Anthropology

California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order Law Didn't Reduce Gun Violence

Though activists will highlight mass shootings as a gun problem rather than a criminal act, as in a Sacramento, California shooting a few days ago, legal California gun ownership has had an inverse relationship to crime and deaths. More guns than ever are ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2022 - 10:30am

Climate Change Led To The Spread Of Uralic Languages

The Uralic language family and languages such as Finnish, Estonian, Saami and Hungarian began to spread west approximately 4,200–3,900 years ago, first to the central Volga region and later to the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic. The Uralic language family i ...

Article - News Staff - May 9 2022 - 8:22am

Y Chromosome Evidence For South American Colonization 18,000 Years Ago

The history of humans is a history of expansion, from the recesses of Africa outward across the world. No one is really a native and yet everyone is, because all humans were first an invasive species but if you are born in a place, you are then native.  So ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 19 2022 - 12:45pm

You're Probably More Neanderthal Than You Think

Once upon a time, terms like 'primate' and 'Neanderthal' were used as joke insults, but they are both entirely true, and the latter even more so now. Unlike databases of where people live such as companies like Ancestry uses to claim &# ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2022 - 11:39pm

Banquets Of The Dead In Roman Spain

It is common today to have food, or even a feast, to memorialize the dead. It is a legacy from ancient times. Across the Roman Empire, funerary rituals were conducted to ensure the protection of deities and the memory of the deceased.  They were required b ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 26 2022 - 9:57am

Culture Wars

Count the times the word “culture” came out of reporters’ mouths last week, and you’d think they were anthropologists. Usually in this context: “The culture of white supremacy has gone fully mainstream.* “The bedrock idea uniting right-wing communities…  ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Nov 24 2022 - 1:10pm