The Future of Cemeteries

If there is anything that we’ve learned from the past, its that there are a myriad of options for dealing with the deceased. The way the deceased are buried or disposed is reflective of the social, cultural, political, and religious views of the living. What one group may consider an appropriate and honorable form of …

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The Antiquity of Cancer

Historic Tumor Drawing, before and after, via Wikimedia Commons   Cancer is a leading cause of death in the world today, however it is something that archaeologists rarely identify in human remains from the past. The hypothesis behind this is that cancer is primarily caused by modern living conditions and increased longevity in humans. It …

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