12. January 2024 · Comments Off on Let’s Talk About Old Bones · Categories: ---

Anthropology is not a popular topic, which is a shame. In my opinion, the study of anthropology can teach young people about how we humans came to be. The study of anthropology should consist of the study of human evolution, paleology (the study of fossils), archaeology (the study of ancient artifacts), and sociology, wherein we study the rise of civilization as well as how humans relate to one another.

As an Introduction, I’ll discuss my background and why I feel competent to write these blogs. My grandmother gave me a two-volume book on Archaeology in 1950, which set my interest in Ancient Man to begin with, then I attended several classes and a couple of elective courses in Community College in the late 1950’s. Since then, I’ve studied all the newest findings on prehistoric man, and have also written and published a book called The Dawn People. It’s on Amazon, and is available in paperback and Kindle.

As my self-education proceeded from these books and courses, I determined that I wanted to teach young people about Ancient Man. My own lower-level education was sorely lacking in information (not only data, but correct data) about ancient peoples. I had many questions, but could never get educated answers until I got to college and had more opportunities than before to get the facts.

Writer and philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” I believe this, and wish to pass it along to future generations.

In 2012, I worked with Jo Rainie Rogers, a professor of Anthropology at Ohlone College. It’s a public community college with its main campus in Fremont, California and a second campus in Newark. Our collaboration led to several articles on evolution, prehistory, and climate which I posted on my blog, articles that were ahead of their time.

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