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Modern Slavery

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"I recently saw this map in a Washington Post article about modern day slavery and was immediately was struck by the spatial extent and amount of slaves in today’s global economy.  As stated in that article, “This is not some softened, by-modern-standards definition of slavery. These 30 million people are living as forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides in forced marriages and, in all ways that matter, as pieces of property, chattel in the servitude of absolute ownership.”  This map shows some important spatial patterns that seem to correlate to economic and cultural factors."


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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:15 AM

In my opinion slavery is the worst possible living situation. id rather be be free but have no food suply than to be a slave. its dishearting to look at these numbers and see that 30 million people have to deal with the worst quality of live possible. but what sickens me the most is the lack of information we have been given about this though primary schools. In school we were taught about Lincoln freeing the slaves ans american slavery almost every year. But not a single time did they connect or even touch on that it is a massive problem in the world today. It was to the extend that for a few years i was mislead to thinking that Lincoln made this a slave free world, boy was i wrong. Slavery is revesable though, it can be countered by harser punishments and more restrictions on the slave owners. We could also do our best to make it so they bring in as little money as possible so they are forced to find a different occupation. 

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MOdern Slavery is a huge problem throughtout the world and especially in Africa and surrounding sister countries. For example, in Africa this map shows us that the slave rate is more than .75 this indicates that there is a small percentage of the country that is not enslaved in some way. This is outrageous for the modern society to think of in todays world especially because as Americans we think of the slave trade and slavery being something that happened many years ago and then slavery was abloished and now nothing bad happens anymore well we couldn't be more WRONG! AMericans are mostly ingornat to the fact that although slavery is not announced in surronding counintents and countries does not mean that it doesn't exist. Another example of this is the Somali blood diamonds and how the children become toy-soldiers and are turned into rebels because if they dont they will be killed so this is the type of society where it is kill or me killed. These CHILDREN are trained to kill anyone and everyone who gets in their way; taken away from their families at a young age and then brainwashed into using their ignorance as bliss.

Logan Haller's curator insight, May 25, 2015 9:51 PM

This article has to do with unit 6 because it deals with development.This article explains how 30 million people work as forced labors, forced child soldiers,  forced brides and many other forced things. The map illustrates spatial patterns on economic and cultural factors on where the people enslaved are. The map shows that India is 1.1% enslaved.People say that fair trade and not free trade will lead to sustainable economic growth and lower social injustice. Two questions asked by the article is what realistically can we do to lessen slavery in the world today, and how our our own spending habits part of the system. The article also includes a video on some of the ways the slaves are treated poorly .

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Iron Age Cemetery Found in Poland - Archaeology Magazine

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Apes in Medieval Art | Medieval Animal Data-Network

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Apes are the closest relatives of humans in the animal world. They look like us, yet they are completely different. The ambiguity between the form and beha...

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ANTIGUA Y MEDIEVAL: La familia nuclear más vieja del mundo

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Sacrificial Virgins: Sex, Violence, and Imagination

Sacrificial Virgins: Sex, Violence, and Imagination | Anthropology | Scoop.it
What is it with men who see sacrificed women and immediately begin to fantasize about their beauty and virginity? This was the story told about the Maya "Sacred Well", the Cenote at Chichen Itza, a...

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New study shows use of tools supports learning in nonhuman species

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(Phys.org) —Leave young children alone with a soccer ball or a plastic shovel, and they quickly begin to put the object to use, especially if they've observed adults kicking the ball or using the shovel to dig a hole.

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Scientists Reveal the First European Faces Were Not ‘White’

Much to the dismay of any would-be 'White Supremacists,' scientists have recently revealed that the face of the first Europeans were surprisingly Sub-Saharan African in appearance.
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Wolf Rites of Winter - Archaeology Magazine

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Archaeologists digging a Bronze Age site on the Russian steppes are using evidence from language and mythology to understand a remarkable discovery

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New genetic clues from China's ancient man

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Remains of 40,000-year-old Homo sapien help scientists map first human migration routes out of Africa.

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Fossil Found In Coal Mine Points To Strange, Tiny Primate

Fossil Found In Coal Mine Points To Strange, Tiny Primate | Anthropology | Scoop.it
The fossilized jaw of a pint-size primate that lived about 35 million years ago in Asia has been unearthed in Thai coal mines.

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Tuberculosis Genomes Show Why It's A Wildly Successful Pathogen

Tuberculosis Genomes Show Why It's A Wildly Successful Pathogen | Anthropology | Scoop.it
Tuberculosis (TB) is a wildly successful pathogen, if your goal is to infect up to two billion people in every corner of the world, with a new infection of a human host every second.

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Ireland claims world's oldest bogman

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A 4,000-year-old body from the peat of central Ireland is likely to be the world's oldest bog body.

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Taphonomic Analysis of Neolithic Seated Burials

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Taphonomy is the study of how organisms decay and become altered following their death. Understanding how this process manifests in human burials during the excavation is extremely important, and c...

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Anthropology | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Geography and current events

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Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

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Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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The Archaeology News Network: 6,000 year old bracelets found at Kanlitas tumulus

The Archaeology News Network: 6,000 year old bracelets found at Kanlitas tumulus | Anthropology | Scoop.it

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New Finds at Bulgarian Tomb - Archaeology Magazine

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Ancient tattoos may have been used as medicine

Ancient tattoos may have been used as medicine | Anthropology | Scoop.it
We know that many ancient peoples practiced tattooing, based on the body art we see represented in figurines and wall carvings.

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Names of Dogs in Ancient Greece

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Adrienne Mayor (Wonders & Marvels Contributor) Imagine you live in ancient Greece. You are about to choose a new puppy. What should you call it?  There was a science to choosing and naming a dog in classical antiquity.

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Wari, predecessors of the Inca, used restraint to reshape human landscape

Wari, predecessors of the Inca, used restraint to reshape human landscape | Anthropology | Scoop.it
The Wari, a complex civilization that preceded the Inca empire in pre-Columbia America, didn't rule solely by pillage, plunder and iron-fisted bureaucracy, a Dartmouth study finds.

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The Strange Sarcophagi of the Chachapoya

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Yorkshire Museum and Gardens - View News Article

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How to explain anthropology to a physicist

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Science works by proposing and disposing of hypotheses. Hypotheses come from a lot of places: previous research results, modeling, inspiration, and plain old intuition. Our intuition is a good sour...

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The day before death: A new archaeological technique gives insight into the day before death

The day before death: A new archaeological technique gives insight into the day before death | Anthropology | Scoop.it
The day before the child's death was not a pleasant one, because it was not a sudden injury that killed the 10-13 year old child who was buried in the medieval town of Ribe in Denmark 800 years ago.

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Gruesome deaths discovered by archaeologists

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Archaeologists excavating remains have the job of forensic detectives to identify how and why an individual exhumed could have died.
Here is an example of some of the most gruesome deaths identified using archaeological techniques.

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Extraordinary Carving Discovered Inside Ancient Maya Pyramid

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Archaeologists are calling it a "once-in-a-lifetime find" — a 1,400 year-old frieze vividly decorated with images of gods and rulers. Considered a work of art, the carving is shedding new light into this ancient culture.

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