Tag Archives: Anthropology

Meet Graham, a Human Evolved to Survive a Car Crash 

As much as we like to think we’re invincible, we’re not. Since the car was first invented, advancements in technology and updated standards have made them increasingly safer. But even with greater precautions, the frail human body often can’t survive … Continue reading

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Were Founders of Western Civilization Dope Dealers?

A review of cannabis archaeology links an intensification of cannabis use in East Asia with the rise of transcontinental trade at the dawn of the Bronze Age, some 5000 years ago. Central Eurasia’s Yamnaya people – thought to be one … Continue reading

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Representations of Demons in the Egyptian ‘Book of Two Ways’ 

Between Texts and Images: Representations of the supernatural entities in the so-called Book of Two Ways  A Belgium-based Egyptologist has discovered the oldest depictions of ancient Egyptian demons, showing that demonic entities populated the ancient Egyptians’ imaginations as far back as … Continue reading

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Blombos Cave photo

A lovely shot of the famed Blombos Cave, where artifacts and signs of abstract human thought dating back 100,000 years have been discovered. Read more about this spectacular site here: http://www.academia.edu/5095196/Blombos_Cave_Lair_of_Our_Ancestor_Shellfishers And here: http://www.nature.com/news/human-evolution-cultural-roots-1.10025

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Macaque ‘rescues’ another macaque in India

Explanation below via Brian Clark Howard of National Geographic: “The footage, posted this week by YouTube user gadhamasti, shows an unconscious monkey that was apparently shocked by wires at a busy train station in the industrial city of Kanpur in northern India. … Continue reading

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A Re-Creation of the Chauvet Cave Will Open in April, 2015

A $67 million complex near the Chauvet will include a nearly football-field-size replica of the most remarkable panels in the original, along with a multimedia center and an exposition hall. Meet Gilles Tosello, one the artists who will be charged with … Continue reading

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