Anthropology

97% Of Parents Think They Help Teens Be More Independent- Results Show Otherwise

On surveys, parents believe they are doing a great job helping teens be more independent, but today's kids are just too immature. That last part is probably not true. It was overwhelmingly people in their mid-20s who won World War II and put man on th ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 10 2019 - 8:00am

Anthropology Paper Shocked Primates Sometimes Do Things Regardless Of Evolutionary Optimization

Gorilla teeth are large and high crested when compared to other great apes, believed to an adaptation to them spending a large amount of time chewing tough fibrous plant material- they have a vegetarian diet consisting almost exclusively of leafy vegetatio ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 2 2019 - 11:36am

LGBTQI And Want Asylum In Germany? You'll Need To Embrace A Stereotype

A recent paper found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) refugees and asylum seekers from Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Iran and Pakistan reported they were often expected to be "flamboyant" and "outspoken" in t ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 26 2019 - 4:50pm

Australopithecus Africanus Likely Breastfed For A Year

If you insist your baby has to breastfeed for a year you have a cultural heritage to justify it. Extinct species such as Australopithecus africanus likely breastfed for that long. How could scholars determine how long A. africanus  breastfed? Like trees, t ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2019 - 12:18pm

Ancient Civilizations Messed Up The Planet Long Before You

Celebrities and environmentalist jetting off to exotic locations to talk about climate change, renewable energy, and organic food may make you feel like the modern world is killing the planet but a huge collaborative study reveals that early humans across ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2019 - 1:07am

Vikings Blamed For Disappearance Of Icelandic Walrus

No matter how far back in recorded time you go, you were once an intruder. Native Americans of 1800 were genetically different from the natives who lived in North America of 1600, who had little in common with those 1400. Yet none of them were original set ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 15 2019 - 1:58pm

Chronic Ear Infections May Have Wiped Out Neanderthals

Anthropologists have long speculated about why neanderthals while Homo sapiens thrived? Was it some sort of plague specific only to Neanderthals? A cataclysmic event in their homelands? A new paper in Anatomical Record posits that it was not some exotic pa ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 19 2019 - 8:00am

Bottle Feeding Babies Has Been Done For 7,000 Years

Though a modern naturalism movement has tried to shame mothers who don't, won't, or can't breastfeed, using bottles of animal milk- the prehistoric version of formula- turns out to be an ancient tradition. Infant feeding vessels made of clay ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 25 2019 - 4:42pm

Celebrity Mementos Are Modern Day Holy Relics

In 2006, a tiny brown pebble, equivalent to a raisin, sold at auction for $25,000. This inconsequential artifact was, in fact, William Shatner’s kidney stone. The US actor had persuaded doctors to return the grisly relic to him following surgery, so he co ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 30 2019 - 3:10pm

Ideal Housewife Imagery Disappeared In The 21st Century- Until Paid Influencers Brought It Back

The imagery of the ideal housewife was just what it reads like, a convention fabricated by male-dominated urban advertising executives to sell stuff. Because it was an ideal, some women adopted it, and some men wanted it, and therefore it grew, but it larg ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 3 2019 - 5:33pm