By: John Traveler
On What is EvolutionIt seems almost paradoxical, that we should find ourselves here in the twenty first century trying to define what Evolution is. It is certainly not a new concept, some recently coined bit of technical jargon; its connotation yet to be picked up...
By: Kenneth Pfoser
Forensic DNA analysis has proved to be a very powerful investigative tool used by law enforcement to solve crimes. However, compared to other forensic disciplines such as Latent Fingerprint analysis and Controlled Substances analysis, Forensic DNA analysis is a newcomer to the Forensic Sciences. Reaching...
By: Christine G.
The Neolithic (New Stone Age) period emerged from the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) and Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age). This is not so much a chronological period as it is a stage of human technological and cultural development characterized by a transition from a nomadic hunting...
By: Douglas Black
To fully understand the Neolithic period as though you were peering from behind the disciplined eyes of a trained anthropologist, you would first have to be well versed in the specific stages of cultural evolution, and the technological development that occurred in the days far...
By: Christine G.
Physical anthropology (also known a biological anthropology) is both a biological science and a social science. It encompasses the variability, adaptation and evolution of humans and their ancient and current relatives, studied in a cultural and behavioral context. It is one of the four subfields...
By: Laurie Childree
Ever wonder how we developed into the society that exists today? The answers are constantly being uncovered and so are ways for us to adapt to the future societies through the science of physical anthropology.Biological or Physical anthropology studies the physical characteristics, variability and...
By: Nicole Williams
When discussing Neolithic anthropology, we should first define it. Quite simply, we can break down the words. "Neo" is Greek for "new", "lithic" is Greek for "stone", "anthro" is Greek and means "man" or "human", and "ology" is Greek and means "the study of". So...
By: Nicole Williams
Throughout the United States, there are several great anthropology museums. It was difficult to narrow down, but I've narrowed it down to the top ten. Because they all have such diverse specialties that each offers, I can't possibly say which of the ten is better...
By: Kimberly Bunch
The History and Understanding of the Four Subfields of Anthropology:Anthropology is the study of people in their cultural context and the examination of all aspects of patterned social behavior. The study of humanity covers all areas of human biological and social life. It provides meaning...
By: Stephanie Joynes
After working in the museum field for over ten years, I've given a lot of advice to people asking about Anthropology programs. Some were mid-career professionals looking for a change and some were still in college working as interns. I always give the same advice...

 

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