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
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...
By: Jerome Carter
British naturalist Charles Darwin is best known as the first person to accurately explain how evolution works. Around the same time that Darwin was formulating his theory of evolution, the less well-known Scottish naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, arrived independently at the same conclusion.It is...
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...
By: Maureen Leung
Anthropology is the study of humankind. Its primary concern is to gain knowledge about human origins, evolution, cultures, diversity, and development. It also concerns about solving human problems. Anthropology builds knowledge from humanities, biological, social, and physical sciences. Anthropology is divided into four subfields as...
What is evolution?
By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution is the theory that life forms gradually adapt and change over millions of years. Evolution, like the theory of gravity, says that it is most likely that natural laws have allowed predictable patterns that can be tested with science. Like all theories, evolution is...
By: Jack Merrywell
Homo floresiensis is the species name given to a small group of fossilized hominid remains discovered in 2003 on Flores, an island in Indonesia. The skeletons look ostensibly like the human ancestor Homo erectus; however, they had both tiny bodies and tiny brains. Dating performed...
Why the discovery of Homo Floresiensis in 2004 was so important for anthropology
By: Catherine Loeffler
Homo Floresiensis: A Surprising Offshoot on the Human Evolutionary TreeThe threatening half-pitchfork silhouette of the iconic lightning-blasted tree; unconsciously newbie genealogists seem to expect their efforts to yield as linear and clear a picture. Longer lasting genealogists, from the hobby-horse rider to the doctorate-decorated historian...
By: Terrence Aym
Surprised scientists unearthed solid evidence that a quarter million years ago Neanderthals were painting the town red—or at least their cavern homes.The revelation came by accident during a research dig in the Netherlands where a team of archaeologists were searching for Neanderthal artifacts...

 

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