By: Carlyle O'Toole
Asking for the difference between archaeology and anthropology is a very common mistake people tend to make. The fact of the matter is, archaeology is one of the four main branches of anthropology: physical/biological, socio-cultural, linguistic, and archaeological. Asking the difference between archaeology and anthropology...
By: Douglas Black
The television has fast become a window into the subject of forensics, sensationalizing the science involved when investigating a recently discovered corpse. This macabre subject was once left only to the police and scientists to examine and uncover the secrets behind the cover of closed...
Anthropology of religion explained
By: Bosco Bae
Prior to delving into the complexities of the anthropology of religion, the terms anthropology and religion need to be defined. Anthropology can be loosely defined as the study of humankind in all its respects i.e. the origins, development, sociocultural, biological, and everything in between...
By: Bob Trowbridge
Fear is probably one of the most crippling emotions in the human psyche. It affects our lives every day, whether in large ways or small. At one extreme we have Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). This is common among our returning veterans and has always...
By: Bob Trowbridge
I believe that self-image is probably the most important concept in anyone's life. The fact is that we do not live our lives according to who we are but according to who we think we are. We live according to our perceptions of the self...
How real is race? Using anthropology to make sense of human diversity
By: Christine G.
"None of the observable traits that people associate with race are simple genetic traits. Complex traits are influenced by several genes as well as environment." (Jeffrey C. Long, Geneticist)What is race, really? Try this quiz, offered by the American Anthropological Association:http://www.understandingrace.org/humvar/quiz.htmlThe...
By: John Sarkis
Darwin used his now famous/infamous quote: "Natural Selection" in a the 19th century to imply the opposite of what men and cattle ranchers did in his time; people would chose male/female animals in the best physical stamina and then mate them with each other. In...
By: Jaimela King
A cyclist is taking a peaceful bike ride through the park when he spots something unusual in the bushy area. His curiosity gets the better of him and he turns around to get a better look. He dismounts and draws closer to the spot. He...
All about cultural anthropology theories
By: Christine G.
Anthropology is the study of peoples around the world, across cultures, and throughout time, all the way back to the time before people appeared on our planet. Traditionally, it is focused either on cultures of the past, or in exotic settings quite different from the...
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...

 

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