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Anthropology: Easter Island’s Undeciphered Writing System (Rongorongo)

Rongorongo Despite all that is known about the Rapa Nui of Easter Island, who continue to live in their thousands, a series of uniquely inscribed tablets taken from the island over 100 years ago remains minimally interpreted and largely unfathomable. … Continue reading Anthropology: Easter Island’s Undeciphered Writing System (Rongorongo)

Anthropology: The Birth of Colonialism in Africa and Modern Day Challenges

In the history of Africa, colonialism engraved the crucial points linked to anthropology. African independence started mostly about 1960, paving the path to sustainability after years of heavy pressure. Ghana was the first country that announced independence from Great Britain … Continue reading Anthropology: The Birth of Colonialism in Africa and Modern Day Challenges

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Ethnography: A Qualitative Research Method Used in Anthropology

As its name suggests, anthropology refers to the study of humankind. The word anthropology is derived from two Greek words. The first is ‘anthropos’ meaning human or man, and ‘logia’ meaning study. In this field of study, humanity is scientifically … Continue reading Ethnography: A Qualitative Research Method Used in Anthropology

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Anthropology: Portraying Culture Through Modern Graphic Ethnography and Fiction

Traditionally, ethnographic writing is the non-fictional end product of anthropological research. It is generally the most widely distributed result of research. Many individuals are introduced to anthropology through reading ethnographies. An ethnography is a book-length condensation of field notes and … Continue reading Anthropology: Portraying Culture Through Modern Graphic Ethnography and Fiction

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Anthropology: The Unique Advantages and Challenges of Longitudinal Research and Ethnographic Methods

An Introduction to Ethnographic Methods Participant observation is one of the key methods of anthropology. This form of research involves researchers entering into a field site, usually an unfamiliar culture, for extended stays. Anthropology has a unique benefit over other … Continue reading Anthropology: The Unique Advantages and Challenges of Longitudinal Research and Ethnographic Methods