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Seven Characteristics of Mesopotamia

Seven Characteristics of Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia existed on the flood plain between two rivers, the Euphrates and the Tigris, as the name Mesopotamia, derived from ancient Greek "between two rivers" suggests. Mesopotamia existed from about 5000 BC, believed to be the first evidence of human culture and ends with the rise of Achaemenid
Osho Meditation Techniques

Osho Meditation Techniques

Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh) was an Indian spiritual leader who was born in 1931 and died in 1990. He rose to popularity in the 1960s and became infamously known as the sex guru because of his acceptance of and open stance towards sexuality. For a period Osho lived in Oregon and attracted large num
Northern Plains Indian Crafts

Northern Plains Indian Crafts

Northern Plains Indians, such as Shoshone, Arapaho, Sioux, Blackfeet, Chippewa, Cheyenne and Crow, tapped natural resources to hone their crafts. They painted buffalo hides, sewed quilts and embellished clothing and other items with porcupine quills and beads made of stone, shells, animal bone and t
About Subliminal Messages

About Subliminal Messages

Subliminal messages are signals or messages hidden in another medium and designed to be undetected by the typical perception of the human mind.
Sioux Indian Crafts

Sioux Indian Crafts

Among the Native American people, the Sioux were known for their quillwork, beadwork and buffalo hide painting. They were also known to practice other native crafts, including pottery, parfleche and calumets. Some of these crafts are still practiced by native artisans today, and examples can be seen
Battles of the Chickasaw

Battles of the Chickasaw

The Chickasaw Indians lived in North Mississippi and Alabama, as well as Western Tennessee in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. During this time, the French colonized various regions in Canada and the Southern coast of North America, including New Orleans. The French sought to establish trade
Cute Outfits to Wear to Twin School Dances

Cute Outfits to Wear to Twin School Dances

School twin dances can be fun and provide the opportunity for students to exercise a bit of creativity in the design of their costumes. It is fitting for twin costumes to include literal twins, as in the Doublemint twins or two of a kind that complement each other, such as Raggedy Ann and Andy.
About The Garda

About The Garda

'Bloody Sunday' marked the end of 700 years of British rule over Ireland. In contemplation of this victory, a new police force was organized that accompanied 'Michael Collins' to the gates of Dublin Castle. The young police organization, known as The Garda, was first led by Commissioner Michael Stai
What Were the Watts Riots About & When Did They Occur?

What Were the Watts Riots About & When Did They Occur?

On a hot, humid August night in 1965, what began as a routine traffic stop ignited south central Los Angeles into a battleground display of social and economic unrest. The Watts riots exploded onto the scene in the aftermath of the traffic stop and continued for six days. Allegations of police bruta
Facts About Taiwan's Culture

Facts About Taiwan's Culture

Taiwan stands as the first Chinese Democracy in existence. Culturally, a mix of many indigenous people, Taiwan offers a rich diverse culture in music, religion, food and more.
Reaching Out to Japan Interview with Noriko Chapman

Reaching Out to Japan Interview with Noriko Chapman

In most cases, individuals are not hurt by giving to others. For Noriko Chapman, it has created an international collaboration between a local U.S. nonprofit organization and a global leader in the automobile industry which ...
Strength in Cultural Diversity - 300 Years of Anglo-Muslim Relations

Strength in Cultural Diversity - 300 Years of Anglo-Muslim Relations

The UK has a strong history of immigration, with our society being a rich and successful melting pot of cultures. Who can forget Amir Khan draping himself in the Union Jack at the Olympics? Or ...
Costa Rican Cultural Activities

Costa Rican Cultural Activities

Costa Rica is rich with Spanish-influenced culture. According to Costa Rica Traveller, approximately 90 percent of Costa Ricans, or "ticos," are Catholics. Catholicism, introduced by the Spaniards, is often the focal point in many of the cultural events and colorful festivals held throughout the yea
How Did Religion Shape the Life & Culture of Greeks?

How Did Religion Shape the Life & Culture of Greeks?

Ancient Greeks believed that all aspects of their lives were influenced by the various gods that lived at the top of Mount Olympus. Different gods were in charge of different aspects of existence, and the Greeks would sacrifice to the gods to try to obtain favorable results for their activities. The
Independent Invention Vs. Diffusion

Independent Invention Vs. Diffusion

The question of independent invention and diffusion has been an ongoing debate in anthropological circles for more than a century, to the point where many anthropologists consider it of little use. Research into the nature of cultural development--including such phenomena as agricultural methods, li
Tools of the Desert Southwest Indians

Tools of the Desert Southwest Indians

Some of the Native Americans who lived in the deserts of the Southwest include the Anasazi, Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo and the Zuni. These tribes used similar tools to survive in their harsh desert climates. Because tools are used to accomplish work, identifying a culture's tools tells us much about how t
White Peacock Symbolism

White Peacock Symbolism

People are used to seeing peacocks display coats and tails of splendid colors, but a white peacock is an usual find. Some of the meanings that different societies attach to the multicolored birds include nobility, guidance, beauty and fidelity. The same attributes are also paid to white peacocks, bu
Speech Ideas for 9/11 Anniversary Events

Speech Ideas for 9/11 Anniversary Events

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 never leave the consciousness of Americans but observations of the anniversary of that terrible day is an especially emotional time. The observance of another year having passed since the series of terrorist attacks resulted in thousands of deaths and the coll
The Importance of Sharing Cultures

The Importance of Sharing Cultures

America has many people who are from different cultural backgrounds. As time passes, individual cultures become blurred and are in danger of being forgotten. It's important to recognize and appreciate cultural diversity and to share your culture with others so future generations can see the differ
Clothes for Children in the Colonial 1700s

Clothes for Children in the Colonial 1700s

During the 18th century, parents stopped dressing their children in outfits similar to those worn by adults and started giving them clothing made specifically for children.Young boys and girls generally dressed in similar clothes, but boys transitioned into more adult-looking outfits at much younger