Anthropology

Chopping The Dead, Mummification- It Isn't A Halloween Movie, It's Real Life Death Rituals

Cremation, "air burial," grave cairns, funeral mounds, mummification, belief in life after death – death practices sacred to one culture are often considered "odd" or even terrifying by another. The Greeks were fascinated with the hist ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2019 - 2:12pm

November 5th, Guy Fawkes And The Gunpowder Plot: Torture And Persecution In Fact And Fiction

In 1605, England’s parliament was sitting on a powder keg, literally. Like now, the country was bitterly divided between two factions, with religion at the heart of the schism after the Reformation pitted Protestants and Catholics against each other in a ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 5 2019 - 9:44am

Pink Razors, Manly Beer, And Lady Backpacks- The Folly Of Gendered Products

As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes and fitness trackers, there was one work-related item that had to change: the briefcase. It’s not suited to walking fast and gets in the way of drinking coffee en route to the offic ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 13 2019 - 8:16am