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    1. "The “Beaker” people? That’s it? That’s all we are? A bunch of primitive savages who sit around all day making cool beakers for you to dig up and admire after we are long gone? I see you, and the first thing I see of your ways is the great houses, taller than trees, made of shaped stone. Do I call you the Shaped Stone people? No, because you are more than the stone you shape. You also have your ways of worship, your ways of war, your music and your stories. And so do we. We are more than our beakers. And most of all, you already have your own names, and hence do not need the one I give you. Likewise, we have our own names for ourselves. We know ourselves, you do not know us, and hence, you do not get to decide what we should be called."

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      woman from the Beaker culture addressing present day archaeologists, a Neolithic to Bronze Age culture which was widely spread across Europe during 2800-1800 BCE.

      An attempt at flash (pre-)historical fiction. Possibly also science fiction because apparently this woman time-travelled to the present day? I don’t know.

      It is a shame that all we have left of prehistoric cultures are their archaeological artifacts, and have no access to their languages and their oral traditions. But alas, the distant past is the distant past.

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    3. First known assassination was done with an arrow 5300 years ago

      iheartchaos:

      As long as humans have been humans, we’ve been finding ways to fuck over our fellow man. A new report published in The Journal of Royal Society’s Interface has confirmed that the first assassinated man in history was killed by an arrow, shot into his back, 5,300 years ago. Et tu Ugg?

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    5. suigenerisbeauty:

      Prehistoric beauties.

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    7. wingofablueroller:

Jōmon pot, Japan, early Jōmon period, about 5,000 BC
“Jomon pots are the oldest pots in the world. […] During the 1800s the inside [of this pot] was lined with gold foil and lacquered for use in Japanese tea ceremonies.” Source: BBC A history of the world in 100 objects

      wingofablueroller:

      Jōmon pot, Japan, early Jōmon period, about 5,000 BC

      “Jomon pots are the oldest pots in the world. […] During the 1800s the inside [of this pot] was lined with gold foil and lacquered for use in Japanese tea ceremonies.” Source: BBC A history of the world in 100 objects

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    9. The greatest injustice of all is silence.

      entrelossuenos:

      It’s pathetic how my dash was flooded with #Kony2012 posts for 48 hours straight (not going to lie, I reblogged a few), but Trayvon Martin, 17 year old boy, is shot dead in his own neighbor for “looking suspicious,” while carrying a bag of Skittles and a drink and I see less than 10 posts from the nearly 200 tumblrs I follow. I may not be the bravest person in the world, but at least I’m not a coward.

      Hate to say it, but I think it has a lot to do with the “white saviour” syndrome. Everyone thought they were “saving Africa” by reblogging Kony2012, but not a single white person on my Facebook said a word or reposted my links, petitions and emails for Trayvon Martin, and one person had the audacity to imply that Zimmerman’s actions were somehow justified. When violence and structural colonialism get “too close to home”, people want to ignore it. Africa is far away and Invisible Children cite Steve Jobs as an inspiration, so Kony2012 is trendy. We saw how that ended up

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    11. Ali Esteem: A few hours before.

      luvyourselfsomeesteem:

      The march for Trayvon Martin, at NYC’s Union Sq. is only a few hours away. I’ll be there with some friends, hoodies, hearts and voices in all. There are going to be a lot of people there, from what I hear Trayvon’s parents possibly will attend an I’m exicted how large this has become so quickly….

      Since I can’t be in NYC, I’m gonna wear my hoodie all the way in Canada.

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    13. commonunity:

human fossils hint at new species.

The bones, which represent at least five individuals, have been dated to between 11,500 and 14,500 years ago.
But scientists are calling them simply the Red Deer Cave people, after one of the sites where they were unearthed.
The team has told the PLoS One journal that far more detailed analysis of the fossils is required before they can be ascribed to a new human lineage.
“We’re trying to be very careful at this stage about definitely classifying them,” said study co-leader Darren Curnoe from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
“One of the reasons for that is that in the science of human evolution or palaeoanthropology, we presently don’t have a generally agreed, biological definition for our own species (Homo sapiens), believe it or not. And so this is a highly contentious area,” he told BBC News.
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      commonunity:

      human fossils hint at new species.

      The bones, which represent at least five individuals, have been dated to between 11,500 and 14,500 years ago.

      But scientists are calling them simply the Red Deer Cave people, after one of the sites where they were unearthed.

      The team has told the PLoS One journal that far more detailed analysis of the fossils is required before they can be ascribed to a new human lineage.

      “We’re trying to be very careful at this stage about definitely classifying them,” said study co-leader Darren Curnoe from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

      “One of the reasons for that is that in the science of human evolution or palaeoanthropology, we presently don’t have a generally agreed, biological definition for our own species (Homo sapiens), believe it or not. And so this is a highly contentious area,” he told BBC News.

      follow the link to read on
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    15. atlanticbullot:

“Just about any undergraduate anthropology course is likely to begin with a ritual denunciation of early anthropology as a colonialist project, implying that anything written before, say, 1970 was hopelessly corrupted by its entanglement in racism, imperialism, and genocide. It’s always said in such a way so as imply that obviously, this is no longer the case. This excellent, timely, and beautifully researched work demonstrates just how wrong and self-serving this standard account really is. Anthropology was always a field of political struggle between servants and opponents of imperialism and it still is - with much of our funding, employment, and research direction still coming directly from the CIA and US military. No one genuinely concerned with the integrity of the discipline can afford to ignore this important book.” 
 –DAVID GRAEBER Goldsmiths, University of London. Author of Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

      atlanticbullot:

      “Just about any undergraduate anthropology course is likely to begin with a ritual denunciation of early anthropology as a colonialist project, implying that anything written before, say, 1970 was hopelessly corrupted by its entanglement in racism, imperialism, and genocide. It’s always said in such a way so as imply that obviously, this is no longer the case. This excellent, timely, and beautifully researched work demonstrates just how wrong and self-serving this standard account really is. Anthropology was always a field of political struggle between servants and opponents of imperialism and it still is - with much of our funding, employment, and research direction still coming directly from the CIA and US military. No one genuinely concerned with the integrity of the discipline can afford to ignore this important book.” 

      DAVID GRAEBER Goldsmiths, University of London. Author of Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

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    17. violence + science: Visual Consumption and "Smile, Baby" : An Unexpected Field Study

      violenceandscience:

      I haven’t been out in a while. And when I say “out” I mean on-the-town with friends in bars or lounges late at night. I’ve been more than a little reclusive and have avoided this sort of situation recently due to a dip in mood. But last night was different.

      My best friend and I had enjoyed a…

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    19. Archaeological News: Students Explore History With Discovery Of Million-Year-Old Artifact

      archaeologicalnews:

      BOZEMAN, Mont. — Anthropology students are showing off a million-year-old discovery after ancient artifacts from Kenya turn up in an MSU basement.

      The hand axes were made by early human ancestors and are examples of some of the oldest tool types.

      They used to belong to famous…

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    21. It's Alive! Pleistocene Plant Blooms Again

      Fruit seeds stored away by squirrels more than 30,000 years ago and found in Siberian permafrost have been regenerated into full flowering plants by scientists in Russia, a new study has revealed.

    22. Fuck Kony2012.

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