Introduction to the three-ages system of archaeology
By: D. Vogt
The three-age system of archaeology was a classical form of dividing the theoretical progression of human societies, beginning with pre-Homo sapiens advanced hominid cultures (over two million years ago) and continuing throughout the prehistoric period, that is, until a given culture's invention of literacy and...
Aquatic ape hypothesis: Did early human evolution include an aquatic phase?
By: D. Vogt
The aquatic ape hypothesis is a theory that, at some point in the past several million years ago, the ancestors of Homo sapiens lived on the seashore and spent enough time in the water that their bodies developed a number of adaptations to an aquatic...
What does an anthropologist do?
By: Jesse Vorton
Anthropologists do many things. There are different branches of anthropology i.e. cultural, archaeology, and physical anthropology. They work differently across each branch. They are scientists, in which their process to entering a newly discovered community, (seldom any today) or working within foreign regions, they...
What is evolution?
By: Slawomir Puk
To answer the question very simply, evolution is the process by which living things on our planet Earth have changed and developed from the algae-like forms of which there is evidence in ancient rocks, into the many varied plants and animals which we can see...
The origins and future of exoarchaeology
By: D. Vogt
Exoarchaeology, also known as xenoarchaeology, is the theoretical study of remains and artifacts left by extraterrestrial civilizations. The field parallels astrobiology (the physical study of alien species). Since no actual extraterrestrial cultures have ever been identified, this field is currently a theoretical one, which can...
Zecharia Sitchin's controversial theory of the origins of man
By: D. Vogt
Zecharia Sitchin is a Soviet-born American writer on paranormal studies and alleged influence in early human history by alien travellers (so-called "ancient astronauts"). In particular, Sitchin believes that a planet following an extremely long elliptical orbit through our solar system, called Nibiru, is home to...
Archaeology and Indiana Jones
By: Dale Charleston
ITS JUST ENTERTAINMENT! The Indiana Jones character and of course the four movies are all pure fiction that has placed the Jones character into some heated, hostile and dangerous situations where the life of himself and his companions are often balancing on a metaphorical tightrope...
By: Patrick Stephen Baker
Let us be clear: There is no archaeological evidence for the existence of any place called Atlantis. There is no city remains, no walls, not even a potshard that has anything to do with the mythical Atlantis. The sole and primary source for the legend...
By: Patrick Stephen Baker
Neanderthals lived in Ice Age Europe between 350,000 and 30,000 years ago. Neanderthals are considered a sub-species of humans and called Homo sapiens neanderthalensis and now that we know that modern humans share about 4% of our DNA with Neanderthals the the sub...
Is Cryptozoology a Valid Science
By: Nate Zinn
The question of whether cryptozoology is a valid science or not is one that I found harder to answer than I first expected. Cryptozoology literally means the search for hidden animals. Those that claim to be cryptozoologists often look for such things as bigfoot, the...

 

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