Tag: anthropology

Fotopedia Heritage App

Here on TOTD we have been bringing you the best of the web for a number of years. We will from now on also be bringing you the occassional app! Today’s app is fotopedia Heritage available for iphone and ipad for

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Prehistoric Man

Recently, Thing of the Day watched a very interesting film called Cave of Forgotten Dreams, directed by Werner Herzog, all about cave paintings in Southern France. Here is something from a recent BBC series, Walking with Cavemen that has a

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7 Billion and Counting…

On Monday it was annouced that the world’s population has reached 7 billion! Now a number like that can make you feel pretty small, so to find out where you fit into this story of human life check out http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-1539151

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Chimpanzee Hand Gestures

Researchers at the University of St Andrews in Scotland have found that chimpanzees communicate using a series of hand gestures. Here is a report from the BBC with a video clip showing a few of them: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9475000/9475408.stm

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Devolve Yourself!

The Open University’s Darwin page allows you to upload a photo of yourself and then see what you would have looked like as a Prehistoric Man (or woman). This page also has loads of useful info and links about Charles

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Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler

Hello Everyone. You may be thinking that things have been going a bit cold on Thing of the Day. This is not the case, however. We are still here so chill out and see our offerings for this week! We’ve sorry about the delay in postings –

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