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Using Charms For Sympathy: The Verbal Powwow Tradition In The American South, Jack G. Montgomery Jr. May 2019

Using Charms For Sympathy: The Verbal Powwow Tradition In The American South, Jack G. Montgomery Jr.

Jack G. Montgomery Jr.

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Automated Object Extraction Methods For Mound And Shell-Ring Identification In Coastal South Carolina, Dylan S. Davis, Carl P. Lipo, Matthew Sanger Apr 2019

A Comparison Of Automated Object Extraction Methods For Mound And Shell-Ring Identification In Coastal South Carolina, Dylan S. Davis, Carl P. Lipo, Matthew Sanger

Carl Lipo

One persistent archaeological challenge is the generation of systematic documentation for the extant archaeological record at the scale of landscapes. Often our information for landscapes is the result of haphazard and patchy surveys that stem from opportunistic and historic efforts. Consequently, overall knowledge of some regions is the product of ad hocsurvey area delineation, degree of accessibility, effective ground visibility, and the fraction of areas that have survived destruction from development. These factors subsequently contribute unknown biases to our understanding of chronology, settlements patterns, interaction, and exchange. Aerial remote sensing offers one potential solution for improving our knowledge of ...


Baboon Mandible (Papio Anubis) Apr 2019

Baboon Mandible (Papio Anubis)

3D Hominin Artifact Models

Origin: Africa. Time Period: Modern. Scanned from plaster cast.


La Quina 5 Cranium (Homo Neanderthalensis) Apr 2019

La Quina 5 Cranium (Homo Neanderthalensis)

3D Hominin Artifact Models

Origin: France. Time Period: Late Pleistocene (~35-65 ka). Scanned from plaster cast.


La Quina 18 Juvenile Cranium (Homo Neanderthalensis) Apr 2019

La Quina 18 Juvenile Cranium (Homo Neanderthalensis)

3D Hominin Artifact Models

Origin: France. Time Period: Late Pleistocene (~35-65 ka). Scanned from plaster cast.


Kabwe Skull (Homo Heidelbergensis) Apr 2019

Kabwe Skull (Homo Heidelbergensis)

3D Hominin Artifact Models

Origin: Zambia. Time Period: Late Pleistocene (~200-300 ka). Scanned from plaster cast.


Ecospaces Of The Iberian Peninsula At The Middle-Upper Paleolithic Transition: A View From The Archaeofaunal Record [Dataset], Emily Lena Jones, Milena M. Carvalho Jan 2019

Ecospaces Of The Iberian Peninsula At The Middle-Upper Paleolithic Transition: A View From The Archaeofaunal Record [Dataset], Emily Lena Jones, Milena M. Carvalho

Anthropology Datasets

No abstract provided.


Review Of Mycenaeans Up To Date: The Archaeology Of The North-Eastern Peloponnese – Current Concepts And New Directions Dec 2018

Review Of Mycenaeans Up To Date: The Archaeology Of The North-Eastern Peloponnese – Current Concepts And New Directions

Lynne A. Kvapil

No abstract provided.


Djembe Drum Carving In Accra Cultural Market, Kevin Booker, Aaron Carter-Enyi Jul 2018

Djembe Drum Carving In Accra Cultural Market, Kevin Booker, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Dean Kevin Booker of Morehouse College recorded this video of his last name being carved into his new djembe purchased in the Accra Cultural Market, next to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial.


David Morrow On The Importance Of Morehouse, Devin Johnson, Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Morrow May 2018

David Morrow On The Importance Of Morehouse, Devin Johnson, Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Morrow

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Professor David Morrow, DMA, is director of the internationally-renowned Morehouse College Glee Club. In an interview conducted on May 15, 2018, David Morrow responds to Glee Club member Devin Johnson's question: "As a former Morehouse student, why did you stay at the college and become the director of the Glee Club?"


The Weight Room, Cameron Burnette, Whitney Hall Apr 2018

The Weight Room, Cameron Burnette, Whitney Hall

Visual Anthropology Films

The Weight Room is a short film that examines the culture of the Furman University weight room as seen through the eyes of the football team. It shows how the weight lifting program differs during the season versus the off-season. Our film integrates interviews with two weight lifting coaches along with two young players who have recently entered the weight program and were forced to learn and adapt to the culture very quickly. These interviews help the audience understand the culture through the eyes of the coaches who try to establish it, and the eyes of the players who are ...


The Business Block, Hope Kelly, Sorrelle Dattel Apr 2018

The Business Block, Hope Kelly, Sorrelle Dattel

Visual Anthropology Films

“The Business Block” is a short ethnographic film on the culture of Furman University’s unique undergraduate Business program. At Furman University, undergraduate business students complete a semester-long program called The Business Block. This program combines classes and lectures, professional development seminars, guest speakers, and a semester-long group project to create a unique and challenging experience for Business students. The film explores the Business Block and the unique culture created by this experience. It focuses on the benefits of this undergraduate program, the challenges students face, and the rich relationships among professors and students.


The Professors' Perspective, Nicole Flores, Noah Turnley Apr 2018

The Professors' Perspective, Nicole Flores, Noah Turnley

Visual Anthropology Films

The Professors’ Perspective is a student-made ethnographic film that aims to take a look into the lives of professors at Furman University. This film looks at two professors in the Health Science Department as they explain their likes and dislikes about being a professor, the most difficult part about being a professor, and the daily routines they may or may not have.


The Sisters At Williams Hardware, Olivia Corso, Hailey Pierce Apr 2018

The Sisters At Williams Hardware, Olivia Corso, Hailey Pierce

Visual Anthropology Films

Nestled in the tiny town of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, the Cafe at Williams Hardware is a busy hive of activity. Boasting traditional Southern-style comfort food, a friendly waitstaff, and locally handcrafted merchandise – ranging from cookbooks, to bird soap dishes, to windchimes – Williams Hardware is more than just a cafe. This film follows two Furman University students as they explore this cornerstone of Travelers Rest which also stands as the oldest restaurant on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 10-mile bike trail which connects Greenville to TR. The iconic McCarrell sisters, Joyce and Nancy, have run the place with typical southern ...


Behind The Mint Doors, Sarah Murdaugh, Grace Honohan Apr 2018

Behind The Mint Doors, Sarah Murdaugh, Grace Honohan

Visual Anthropology Films

“Behind the Mint Doors” is a short ethnographic film that focuses on the community of the Furman University Art Department and the building it inhabits. This student documentary features interviews from five different college seniors, some art majors and some not, and exposes what studying art entails in a hardworking but isolated environment. Disciplines shown include sculpture, printmaking, painting, graphic design, and ceramics.


Culture Of The Furman Dining Hall, Celia Castellano, Ben Hinson Apr 2018

Culture Of The Furman Dining Hall, Celia Castellano, Ben Hinson

Visual Anthropology Films

This film provides an in-depth exploration of the culture of the Daniel Dining Hall at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Through various interviews, both with students and staff, this film captures the day-to-day operations of the facility—exploring relationships between students and the workers who serve them. Students explain the connections they feel with various employees at the Dining Hall. Managers, floor staff, and kitchen staff speak about behind-the-scenes aspects of Furman University’s primary food-service provider. The film delivers an anthropological background of a campus landmark.


Curls, Kinks And Colonization: The Decolonization Of Afrodescendant Women’S Bodies In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Allegra Wyatt Apr 2018

Curls, Kinks And Colonization: The Decolonization Of Afrodescendant Women’S Bodies In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Allegra Wyatt

Award Winning Anthropology Papers

This paper documents the experiences of Afrodescendant women in the Dominican Republic who choose to wear their hair naturally curly, despite the norm to straighten it. I argue that Afrodescendant Dominican women are decolonizing racial and gendered discourses of the Afrodescendant body through their pursuit of beauty, blackness, health and self-definition. I draw on Ana Irma Rivera Lassén's allegory of the spiderweb to suggest that my informants are the spiders of their webs, weaving the discourses of the Afrodescendant female body into a web in which they are free to move in/through their multiple identities and find empowerment.


Ghana And The Trans-Atlantic Slavetrade, De-Valera Botchway, Aaron Carter-Enyi Jan 2018

Ghana And The Trans-Atlantic Slavetrade, De-Valera Botchway, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Dr. De-Valera Botchway of University of Cape Coast delivers a lecture on the history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with special attention to the ethnic groups of Ghana (formerly known as Gold Coast). The role of Christianity, and whether it was part of a system of oppression or a means of liberation, becomes a matter of debate during the question and answer with Morehouse students.


Tracing Treasure Troves And Traditions, C. L. Weida, C. Bradbury Jan 2018

Tracing Treasure Troves And Traditions, C. L. Weida, C. Bradbury

Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Beaver Lake Projectile Point, Robert Z. Selden Jr. Jan 2018

Beaver Lake Projectile Point, Robert Z. Selden Jr.

CRHR: Archaeology

This is a Paleoindian Period Beaver Lake projectile point (approx. 10,500-9,500 B.P.) of Ft. Payne chert discovered in Perry County, Tennessee. It is associated with state site number 40PY312 and context of find is a shoreline bank on the Tennessee River near Linden, Tennessee. Site 40PY312 is also associated with hundreds of early stage reduction flakes of Ft. Payne chert. The point is important because of its Paleoindian cultural affiliation of which very little is known, and also by the fact it has been re-purposed from a projectile point to an end-scraper. The re-purposing of projectile points ...


Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi Nov 2017

Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Approximately 60% of the world’s languages are tonal, wherein alterations of pitch change the meaning of words. Two-syllable words in Yorùbá can have as many as five separate meanings, and single- syllable words in Mandarin up to four. Among tone-language speakers, acute pitch sensitivity is developed at an early age as part of language acquisition. The result is that speakers of tone languages are generally more sensitive to pitch than stress-language speakers. For speakers of stress languages, it is difficult to conceive of this other aurality, in which sound is perceived in a different way. But music holds the ...


Auc Cypher: Nicholas Cummings Aka Nacl Confi, Nicholas Cummings, Aaron Carter-Enyi Sep 2017

Auc Cypher: Nicholas Cummings Aka Nacl Confi, Nicholas Cummings, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

NaCl Confi is pronounced "Salt-Khan-Fee". According to the artist, his style is: "Punchlines, Schemes, Flow, Christian, Conscious, Personality"


Veronica Davis Gerald On Gullah Culture, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, Veronica Davis Gerald Aug 2017

Veronica Davis Gerald On Gullah Culture, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, Veronica Davis Gerald

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Veronica Davis Gerald is Director of the Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies at Coastal Carolina University. In this video abstract, she discusses her identity as both a scholar and native of the Gullah culture. This informs her collaborative work with the Charles Joyner Institute and Gullah communities of the Waccamaw Neck region of South Carolina.


Uzee Brown And His Society Of Choraliers, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Uzee Brown Jr. Aug 2017

Uzee Brown And His Society Of Choraliers, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Uzee Brown Jr.

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Uzee Brown, Professor and Chair of the Morehouse College Department of Music, talks about growing up in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. Once he came to Morehouse, Prof. Wendell P. Whalum encouraged him to pursue research on the oral traditions of South Carolina and he saw the folk music he grew up with in a new light. This has culminated in a collection of rare spirituals which he has arranged and recorded with his choir, the Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers.


"Why Women Are Smarter Than Men" By Gloria Barr Ford, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne Jul 2017

"Why Women Are Smarter Than Men" By Gloria Barr Ford, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Gloria Barr Ford, Gullah Storyteller, tells the tale of the father, daughter and preacher. Recorded July 31, 2017 at her home in Georgetown, South Carolina.


Cynthia Hewitt On Queen Mothers Of Ghana, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Cynthia Lucas Hewitt Jul 2017

Cynthia Hewitt On Queen Mothers Of Ghana, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Cynthia Lucas Hewitt

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Dr. Cynthia Hewitt of Morehouse College talks about a forthcoming article in the Journal of Black Studies. She has researched Queen Mothers of Ghana for a decade and found that they provide a counterpoint to patriarchal society. According to Hewitt, there are also many Queen Mothers found in the history of the United States.


Farming Between Love And Money: Us Midwestern Farmers' Human-Nature Relationships And Impacts On Watershed Conservation, Yuki Yoshida, Courtney G. Flint, Mallory K. Dolan Jun 2017

Farming Between Love And Money: Us Midwestern Farmers' Human-Nature Relationships And Impacts On Watershed Conservation, Yuki Yoshida, Courtney G. Flint, Mallory K. Dolan

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Faculty Publications

US Midwestern farmers are direct actors in managing nitrogen fertilizers and key to remediating water quality problems in agricultural landscapes. As farmers’ relationships with nature offer insights into their decisions and conservation practices, surveys and interviews with farmers in two Illinois watersheds explored their human–nature relationship perspectives and linkages to conservation practices. While domineering “Master” perspectives theorized as a cause of human-induced environmental problems were found, farmers spoke of obligations to the land and closeness to nature, emphasizing ecologically oriented partnership and stewardship ideals as motivating their conservation efforts. However, production-oriented pressures of the agricultural industry and livelihood and ...


A Model Integrating Social-Cultural Concepts Of Nature Into Frameworks Of Interaction Between Social And Natural Systems, Andreas Muhar, Christopher M. Raymond, Riyan J.G. Van Den Born, Nicole Bauer, Kerstin Böck, Michael Braito, Arjen Buijs, Courtney G. Flint, Wouter T. De Groot, Christopher D. Ives, Tamara Mitrofanenko, Tobias Plieninger, Catherine Tucker, Carena J. Van Riper Jun 2017

A Model Integrating Social-Cultural Concepts Of Nature Into Frameworks Of Interaction Between Social And Natural Systems, Andreas Muhar, Christopher M. Raymond, Riyan J.G. Van Den Born, Nicole Bauer, Kerstin Böck, Michael Braito, Arjen Buijs, Courtney G. Flint, Wouter T. De Groot, Christopher D. Ives, Tamara Mitrofanenko, Tobias Plieninger, Catherine Tucker, Carena J. Van Riper

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Faculty Publications

Existing frameworks for analysing interactions between social and natural systems (e.g. Social-Ecological Systems framework, Ecosystem Services concept) do not sufficiently consider and operationalize the dynamic interactions between people's values, attitudes and understandings of the human-nature relationship at both individual and collective levels. We highlight the relevance of individual and collective understandings of the human-nature relationship as influencing factors for environmental behaviour, which may be reflected in natural resource management conflicts, and review the diversity of existing social-cultural concepts, frameworks and associated research methods. Particular emphasis is given to the context-sensitivity of social-cultural concepts in decision-making. These aspects are ...


Exploring The Growth Of Local Food In Atlanta, Carlos Cisneros Apr 2017

Exploring The Growth Of Local Food In Atlanta, Carlos Cisneros

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Military Death And Burial Rituals, Maurice Ynclan Apr 2017

Military Death And Burial Rituals, Maurice Ynclan

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.