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Culture, Health, and Wellness

Culture, Health, and Wellness As of January 10, 2020, the WHO [World Health Organization] began using the phrase "2019 Novel Coronavirus." Most human beings have been living within the world Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19) since that time. It is pertinent to discuss...

Human Ecology

Using Human Ecology for Genealogy Human Ecology The term, Human Ecology, is an interesting genre pioneered by Professor Robert Ezra Park.  This term is one, which is closely associated with anthropology.  Read on to see how "human ecology" concepts can be applied to...

Honeyguide is Africa’s Sweet Connection

Honeyguide is Africa's Sweet Connection Honeyguide is Africa's Sweet Connection, as told to children in the storybook of the same name by Alana L. Jolley (yours truly) and illustrated by Patti Murphy.  The sweet connection discussed is about a cultural connection....

A Golden Temple

A Golden Temple The Golden Temple has a creation story. Creation stories are preserved and passed on in all cultures. A recent discovery is proof to this fact. The temple, better known as the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala, India, can be found in the Indic Global...

Matsigenka People of Peru

Matsigenka People of Peru The Matsigenka People of Peru would not have a homeland if ecologists had their way.  Should there be permanent indigenous settlements in National Parks? This was a question posed to Duke University ecologist, John Terborgh, in a National...

We Are One

We Are One We are many, yet We Are One.  Many people of different cultures live on the earth, this we know.  Some people live in cities with cars, tall buildings, airports, computers, cell phones, and Apple Watches.  Others live in rainforests or deserts - on the tops...

Typewriters

Typewriters Typewriters.  What is a typewriter?  What is it used for?  Recently I learned that a typewriter is an ancient artifact, sometimes seen in museums. The lowly typewriter used to be a cultural icon, which represented smarts if you had one. It was exclusively...

Blackfeet Culture/Buffalo Hunting

Blackfeet Culture/Buffalo Hunting Blackfeet Culture/Buffalo Hunting is about subsistence practices of buffalo hunting. Buffalo hunting by the Blackfeet is explored in an article by Eric Powell in Archaeology Magazine.  Blackfeet are indigenous or tribal peoples who...

Pazyryk Culture

Pazyryk Culture The [glossary]Pazyryk Culture[/glossary] was featured in an article in the Siberian Times when the archaeological finding of a 2,500 year old tomb yielded the remains of a 25-year old woman with many grave accompaniments.  These grave findings included...

America’s Cultural Beginnings

America's Cultural Beginnings America’s cultural beginnings have been the subject of debates over several centuries. Archaeologists today continue the search for cultural remains in the Americas in order to bring about more evidence of how the New World became...

Culture of War Part I

Culture of War Part I 80th Anniversary of D-Day, Operation Overlord, WWII On Thursday June 6, 2024 is the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day.  Most often D-Day is thought of as being one day, but June 6 was only the first D-Day.  There was...

Culture, Health, and Wellness

Culture, Health, and Wellness

As of January 10, 2020, the WHO [World Health Organization] began using the phrase “2019 Novel Coronavirus.”

Connecting Ethnography to Genealogy Research

Connecting Ethnography to Genealogy Research

The first ethnography I completed was a personal history of my great aunt, Virginia. My family-history writing took on a whole new dimension by connecting ethnography to my genealogy research. 

Causes of Cultural Discontent

Causes of Cultural Discontent

Causes of Cultural Discontent Before examining causes of cultural discontent, we should revisit the word culture, and its context.  We defined the word culture according to anthropological standards in previous posts and lessons.  We know culture is written, spoken,...

Genealogical Methodology Importance

Genealogical Methodology Importance

Genealogical Methodology Genealogical Methodology sounds complicated; but it is not.  All genres, including genealogy, have specific methods (methodologies) for research. The study of anthropology, in the United States, as a major in college was introduced in the 20th...

Costume, Ethnic Dress, or Wearing Culture?

Costume, Ethnic Dress, or Wearing Culture?

Google recently created 3,000 years of  Wearing Culture.  It is not only about Ethnic Dress, but about the clothes worn every day and for special occasions, celebrations, or traditions. It is definitely not just costumes, or ethnic dress; it truly is about wearing culture.

Human Ecology

Human Ecology

Using Human Ecology for Genealogy Human Ecology The term, Human Ecology, is an interesting genre pioneered by Professor Robert Ezra Park.  This term is one, which is closely associated with anthropology.  Read on to see how "human ecology" concepts can be applied to...

Discovering Genealogy Trails

Discovering Genealogy Trails

Discovering Genealogy Trails Where Do Trails Lead? Discovering Genealogy Trails of your ancestors is extremely important. Genealogy is the second most popular hobby in the United States; but the sad thing about this hobby is that many people are satisfied with only...

Celebrations of Thanksgiving: Ritual or Tradition?

Celebrations of Thanksgiving: Ritual or Tradition?

Celebrations of Thanksgiving: Ritual or Tradition?   Thanksgiving in the United States, is it ritual or tradition?  It is definitely both!  Why do human beings decide on certain dates or times to do certain things?  Why do we celebrate?  Of course, it is all about culture; and culture is mostly about unity.

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