Tlingit War Helmet from the Alaskan Northwest Coast, ca. 1780–1840

Tlingit War Helmet from the Alaskan Northwest Coast, ca. 1780–1840

"Map of linguistic stocks of American Indians"
by John Wesley, 1890

"Map of linguistic stocks of American Indians"

by John Wesley, 1890

antropoloog:

The Sediba has really gained popularity these past few days. Brush-up anyone?

antropoloog:

The Sediba has really gained popularity these past few days. Brush-up anyone?

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Paleolithic carvings of a mammoth and some sort of bird.

Paleolithic carvings of a mammoth and some sort of bird.

The Ishango Bone.
The grooves on the handle of this 20,000 year old tool have been theorized to indicate paleolithic knowledge of complex mathematical concepts, or it could just be for easier grip.
Either way its a work of genius.

The Ishango Bone.

The grooves on the handle of this 20,000 year old tool have been theorized to indicate paleolithic knowledge of complex mathematical concepts, or it could just be for easier grip.

Either way its a work of genius.

Easter Island.
So far 887 Moai have been found on the island, believed to have been built by the indigenous Rapanui people before the decline and collapse of their society. Which, coincidentally, was quite possibly due to the complete exhaustion of the island’s natural resources thanks to excessive statue building.

Easter Island.

So far 887 Moai have been found on the island, believed to have been built by the indigenous Rapanui people before the decline and collapse of their society. Which, coincidentally, was quite possibly due to the complete exhaustion of the island’s natural resources thanks to excessive statue building.

Lascaux, France, which contains some of the best known surviving pieces of paleolithic art, estimated to be around 17,000 years old.

Lascaux, France, which contains some of the best known surviving pieces of paleolithic art, estimated to be around 17,000 years old.

A shot of a Canadian Inukshuk.
Inukshuks, roughly translated as "You are on the	right	path", are man-made ceremonial markers built all over the North American Arctic.

A shot of a Canadian Inukshuk.

Inukshuks, roughly translated as "You are on the right path", are man-made ceremonial markers built all over the North American Arctic.

"Lizards and Fish"

"Lizards and Fish"

"Dressed for ceremonial dancing, a boy awaits the start of his town’s Saint’s Day celebration, San Pedro Chayuco, Mexico."

"Dressed for ceremonial dancing, a boy awaits the start of his town’s Saint’s Day celebration, San Pedro Chayuco, Mexico."

Orochen (also known as Orochon or Oroqen, and often associated with the Ewenki and Henzhen) nomadic camp in northern China.
The domestication of reindeer played a big role in their culture, which is pretty cool.

Orochen (also known as Orochon or Oroqen, and often associated with the Ewenki and Henzhen) nomadic camp in northern China.

The domestication of reindeer played a big role in their culture, which is pretty cool.

Tags: anthropology

"Eratosthenes Wannabes"
Just in case anyone else gets this :)

"Eratosthenes Wannabes"

Just in case anyone else gets this :)

Australopithecus Sedipa. 
A relatively recent discovery, Australopithecus Sedipa has been hypothesized by some to be a transitional species between Australopithecus and the Homo genus (early modern humans). 
However this claim has been debated and criticized due to lack of concrete fossil evidence, and issues with its placement in the evolutionary timeline in relation to possibly older fossils already linked to the Homo genus.
Its a lovely skull regardless.

Australopithecus Sedipa. 

A relatively recent discovery, Australopithecus Sedipa has been hypothesized by some to be a transitional species between Australopithecus and the Homo genus (early modern humans). 

However this claim has been debated and criticized due to lack of concrete fossil evidence, and issues with its placement in the evolutionary timeline in relation to possibly older fossils already linked to the Homo genus.

Its a lovely skull regardless.

life and death on on the Adaman islands.

life and death on on the Adaman islands.