The Dreamtime and Its Importance in Indigenous Australian Culture

Indigenous Australians are the world’s oldest existing culture on earth. According to archeological evidence, their history spans from 50,000 years to 80,000 years old. Indigenous Australians have preserved their history through stories called The Dreamtime, Dreamtime stories, or Creation stories. … Continue reading The Dreamtime and Its Importance in Indigenous Australian Culture

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The Different Historical and Cultural Views On Menstruation

Periods have, historically, had countless theories and misinformation around the topic. These taboos and beliefs have either totally isolated women or barred them from certain activities and have made women feel ashamed. Of a natural process. Ancient scribes and literature … Continue reading The Different Historical and Cultural Views On Menstruation

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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: The Influence of Exoticism on Culture Through Colonization

Social and cultural anthropology has always been about the comparative study of societies across the world. However, in recent years, the issue of ‘exoticism’ in anthropology has become an ethical problem in the field. Exoticism refers to a trend in … Continue reading Anthropology: The Influence of Exoticism on Culture Through Colonization