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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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The Nostalgic Memories of Lahore in Spring as an Immigrant Longing for Home

The arrival of Spring in Australia was announced with a Google doodle. A happy little hedgehog with flowers on its back, smiling and carefree. Living its best life. Reminding us that something new and beautiful awaits us all. There is … Continue reading The Nostalgic Memories of Lahore in Spring as an Immigrant Longing for Home

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Ecology: Unexpected Observable Impact of Climate Change on the Environment

Climate change is already creating an immense impact worldwide as there is an increase in maximum weather events. They include the 2018 heatwaves, wildfires in the Arctic Circle, continuous flooding, and ceaselessly rising sea levels. Also, these immense impacts put … Continue reading Ecology: Unexpected Observable Impact of Climate Change on the Environment

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Nutritional Value Adjustments Resulting from Globalization Processes

Globalization, or the process by which goods, services, and ideas develop international influence, has undoubtedly affected the nutritional values of food globally. In the realm of nutrition, globalization influences supply chains and available food products. Migration and the global expansion … Continue reading Nutritional Value Adjustments Resulting from Globalization Processes

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Food Linguistics: Evolution of Food, Menus, and Online Reviews

Linguistic and cultural anthropology can reveal a lot about languages and culture through mediums such as food menus, online reviews, and advertisements. According to Barbara Miller (2005), linguistics is the study of language. Questions that anthropologists ask and research revolve … Continue reading Food Linguistics: Evolution of Food, Menus, and Online Reviews

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Examining Natural Plant Defense Mechanisms and Pesticide Use

Pests are unwanted organisms (plants or insects) that may cause damage to other organisms or property. Pesticides aim to eliminate these pests and protect target areas from further damage. For plants, pests include microorganisms, fungi, insects, and larger herbivores. In … Continue reading Examining Natural Plant Defense Mechanisms and Pesticide Use