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Anthropology in Practice: An App for Everything: "The Rise of 'Apps Culture'" from the Pew Research Center

Anthropology in Practice: An App for Everything: "The Rise of 'Apps Culture'" from the Pew Research Center | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
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Anthropology is the study of culture - past, present and even future.  I read another student's curated project.  He included content that reference smartphone apps for download on his topic.  I thought it might be a nice addition to my own curated content.  So, I Googled "anthropology smartphone apps."  While I didn't get the response I was looking for, I did get this article.  It's relevant not only from an anthropological side, but also from the technology side.

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Pchum Ben Day - Events and Festival in Cambodia | Tourism Cambodia

Pchum Ben Day - Events and Festival in Cambodia | Tourism Cambodia | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
October is the month when Cambodian people celebrate the festival of Phchum Ben (Soul Day).
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Pchum Ben is a Cambodian veneration of the dead ceremony.  This site provides an overview of the 2 week celebration.

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Ancient American ball game was a life or death proposition

Ancient American ball game was a life or death proposition | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
Breaking news, headlines and analysis from around the world.
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A little on the history of Ōllamaliztli.

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Archaeological site of Teotihuacan | VisitMexico

Archaeological site of Teotihuacan | VisitMexico | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
Visit the City of the gods, Teotihuacan, in the State of Mexico, and the pyramid of the Sun, the Temple of Quetzalpapalotl and the Calzada de los Muertos.
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Teotihuacan has become a huge tourism draw to the area.  They're taking great measures to prevent damage to the site from visitors.

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The Excavation Process: How We Excavate. - YouTube

This video features discussion of the kinds of tools used to excavate at the Cooper's Ferry site. Also, the effect of animal burrowing on archeological depos...
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Controlling a dig site to prevent damage to artifacts.

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The Excavation Process: The Tools

This video features discussion of the kinds of tools used to excavate at the Cooper's Ferry site. Also, the effect of animal burrowing on archeological depos...
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This is a great, brief video explaining the basic tools used in the delicate process of excavating an archaeological site is.

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Grilling Tips from the Ancient Greeks — Hungry History

Grilling Tips from the Ancient Greeks — Hungry History | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
Love to grill? Well, you’re not the first. In fact, the Greeks beat us all to it by more than 3,000 years. (July is #NationalGrillingMonth.
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Ancient BBQing techniques.  Perhaps BBQing isn't an American tradition after all.

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The Mesoamerican Ballgame: A Game of Life or Death - FanSided

The Mesoamerican Ballgame: A Game of Life or Death - FanSided | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
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The Mesoamerican Ballgame: A Game of Life or Death
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... that was played as early as 1,400 BCE in the Americas, long before the Europeans arrived.

Via Jim Sharp
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An overview of Ōllamaliztli, the mesoamerican ball game in which losing teams are sacrificed to the gods.

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Archaeology: Digging up 'dem old bones' - Sydney Morning Herald

Archaeology: Digging up 'dem old bones' - Sydney Morning Herald | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
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Archaeology: Digging up 'dem old bones'
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The Indiana Jones and Lara Croft movies portray archaeology as an intrepid and swashbuckling profession.
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One archaeologist's take on her rock jockin' profession.

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Scientists revise timeline of human origins

Scientists revise timeline of human origins | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo between 2.4 and 1.8 million years ago in Africa.
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Another take on the revision of what we once believed about the evolution of our earliest ancestors.

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Cultural Anthropology (Kaitlin S.)

A short video on Cultural Anthropology.
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A simple introduction to several of the subsets of the field of anthropology.

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Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan (UNESCO/NHK)

The holy city of Teotihuacan ('the place where the gods were created') is situated some 50 km north-east of Mexico City. Built between the 1st and 7th centur...
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This site is one of a very few in the region without evidence of an Ōllamaliztli court, though there are references to the sport.

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10 Festivals that Honor the Dead - Listverse

10 Festivals that Honor the Dead - Listverse | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
The dead are honored in many cultures, out of respect or a fear of ghostly retribution. Here are ten festivals for honoring the dead from around the world.
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An introduction to 10 different cultures who venerate their dead with celebrations and religious ceremonies.

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16 Dazzling Día de los Muertos Photos on Instagram

16 Dazzling Día de los Muertos Photos on Instagram | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, Mexican families come together to pray for and honor their deceased loved ones.
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Dia de los Muertos is a veneration of the dead ceremony celebrated within the Mexican culture.  Here you will find some beautiful pictures that capture the spirit of this celebration.

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Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
Teotihuacan, with the Pyramid of the Sun, is an Aztec sacred site in Mexico City....
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A great image of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan.

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Ancient Plague Victims Found in Egypt

Ancient Plague Victims Found in Egypt | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
Archeologists in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes have uncovered the victims of an infamous plague, which one writer at the time saw as a sign that the world was ending.
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How did infectious diseases impact ancient civilizations?  

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Who Built the Great City of Teotihuacan? -- National Geographic

Who Built the Great City of Teotihuacan? -- National Geographic | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
Read about the lost city of Teotihuacan, Mexico, in this article from National Geographic.
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Teotihuacan is one of my favorite archaeological sites.  So much is unknown about this ancient city.  What is known is very interesting.

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The Excavation Process: The Excavation Technique - YouTube

This video features discussion of the kinds of tools used to excavate at the Cooper's Ferry site. Also, the effect of animal burrowing on archeological depos...
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What goes into effectively excavating a dig site?

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Wrestling Was Fixed, Even in Ancient Rome

Wrestling Was Fixed, Even in Ancient Rome | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
New analysis of an ancient document reveals classical roots of fake wrestling (Fixed fights have an ancient history http://t.co/Bd2mC49EUY)
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The WWE's earliest history.

 

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Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, and Linguistic Anthropology ...

Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, and Linguistic Anthropology ... | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
Defining that increasingly rara avis, the anthropological linguist. The anthropological linguist possess proficiency in linguistic analysis of the sort falling under the umbrella of Basic Linguistic Theory.
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The theory of anthropological linguistics.

 

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Angie Christensen: Forensic Anthropologist.mp4

Dr. Angie Christensen, a forensic anthropologist at the FBI laboratory, describes what her work entails.
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What exactly is a forensic anthropologist?

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Neanderthals ate their veggies | Machines Like Us

Neanderthals ate their veggies | Machines Like Us | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
The evolution of diet is intimately linked to human evolution: from the use of tools to break nuts, collect insects or hunt game, to the use of fire allowing more calories to be extracted from the food, and most of all the invention of agriculture...
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Bones aren't the only method used to determine the diet of our ancient ancestors.  Scientists also studied petrified fecal matter.

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Ability to Adapt Gave Early Humans the Edge Over Other Hominins

Ability to Adapt Gave Early Humans the Edge Over Other Hominins | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
Features thought to be characteristic of early Homo lineages actually evolved before Homo arose.
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I'm always fascinated when science and discovery change what we once believed to be fact.

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Early Humans May Have Evolved Bigger Brains By Eating Insects - RedOrbit

Early Humans May Have Evolved Bigger Brains By Eating Insects - RedOrbit | Anthropology - Cultural, Forensic, and Linguistic | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Early Humans May Have Evolved Bigger Brains By Eating Insects RedOrbit A 2009 study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology defined fallback foods as a term “to denote resources of relatively poor nutritional quality...
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More evidence of diet influencing evolution?

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