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Did the indigenous inhabitants of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia originate from the same diaspora?

Pacific settlement is spread over a very wide area, grouped into three common ethic or geographic groupings: Did the indigenous inhabitants of these regions originate from the same diaspora?
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What do anthropological sources reveal about the philosophy of war among the pygmy peoples? [on hold]

Since there are different pygmy people, it is open to you about which you would like to tell. Anyway, i guess there might be some interesting ideas their philosophy of war offers, if you assume that ...
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What are the typical anthropometric characteristics of the skeletons from ancient china? [on hold]

The first mentioned chinese dynasties are xia, shang and zhou. Xia and shang might be problematic because of their mythological character in historiography. Anyway, my question aims to the discovered ...
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What is the history of the anthropological “Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid” distinction of the races? [closed]

The anthropological distinction of the races as consisting of these three groups, Caucasoid, Negroid, or Mongoloid, is at least 150 years old, as far as I know. My understanding is that they are still ...
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In historical accounts, what relevance did the color yellow have as it relates to cultures and custums? [closed]

I am just curious on the history of yellow and the significance it may have had. I know purple often represented power, but what about yellow? Thank you!
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How do we know the oldest New Testament manuscripts are copies? [closed]

Wikipedia claims over and over in different ways that we have no autographs of New Testament manuscripts, but we have lots of copies written by hand by various persons. Do we believe these manuscripts ...
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Are the Neanderthals a subspecies of Homo sapiens or not? [closed]

For some time, scientists have debated whether Neanderthals should be classified as Homo neanderthalensis or Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, the latter placing Neanderthals as a subspecies of Homo ...
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What surface area per person is required for hunter-gatherers?

I am sure I have read it somewhere, but I can't figure out in which book anymore (I think Steve Pinker's How the Mind Works) Most of human (pre-)history (and evolution) has happened in a foraging ...
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Plagues in Pre-European Americas?

Are there any historical accounts that those living in the Americas encountered a plague or plagues that proved to be as devastating on the population as that of the Bubonic (black) plague in Europe? ...
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Evidence of diets that were exclusively vegetarian

What evidence, provided by archaeological anthropology, is there in regards to diets that were exclusively vegetarian by choice from Ancient history (4th millennium BC) to Classical antiquity (5th ...