What is cultivation theory in reference to the media?
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
Cultivation Theory is one of the most interesting social theories to have explored the impact of media on society. Attributed to Professors George Gerbner and Larry Gross of the University of Pennsylvania, the cultivation theory historically examines the role of television in American society. It...
By: G E Barr
The Anthropologist Margaret Meade, like her mother, Emily Fogg Meade, enjoyed watching people. Studying them, their way of life and their culture. Emily Fogg Meade was a sociologist who "studied" Italian immigrants. So, Margaret grew up with a rather scientific perspective on human beings, only...
How the field of archaeology evolved
By: Colleen Mart
During the 6th century B.C., the last emperor of Babylon, Nabonidus, conducted a rudimentary form of archaeology. He traveled to the outmost edges of his empire in order to excavate and study old temples and retrieve antiquities. By studying the artifacts he attempted to...
What is evolution?
By: Aldrin A Wilding-West
A Beginner’s Guide to Evolution, Natural Selection, Survival of the fittest and Genetic Mutation Many people think they know what evolution is and many others still have little or no real idea of what evolution is, or perhaps have been mistaken or misled in...
Introduction to the Stone Age
By: Dawn Lioutas
The advantages and disadvantages of Monte Verde which was a Paleolithic society and Jarmo which was a Neolithic society on opposite sides of the world are evident through such things as farming, heating, housing and traveling. Monte Verde situated on the Chinchihaupi Creekon of the...
Explanation of the four sub-fields of anthropology
By: D. Vogt
The social science of anthropology is conventionally divided into four major sub-fields, each of which has different theoretical frameworks and methodologies from the others: social anthropology and cultural anthropology; archaeology; biological anthropology and physical anthropology; and linguistic anthropology. Overall, anthropology bills itself as the study...
By: Michal Dorcak
Archaeology studies historical human cultures. This is achieved through recovery, documentation, analysis and interpretation of material remains of these historical culture. A lot can be learned thanks to archaeological research. This research has three basic stages, specifically, the survey, excavation and analysis. Survey Archaeological research...
Archaeology: Finding treasures in ancient trash
By: Melissa Mcclain
Hearing the word “trash” brings about connotations of smelly, dirty, unwanted and unpleasant refuse. Just because something is trash however, does not make it useless. Archaeologists are acutely aware of this (as are “dumpster divers” and the homeless) and they are able to...
Cryptozoology
By: Nick Ford
In pure scientific terms cryptozoology is not a valid science. Taken literally, cryptozoology is the study of hidden animals. It is very difficult to reconcile scientific method with sometthing so speculative. First, we probably all have different thoughts of what constitutes science. To some it...
Archaeological finds and their significance along the Silk Road, Asia
By: Catlyn Foster
The Silk Road refers to the legendary caravan trails that led from Chang’an, China to Rome. None of this was a single road, but routes throughout the countryside that crisscrossed constantly as silk was exported out of China, and imported into Rome. Silk wasn&rsquo...

 

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