Neatorama Posts Tagged "anthropology"
Humans Made Fire Earlier than We Thought...

Scientists have been speculating and arguing about when hominids mastered the art of producing fire for a long time. Estimates ranged from a few hundred thousands years ago to two million years ago. But now hard evidence...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/07/humans-made-fire-earlier-than-we-thought/
The Kasubi Hill Tombs of the Buganda People...

The mausoleum of Buganda kings in Kasubi, Uganda is both an innovative burial site and an architectural marvel. Built with all natural materials and balancing on wooden poles stuck firmly in the ground, this UNESCO world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/06/the-kasubi-hill-tombs-of-the-buganda-people/
Anthropologist: Cooking Made Humans More Intelligent, Sociable...

Harvard anthropologist Richard Wrangham argues that the ability to cook food contributed to human evolution: “Cooked food does many familiar things,” he observes. “It makes our food safer, creates rich and delic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/05/anthropologist-cooking-made-humans-more-intelligent-sociable/
Amazonian Tribe's Language Has No Tenses, Numbers over Five...

Anthropologist Pierre Pica has spent ten years studying the Munduruku tribe of the Brazilian Amazon region. Their language has no tenses, plural forms, or numbers greater than five. Pica described life in a society whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/amazonian-tribes-language-has-no-tenses-numbers-over-five/
When Did Humans Start Wearing Clothes?...

Today, Slate's Explainer feature asserts that humans began wearing clothing about 100,000 years ago. Here's how anthropologists came up with the answer: Human raiment is not typically preserved in the fossil record,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/26/when-did-humans-start-to-wear-clothes/
Primitive Humans Were Seafarers...

A team of archaeologists on the Greek island of Crete found a tool way older than what they expected to find. Thomas Strasser of the University of Providence and his crew hoped to find artifacts dating back as far as 11,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/19/primitive-humans-were-seafarers/
Big Think: Dr. Spencer Wells...

I can't get enough of the video series at Big Thin...  ... Here's a guy who I'd pick to be my professor of anthropology , molecular science, ancient history, and other to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/20/big-think-dr-spencer-wells/
A New Look at the Pyramids...

A new set of tombs have been found near the great pyramids of Egypt, belonging to the workers who built the pyramids 4,000 years ago. The discovery points away from the idea that the monuments were built by slaves. Inste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/12/a-new-look-at-the-pyramids/
Anthropologist Argues that Modern Humans Are Wimps...

In his new book Manthropology, Peter McAllister argues that human physical strength and endurance have deteriorated over time. John Mehaffey writes for Reuters: Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/22/anthropologist-argues-that-modern-humans-are-wimps/
Ancient Mesoamerican Bling!...

Gem-studded teeth were popular among people (mostly men) from all walks of life in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, purely for decorative purposes, a new study shows. As far back as 2,500 years ago, skilled dentists could dril...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/19/ancient-mesoamerican-bling/
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