anthropology

Anthropology

Mastodon Monday To Skin Saturday: This Week’s Happenings At HMNS
September 24, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Facing the Past – Cases in Forensic Sculpture by Amanda Danning Forensic sculptor Amanda Danning performs facial reconstructions on skulls whose true appearance is unknown. She has worked on the most exciting anthropology finds in North America as well as contemporary criminal cases. Danning’s captivating presentation will combine history and technology, forensics and […]

Public Perceptions Vs. Fact-Based Reality – A Few Examples Of How What We Think We Know Is Often Wrong
July 20, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  On a regular basis we learn that what we thought was true was, in fact, not so. This certainly applies to our understanding of the past. Here are some examples that will leave you scratching your head: The First Human Inhabitants Of Madagascar Were Not You You Think They Were Take the island of […]

What Is Lucy’s Legacy?
March 21, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Whenever the topic of human evolution comes up in a classroom you are bound to hear the name “Lucy” thrown around. But who exactly is Lucy and why is she so important? Well, tracing the roots of the human family tree is a tough task. Most ancient human skeletons discovered are only fragmentary, but when Lucy’s […]

Other Things The Maya Used Their Walls For
December 13, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

The primary purpose of a wall is to hold the ceiling up, but they also get used for a lot of other things that vary depending on culture. Here in Houston we often use the walls in our homes and offices as blank canvases. Walls are also used for storage. Here and now, we store […]



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