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Facing A Surge In Wildfires, The U.S. Government Turned To Native Wisdom And Advanced Archaeology

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 9:30 am | Human Bridges

Collaborative efforts between forest agencies and Indigenous communities are improving wildfire management by combining oral histories with long-term archaeological datasets, demonstrating the value of integrating an understanding of the past into solutions More >>

Can Teething Predict How Fast You Will Grow?

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 10:11 am | Human Bridges

By Brenna R. Hassett We know that humans live relatively long lives, and we certainly know that we spend a larger proportion of those lives as children than other species. The question remains: how did we manage to extend this critical period of our growth? ... More >>

Roman Oligarchs Avoided Tax Liability And Restrictions On Land Size

Friday, 7 June 2024, 9:33 am | Human Bridges

The oligarchic tradition of land-grabbing and tax dodging goes back centuries. More >>

What Happened To Our Ape Ancestors?

Friday, 31 May 2024, 8:18 pm | Human Bridges

What happened to the extinct species, which have been identified in Eurasian fossil remains over recent decades? How did some apes of these species persist and evolve? And, the most hotly debated question: Did the apes who were our human ancestors originate ... More >>

Modern (Mis)interpretations Of Clean Slates

Friday, 31 May 2024, 7:51 pm | Human Bridges

Today’s creditor-oriented ideology depicts the archaic past as much like our own world, as if civilization was developed by individuals thinking in terms of modern orthodoxy. More >>

How Prehistoric Humans Discovered Fire Making

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 9:20 pm | Human Bridges

Of all the pivotal technologies discovered by humans, fire making was the one that gifted our species with power beyond all others. More >>

A Historical Case For Why The EU Could Endure For More Than 1,000 Years

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 2:41 pm | Human Bridges

The European Union seeks to prevent virulent nationalism from happening again by restoring the cosmopolitanism, size, and economic clout of a multinational empire but without creating a unitary state in the process. More >>

It’s Not Just Ideology: Why The U.S. Is Hard-Wired To Be Hostile To Autocratic Regimes

Friday, 24 May 2024, 8:45 am | Human Bridges

The U.S. was born out of ideas and the geopolitical schemes of competing maritime empires, forging a foreign policy approach that dominates its foreign relations today. More >>

Some Myths Regarding The Genesis Of Enterprise

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 10:07 am | Human Bridges

Not only were “modern” elements of enterprise present and even dominant already in Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC, but the institutional context was conducive to long-term growth. More >>

Seven Features Of Ancient Enterprise

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 8:19 am | Human Bridges

The changing context for enterprise through the centuries reminds us that business activities are not universal but fluid and alter according to society’s practical priorities and ethics. More >>

Seeing Red: Our Ancient Relationship With Ocher And The Colour Of Cognition

Friday, 3 May 2024, 8:50 am | Human Bridges

Extensive ocher use reflects the culture and cognitive abilities of early humans, who inherited an affinity for red from primate ancestors. More >>

What Does Play Tell Us About Human Evolution?

Friday, 26 April 2024, 2:42 pm | Human Bridges

There has been a great deal of argument in evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology about what that adaptive value might be. Hypotheses include play in animals as physical training, allowing immature individuals to ‘practice’ pounces or ... More >>

Raising Hairless Primates

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 5:52 am | Human Bridges

Viewing my children through primatological glasses provides me with an ongoing perspective on raising them. Remembering that we’re all one big primate family makes the wilds of human parenting a little more manageable—and fun. More >>

Perceptions Of Social Dominance And How To Change Them

Thursday, 18 April 2024, 2:18 pm | Human Bridges

Yale University research team found that infants as young as three months seem to be able to recognize that voice pitch correlates with body size, with smaller organisms producing a higher pitch sound. More >>

Why Culture Is Not The Only Tool For Defining Homo Sapiens In Relation To Other Hominins

Saturday, 13 April 2024, 6:57 am | Human Bridges

We need a broad comparative lens to produce useful explanations and narratives of our origins across time More >>

How Elite Infighting Made The Magna Carta

Sunday, 7 April 2024, 5:36 am | Human Bridges

The papacy’s role as organizer of the Crusades empowered it to ask for—indeed, to demand—tithes from churches and royal tax assessments from realms ruled by the warlord dynasties it had installed and protected. England’s nobility and clergy ... More >>

Widening The ‘We’

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 6:31 am | Human Bridges

While malignant bonding, the scarcity mind, and historical trauma are powerful shapers of human society, there have always been powerful and, often, very effective counterbalancing factors. More >>




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