According to the Canadian Museum of History, one of the primary ways geography affected early civilizations was in determining the location of settlements. Since early humans needed access to water and fertile ground for... More »

Geography affects every aspect of history as it is responsible for determining the winners of wars, the prosperity of people and the formation of cultures. To quote the Bradley Commission on History in Schools, "...geogr... More »

Mesopotamia occupied the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Due in part to its geography, civilizations have been present in Mesopotamia since as early as 10,000 B.C. Today the area forms a part of Iraq. More »

Factors affecting life expectancy include access to and the quality of health care, genetics, living conditions, hygiene, and diet. Scientists are still debating the relative importance of these factors in determining li... More »

An example of applied anthropology would be a professional or scholar hired by a government to dwell among a native tribe and analyze ways in which the tribe communicates and to bridge gaps with the client. Applied anthr... More »

Neanderthals in most ways resembled modern humans, but they lacked complete upright posture and had a shorter stature, a stockier build and greater strength. The cranium and face had significantly more robust features. T... More » World View Social Sciences Anthropology

Access to water bodies, climate changes and land formation affect agriculture and concentration of human settlements. Soil fertility and a balanced ecosystem influence interaction between humans and the environment. More »