Is Indiana Jones Bad for Archaeology
By: Lenna Gonya
Many students shudder at the thought of studying history and science. They start out with the opinion that all history is dry and boring, and anything dealing with one of the sciences is extremely uninteresting and difficult. Anything that gets them curious about the past...
Chinese archaeology: An overview of Emperor Qin's terra cotta army
By: Orchid Wei
In 1974, the world was stunned with the chance discovery of a garrison of terracotta warriors in battle-ready formation spread out amongst a number of pits in modern day Xi’an. They are the visual and organizational ingenuity of the First Emperor of China, Qin...
How the new Stonehenge was found and where it was discovered
By: Nick Ford
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have found a satellite henge close to the world famous Stonehenge. The researchers were just nine days into a four year project,. They anticipate further discoveries. The discovery was made by the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project. using non invasive...
By: Patrick Stephen Baker
In humans, we have already selected and mated before the orgasm takes place; not the other way around. Humans select potential mates on a variety of contingent factors. For men, the best possible mate is fertile and is determined to healthy enough be able to...
The role of remote sensing in archaeology
By: Poppy Sunderland
Archaeology is the study of the physical remains of past human societies. Archaeologists look at both upstanding monuments (for examples, buildings that are clearly visible) and sub-surface remains (material found in the earth that has been gradually covered over as time progressed). The use of...
By: Rebecca Adele Scarlett
When reading informative articles, you may occasionally notice jargon that is difficult to decipher for the casual reader. Most specialties have their own acronyms, abbreviations and shorthands which, while they do save time and space, are not always known to the general public. Although most...
Keeping track of world population
By: Bob Seery
The Chinese one-child policy has probably been rather prophetic in it's uber cautious approach to future restraints on resources. Currently, China doesn't produce enough grain to feed the livestock required to satisfy rising middle class demand for meat so it has appropriated land acres in...
How forensic anthropologists collect evidence
By: Frances Stanford
The discovery of bones is an occasion that calls for the expertise of a forensic anthropologist. One of the most popular TV shows featuring this class of professionals is aptly named “Bones.” Although one cannot take everything seen on this show at face...
By: Charles Ray
Religion is at its heart a cultural system. It is a system of symbols formulating a concept of a general order of existence for mankind, which establish powerful motivations adding an aura of reality to those things beyond normal human comprehension. It was once generally...
By: Patrick Stephen Baker
The fact that we humans are different from our ape cousins is self evident. We have bigger brains, walk upright and we make and use tools. But ever since the publication in 1871 of Charles Darwin’s “The Descent of Man” the question was...

 

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