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rock drawings Anthropology

an' thro pol' o jE, the science that deals with the origins, development, characteristics, and customs of humankind

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Oreopithecus bambolii
Oreopithecus bambolii
lived about 7 to 9 million years ago in what are now the Tuscany and Sardinia regions of Italy. It probably stood about 4 feet tall, weighed about 66-77 pounds, had long arms, and was most likely a vegetarian. These are about the only "facts" agreed upon by most paleontologists.
Fashion in 1960
Fashion in 1960
The typical daytime look for women in 1960 began with a high bulbous hat over a high bouffant coiffure or a short bob with points on the cheeks, and then extended from sloping shoulders and deep armholes into a wide-sleeved, rounded jacket tapered in at the hemline.
Piltdown Man, The Ancestor Who Never Was
Piltdown Man, The Ancestor Who Never Was
Between 1908 and 1912, parts of a skull and of a jawbone were found in a gravel pit at Piltdown in Sussex, England. Many scientists believed the remains to be from a form of human being who lived 250,000 years ago. In 1955, however, it was discovered that the entire find was a fake.
Trephination
Trephination
was the most spectacular practice of very early medicine. The operation consisted of opening the scalp to uncover the cranial bone, cutting out a round or square piece of bone, cleansing and dressing the opening and, finally, replacing the scalp flap.
A History of Thanksgiving Day
A History of Thanksgiving Day
One of the first Thanksgiving observances in America was entirely religious and did not involve feasting. On December 4, 1619, 39 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Plantation, near present-day Charles City, Virginia. The group's charter required that the day of arrival be observed yearly as a day of thanksgiving to God.
Mother Goose
Mother Goose
is a fictitious narrator of nursery rhymes. As pictured on the covers of numerous nursery rhyme books, she is an old woman with a magic wand, tall hat, and flowing cloak who rides through the air upon a goose. But, she never existed, nor did any of the stories she is now associated with begin with her.
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