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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...
Celebrating Family History Month

Celebrating Family History Month

Celebrating Family History Month October is for Celebrating Family History Month; and you still have time. Have you completed a DNA search for your roots? If so, Celebrating Family History Month can be more fun when you discover and celebrate the cultures your...

My DNA Journey

My DNA Journey

My DNA Journey My DNA Journey took me to this cultural heritage monument.  It is the Roman Bridge Gate, built in 135 AD over the Guadalquivir River in Cordoba, Spain.  It stands adjacent to The Great Mosque, built in 711 AD.  Cordoba was the capital of the Roman...

Honeyguide is Africa’s Sweet Connection

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

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

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...

Conservation Goddess or Real Gardener?

Conservation Goddess or Real Gardener?

Conservation Goddess or Real Gardener? I have a friend that I consider a Conservation Goddess--she is a real gardener! Most of my women friends are involved in some kind of gardening and/or conservation activities, either artistically, utilitarian, or just for fun....

Rape in 1611

Rape in 1611 Self-Portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi Rape in 1611 was a crime committed upon a teenaged female art student.  Rape has been common in every culture and throughout every century.  It is a subject often swept under the carpet. Many times it is believed to...

Open Culture

Open Culture

Open Culture Open culture is truly about cultural understanding.  There are many places "out there" to research and study culture.  However, most of the knowledge available has not been curated.  In other words much about culture is not valid information; or it is...

Nobody Likes a Liar

Nobody Likes a Liar

Nobody Likes a Liar Nobody likes a liar.  This has been born out by science.  So how do we know who is telling a lie and who is not?  It actually depends on culture.  What is a lie in one culture may not be a lie in another.  One thing that most people agree about,...

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