Research Papers/Topics in Anthropology

DECLINING OF INDIGENOUS MORTUARY PRACTICES IN IGBOLAND

PREFACEThis work “the declining of indigenous mortuary practices in Nigeria” aims at showing readers how our indigenous cultural practices such as burial and mortuary practices are beginning to fade into the background. The Igbo people have rich cultural heritage including their mortuary and burial practices, which are beginning to be kept aside by the new generation. This work helps to show the cause of this decline and also helps the reader to see how rich the cultural heri...

CONCEPT OF HARMONISING FORCES: A CRITICAL LOOK AT TOOL MAKING, LANGUAGE, AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE FROM THE ANTIQUITY OF MAN TILL DATE.

 INTRODUCTION:With cogitation to the course and in revealing the similarities and relationship of the early men i.e zijanthropus , Australopithecus, homo habilis,  erectus and modern man, homo sapiens, it is expedient to give an insight into the nature of their survival techniques (using various tools) social interaction and also means of communication amongst them.Wegh (2005): sees culture as “A symbol through which communication is made”. Communication emanates through languag...