Posts Tagged: anthropology
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Teens Scramble For New Opportunity To Debase Themselves

A most disconcerting scene from a high school in Kansas, where teens are in the grips of a sickness. A teacher's perspective:

I am pretty lenient about phone use in my class because we use phones for various things. There is always the kid that sneaks in a text or two, but as long as it isn't a distraction, I don't worry too much.

Today was the first day in a long time I actually took phones away. I have no idea what all was included in the update, but you would have thought it was crack. They seriously could not keep away from it. I even had [...]

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Knifed Skull Found In English Garbage Belongs To Hunchbacked King

The murdered remains of another scrawny Englishman found in the rubble of a "car park" is actually the long-dead hunchback king, Richard III. This is why the United Kingdom continues to cling to its quaint system of royalty, so that a wayward stabbed king can occasionally be found in the sodden ground beneath a parking lot, to give people hope.

A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English king Richard III. Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch's family …. Richard, killed in battle in 1485, will be reinterred in [...]

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Science Verifies Existence Of Headhunting

"The shrunken heads were made from enemies' heads cut on the battlefield. Then, during spiritual ceremonies, enemies' heads were carefully reduced through boiling and heating, in the attempt to lock the enemy's spirit and protect the killers from spiritual revenge." —Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Gila Kahila Bar-Gal tells Discovery News' Jennifer Viegas about the results of her analysis of a particularly well-preserved head of an enemy of Ecuadorian Jivaro-Shuar warriors who was killed sometime between 1600-1898 in Ecuador. Bar-Gal and her colleagues are the first scientists ever to successfully map a shrunken head's genetic make-up, thus providing the most conclusive evidence yet that stories of headhunting and [...]