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Sedentism and the First Villages

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In cultural anthropology, sedentism (sometimes called sedentariness; compare sedentarism) simply refers to the practice of living in one place for a long time. As of 2017 the majority of people belong to sedentary cultures.

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Path To Civilization: The Agricultural Revolution Simplified

From Foraging to Domestication

A trip down history lane reveals that all humanity was once engaged in similar activities of hunting and gathering. Yes, some many years ago depending on which history book you read, we were all hunters and gathers doing what is commonly referred to as foraging. 1,004 more words


This isn't your Flintstone's Stone Age

Here is the first of 15 short parts of an exceptional documentary on the Stone Age. Behind the Read More tag you’ll find the other 14 for your convenience as well. 40 more words


Sapiens: a big history of the species

Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a big book: it may be only 400 pages, but it’s scope is breathtaking. Don’t come to this book looking for dates or expositions of key historical events. 3,081 more words

Ideas And Politics

Imagining the Unimagined

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Ever wondered why some people tend to take a precious moment of their time, no matter how busy, to keep up with the Kardashians, then inimically tattle about them on Twitter, and later post a photo obliviously copying their fashion, make up, or hair style in Instagram? 1,736 more words

Imagined Realities