This image shows a variety of quinoa with all different colors.

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

The Jingle dress project

The #MeToo Movement and its Exclusion of Indigenous Women: Perpetuating Settler Colonialism

[Trigger Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and gender violence] The Story In 2017, the online hashtag #MeToo went viral and sparked conversation about sexual and gendered violence. At the surface level, this movement helped to amplify women’s experiences. And, … Continue reading The #MeToo Movement and its Exclusion of Indigenous Women: Perpetuating Settler Colonialism

Andean girls from Peru

Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in Andean South America

Welcome back to another week of the anthropology in fashion series, where we learn about the traditional dresses from one region in the world every week. This week, we’ll be looking at traditional clothing from the Andean States in South America. South … Continue reading Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in Andean South America

A Yukaghir hunter herds elk across the snow in the traditional hunting practices of their clan

Anthropology : Yukaghir Hunting Practices, Where Humans and Animals Collide

In the far North East of Russia’s isolated Siberian region reside the Yukaghir clan. With a tiny population, their way of life and belief system is unique. They hold the belief that all animals and some nature contain souls and, … Continue reading Anthropology : Yukaghir Hunting Practices, Where Humans and Animals Collide

Myth: The Dreamtime and its Importance to Indigenous Australians

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 … Continue reading Myth: The Dreamtime and its Importance to Indigenous Australians

Travel Guide: Add the Stunning Andaman and Nicobar Islands to your Bucket List

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Emerald. Blue. And You. Once you see this tagline on the Andaman and Nicobar tourism website, you can rest assured that your journey to these islands will be memorable. Surrounded by the aqua blue waters … Continue reading Travel Guide: Add the Stunning Andaman and Nicobar Islands to your Bucket List