#Anthropology roundup: “The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The team has conducted investigations in more than 60 countries

A member of the EAAF working in exhumation. Photo shared publicly on Facebook.

The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF), a non-profit scientific NGO, was nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its investigative work into human rights violations in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and the National University of Quilmes (UNQ) put forward the nomination.

Spy Plane Photos Open Windows Into Ancient Worlds

Spy Plane Photos Open Windows Into Ancient Worlds
The earliest known hominid interbreeding occurred 700,000 years ago  Science News

How Did Belief Evolve?

The Egyptians began constructing Karnak temple around 4,000 years ago. Archaeological evidence suggests large-scale religions arose throughout the world by 4,000 to 8,000 years ago. Christopher Michel/Flickr

About 20 years ago, the residents of Padangtegal village in Bali, Indonesia, had a problem. The famous, monkey-filled forest surrounding the local Hindu temple complex had become stunted, and saplings failed to sprout and thrive. Since I was conducting fieldwork in the area, the head of the village council, Pak Acin, asked me and my team to investigate.

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