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Making Your Holiday Home in Vietnam

While traditionally Florida and California seem to have been popular locations for people to purchase second homes in the US (with France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Canada for foreign locations) there is a lovely new way to branch out for those looking for a gorgeous destination. As part of the new luxury Resort Vietnam location […]

New Mexico

New Mexico’s State Register of Cultural Properties has an addition to its registry. The Hurd family home, belonging to artists Peter Hurd and his wife Henriette Wyeth-Hurd is a 40-acre compound that adds to the state’s history and architecture. Anthropology graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences in New Mexico, Brittany Porter recommended […]

The Reincarnation of Idaho Salmon

Salmon – that was feared to have been instinct in Idaho – may be making a comeback. Clearwater River opened a fishing season for coho salmon, offering people the opportunity to try to catch what has become an extinct fish. It seems that the tribe of Nez Perce has managed to save and restore Idaho […]

Impact of Anthropological Research on Humankind

A study published in Pediatrics (the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics) has shown that if school kids don’t move around enough it could affect their brains as well as their waistlines. According to kinesiology professor at the University of Illinois, Charles Hillman, “if you consider the anthropology of humankind, we were designed […]

Human Population “Explosion”

What do anthropologists do about the population explosion? What are the current statistics indicating? This article will examine the current growth in population, the anticipated continued explosion and how such growth has affected humans since the Industrial Revolution. Since 2011, there have been approximately seven billion humans on our planet. By 2050, anthropologists and scientists […]

Understanding US Society Through Wildlife

Upcoming in Ridgefield is the Birdfest and Bluefest Nature Festival. For those interested in US society and culture and wants to learn about it through the country’s wildlife, mark down October 4-5th in your diaries. Taking place at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, the festival will have activities for the whole family. Indeed, as director […]

Alaskan Anthropology

The Alaska Anthropology Association recently focused on ancient sites throughout northern and western parts of the state through its yearly month-long festivities. The theme of the event was the Denbigh Flint Complex – a pre-Eskimo archaeological culture of North America, uncovered in1948 in Iyatayet, Alaska. Typical to the Denbigh complex – that predates 2500 BC […]

Miami Skyline Adding Class

Anyone who has ever seen either a picture of Miami’s skyline, or has seen it in person, is sure to have been impressed by the sleek, modern towers rising seemingly straight out of the water and into a deep blue sky dotted with puffy, white and grey clouds. Many of those towering buildings are modern […]

Geography America and the Aging Population

A recent workshop took place entitled, “How Changing Demographics Will Impact America’s Urban Revival.” Participants were: Elizabeth Kneebone and Margery Austin Turner, hailing from the Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution and Urban Institute Program Planning and Management. The gist of what came out of the discussion was geared toward policymakers and their impact on […]

Marking 150 Years of Heroes’ Death

America has witnessed a few anniversaries of deaths of soldiers recently. Different communities in various states find ways to memorialize these days. Between ceremonies and monumental dedications, readings and more, here are a few highlights of such events. Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne died on a trip he took with best friend US President Franklin Pierce around […]