is the empirical evidence of history and it's weightiness anchors ideas in science, math, art, music and literature. While we were reading history by biblical times, archaeology is a fairly young science and it often gives us a more profound...
Kenneth Good and the Yanomami
By: Nancy Fuentes
For decades the Yanonami, a group native to the rainforests between Brazil and Venezuela, have welcomed anthropologists onto their lands and, in return, have received broken promises from researchers. Around forty years ago, American researchers acquired consent from the Yanonami to collect blood samples...
By: G E Barr
Evolution In Common Terms Evolution is the survival and betterment of an organism, individually and/or collectively either by intellect or genetics, and both are adaptations brought about by events of fight or flight. Intellectual evolution has been occuring at a great pace, despite the oppressive...
Yanomami and the blood of their ancestors
By: Ashley Podplesky
The following is a paper I wrote for my anthropology class about the struggles the Yanomami are facing to regain the blood of their ancestors. This is just an introduction, and I strongly recommend finding out more about this dire situation. We want the blood...
By: G E Barr
Ecological Medical Anthropology In basic terms, Ecological Medical Anthropology is a branch of anthropology which focuses on health and preventive wisdom, having studied the "organism", or person's relationship within their environment. In terms of a medical anthropology, it only makes sense to consider the person's...
Yanomami and the blood of their ancestors
By: Sylvia Smith
Throughout time it's been a difficult challenge to make a change in our world today. We have learned that through spreading the word and getting support from our fellow citizens can help determined if that change can be made. Many of times while walking around...
Yanomami and the blood of their ancestors
By: Hina Patel - 551634
The Yanomami live thousands of miles away from us and are a part of a completely different cultural society. They don't live in a society like ours in which there has been such a rapid development in technology and constant diversification. I believe it...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are truly no "high" or "low" art forms anymore. Historically, those who controlled through power, religion, or money could dictate who was to be considered as the best of the art world. Now, there is simply art, which symbolically communicates the ideas, beliefs, values...

 

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