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witchcraft sex-slavery
2015-02-27 12:56:34

British courts have found difficulty in bringing African sex-traffickers to justice because a belief in black magic and juju “spells” makes victims afraid to testify. Now, the UK government is seeking out the witch doctors responsible and forcing them to reverse the perceived curse.

2015-02-19 23:10:48

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 anthropologists worldwide will celebrate the inaugural National Anthropology Day.

2015-02-09 23:06:56

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) adopted a strong and clear statement on Humanity and Climate Change on January 29, 2015.

2015-01-30 23:09:43

American Anthropological Association's President Monica Heller releases statement on the proclaimed death of the missing college students from Ayotzinapa Teaching Training School.

2015-01-20 23:01:43

Bridal Guide has teamed up with Boot Campaign and Brides Across America to throw a Dream Southern Wedding in Texas for a military bride and her fiancé. Austin,

2015-01-09 23:04:01

The Managed Network Services market research report provides a comprehensive examination of market drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges.

ancient greek civilization
2015-01-06 15:01:43

American scientists have taken another look at the site of Bronze Age Greek village to see if they can add detail to, or even challenge, what we previously assumed about an ancient civilization.

2014-12-30 23:04:11

Bestselling author and spiritual teacher is starting a movement, bringing energy healing to its broadest audience yet Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) December

shell engraving
2014-12-05 06:27:40

The earliest known art by our species, Homo sapiens, is thought to have been made around 100,000 years ago, but a new study has revealed that our forbearers Homo erectus may have created simpler art forms at least 430,000 years ago.


Latest Anthropology Reference Libraries

Primatology
2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

Zooarchaeology
2013-09-30 13:29:48

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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