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Browsing AnthroNotes by Subject "Ancient Cultures"

Browsing AnthroNotes by Subject "Ancient Cultures"

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  • Brooks, Alison S. (1986)
    Summary of Norse contact with Native Americans; includes snippets from the 13th century Greenlander saga and archaeological evidence.
  • 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.
  • Selig, Ruth O. (1993)
    Discovering a new independent center of agricultural origins in the southeastern United States; for an updated version of this article, see 'Anthropology Explored, 2nd ed.'
  • 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.
  • Selig, Ruth O. (1983)
    Smithsonian archaeologist Dennis Stanford's quest to discover the first Americans.
  • Griffin, James B. (1991)
    The two books reviewed examine the science of archaeology including examples of fraudulent or fanciful claims made in popular culture.
  • Fitzhugh, William W. (2009)
    Smithsonian anthropologist Fitzhugh presents a synopsis of the Arctic region's archaeology with an emphasis on how climate change over the last 10,000 years affected human activities in the region.
  • 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.
  • Fitzhugh, William W. (1997)
    Eskimo cultures through time including impacts of the modern world, global warming, and environmental change; for an updated version of this article, see 'Anthropology Explored, 2nd ed.'
  • Cohen, Mark N. (1992)
    The view that over time ancient human nutrition declined and disease increased creates debate; for an updated version of this article, see 'Anthropology Explored, 2nd ed.'
  • Selig, Ruth O.; Peterson, Anna (2004)
    Sample lesson plan suitable for grades 7-12 that uses an updated article from 'Anthropology Explored, 2nd ed.'; see original article, Winter 1990, vol. 12:1, by Robert S. Laughlin and Kathleen Bragdon.
  • 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.
  • Zeder, Melinda A. (1994)
    Solving the mysteries of agriculture's origins and its impact in the ancient world; for an updated version of this article, see 'Anthropology Explored, 2nd ed.'
  • Selig, Ruth O. (1994)
    Review of 3 books that expand understanding of the various approaches to learning about other cultures, past and present.
  • Schwartz, Douglas W. (2007)
    By using new evidence from climatology, history, ethnography, and archaeology, the author refutes earlier scholars' assertions about the origins and growth of the great pueblos in the North American Southwest.
  • Kaupp, P. A. (1982)
    Discussion of pseudoscientific archaeology and unscientific claims regarding the prehistory of the Americas.
  • Fisher, John W. Jr (1987)
    A traditional people help archaeologists interpret ancient sites and understand globalization's impact.
  • Dittemore, Margaret R. (2002)
    Annotated bibliography of online websites offering resources for teaching about the history, geography, and peoples of the Middle East.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel (2009)
    Smithsonian anthropologist Rogers explains 'Agent-Based Modeling,' a project developed by Smithsonian anthropologists and George Mason University computer scientists, which simulates virtual societies and their relationships ...

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