Lawmaker: Restrict profit from tribal ceremonies

Lawmaker: Restrict profit from tribal ceremoniesAn Arizona lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday to regulate the use of traditional Native American practices after three people died last year in a northern Arizona sweat lodge ceremony.

The measure from Sen. Albert Hale, D-St. Michaels, seeks to sanction the use of Native American ceremonies off tribal land for profit without permission.>>>

Haitians Still in Hell: Evil, Voodoo and Spirituality (Part Two)

Haitians Still in Hell: Evil, Voodoo and Spirituality (Part Two)Haitians are still in Hell. Understandably frustrated with the slowness of relief efforts to bring desperately needed food, water and medical care, some are turning to violence to vent their rage. Looting, so far minimal, is on the rise. Roving bands of young men with machetes are taking what they want: not money, TV's or jewelry, but basic survival supplies, candles, rum, and toothpaste they smear under their noses to cloak the omnipresent stench of death.>>>

Sounds of power

Sounds of powerThis artifact is an important find in that none like it from this time period has ever been uncovered. Bells like these are often found in pairs, suggesting that they were held in each hand, most likely for a traditional ritual. Historians also believe it was used by a powerful figure - a shaman, for instance - who sought power through sound, among other devices.>>>

Egypt announces find of ancient cat goddess temple

Egypt announces find of ancient cat goddess templeCAIRO – Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old temple that may have been dedicated to the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said Tuesday.

The ruins of the Ptolemaic-era temple were discovered by Egyptian archaeologists in the heart of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great in the 4th century B.C.>>>

When cultures coalesce

When cultures coalesceWhat happens when traditional anthropology is turned on its head? What happens when two extreme cultures come face to face with each other? And, what happens when five men from the remote tribal island of Tanna in the South Pacific, used to wearing nothing more than a ‘namba’ (penis covers made of grass), dress in trousers and jackets, visit extremely different societies in the UK and US to take a closer look at their working class? Well, firstly they feel uncomfortably hot with all those clothes and they also offer insightful critiques on modern society.>>>