The Inti Raymi festival in Cusco celebrates the sun god of the Inca Empire.

Anthropology: Modern Quechuan Culture and Its Ties to the Inca

Culture of the Quechua The Quechuan people do not simply descend from the Inca. Moreover, they originate from well before the Tahuantinsuyo, or Inca Empire, first gained power in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. And they have only continued to … Continue reading Anthropology: Modern Quechuan Culture and Its Ties to the Inca

A photograph depicting the many ways in which cocaine can be taken, whether snorted, eaten, or injected.

The Origin of Cocaine and How It Became the Deadliest Natural Stimulant

More than 2000 years ago, the ancient Incas chewed the coca leaves for their stimulating effects. The coca leaves were part of their daily routines and rituals. It was not until the Spanish arrived that the leaves spread throughout Europe. … Continue reading The Origin of Cocaine and How It Became the Deadliest Natural Stimulant

Gauchos and gauchas of Argentina

Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in the Southern Cone

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 Southern Cone. The Southern cone is … Continue reading Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in the Southern Cone

women wearing the koto

Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in the Guianas and Brazil

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 Guianas and Brazil. The Guianas … Continue reading Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in the Guianas and Brazil

wayuu women in traditional clothing

Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in Colombia and Venezuela

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 in Caribbean South America. As we discussed … Continue reading Anthropology in Fashion: Cultural Clothing in Colombia and Venezuela

Travel Guide: Peru Mountains and Seaside Treasure of the Incredible South America

The majestic mountains of Machu Picchu in the adventurous country of Peru count as its most descriptive sign. Beyond the Rainbow mountains and the famous Inca trail Peru hides numeral wonders where delicious cuisine resides. Let’s add the largest South-American … Continue reading Travel Guide: Peru Mountains and Seaside Treasure of the Incredible South America

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