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Hobbit is the first glance of a new human species: Homo floresiensis. Her form most probably evolved from earlier Homo erectus inhabitants which may have stood several feet taller at the beginning. But over hundreds of millennium of isolation on Flores, they become smaller and lose substances. This dwarfing is commonly the fate of huge mammals isolated on islands.
Published by Ron Siojo 71 months ago in Anthropology | +19 votes | 17 comments
Our Ancestors:Hominids
Published by RAVENA 85 months ago in Anthropology | +13 votes | 8 comments
Native Americans did not document or write down their history. Most of what we know about Native American history was documented by Europeans, beginning at the time of Columbus' arrival in 1492.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 72 months ago in Anthropology | +11 votes | 7 comments
A look at the seven ages of man, and the nine of man on Earth.
Published by Johnny Dod 86 months ago in Anthropology | +23 votes | 7 comments
The emergence myth is said to be the basis of Zuni ceremonialism, which thus explains the social organization of the pre and post-Spanish contact organization of groups. The ceremonies, which have stemmed from this myth, allow the Zuni access to a creator power.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 73 months ago in Anthropology | +12 votes | 6 comments
Anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod lived with the Awlad 'Ali Bedouin women in Egypt while conducting field research. The idea behind the study was to examine the pregnancy practices used by the Bedouin women. The study was happening while Abu-Lughod was experiencing fertility issues.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 72 months ago in Anthropology | +9 votes | 5 comments
Complex societies were typically situated near river valleys. The valleys acted as transport vessels for building materials, suppliers of clean running water, which you donÂ’t have to transport far distances if societies were situated close, and lastly, they provide seclusion from neighboring societies or enemies.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 83 months ago in Anthropology | +8 votes | 5 comments
Princess Eleonore Elisabeth Amalia Magdalena Von Schwarzenberg was an 18th century princess, who resided in what is now The Czech Republic, in Central Europe. She lived in a large Baroque era castle situated in modern day Prague (Castle Square). Eleonore may have been part of the research subjects Bram Stoker, Irish author, had used when he wrote Dracula's Guest and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Princess Eleonore was a superstitious woman, especially when her husband died in a hunting accident, and ...
Published by Amy Russell 67 months ago in Anthropology | +6 votes | 4 comments
The unseen world is a combination of ideas, faith, and essentially, the belief that a world outside of our own consists of something almost unexplainable. A world populated by others.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 74 months ago in Anthropology | +14 votes | 4 comments
Since behavior of pre-human hominins is largely determined by their artifacts, and in this case, the tools or technology that were used, we have to compare the archaeological data on record to even venture a guess about fitness of modern humans and whether it caused the extinction of Neandertals.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 83 months ago in Anthropology | +9 votes | 4 comments
Religious beliefs seem to correspond with the nature of reality itself. Therefore the small scale community almost always represents a breaking in social norms and institutionalized religious rituals.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 85 months ago in Anthropology | +13 votes | 4 comments
Comradeship (rite of passage to reach a higher social status) combines submissiveness, sacred traditions, and uniformity, recognized through linguistic principles or legal sanctions.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 85 months ago in Anthropology | +6 votes | 4 comments
The National Geographic Channel's outstanding Buried Secrets/Skeleton Crew miniseries DVD features forensic anthropologists exploring mysteries of the past. Featured are the episodes Hardin Cemetery Disaster, Infamous Colorado Cannibal, Mass Graves of Guatemala and Music Hall Bones. Dr. Elizabeth Murray is one of the featured scientists. It all begins with the bones...
Published by William J. Felchner 70 months ago in Anthropology | +5 votes | 3 comments
The unseen world, often referenced in Native religions, is a combination of idea, faith, and essentially, the belief that a world outside of our own consists of something almost unexplainable.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 74 months ago in Anthropology | +4 votes | 3 comments
In New Zealand, things change slowly. Life is quiet, unhurried and prosperous. The British explorer, Captain James Cook was the first European to visit New Zealand. He got here in 1796. Many traders followed him. At the first time, they were trading in wood, whale oil and other local products. They were classified as a tough crowd. Some were escaped criminals and others were people who wanted to leave industrial Europe. In 1840, New Zealand was a British colony. Many immigrants arrived from Euro...
Published by Yanto Yulianto 82 months ago in Anthropology | +8 votes | 3 comments
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