Anthropology

Blacksmiths In 70,000 BC?

Early modern humans living on the southern Africa coast employed pyrotechnology, the controlled use of fire, 72,000 years ago,  to increase the quality and efficiency of their stone tool manufacturing process, according to a report in Science. The internat ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2009 - 10:22pm

Candomblé- Modern Day Animal Sacrifice Without The Zeitgeist

Want to drive  the politically correct segment of academia into a  tailspin?   Tell them there's a group of people hurting animals and watch the outrage.   Then tell them they are religious and watch it grow.   But then tell them they are a South Amer ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2009 - 10:30pm

Lost Sounds Orchestra: Ancient Musical Instruments Brought Back To Life

Do you long to hear the dulcet sounds of the salpinx, barbiton, aulos or the syrinx?   Of course not, because no one has heard them in centuries.   Most people have never even heard of them. But you will soon have the chance to experience musical instrumen ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2009 - 1:07pm

Europe's First Farmers 1- Europe's Last Hunter/Gatherers 0

For most of the last century archaeologists, anthropologists, linguists and even geneticists have argued about who the ancestors of Europeans living today were. People lived in Europe before and after the last big ice age and managed to survive by hunting ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 6 2009 - 9:58am

Part-Time Lover, Part-Time Premier

Data concerning the parties with 30 young beauties (paid 1450$ each for their time, plus various benefits and gifts) held by the Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi in his residences in Rome and Sardinia, between September 2008 and January 2009, have been di ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 10 2009 - 2:08pm

Genealogy: Afro-Amerindians, Slavery and the vagaries of "free persons of color".

Genealogy is the study of ones family history and background.  I have been doing such a study in my spare time.  What I found was in a word shocking, affirming, and surprising.  I knew from oral history passed down by my elders including a 98 year old Aunt ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Feb 7 2012 - 8:08pm

High Tide on Haida Gwaii

The enormous difference between high and low tide in Haida Gwaii – up to twenty three vertical feet – means that twice a day, vast swathes of shellfish are unveiled, free for the taking. An ancient Haida saying is still often heard today, “When the tide i ...

Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - Oct 12 2009 - 3:01pm

Canary Islands Anthropology- Early Residents Were Berbers

By studying the Y chromosome from human dental remains from the Canary Islands, researchers have determined the origin and evolution of paternal lineages from the pre-Hispanic era to the present day. To date, only mitochondrial DNA had been studied, which ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2010 - 6:57pm

Finger Length Linked To Social Behavior?

Hormones called androgens are considered important in the development of masculine characteristics like aggression and strength and some believe that prenatal androgens affect finger length during development in the womb. High levels of androgens, such as ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 4 2009 - 11:24am

Why do Men Cheat?

What do you think is the number one reason men gave for cheating on their long term partner? a) Primarily Sexual Dissatisfaction b) Other/no dissatisfaction c) Equal Emotional and Sexual Dissatisfaction d) Primarily Emotional Dissatisfaction To find out th ...

Blog Post - Asha John - Dec 10 2009 - 8:10pm