US anthropology

The Reincarnation of Idaho Salmon

Posted by on November 8, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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

Posted by on October 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

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”

Posted by on September 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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

Posted by on August 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

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

Posted by on July 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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 […]

Geography America and the Aging Population

Posted by on June 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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 […]

Mesa Verde National Park Discovery

Posted by on May 8, 2014 at 2:39 pm

A recent discovery was made in Colorado at the Mesa Verde National Park.  It seems that what has been considered for a long time to have been an Ancestral Puebloan water reservoir – that has been standing for a thousand years – may not have actually been erected to store water. Instead, it seems that […]

US Anthropology and the Lego Revolution

Posted by on April 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Top executives at Lego have been using German and US anthropology in their road to continued success.  This was done by placing anthropologist researchers into families, seeing how they interact, and, with a special focus on their play. In an attempt to get Lego back on track, executives sought to demystify the notion that customers […]

US Anthropology Researches Thanksgiving Fare

Posted by on January 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Traditional food served on Thanksgiving has a really long history. Today, throughout America and in other countries (expats), the holiday has kept up very much with these traditions. Let’s take a look at how they came about and what people ate on November 27, 2014. Interestingly, a lot of the typical food found at the […]