By: Lian Slayford-Wei
An Introduction to Buddhist Archaeology Buddhism is a religion that has millions of followers all around the world. It grew out of India sometime around the 6th century BCE from the historic person, Siddhartha Gautama. He was born in Lumbini (modern day Nepal) overlooking the...
The archaeological evidence of the existence of Atlantis
By: Silvia Dekumbis
The legend of Atlantis is shrouded in myths and dreams of various eras and cultures. It was a technically sophisticated paradise, its people peaceful and happy. Greek philosopher Plato’s stories of Atlantis’ existence and destructions have been passed from generation to generation, still leaving...
Sunken civilizations and archaeology: Lemuria
By: Silvia Dekumbis
There were once three ancient continents, presumed to have been devoured by the waves of the big oceans in the course of history: Atlantis, Mu and Lemuria. However, there are no archaeological findings, preserved writings and especially no authentic traditions that would prove their past...
The origins and future of exoarchaeology
By: Nick Ford
Brace yourself for a flight of the imagination. Exoarchaeology, sometimes known as xenoarcheology, is a hypothetical branch of archaeology that looks for the physical signs of past and present alien cultures. Although this may sound far fetched and not a subject to pursue in these...
Explaining the anthropology of race
By: Charles Loveless
Pitfalls of Race Race, in it's self does not denote biological differences, but cultural and social differences. There are many theories out there that speak of multi-evolutionary lines of development, and more. Recently there are attempts to trace mitochondrialDNA factors to the roots of human...
Eastern Africa: Home to the first Hominids
By: Chris Pine
Tracing the origins of man is a favorite activity among anthropologists and archaeologists. Although they have now found hundreds of fossils of our ancestors, they still argue over where the original home of the first hominids was actually located. Originally, it was believed that the...
Ulalinka: Oldest palaeolithic site in Siberia
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Ulalinka: the Oldest Palaeolithic Site in Siberia Siberia is a land which is often overlooked in history and archaeology. This is such a shame as there are many wonderful sites and archaeological discoveries to be found. The oldest Palaeolithic site in Siberia is Ulalinka. Ulalinka...
What is cultural competence?
By: Jim McGrath
In order to begin any discussion on cultural competence, one must look backwards and analyze the behaviors of previous generations. While working to best understand why people act a certain way in the present, it is necessary to study the behaviors and actions of...
How dance impacts culture
By: Claude Morales
Dance influences culture. Can you believe it ? Imagine the opposite: your culture is not impacted by dance. Or even you have a culture but you do not dance. Perhaps you hate dancing ?. The absence of dance will not alter your culture. But the practice of...
Archaeological evidence of monkeys using hammers
By: Daniel Khalil
The word "monkey" is often tossed around a lot to mean various things, but usually to imply a "chimpanzee" or other Great Ape. Evidence for use of hammers in species prior to humans is quite evident, and humans evolved from (and still are considered) monkeys...

 

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