A remote village in Mali speaks Bangime, a language that hides as much as it communicates. Did this unique tongue evolve to shield escaped slaves?
“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs
While ‘Game of Thrones’ takes place within the frame of the fantasy genre, those well versed in cross-cultural ethnology recognize real world analogs to many of the show’s institutions and practices. And when it comes to adapting to extreme climates and environments, the consequences of failing to learn from neighboring culture are clear.
Tlingit war helmets are highly valued as objets d’art by private collectors. In May of 2008, one sold for $2,185,000 at the Fairfield Auction in Newton, Conn. Rosita Worl related that war helmets are also highly valued by the Tlingit, but not in a monetary sense.
Children figure prominently in the 2013 UNHCR tally of 51.2 million refugees—half are under the age of 18. This is especially worrying because studies drawing on data from 20th century conflicts are revealing how being on the move during childhood can have lifelong detrimental health effects.
Planning a summer trip to a hot weather field site? Let’s punch up your wardrobe a bit prior to departure.
In the late 19th century stickball was an autumn game, but in the winter of 1715/16 a colonial officer recorded two ball plays in the Cherokee Lower Towns of Upstate South Carolina and North Georgia.
Multiple factors contribute to SAD, at least some of which are addressed through winter recreation.
If you’re a social scientist in search of a broader audience for your scholarship, you’ve almost certainly given thought to how social media can advertise your work and yourself. Give Google+, the search giant’s much-maligned social network, a look.
The chance to catch a glimpse of bloodroot in bloom should be motivation enough to get anyone out the door for an early spring hike.