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Once, Twice Maybe, But Not Three Times: Reheating Xanthorrhoea Australis Resin - Not Viable, Jeffrey Parr 2010 Southern Cross University

Once, Twice Maybe, But Not Three Times: Reheating Xanthorrhoea Australis Resin - Not Viable, Jeffrey Parr

Jeffrey Parr

Hafting is a process in which a handle is attached to a stone tool adding to its functionability andlor ease of use. This was nonnalIy achieved by using a resinous plant exudate as a fIxative (Flood 1995:270) which was heated and then fashioned into place (Cribb and Cribb 1982:89). The resin may also have been reinforced with other materials such as grass, beeswax and fme sand (Cribb and Cribb 1982:89). A large range of stone tools have retained evidence of hafting in the fonn of resins long after separation or deterioration of handles due to taphonomic processes ...


Archaeobotany In Australia And New Guinea: Practice, Potential And Prospects, Tim Denham, Jennifer Atchison, Jeremy Austin, Sheahan Bestel, Doreen Bowdery, Alison Crowther, Nic Dolby, Andrew Fairbairn, Judith Field, Amanda Kennedy, Carol Lentfer, Carney Matheson, Sue Nugent, Jeffrey Parr, Matiu Prebble, Gail Robertson, Jim Specht, Robin Torrence, Huw Barton, Richard Fullagar, Simon Haberle, Mark Horrocks, Tara Lewis, Peter Matthews 2010 Monash University

Archaeobotany In Australia And New Guinea: Practice, Potential And Prospects, Tim Denham, Jennifer Atchison, Jeremy Austin, Sheahan Bestel, Doreen Bowdery, Alison Crowther, Nic Dolby, Andrew Fairbairn, Judith Field, Amanda Kennedy, Carol Lentfer, Carney Matheson, Sue Nugent, Jeffrey Parr, Matiu Prebble, Gail Robertson, Jim Specht, Robin Torrence, Huw Barton, Richard Fullagar, Simon Haberle, Mark Horrocks, Tara Lewis, Peter Matthews

Jeffrey Parr

Archaeobotany is the study of plant remains from archaeological contexts. Despite Australasian research being at the forefront of several methodological innovations over the last three decades, archaeobotany is now a relatively peripheral concern to most archaeological projects in Australia and New Guinea. In this paper, many practicing archaeobotanists working in these regions argue for a more central role for archaeobotany in standard archaeological practice. An overview of archaeobotanical techniques and applications is presented, the potential for archaeobotany to address key historical research questions is indicated, and initiatives designed to promote archaeobotany and improve current practices are outlined. ,


The Identification Of Xanthorrhoea Resins By Starch Morphology: Prospects For Archaeological And Taxonomic Applications, Jeffrey Parr 2010 Southern Cross University

The Identification Of Xanthorrhoea Resins By Starch Morphology: Prospects For Archaeological And Taxonomic Applications, Jeffrey Parr

Jeffrey Parr

For Australian Aboriginal people plant resins have played an important role in both trade and the manufacture of hafted tools. In particular, the resins of theXanthorrhoea species were widely distributed and favored resources. The aim of this pilot study was to: (1) determine if starch grains were present in all of theXanthorrhoea resin samples examined, and (2) determine the feasibility of discriminating between resins of differentXanthorrhoea species by the morphological attributes of their starch grains. The results established that starch grains were present within all of theXanthorrhoea species resins that were examined. Moreover, for the purpose of identifying resins from ...


Starch In Resins, Jeffrey Parr 2010 Southern Cross University

Starch In Resins, Jeffrey Parr

Jeffrey Parr

No abstract provided.


Waste Reduction And Value Adding During Fossil Phytolith Extraction And Palaeo-Environmental Analysis Of Volcanic Sediments And Tephra Using Microwave Digestion And Icpms, Jeffrey Parr, K Farrugia 2010 Southern Cross University

Waste Reduction And Value Adding During Fossil Phytolith Extraction And Palaeo-Environmental Analysis Of Volcanic Sediments And Tephra Using Microwave Digestion And Icpms, Jeffrey Parr, K Farrugia

Jeffrey Parr

No abstract provided.


Microwave Extraction Of Starch, Jeffrey Parr 2010 Southern Cross University

Microwave Extraction Of Starch, Jeffrey Parr

Jeffrey Parr

No abstract provided.


Fazer A "Diferença", Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Fazer A "Diferença", Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

O que é ser diferente? O que é "ter diferenças"? Porque se diz, hoje em dia, em língua portuguesa corrente, "diferença" em vez de "divergência"? Não será esse um dos "paralelipípedos de línguagem" em que tropeçamos, ou que arremessamos aos nossos co-falantes?


Art Fronts: Visual Culture And Race Politics In The Mid-Twentieth-Century United States, Erin P. Cohn 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Art Fronts: Visual Culture And Race Politics In The Mid-Twentieth-Century United States, Erin P. Cohn

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

ART FRONTS: VISUAL CULTURE AND RACE POLITICS IN THE MID-TWENTIETH-CENTURY UNITED STATES Erin Park Cohn Supervisor: Kathy Peiss Art Fronts argues that visual culture played a central and understudied role in the African American freedom struggle in the middle part of the twentieth century. In particular, it traces the political lives and cultural productions of a generation of visual artists, both black and white, who seized on the Depression-era ethos of art as a weapon to forge a particular form of visual activism that agitated for social, political, and economic equality for African Americans. Participating in the proliferation of visual ...


Tradition And Transformation: Cataloguing Chinese Art In The Middle And Late Imperial Eras, YEN-WEN CHENG 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Tradition And Transformation: Cataloguing Chinese Art In The Middle And Late Imperial Eras, Yen-Wen Cheng

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

After obtaining sovereignty, a new emperor of China often gathers the imperial collections of previous dynasties and uses them as evidence of the legitimacy of the new regime. Some emperors go further, commissioning the compilation projects of bibliographies of books and catalogues of artistic works in their imperial collections not only as inventories but also for proclaiming their imperial power. The imperial collections of art symbolize political and cultural predominance, present contemporary attitudes toward art and connoisseurship, and reflect emperors’ personal taste for art.

The attempt of this research project is to explore the practice of art cataloguing during two ...


From Jiangnan To Sichuan: Yuan Architecture Along The Yangtze River, Lala Zuo 2010 University of Pennsylvania

From Jiangnan To Sichuan: Yuan Architecture Along The Yangtze River, Lala Zuo

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation compiles evidence and offers analysis for all known buildings along the Yangtze River in China that were built during the Yuan dynasty, a short-lived dynasty ruled by Mongols from 1271 to 1368, and often considered a transitional period in Chinese architectural history. Investigated areas include Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang provinces and Shanghai, which are grouped in to three major areas: Sichuan, the Middle Yangtze River and Jiangnan. Through this research, the author attempts to find out how individual Yuan buildings in south China differ and resemble one another, how they are distinct from contemporary buildings ...


Spatial Patterning Of A Lapita Landscape At An Archaeological Site In West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, Jeffrey Parr, Carol Lentfer, William Boyd 2010 Southern Cross University

Spatial Patterning Of A Lapita Landscape At An Archaeological Site In West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, Jeffrey Parr, Carol Lentfer, William Boyd

Jeffrey Parr

No abstract provided.


Spatial Analysis Of Fossil Phytolith Assemblages At An Archaeological Site In West New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Jeffrey Parr, Carol Lentfer, William Boyd 2010 Southern Cross University

Spatial Analysis Of Fossil Phytolith Assemblages At An Archaeological Site In West New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Jeffrey Parr, Carol Lentfer, William Boyd

Jeffrey Parr

No abstract provided.


Phytolith And Starch Analysis Of Sediment Samples From Two Archaeological Sites On Dauar Island, Torres Strait, Northeastern Australia, Jeffrey Parr, M Carter 2010 Southern Cross University

Phytolith And Starch Analysis Of Sediment Samples From Two Archaeological Sites On Dauar Island, Torres Strait, Northeastern Australia, Jeffrey Parr, M Carter

Jeffrey Parr

Current archaeological research suggests that first human occupation of the Torres Strait Islands occurred sometime between 2500 and 3000 cal b.p., and evidence indicates that the development of agricultural mound-and-ditch systems occurred there after 1200 cal b.p. Although archaeological remains testify to the existence of a marine based subsistence economy prior to 1200 cal b.p., the potential presence of earlier prehistoric horticultural signatures has yet to be adequately examined. This study investigates such evidence through a preliminary application of fossil phytolith and starch grain analysis using excavated sediments from two archaeological sites on Dauar Island, eastern Torres ...


Effect Of Fire On Phytolith Coloration, Jeffrey Parr 2010 Southern Cross University

Effect Of Fire On Phytolith Coloration, Jeffrey Parr

Jeffrey Parr

Dark-colored phytoliths are often found preserved in paleosols and archaeological sediments. Some practitioners believe these darkened phytoliths provide evidence of fire histories, while others suggest alternative reasons for their occurrence. This study examines the effect of fire on phytolith appearance and discusses the extent to which color may be used as proxy evidence for fire. The results of this study demonstrate that under oxidative conditions of openair fire, the color of phytoliths can be altered, although dark-colored phytoliths also occur naturally in some unburned plant species. Despite some overlap observed between burned and unburned color in phytoliths, clear differences are ...


Federal Judge Sets June 28 For Final Disposition Of Case Involving Indian Head Rock, G. Sam Piatt 2010 Portsmouth Daily Times

Federal Judge Sets June 28 For Final Disposition Of Case Involving Indian Head Rock, G. Sam Piatt

Indian Head Rock Project

An article in the Portsmouth Daily Times on the federal case involving Indian Head Rock from May 13, 2010.


Reader Offers A Poem About Indian Head Rock, Esther M. Vasser 2010 Portsmouth Daily Times

Reader Offers A Poem About Indian Head Rock, Esther M. Vasser

Indian Head Rock Project

A poem published in the Portsmouth Daily Times on the Indian Head Rock from May 11, 2010.


Architecture In Archaeology: An Examination Of Domestic Space In Bronze Age Mesopotamia, Megan E. Drennan 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Architecture In Archaeology: An Examination Of Domestic Space In Bronze Age Mesopotamia, Megan E. Drennan

Honors Scholar Theses

The study of architecture within archaeology has not had a direct, well-defined history nor a singular academic pursuit. Yet over time, four branches have developed; they examine: 1) the object itself; structures as artifacts, 2) activity areas within a structure, 3) the specific way in which a building confines space, and 4) the relationship between human behavior and architecture.

This investigation surveys domestic space in the Bronze Age Mesopotamian urban centers of Tell Asmar, Nippur, and Ur. The analysis uses methods from the study of space, such as space syntax, access analysis, and visibility angles, to demonstrate the probability of ...


Universality And Its Discontents: The Louvre And Guggenheim Abu Dhabi As A Case Study In The Future Of Museums, Catherine R. Skluzacek 2010 Macalester College

Universality And Its Discontents: The Louvre And Guggenheim Abu Dhabi As A Case Study In The Future Of Museums, Catherine R. Skluzacek

Art and Art History Honors Projects

The contemporary museological community faces increasing competition in the global marketplace to prove its relevance. Accordingly, franchises of leading institutions will now appear in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that approach this problem by presenting art in a comparative international perspective rather than as fragmentary narratives of disparate cultures. Furthermore, shifts in state financial support and the purposes of collecting within museum institutions have led to the adoption of administrative policies like those used by multinational corporations. This new model of museological practice presented by the Louvre and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi resolves the paradox of protecting cultural diversity within universal museums.


Kentucky To Display Indian Head Rock, G. Sam Piatt 2010 Portsmouth Daily Times

Kentucky To Display Indian Head Rock, G. Sam Piatt

Indian Head Rock Project

An article in the Portsmouth Daily Times on the Indian Head Rock from May 1, 2010.


Fortune Cookies Between You And Me: An Experiment, Eric McClenathan 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Fortune Cookies Between You And Me: An Experiment, Eric Mcclenathan

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


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