By: Nancy Seddens
The culture of a work place, a field of science, a society or individual is always subject to change and growth. The appropriation of part of a culture into another culture is acculturation. The process usually proceeds from the dominant into the minority and from...
Culture loss explained
By: Te Ora
Cultural loss can give people a sense of inadequacy, lost identity, anger and the breaking of ties that bind them to their past. Traditions and customs are linked to culture and dictate the way lives are lived based on the teachings of one's forefathers. It...
By: Alainna DePoalo
Culture loss is defined as a loss of cultural traits. An example depicting the fluidity of cultural traits over time is the change seen with word definitions. Times where culture loss is most evident are during periods of acculturation and transculturation. Acculturation is when cultural...
Theories of evolution: Pre-Darwinian theories
By: Nancy Seddens
The great debate over evolution caught fire after Charles Darwin published his "On the Origin of Species" in 1859, but the question had been smoldering for years. The subject had first been written about 2,300 years earlier. In the ancient world philosophers were the...
Branches of archaeology
By: Matthew Bersson
Archaeology is the study of human culture through material goods. These goods can include structures, artifacts, and organic material. The specific type of artifact to be examined determines which branch of archeology is best for that situation. There are seven major branches of archaeology; prehistoric...
A guide to archaeological ethics
By: Nick Ford
Archaeological ethics are the moral principles that guide an archaeologist in the pursuit of his or her profession. The issues covered range from respect for the dead to conservation of artefacts to the preservation and interpretation of heritage. Before looking at details specific to the...
The pyramids of Mesoamerica: Temple of a Thousand Warriors
By: Nick Ford
The Temple of a Thousand Warriors is part of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the northwest of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. The extensive Pre Columbian ruins at Chichen Itza are a UNESCO World Heritage within easy reach, by day trip, from the...
By: Nikita Billett
Archaeology is defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as, “the scientific study of material remains (as fossil relics, artifacts, and monuments) of past human life and activities.” Sometimes this field of study stands on its own, and other times it is found as...
The pyramids of Mesoamerica: Temple of a Thousand Warriors
By: Lenon Ferreira
The Temple of a Thousand Warriors is the name given to one of the Mayan pyramids of pre-Columbian age. It was built in 1200 a.C during the post-classical age, time when that civilization began to lose power. The building is situated in the archeological...
A history of archeology
By: Cicely Richard
Archeology is the study of past cultures and peoples by examining the artifacts they left behind. The relics left by people of the past tell archeologists about family units, social structures, languages, government, religion, architecture and technology. These objects create a blueprint about the way...

 

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