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New First Monday


Finally there is a new issue of the peer reviewed, scientific journal "First Monday". As always, there are a lot of intersting articles regarding research of internet culture.

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Connection Between Mayas and Temple of Teotihuacán


For seven centuries, the ancient city of Teotihuacán flourished 40 kilometers northeast of modern-day Mexico City. Its culture and artwork were distinct from the Mayan civilization nearly 1000 kilometers to the southwest on the Yucatán Peninsula, so scholars thought that there was little interaction between the two peoples. But now, a newly discovered tomb suggests that Teotihuacán rulers had some kind of connection with Mayan royal families, reports Daily Insight Via Anthropology in the News


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Africa: Scientists Learning From Tribes


NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) -- Scientists hope to learn from ancient tribal knowledge how to protect fragile lands bordering Africa's deserts as part of a $50 million conservation project, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said. CNN reports. Via Anthropology in the News


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700 Year Old Mickey Mouse Discovered


From the fascinating world of medieval cultures: In the austrian village Malta (Kärnten) this Mickey Mouse is clearly recognizeable on a church painting, reports ananova. The tourism office is already thinking about suing the Disney Company for trademark infringement. [This would give a great case to study for all diffusionist, wouldn't it?] Via Boingboing

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