Ancient 'wand' uncovered in Syria
By: Leigh Goessl
A unique item has been uncovered in the vicinity of an ancient burial site located in southern Syria. The item, a "wand" that has two faces engraved on it, is estimated to thousands of years old. According to Haaretz, the artifact was found in an...
The essentials of physical anthropology
By: Chris Pine
Anthropology is one of the most widely misunderstood scientific disciplines. This might be expected, since the word anthropology means "the study of man". That is quite an ambitious discipline! Because of this, anthropology often intersects and is informed by a wide variety of disciplines, such...
Correlation and causation explained
By: Lesley Hebert
Members of the public often see shocking statistics in advertising or the media, while scientists also deal with statistics as part of their research. However, statistics cannot always be taken at face value, and one useful tool for interpreting statistics is an understanding of the...
The difference between human primates and ape primates
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
Primates are a mammalian order placed as first of all mammalian orders by Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), the Swedish naturalist who laid down the system for classifying living organisms, because it is the order to which man belongs. In addition to man, other members of the...
Oldest human tumor found in ancient Neanderthal bone
By: Leigh Goessl
Archeologists have uncovered the oldest tumor ever found. The bone comes from the rib of a Neanderthal. The tumor is a non-spreadable kind that is not cancerous, reported Live Science (courtesy Yahoo! News).Found in Croatia over 100 years ago, the bone has been analyzed...
Archaeological sites: Gogo Falls, Kenya
By: Jess Howe
Trying to find information about Gogo Falls, Kenya, is like sifting through a sandbank for a lost ring. Apparently it is that difficult for the archaeologists trying to study the area as well. Due to political and some social issues, access to the site seems...
Fundamental characteristics of human fingerprints
By: Tammy T
For quite a while now, fingerprints have been used as an identification tool, both at crime scenes and for general use. It is the three special characteristics of fingerprints that allowed it for its use. The first being its individuality, the second being its durability...
Ancient cheese found on Chinese mummy
By: Leigh Goessl
In 2012 a team of researchers discovered evidence that suggested humans had engaged in cheese-making over 7,000 years ago. This theory emerged after experts analyzed ancient pottery that had been found in Poland and it was discovered the remnants possessed milk fat remains. The...
Couple finds 19th century coins buried in backyard
By: Leigh Goessl
A Northern California couple, going for a daily stroll on their property with their dog, made an amazing discovery. Buried on their grounds was a treasure trove worth up to $10 million. The treasure, which had been found stored in rusty old tin cans, held...
The impact of religion on human behavior
By: Fiona Mather
Religion has a massive impact on human behaviour. It determines day to day living and affects how people treat individuals and groups of people.Religion determines how a person will be judged in the 'afterlife', or gaining a place in heaven. This results in peoples...

 

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