Tag: anthropology

  • Phonetics


    One of the great discoveries of linguistics is that all languages use the same set of building blocks.

  • Ancient African Feminism

    Ancient African Feminism

    African women in history were afforded rights that women in other places were not, which enabled them to rise to success in multiple areas.

  • Science in classical Africa

    Science in classical Africa

    The history of human scientific advancement is littered with contributions from societies from around the world, yet Africans strangely rarely get credited in this affair.

  • Syntactic processing

    Syntactic processing

    Given a set of linguistic rules that describe how elements of a sentence can be put together, a program called a parser will try to find the best grammatical analysis of a sentence. if it’s ambiguous it will produce all analyses.

  • Ancient familiarity with Africa

    Ancient familiarity with Africa

    Modern television shows set in ancient Greece and Rome will probably give viewers the impression that blacks existed only as part of the slave class, like in Antebellum America.

  • Dogon science

    Dogon science

    In 1947, the Dogon council of elders and the most important priests gathered to reveal their expertise and vast scientific knowledge of the celestial world to two French anthropologists, shaking up the previously established eurocentric consensus that indigenous scientific knowledge in Africa was kept to voodoo dolls and shamanistic dances.

  • Writing systems and language

    Writing systems and language

    In 2018, around 32 million American adults were illiterate. In 2018, there were also 327.2 million Americans living in the United States, which means that around 9% of Americans were illiterate at the time.