By: Eloisa G.
The area we call Central America is synonymous with the term Mesoamerica including parts of Mexico. Archaeologists have been excavating in this area and; forming theories concerning the origins of the first agricultural communities in Mesoamerica. “MacNeish and his colleagues discovered tiny (&#x003C...
What is environmental anthropology?
By: Annalyn Andriyenko
The definition of anthropology is the study of all humanity and how we live and why we bring up such different cultural values into our lives, which makes us all different no matter where we take residence. It all ties into the natural sciences, and...
By: Lynette Alice
History was made while few people were looking - a distant relative of Fossil Lucy was discovered in the Afar region of Ethiopa resting peacefully in a mud flat. For anyone that is not aware of who Fossil Lucy is, or just forgot, Fossil Lucy...
Archeology finds: Ancient town found underground in Kyparissia, Greece
By: Katerina Nikolas
A Greek mans home is not necessarily his castle. Land can be owned, houses and businesses can be built, but only the land above ground belongs to the owner. Whatever is beneath the ground belongs to Greece. The law is very strict concerning ancient sites...
Branches of anthropology
By: Jesse Vorton
The chief branches of anthropology include physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, cultural anthropology, and social anthropology. In many respects these branches sometimes overlap. For instance, cultural anthropologists, and archeological anthropologists study many of the same cultural features. The major difference between the two is that...
Political anthropology and religious movements
By: Drake Tae
Anthropology examines human behavior with particular consideration given to "how" and "why" people act in certain ways. It tracks history and tries to put science and theory together to solve an intricate puzzle. What was it about particular times and environments that made humans commit...
By: Lea Miller
Until the twentieth century, archaeologists relied solely on observation, excavation, and cataloging to learn about historical sites. After World War II, new geophysical methods of measurement and examination were added to their tool boxes. One of the earliest discoveries was that photographs taken from the...
Kadanuumuu, distant relative of Fossil Lucy, discovered in Ethiopia
By: D. Vogt
Kadanuumuu is the name given to the fossilized remains of a male Australopithecus afarensis in Ethiopia, found in 2005 and dated to about 3.5 million years ago. The find has been both exciting and controversial because early analysis suggests Kadanuumuu (whose name is local...
Sahelanthropus tchadensis
By: D. Vogt
Sahelanthropus tchadensis is the species name given to a cranium and some jaw and tooth fragments believed to be about seven million years old, which may be the remains of an as-yet-unknown early hominid species. They were discovered in Chad in 2001. - Fossil Remains...
First fire: Homo erectus
By: D. Vogt
Homo erectus was an early hominid species which spread from Africa through Asia, as far as present-day Indonesia, during a time about 1.8-1.3 million years ago. In some locations it then lived until several hundred thousand years ago; fossilized remains in Java and...

 

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