Anthropology

Four Frequently Used Welsh English Words Link Wales To The Rest Of The World

It will likely come as no surprise that the large majority of – if not all – people in Wales can speak English. While Welsh is one of the oldest living languages in Europe, English, along with Flemish, first rooted itself in small enclaves in southwest Wa ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 1 2019 - 5:00am

Socialist Libertarianism: How To Get 7 Beliefs Common To All Cultures Worldwide

A paper in Current Anthropology uses writing to distill what the authors believe are seven rules of morals common worldwide.  It's certainly a catchy idea for people who sit at the bar asking why Arabs and Israelis in the Middle East can't get al ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 5 2019 - 4:17pm

Today 33 Million Americans Will Claim To Be Irish, But On St. Patrick's Day In 1776 Few Irish Wanted To Be American

Many people don't realize July 4th, 1776 was not the day the war between America and Britain started, it's simply the day we traitorous colonists finally had enough of our own country's army attacking us, taking over our homes, stealing our ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 17 2019 - 8:16pm

Not Really Human: How Australians See Cyclists

A small survey in Australia (n=442) found that more than half of car drivers think cyclists are not really human, and many admit to intentionally driving too close to them.  The survey says it is the first to look at a road-user group with the problem of d ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2019 - 2:14pm

People Choose Partners With Similar Disease Risk

People choose a life partner who is likely to have a comparable life expectancy and who share similar risks of illnesses- such as high blood pressure or heart disease- according to a genetic study. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2019 - 11:58am

Godly Kings: How War, Politics And Propaganda Helped Bring Down The Mayans

The discovery of an ancient painted vase in the Central America lowlands offers new clues into the mysterious breakdown of ancient Maya civilization- because it bears one of the longest hieroglyphic texts ever found. The shattered vessel was discovered in ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2019 - 10:31am

El Salt Neanderthal Settlement Patterns Revealed? They Likely Moved With The Seasons

Using ancient fire remains from 11 well-preserved and overlapping open-air hearth structures, scholars have inferred Neanderthal group mobility and settlement patterns which indicate specific occupation episodes, perhaps according to season ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2019 - 9:46am

Paper Links E-Cigarette Use To Child Abuse

Do you vape? A new paper suggests you may have been abused as a child- at least in statistical parsing of a small survey. A sample of 208 people aged 18-21 was used to create a correlation between childhood maltreatment and e-cigarette use, and explored th ...

Article - News Staff - May 10 2019 - 1:22pm

The Voynich Manuscript Has Been Decoded. Again. Except It Hasn't.

Beinecke MS 408, commonly called the Voynich manuscript (after Wilfrid Voynich, a book dealer who bought it in Italy), has long been dismissed as gibberish by most, but beginning in 1915, and certainly since the 1960s, it has also been a source of fascinat ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 18 2019 - 5:01pm

Archeologists Are Too Colonial, Says Anthropologist

In a recent paper, Lehigh University anthropologist Professor Allison Mickel says archaeological excavations are often led by foreigners from the West while dependent on the labor of people from the local community, a relic of Western colonial and imperial ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2019 - 8:33am