Speaker for the Dead

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I'm a PhD candidate focusing on geometric morphometric and molecular research for both ancient and modern human skeletal remains.
In general, my interests span across bioarchaeology, physical/biological anthropology, and forensic anthropology.
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amnhnyc:

The Museum’s Hall of Primates explores the mammalian order that includes apes, monkeys, and humans. The hall is divided into families, with displays that trace both shared characteristics and those unique to each group. For example, while many primates such as spider monkeys have long tails they use for grasping, apes, which have hands that are specialized for swinging from trees, do not have tails. 
Learn more about the Hall of Primates.

amnhnyc:

The Museum’s Hall of Primates explores the mammalian order that includes apes, monkeys, and humans. The hall is divided into families, with displays that trace both shared characteristics and those unique to each group. For example, while many primates such as spider monkeys have long tails they use for grasping, apes, which have hands that are specialized for swinging from trees, do not have tails. 

Learn more about the Hall of Primates.

(via primestigma)

"Guelaguetza es una palabra zapoteca que tiene un alto sentido de participación y cooperación, es un don que no es obligatorio, sólo el deseo de cooperar con otros.

Las ocho regiones que se reunen en la Guelaguetza son: Cañada, Costa, Istmo, Mixteca, Región Cuenca del Papaloapan, Sierra Sur, Sierra Norte y los Valles Centrales.

La Guelaguetza es simplemente la festividad más importante en Oaxaca. Es la reunión de las ocho regiones del estado en el cerro del Fortín dos lunes de julio en la fiesta dancística más colorida de todo el país.”

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expertissim:

Anatomical figure which can be disassembled by Doctor AuzouxPaper maché. Mobile abdomen and cranial part concealing organs, all parts of the body captioned by small strips of printed paper.On a cast iron plinth.Marked in ink, antomy clastic – doctor Auzoux- 1866Total height : 132 cm (51.9 in)Accidents, flaking, lossesLouis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (1797-1880 ), a French doctor, confronted with the difficulty of learning the human anatomy, designed an anatomical diagram in pasteboard that could be disassembled. The various organs were molded so that they could be mass produced. He presented his (invention to the Medical Academy in 1822. Thousands of these models were then sold all over the world, during more than one hundred and fifty years, training generations of doctors.
http://en.expertissim.com/other/anatomical-figure-which-can-be-disassembled-by-doctor-auzoux-o12163073.html

expertissim:

Anatomical figure which can be disassembled by Doctor Auzoux

Paper maché. Mobile abdomen and cranial part concealing organs, all parts of the body captioned by small strips of printed paper.
On a cast iron plinth.
Marked in ink, antomy clastic – doctor Auzoux- 1866

Total height : 132 cm (51.9 in)

Accidents, flaking, losses

Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux (1797-1880 ), a French doctor, confronted with the difficulty of learning the human anatomy, designed an anatomical diagram in pasteboard that could be disassembled. The various organs were molded so that they could be mass produced. He presented his (invention to the Medical Academy in 1822. Thousands of these models were then sold all over the world, during more than one hundred and fifty years, training generations of doctors.

http://en.expertissim.com/other/anatomical-figure-which-can-be-disassembled-by-doctor-auzoux-o12163073.html

(Source: us.expertissim.com)

macabre-mind-94:

Differences between male and female skulls.

Some of this stuff overlaps into ancestry as well but it’s a good quick guide 

macabre-mind-94:

Differences between male and female skulls.

Some of this stuff overlaps into ancestry as well but it’s a good quick guide 

ancientart:

These discs are from the collection of offerings found in El Castillo at Chichen Itza, Yucatán, Mexico. Chichen Itza, pictured in the second photo, is a city built by the Maya people, and was one of the greatest Maya centres on the Yucatán peninsula.

The disks shown are courtesy of & currently located the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico. This photo was taken by Kim F, the second is by Tony Hisgett.

Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

archaeologicalnews:

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In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood.

At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today’s street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship.

Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What’s more, the ship was perhaps made from the same kind of white oak trees used to build parts of Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were signed, according to the study published this month in the journal Tree-Ring Research. Read more.

Khmer [Cambodian] Wood Winds via Khmer Fullmoon
A traditional Khmer music professor [Yim Sang] learned how to play wood winds instruments by sneaking to watch his grandfather played. Now, he is working hard to preserve the legacy of the Khmer Wood Winds instruments.

(Source: southeastasianists, via spaceadmiraldee)

texantforimage:

teeth of an adult male. Notice the maxiloavleolar laminae of maxila and mandible and the tooth wear of incisiors

BBC News - 'Colonial-era mass grave' found in Potosi, Bolivia

strangeremains:

A grave containing at least 400 people has been unearthed in the Bolivian city of Potosi, with the remains thought to be those of colonial-era miners.

The grave was found by workers carrying out excavations for the construction of a new building.

The mine at Potosi became the world’s biggest after silver was discovered there by the Spanish in 1545.

African and indigenous slaves worked the mines - it is estimated as many as eight million may have died.

Read more at BBC News

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