By: Chris Pearce
Evolutionary thought has been around since before the time of Jesus. In the 6th century BCE, Greek philosopher Anaximander speculated about the origin of life and he believed that animals originated from the sea. A succession of Greek, Roman, Arab, and Persian philosophers put forward...
Introduction to prehistoric art
By: Jean Ferrante Burke
In the history of art, the oldest documented subject matter is the natural surroundings of man. The first evidence of man making art was in the Upper Paleolithic era. This era spanned may thousand years, from about 30,000 BC to 9,000 BC. Within...
By: Maurice Sassoon
Physical anthropology is the study of man's body and how it affects his progress; this covers the science of biometry and anthropometry, which explains the method of measuring the body and comparing the measurements of different races and groups. It covers the science of Ethnology...
The fate of the Neanderthals
By: Vonda J. Sines
In reproductions, they look startling like many of us. Neanderthals were paleoanthropological beings anthropologists consider to be the Pleistocene species of the Homo genus. Their connection to homo sapiens (us) is still debated. They inhabited Europe and parts of western and central Asia, with their...
Social aspects of Homo erectus
By: Vonda J. Sines
Homo erectus is an extinct species believed to have been the first hominid to leave the African continent. The issue of whether we are the direct descendants of this species is still being hotly debated.The Homo erectus species migrated from Africa to various parts...
What was Cro-Magnon man's life like?
By: Vonda J. Sines
If you enjoyed reading about the adventures of Jean Auel's character Ayla in the "Clan of the Cave Bear" series of books, you have a good idea of what life was like for Cro-Magnon man. Ayla lived during this period.Cro-Magnon man has been classified...
How Neanderthal man lived
By: Vonda J. Sines
Neanderthal man was a species that lived in Europe and sections of western Asia during the Middle Paleolithic period, between 29,000 and 230,000 years ago. An excellent reference on Neanderthals is www.neanderthals.us.According to this site, the physical attributes of Neanderthals...
What is evolution?
By: John Cowley
The accepted biological viewpoint of evolution is one in which all life forms are the result of the expression of genes (segments of DNA), which have been modified and selected by the environment (Crick, 1994). Genes contain information on how to build an organism and...
What is evolution?
By: Randy Goggin
Intelligently Defining Evolution byRandy GogginEvolution is of course one of the most controversial words in the English language. It is also one of the most misused words. Most people familiar with YouTube have seen the "Evolution of Dance", an entertaining video in which a dancer...
Introduction to the Stone Age
By: Ken Mowbray
Introduction to the Stone Age: Why is this significant?The Stone Age is really the start of the archaeological record, at least in the sense that is only stones that have been manipulated into useful tools are what scientists find when they dig in "archaeologically...

 

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