Anthropology

Gender Inequality Has Been Around Since The Stone Age

The Neolithic period, the end of the Stone Age and the beginning of civilizations, began about 12,000 years ago with the advent of agriculture in the Epipalaeolithic Near East. It spread to other parts of the world. It provides not just the first evidence ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2019 - 9:35am

Overcrowding, Infectious Disease, Violence And Environmental Issues- Welcome To Urban Life In 7000 BC

Many people feel the need to live in important times, so they complain about how much worse things are today. But scientists studying the ancient ruins of Çatalhöyük, in modern Turkey, found that its inhabitants- 3,500 to 8,000 people at its peak- experien ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 17 2019 - 4:11pm

To Halal Muslims On Vacation, Sharia Values Matter As Much As Destination

When choosing a halal holiday, Muslim travel destinations are based on more than the location and the hotel. They also factor in Islamic religious values, such as Iman (faith) which may mean halal food, segregated facilities for men and women, prayer facil ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2019 - 2:00pm

Identity Gaps In LGBTQ Liberal Political Perspectives

It was said there was a 'rainbow wave' of LGBTQ voters after the Trump presidency and a new survey analysis set out to find what makes them tick.  To do so, authors distilled results a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults collected by ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2019 - 5:00am

Media Create Increases In Gun Sales

If revenue numbers are true, gun manufacturers don't like when Democrats are in the White House. During the Clinton and Obama administrations gun sales did quite well, because Democrats are perceived by Republicans as more inclined to ban things and p ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2019 - 6:27pm

Violent Deaths In The Paleolithic

The fossilized skull of a Paleolithic adult man from around 33,000 years ago and known as the Cioclovina calvaria has been extensively studied. But there was controversy over trauma on the skull--specifically a large fracture on the right aspect of the cra ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2019 - 9:55am

Forget Coffee, Try Playing Minecraft For A Creative Boost

The next time you need to get a creative boost, try playing a video game. Not all day, that is the road to unemployment, but taking a break to play an open-ended building game, like Minecraft, has been found to increase creativity. Especially if you just ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2019 - 2:45pm

Evidence Of Breeding Among Denisovans And Homo Sapiens In Asia 160,000 Years Ago

An analysis of a 160,000-year-old archaic human molar fossil discovered in China points to a different evolutionary path a rare trait primarily found in modern Asians than previously accepted timelines after  Homo sapiens dispersed from Africa. The study c ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2019 - 10:08am

Simplicity Matters In How Popular A Language Becomes

German was once the language of engineering and science, but as the world became more scientific, English became the common tongue. The reason may be German's notoriously irregular nouns. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 18 2019 - 8:46am

Bad Epidemiology: 2016 Trump Election Linked To Preterm Latina Births

A new paper in JAMA Network Open takes using epidemiological statistics to support ideological goals to the next level. It suggests that since it seems to have happened in 2016, if a Republican even campaigns for President in 2020 Latina women will have m ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 1 2019 - 8:53am