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Latest Anthropology Stories

Questions About Human Evolution Raised In New Geological Study
2013-02-01 10:35:18

An ambitious analysis of the past 12 million years’ of vegetation change in northeastern Africa is proving to be a bit of a game change in the understanding of the world as it was when our ancestors first decided to walk on two feet.

2013-01-25 23:04:46

New book analyzes the psychological conditions of Nigerian women and highlights incidence of major traumatic events. London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) January 26,

2013-01-24 09:52:08

Researchers from Wits University, the University of Johannesburg and international scientists announced on Tuesday, 22 January 2012, the discovery of a two million year old fossil fox at the now renowned archaeological site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

12 Unusual Shaman's Stones Discovered Near Boquete, Panama
2013-01-15 11:20:40

Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete.

Space Archeology: Your Universe Today Podcasts
2013-01-12 07:03:28

In this special edition of redOrbit’s Your Universe Today podcast series, we’re making a minor departure from our usual talks about the frontiers of space exploration. Instead, we’ve decided to take a look back at the history of our world – from outer space of course.

2013-01-12 05:00:22

Grow taller 4 Idiots is the updated guide made by Darwin Smith, who claims to help people increase height naturally and effectively.

2013-01-05 05:00:19

The team of wedding planners at the Exquisite Weddings headquarters are celebrating the growing demand for Turkey weddings by expanding their portfolio of stylish wedding venues set in stunning


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
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.