WEIRD ANTHROPOLOGY

Funeral for George Floyd

Two weeks after Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, he was laid to rest in Houston, in a grave next to his mother’s. Two rows of police officers saluted as Floyd’s coffin went past. (The Times recently profiled Floyd’s life.) …

Why Isn’t This Map in the History Books?

Native American tribe language map. ( flickr) By April Holloway – By the age of 10, most children in the United States have been taught all 50 states that make up the country. But centuries ago, the land that is now the United …

First Americans Were More Diverse Than Thought

Scientists are claiming current theories “over-simplify” how the Americas were populated. – By Ashley Cowie – Most of us were taught that the Americas were void of humans until around 13,000 years ago. However, authors like Graham Hancock in his new book America …

Jainism and non-creationism

Representation of Universe in Jain cosmology in form of a lokapurusa or cosmic man. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search – According to Jain doctrine, the universe and its constituents—soul, matter, space, time, and principles of motion—have always …

A Brief History of the Zoot Suit

Unraveling the jazzy life of a snazzy style. Cab Calloway called the zoot suit “the ultimate in clothes.” (AGIP – Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC)– By Alice Gregory, Smithsonian Magazine | Subscribe – It was June 1943 when the riots broke out. …