Category Archives: Topics of Anthropological Interest

Has the Oldest Enigma of Humanity been really solved?

A review of The Oldest Enigma of Humanity: The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings First Edition by Bertrand David and Jean-Jacques Lefrère (Translated by M G Lynch), Arcade Publishing, New York, 2014 Continue reading

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Reflections on Palaeolithic Cave Art, Girls at Puberty and the origin of Religion

Abstract It is not a stretch of imagination to link seclusion of girls at puberty with the Palaeolithic cave art. The widely accepted view about cave art suggests that the cave artists had been shamans. This shamanic origin can imply … Continue reading

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Punctuated Equilibrium, Gradualism and Hominid Cranial Capacity Data

Arachige D (2015) An Analysis of Hominin Cranial Capacity Data Using Simulations. Anthropol 3: 157. doi: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000157 Arachige, Darshi, Simulation-Based Analysis of Hominin Cranial Capacity Data (July 20, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2531589 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2531589 What did the reviews say? … Continue reading

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Farming and Seclusion of Girls at Puberty

Looking at some criticisms on Seclusion of Girls at Puberty Continue reading

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The Ancient Coins in Arnhem Land Expedition

About “the Ancient Coins in Arnhem Land Expedition” Continue reading

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Were Baijini from India?

Were Baijini from India? This is a cursory look at the question asked in the internet searches Continue reading

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Do the estimated admixture times confirm the proposed Holocene Gene flow from India to Australia?

Arachige, Darshi, Do the Estimated Admixture Times Confirm the Proposed Holocene Gene Flow from India to Australia? (March 10, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2231116 Abstract  This paper argues that the current estimates for the time of influx of Indian genes … Continue reading

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The Venus: Looking at two recent articles

This post looks at two recent articles on the Venuses. Continue reading

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thelureofnoma.com and the interest in seclusion of girls at puberty

Seclusion of girls at puberty has been a topic which was discussed in Western literature for more than a century. Similarly, Palaeolithic Venuses have been a hot topic in many fields of study for a long time. Towards the end … Continue reading

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Witches, Shamans & the Girls at Puberty

The possible nexus between the girls’ puberty rites, the origin of Venus figurines, the witch cult in Western Europe and shamanism in Eastern Europe and Asia is discussed. It is a possibility that the Venus figurines can be associated with both the girl’s puberty rites and the hunting magic. Continue reading

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