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Browsing by Subject "Africa"

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  • Hunt, David R. (2012)
    Smithsonian physical anthropologist Hunt describes methodologies used and information gathered from the study of an ancient Egyptian child's mummy; a link is provided to a video interview with Hunt discussing his career.
  • Adamski, David; Copeland, Robert S.; Miller, Scott E.; Hebert, Paul D. N.; Darrow, Karolyn; Luke, Quentin (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2010)
    Twenty-five species of African Blastobasinae (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) are reviewed; 12 species are redescribed, and 13 species are described as new. Rearing of Lepidoptera ancillary to sampling efforts targeted for ...
  • Wood, Bernard (1999)
    Civilization means much more than cultural complexity; a discussion drawn from the Dual Congress of the International Association for the Study of Human Paleontology and the International Association of Human Biologists.
  • Mason, Michael Atwood (2002)
    Overview of the 'African Voices' Project and exhibition hall in the National Museum of Natural History; various galleries are described.
  • Troy, Lana (2012)
    Based on the 2012 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's exhibit, 'Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt,' Egyptologist Troy explains why the ancient Egyptians remain familiar to us in their humanity.
  • Kipury, Naomi (1989)
    Autobiographical account of growing up Maasai in Kenya and then becoming an anthropologist.
  • Njenga, Ann; Manthi, Frederick Kyalo (2007)
    Kenyan educator Njenga and Dr. Manthi of the National Museum of Kenya examine difficulties faced by Kenyan educators, as well as their American counterparts, when teaching human prehistory and evolution to precollege students.
  • Ikram, Salima (2012)
    Study of the animal mummies created throughout ancient Egyptian history serves as a window into the complex and close relationship between humans and animals in ancient Egypt.
  • Troy, Lana (2012)
    Egyptologist Troy explains the 2 basic ways that ancient Egyptian events, sites, and artifacts are dated: historical period and absolute year date according to the modern calendar; a reference chronology follows the article.
  • Homiak, John P. (2005)
    Smithsonian anthropologist Homiak based this article on his decades-long research into the history and culture of the Rastafari.
  • Selig, Ruth O. (1999)
    Richard Potts' career and his theory of variability selection, a new approach to interpreting human evolution; for an updated version of this article, see 'Anthropology Explored, 2nd ed.',
  • Grinker, Roy Richard (2000)
    Anthropologist Grinker's insights into the life of Colin Turnbull, which Grinker gained about while writing Turnbull's biography.
  • Smith, Catherine Cockshutt (1986)
    Personal account of graduate student's first trip to Africa as an archaeological fieldworker on the Semliki Research Expedition in eastern Zaire (renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1997).
  • Lanouette, JoAnne (1983)
    A focus on the degree of bipedalism in Lucy; anatomists Susman and Stern offer an interpretation at odds with that of Lucy's discoverers Johanson and White.
  • Arnoldi, Mary Jo (2003)
    Comprehensive overview of Mali includes information about archaeological finds, contemporary cultures, and the arts; followed by case study of puppet masquerade theater.
  • Gordon, Kathleen D. (1985)
    Examination of then-new evidence suggesting the importance of scavenging food to our early hominid ancestors.
  • Brooks, Alison S. (1992)
    DNA and other studies help answer where, when, and why modern humans first appeared; for an updated version of this article, see 'Anthropology Explored, 2nd ed.'
  • Lubkemann, Stephen C. (2007)
    Lubkemann's research during Mozambique's long civil war shows that social existence in war is constituted as much by everyday social struggles and concerns as by the problems of violence.
  • Brooks, Alison S. (2010)
    Anthropologist and 'AnthroNotes' editor Brooks presents recent research about and new perspectives on the development of human bipedalism, including the idea that bipedal running was a key causal factor in human evolution.
  • Brooks, Alison S.; Smith, J. N. L. (1991)
    Challenges to conservation, tourism, and protection of remaining Great Ape populations in Africa.

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