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Sunday, May 15, 2011

First life

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Interesting article about early tools in Asia.

Asia has a scarcity of stone tools compared to places like Europe.  Some scientists believe bamboo to have been what they used.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Very interesting article about early evidence of Leprosy in Medieval warriors.

Signs of Leprosy in a warrior, but was not the cause of death. Some other early signs of surgical intervention as well.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Check this out if you're interested in Linguistics

Interesting...Good One, Read This. Not My Work.

"So I signed up for a membership with this really horrible organization the other day. Worst decision of my life. How did they coax me into signing up you ask? Well, they promised me some really great things like providing protective services for me and "promoting my general welfare"- which I later found out to be quite the understatement.

Apparently by promoting my general welfare they meant billing me on every purchase I made, even if it wasn't in their stores. Sure, it was only a few cents or dollars here and there but it was EVERY SINGLE PURCHASE!
I couldn't believe it but it didn't stop there, they billed me every time I got a paycheck. When I called to ask why the bill was so damn high they told me the money was going to a collective pool of money that was rationed to the old, sick, and poor. This seemed nonsensical to me, I told them that I only wanted this organization to protect me and allow for me to grow in happiness and prosperity! I told them that charity can help the poor and when I was sick or old I would be happy to pay for my own care. She told me some people didn't have the money and hung up.

Then I got a house and they billed me for that too! This was the last straw, I called the organization and asked what all that money could possibly be going toward. She said it was to pay the salaries of their employees within various services such as their education department.

I told them I don't ever find myself in need of services like education because with my help my can children educate themselves and I also told them I bought a gun and wouldn't need their "protective services" any longer.

She told me if I didn't have the organization's protective services bad things might happen to me, that I needed those services.

I told her I had never had any trouble before and hung up... the next day men in blue suits with guns and batons from the organization kidnapped me in broad daylight. My neighbors stood by, helpless. They told me if I paid them yet ANOTHER fee, then promised to keep paying their bills in the future, I could go free and be blessed by their "protection" again in the future.

So I paid it but I still don't understand. This organization's package is so fucking inclusive I feel chained down. How can so many people revel in their membership with them? The television I watch must be regulated by them, the doctors I go to must be approved by them, the schools I send my kids must be regulated by them, the food and drink I put into my own body must be regulated by them, even the earth and many natural resources I deal with must be regulated by them. Sadly, that doesn't even get into the fine print of all of their so called "laws". And if I break any of the regulations or policies they have in place, they say the contract stipulates that they can kidnap me and throw me in a cage for however long they decide.

Life has become austere indeed after joining this organization. The organization called the United States of America."

Definitely one of my biggest interests - Evolution of all kinds (not just physiological).

"What do colon cancer, ant colonies, language and global warming have in common?"  That's funny, but it is still a great read.  Anybody else have any thoughts on altruism?

Awareness of the field growing!

Great to see governments, especially ones in areas with such rich history, jumping on board with the Anthro!

South America's Oldest Textiles

Interesting.  I'd love to see some modern recreations!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Oh yeah!

Got AdSense going, now need to get content and get this blog blowing up!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Really wish they would let me in.  I mistakenly tried to activate it before my blog was complete (complete novice here) and they denied me....can't do anything to get them to let me in.  Tried to go through the only help sites they had but they told me they won't help because I'm in the wrong place.  About as fun as having cancer. FUCKING WOW

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Atlantis, oh noes!!

Human Uniqueness

Our Hands

Our early tools influenced the development of some unique features in our hands. I have always found our ability to write with something like a pen to be interesting:

Native Americans

DNA and Chimpanzees

Couple of interesting links concerning how closely related our DNA and chimpanzee seem to be:

Central Mexico

I've always been interested int he cultures of central Mexico and focused on the area a great deal during college.

First post!

Hello, all, and welcom to my very first (and hopefully not last) post!  I read this article recently and thought it a nice article to begin with.  It's about the role of the internet in Anthropology.  Check it out and leave some comments: