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Men Seek Out Heavier Women In Stressful Times
2012-08-09 13:51:19

New research from England has concluded that men in stressful life situations tend to seek out larger women, despite traditionally seeking younger, thinner females under normal circumstances...

What Did Early Hominins Eat?
2012-08-09 08:16:46

An international team of scientists has reconstructed the dietary preferences of 3 groups of hominins found in South Africa.

2012-08-02 23:02:06

August 5, 2012 is the 50-year anniversary of the passing of Marilyn Monroe.

Body Piercings: NY Teens Must Now Have Parental Consent
2012-08-01 08:54:59

Teenagers in New York looking to express themselves with body piercings should look for a different method.

2012-07-31 23:03:48

Following the return of an Idahoan’s wedding ring, Broken Promises comments on the sanctity of marriage and sentimental value of rings, imploring the bridal jewelry industry to be honest about

Later Stone Age Emerged Earlier In South Africa
2012-07-31 06:01:49

Two recent articles in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show that the Later Stone Age (LSA) and Modern Culture both emerged much earlier than was previously thought.

2012-07-28 23:00:26

European Wax Center Seal Beach will be providing free waxing for the week leading up to their August 9th Grand Opening. Seal Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2012

Hunter-gatherers And Westerners Use Same Amount Of Energy
2012-07-27 08:23:03

Despite what some choose to theorize, when looking back on our ancestors, our society is not growing obese due to the change in cultural lifestyle when compared to those in the hunter-gatherer days.


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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