By: Shelly Barclay
According to the Bible, Noah's Ark was a ship that Noah built at God's behest. The humans of the world had grown so "sinful" that God felt it necessary to kill all of them, save two. He told the least sinful man in the world-Noah-to...
By: Charles Ray
Shamanism, a system of beliefs or practices that emphasize communication between the physical and spiritual worlds, predates the other organized religions on the planet. A tribal system that persists today in cultures without a tradition of literature, shamanism emphasizes that there are links between the...
Stages and procedures of archaeological research
By: James R Coffey
Dirt Archaeology: Where Does the Archaeological Record Really Begin? While many people associate archaeology with the study of ancient cultures, anthropologists hold the perspective that all cultures are equally important to the archaeological record, and that older finds are not necessarily more important nor significant...
By: Elizabeth M Young
"Social movements, it is argued,emerge out of the crisis of modernity; they orient themselves towards the constitution of new orders, and embody a new understanding of politics and social life itself. They result in the formation of novel collective identities which foster social and...
What 'survival of the fittest' means
By: Pocholo Nebres
Survival of the Fittest Only the strongest survive. This is what usually comes to your head once you hear the term “survival of the fittest.” The term was intended to be used as a synonym for “natural selection” or the process in...
What is shamanism?
By: Eagle That Flys And Sees Private
Shamanism is an ancient ability. It is not a religion but has been perceived as one by those who mistakenly confuse it with Wicca, Witchdoctors or Wizards. The difference between Shamanism and the aforementioned is that Shamans do not worship the spirits. They commune with...
Is DNA evidence as reliable as forensic evidence?
By: Paris Kaye
In an effort to circumvent the legislative process, Acting Commissioner Sean M. Byrne of the Division of Criminal Justice Services sent letters to all District Attorney Offices throughout New York State imploring them to add DNA collection to all misdemeanor plea bargains. Acting Commissioner Byrne...
Introduction to the Stone Age
By: Jerges Cervantes
The Stone age was the early term used to describe the beginning time when humans, or our distant ancestors, began to use stone as tools. It is then furthered into two more periods of time known as the Bronze age and the Iron age respectively...
Cultural anthropology defined
By: Enzo Sardellaro
The "ambiguities" of Cultural Anthropology It is not easy to define the disciplinary scope of cultural anthropology, simply because its borders seem endless. C. Geerz, a great specialist of the matter, said that, however, even the experts don't quite know what it is. We observe...
Tool-making hominids: Zinjanthropus boisei
By: D. Vogt
Zinjanthropus boisei, also known as Australopithecus boisei and Paranthropus boisei, was an early tool-making hominid which lived between 1.2 and 2.6 million years ago in Africa. The first Zinjanthropus boisei specimen was discovered by Mary Leakey in the Olduvai Gorge in the 1950s...

 

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