Anthropology

Independent Frontier Mentality Still Exists In Modern Mountain Regions- And With It Less Neuroticism

If you are a tourist and visit California in the United States or Bavaria in Germany, you will quickly notice it is not like a lot of other places in those countries. A cultural mentality exists and people who identify with the stereotype are more likely t ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2020 - 8:51am

Social Media Political Ads: Less Negative, But More Partisan

While it is said that around six percent of voting Americans decide elections- the truly undecided- it is more the case that getting out the vote among your own party matters most. That is why political parties will drive their own to polling places while ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 16 2020 - 7:57am

Psychopaths And Sadists: Why Do Humans Harm The Harmless?

Why are some humans cruel to people who don’t even pose a threat to them – sometimes even their own children? Where does this behaviour come from and what purpose does it serve? Ruth, 45, London. Humans are the glory and the scum of the universe, conclude ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 26 2020 - 6:01am

The Funerary Incantations Of Neolithic Iberians Revealed

In the Cueva de la Dehesilla of Cádiz on the Iberian Peninsula, two human skulls and a juvenile goat were discovered in a funerary structure dating to the Middle Neolithic period, 4800-4000 B.C. The archaeological structures and materials from a funerary r ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 1 2020 - 6:01am

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 - Dec 2 2020 - 11:25am

A Gesture Is Worth A Thousand Words?

What sets human communication apart from lower animals is its compositionality, which means that units of meaning can be combined and new meanings can be constructed. The words "blue" and "car" have their own meanings but combined there ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2021 - 1:00pm

Keeping Kosher Only Happened Gradually In Ancient Judea

An analysis of ancient fish bones from 30 archaeological sites in Israel and Sinai which date from the Late Bronze Age (1550-1130 BC) until the end of the Byzantine period (640 AD) finds that Judeans commonly ate non-kosher- lacking scales or fins- fish. ...

Article - News Staff - May 25 2021 - 12:42pm

Voices From Stone: How A Scottish Graveyard Reveals The Untold Stories Of Colonial Women In India

When I was a child growing up in Kolkata, I would hear stories about the European colonisation of Bengal – the precolonial name of India’s West Bengal. These were selective narratives from a particularly male perspective, and presented colonisers as trans ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 22 2021 - 5:31am

Are Missing Fingers In Gargas Cave Paintings The First Known Sign Language?

(Inside Science)-- Tens of thousands of years ago in what is now Europe, people held their hands against cave walls and blew a spray of paint, leaving bare rock where their hands had rested. Many of these stencils show all five fingers, but in some, finge ...

Article - Inside Science - Jun 28 2021 - 1:39pm

Do Airbnb Listings Increase Crime?

There is a belief that Airbnb listings cause increased crime in residential neighborhoods- or at least annoying late-night parties which increase risk of crimes. However, a new paper suggests that while Airbnb listings can be linked to a reduction in the l ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 15 2021 - 9:42am