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...
By: Jerome Carter
The Potawatomi Nation is a Native American group who lived occupied the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River Basin. The Potawatomi traditionally spoke the Potawatomi language, which belongs to the Algonquian language family. Today, however, many people of Potawatomi descent speak English or other Native...
Is DNA evidence as reliable as forensic evidence?
By: Blake Higgins
CSI critics, rejoice: new research is part of a growing movement that believes forensic science has some serious problems to address. Arizona State University law Professor Michael Saks recently talked about the growing concerns being voiced by members of the concisely-named Committee on Identifying the...
Evidence of evolution: How scientists determine that evolution has occurred
By: Christyl Rivers
Science determines that evolution has occurred by looking at how things evolve today, such as the mutations that lead to super virus, and super bacteria. They use the scope and scale of the geologic record. They see the difference among all living animals, but more...
By: Sabrina Dawkins
Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman entities. According to anthropomorphism.org, "until 2004, the Pittsburgh Zoo did not name its animals publicly, for fear the public would think of wild animals as pets or people." Humans are inclined to want to...
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...

 

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