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Another 10 members of the Awa tribe in Colombia have been murdered, a group representing indigenous people says.

2009-02-12

 Colombia Farc Awa tribe indigenous rebel
Darwinian natural selection could help halt human "mad cow disease", experts say after finding a tribe impervious to a related fatal brain disorder...
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A conservation expedition to a remote area of Paraguay poses a risk to isolated tribal groups, according to an indigenous peoples' protection group...

2010-11-09

 Paraguay indigenous tribe expedition social and cultural anthropology
The Surui people from the Brazilian rainforest are fighting to stop the destruction of their homeland. But instead of bows and arrows, they are using the Internet, GPS and Google Earth. Next they plan to start carbon emissions trading.

2010-06-08

 Amazon Brazil Google Earth GPS Internet logging deforestation indigenous rainforest tribe
When in difficulty, human cultures, however elevated, are predisposed to default to institutions (or classes) which in turn are predisposed to default to tribes, which in turn so easily default to cliques, which in turn default to single leaders. The last are the equivalent of daddies of the original family-sized groups in which we and our predecessors lived, and in which our genes have been shaped, for millions of years. The default tends...

2011-06-21

 evolution society tribe leadership conflict hierarchy culture anthropology history human social
A suspected Iron Age road, made of timber and preserved in peat for 2,000 years, has been uncovered by archaeologists in East Anglia.
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Tests given to an Amazonian tribe called the Mundurucu suggest that our intuitions about geometry are innate. Researchers examined how the Mundurucu think about lines, points and angles, comparing the results with equivalent tests on French and US schoolchildren. The Mundurucu showed comparable understanding, and even outperformed the students on tasks that asked about forms on spherical surfaces.

2011-05-24

 sphere Euclid geometry language mathematics linguistics tribe Amazon learning education philosophy anthropology
Gyani Maiya Sen, a 75-year-old woman from western Nepal, can perhaps be forgiven for feeling that the weight of the world rests on her shoulders. She is the only person still alive in Nepal who fluently speaks the Kusunda language. The unknown origins and mysterious sentence structures of Kusunda have long baffled linguists.

2012-05-12

 language language isolate Nepal extinction tribe