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Though it was identified as a disorder as early as the 14th century, pica, or the eating of non-food items, has for years believed to be all but non-existent in a few corners of the globe – a 2006 study that reviewed research on pica found just four regions – the South of South America, Japan, Korea and Madagascar –where the behavior had never been observed.
Research that was coordinated at Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) analyzes the mythological images in Roman mosaics and shows that members of the most powerful elite selected Greek gods and heroes as symbols of universal values that reinforced what Rome stood for.
Researchers have used a common, commercially available type of mapping software to determine whether patterns of change inside the bones of human remains could reveal how the bones were used during life.
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Just hours after announcing that they would consider extending their hunt for the lost grave of King Richard III, archaeologists revealed that they had discovered evidence of a lost garden that brings them one step closer.
“Introduction to Ethnography” Offered in Popular Virtual Classroom Format in September 2012
A human skull that was recently found in Southeast Asia provides new details in the story of modern man’s migration out of Africa, through Asia, and beyond to the Pacific.
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 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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