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Chavín Domestication of Quinoa and its Affects on Civilization

The Chavín civilization flourished in the vertically stratified terrain of present-day Peru. Archaeological evidence suggests that the Chavín experienced a shift from a mobile lifestyle to a more sedentary lifestyle for a dependable food supply. They domesticated crops, such as … Continue reading Chavín Domestication of Quinoa and its Affects on Civilization

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Anthropology: Tracing Patterns and Trends Throughout LGBTQ History

On June 16, 2005, gay marriage became legal in the United States. Although many people celebrated in joy, other people dissented against the ruling. Some believed it to be unnatural and sacrilegious.  Another anti-LGBT movement feared that it would ‘taint’ … Continue reading Anthropology: Tracing Patterns and Trends Throughout LGBTQ History

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Anthropology: Controversy and Cultural Confusion Surrounding the Buddhist Manji Symbol or Swastika

Did you know, before Nazi Germany used the swastika, the symbol actually represented happiness, good fortune and prosperity in various Asian cultures for thousands of years? In Japan, the swastika is called the manji symbol. Sadly, though, the symbol’s seemingly … Continue reading Anthropology: Controversy and Cultural Confusion Surrounding the Buddhist Manji Symbol or Swastika

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An Overview of the Different Branches of Anthropology

Anthropology, or “the science of mankind,” is the study of human beings. It studies them in areas spanning from biology and evolutionary history to social and cultural characteristics. Anthropology has evolved into a collection of increasingly specialised areas, particularly since … Continue reading An Overview of the Different Branches of Anthropology