By: Maria C Collins
Religion was central to Aztec life. The Aztec religion was a sun-worshipping cult. The Aztecs, like the Romans, absorbed conquered people’s gods into their own religion. Aztec priests believed in aspects of one god although the common people worshipped many gods and goddesses. Each...
By: Tim Harry
Some people might assume that humanity knows everything that there is to know about the past, although this is far from the case. Every year new archaeological discoveries are being made, and 2010 was no exception. The lack of public awareness of such discoveries though...
By: Allan Taylor
The beautiful Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Church of our Lady of the Remedies) is located on top of what seems to be a natural grassy hill dotted with cypress groves and thickets. This peaceful hill, only 4 miles west from the...
How culture and the natural environment are interrelated
By: Christyl Rivers
Culture and natural environment are within the human mind and external to it as well. Even climate change deniers exist due to the natural environment, breathing air, drinking water, eating food, and so forth. Culture, since pre-history, revolves around the natural world. All art, all...
Anthropology: Introduction to the four subfields
By: Rae Ross
What is Anthropology? The word “anthropology” comes from the Greek words “anthropos”, meaning “man”, and “logia”, meaning “to study”. So, in simple terms, anthropology is the study of man. A more complete explanation of the discipline is that anthropologists...
What is evolution?
By: Quentin Frere
Evolution, as we know it today, is the change in different groups of organisms over time. We could also think of it as a long term adjustment to a certain species. Evolution was first introduced to the world by a man named Charles Darwin...
Explaining Darwin's theory of natural selection
By: Christyl Rivers
Darwin wrote the Origin of Species in 1859. He does not use the term evolution, but he does speak at length about natural selection. The greatest problem, although it was certainly not Darwin’s fault, was that people interpreted the “selection” part to be...
The importance of the Hopi Perspective
By: Sylvia Farley
The Hopi people are native Americans who have lived in the high mesas for several thousand years. Today there are several hundred villages, all autonomous, each with their own form of self- government based on religious observance. The clans are matriarchal and matrilineal, but religious...
Biography: Crazy Horse
By: Robert Hoglund
Crazy Horse was a fearless leader of the Oglala Lakota tribe. He was a renowned warrior and fierce fighter for most of his life, resisting the US government’s encroachment upon the Lakota’s lands. Crazy Horse is well known for leading a party at...
By: Heather Waelti
Built at the height of the Inca Empire Manchu Picchu is a pre- Columbian 15th century Inca site that can be found located 2,430 meters above sea level. Manchu Picchu is nestled on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru where it...

 

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