Definition of social class
By: Elizabeth Pugh
By definition, the term ‘socio-economic class’ is recognised as ‘Any measure which attempts to classify individuals, families or households in terms of indicators such as occupation , income and education....’ (The Oxford Dictionary of Sociology, 2009), Giddens (2008) indicates that class can be...
By: John Louie Ramos
Lewis Henry Morgan was a distinguished American anthropologist, writer and New York-based lawyer during the 19th century. Morgan is best known and credited for founding scientific anthropology and for introducing a comprehensive study on kinship system which led to numerous theories regarding social and cultural...
By: Alexis Fischer
Gregor Mendel was an Austrian monk and scientist who lived from 1822 to 1884. Much of his research involved producing hybrid pea plants and studying the traits found in the offspring. While the significance of this research was not realised at the time, its results...
By: Aldon Grisdale
Archaeological site analysis and interpretation can be a very subjective thing, which is why it’s imperative to gather as much information as possible, especially when trying to determine whether specific activities were practiced. However, all recoverable remains are dependent on the buried environment or...
By: Meagan Kane
The Whorfian Hypothesis, otherwise known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, is a linguistic theory developed by Benjamin Lee Whorf and his mentor, Edward Sapir, in the early 20th century. The Whorfian hypothesis basically states that language influences thought, and the way people think. Sometimes this theory...
By: Jerome Carter
Evolution works through natural selection. The individual organisms that produce the most offspring who survive to maturity to reproduce pass on their genes. Individuals whose genetic characteristics reduce their chances of surviving and reproducing do not pass on their genes. As a result the &lsquo...
By: Jennifer Boyd
Mummies have been a fascination for many people all over the world. When King Tut was unearthed years ago the world became even more enthralled with the idea of not only seeing a mummy but also the treasures that they may have buried with them...
By: Leigh Goessl
In an stirring archeological find in Germany, excavations have unearthed fractured skulls, wooden clubs and horse remains which suggest a major battle during the Bronze Age, the first of its kind unearthed. The discovery was made in the Tollense Valley (Tollensetal) which is located in...
The origins of agriculture
By: Effie Moore Salem
The actual first beginnings of agriculture started so long ago and in so many places it's hard to be specific about the precise origins but the following are the probabilities of what created this change in human consumption. Agriculture started when the hunter-gatherers could no...
By: Jennifer Boyd
If you ask a person on the street what a forensic anthropologist is, they would most likely look at you with a blank stare. Most are not now or possibly ever going to know that forensic anthropology is the application of the sciences of physical...

 

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