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Human Female Longevity, Evolution Of Menopause, And The Importance Of Grandmothers, Sofiya Shreyer Apr 2018

Human Female Longevity, Evolution Of Menopause, And The Importance Of Grandmothers, Sofiya Shreyer

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


A Walk Through Time At The Boats Archaeological Site In Dighton, Massachusetts, Grace Bello May 2015

A Walk Through Time At The Boats Archaeological Site In Dighton, Massachusetts, Grace Bello

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Putting A Price On Zen: The Business Of Redefining Religion For Global Consumption, Joshua A. Irizarry Jan 2015

Putting A Price On Zen: The Business Of Redefining Religion For Global Consumption, Joshua A. Irizarry

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Over the past several decades, Zen has become a mark of global cosmopolitanism. Largely divorced from its religious context, the word “zen” appears in many languages with a remarkable diversity of accepted meanings and usages. In this paper, I outline the historical and cultural factors which have contributed to the dramatic semiotic transformation of Zen in the popular imagination and international media over the past century. I demonstrate that ideas about Zen have evolved through strategic cultural and linguistic associations, and show how the resulting polysemy has led to Zen becoming an ideal marketing byword—one that is freely appropriated ...


Project Holly: Can Human-Based Behavioral Therapy Help A Chimpanzee?, Ellen Ingmanson Nov 2014

Project Holly: Can Human-Based Behavioral Therapy Help A Chimpanzee?, Ellen Ingmanson

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Colonization Through The Eyes Of Dolls: An Iconography Of The Doyle Doll Collection, Erika Umali May 2014

Colonization Through The Eyes Of Dolls: An Iconography Of The Doyle Doll Collection, Erika Umali

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


The Past Is Present: Exploring Methods Of Cooperation Between Archaeologists, Native Americans, And Museums In Southern New England, Mckayla Hoffman May 2014

The Past Is Present: Exploring Methods Of Cooperation Between Archaeologists, Native Americans, And Museums In Southern New England, Mckayla Hoffman

Honors Program Theses and Projects

Homo sapiens sapiens is arguably one of the most fascinating and complex species that has ever existed on Earth. On the surface, we appear to be highly diversified, and we interpret the world around us in a variety of ways. These interpretations shape the way that we live our lives on this planet, and inform our wide array of kinship patterns, marriage ceremonies, languages, religious beliefs, and more. However, for all of these differences, we are the same at our core: we contain relatively the same DNA, and might generally share similar goals and aspirations for ourselves and those we ...


The Construction Of Ethnoreligious Identity Groups In Syria: Loyalties And Tensions In The Syrian Civil War, Eliott Rousseau May 2014

The Construction Of Ethnoreligious Identity Groups In Syria: Loyalties And Tensions In The Syrian Civil War, Eliott Rousseau

Honors Program Theses and Projects

The ongoing civil war in Syria is characterized by its inherent complexity, often leaving non-Syrian onlookers and geopolitical stakeholders confused and fatigued. In a war with such a high human toll—refugees hemorrhaging from Syria’s borders, the death toll ever-climbing, and a generation of children growing up with the fighting—there is no room for mystification. This research project contextualizes the Syrian Civil War using anthropological concepts of religion and ethnicity. The ways in which religion and ethnicity help construct identity and group loyalty among Syria’s diverse population are examined. In particular, the role of membership in specific ...


Confronting Cultural Difference In The Establishment Of A Global Zen Community, Joshua A. Irizarry Oct 2013

Confronting Cultural Difference In The Establishment Of A Global Zen Community, Joshua A. Irizarry

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

As a commercial phenomenon, Zen is recognizable throughout the world as a lucrative brand name that communicates harmony, simplicity, and cosmopolitan elegance. In contrast, the Japanese Zen institution’s attempts to develop Zen into a successful global religion have proven more problematic. Despite initial successes by Japanese clergy in establishing centers of Zen practice throughout Europe and the Americas, the past fifty years have seen the dream of a global Zen community descend into a legacy of controversy, scandals, and schisms over conflicting claims of authority.

Looking specifically at the internationalization efforts of the Japanese Sōtō Zen sect, this paper ...


The Cult Of Ho Chi Minh: Commemoration And Contestation, Dat Manh Nguyen Oct 2013

The Cult Of Ho Chi Minh: Commemoration And Contestation, Dat Manh Nguyen

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

Ho Chi Minh, the “father of modern Viet Nam,” remains a powerful figure in contemporary Vietnamese politics and culture. Since his death in 1969, the Vietnamese Communist Party has constructed a state cult surrounding his image. The construction of the Ho Chi Minh memorial complex in Hanoi, the propagation of Ho Chi Minh’s teachings, and the state commemorative rituals for Uncle Ho contribute to his continuous presence. The state cult posits Ho Chi Minh not only as the “father figure” to whom Vietnamese people pay respect and tribute, but also as the moral compass by which the people orient ...


The Role Of Culture In Making Psychiatric Diagnosis: Hwabyung (火病) And Neurasthenia (神經衰弱), Jonghyun Lee Oct 2013

The Role Of Culture In Making Psychiatric Diagnosis: Hwabyung (火病) And Neurasthenia (神經衰弱), Jonghyun Lee

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

The Role of Culture in Making Psychiatric Diagnosis: Hwabyung (火病) and Neurasthenia (神經衰弱)

My paper looks at two psychiatric illnesses and discusses their social and cultural dimensions. The two illnesses to be compared are the Korean affliction called hwabyung, and the once-popular Western malady labeled neurasthenia, a common ailment in 19th century America.

Neurasthenia was defined as “a disorder characterized by feelings of fatigue and lassitude,” which is caused by the nervous system. That definition could fit most people at some time or another. Hwabyung, on the other hand, means “fire illness.” Koreans believe that chronic distress can cause the ...


Car Modification: A Vehicle For Self Expression, Emily Kearns Jan 2013

Car Modification: A Vehicle For Self Expression, Emily Kearns

Undergraduate Review

When considering what falls into the remarkably broad discipline that is folklore, some of the first images that come to mind are peasants and farmers performing folk dances, passing down folktales, and engaging in age-old rituals and ceremonies. I certainly never would have considered car modification to fall under the folkloric umbrella – after all, it seems far too modern, and we often have the misconception that folklore is concerned exclusively with the lower-class workers of the distant past. However, after looking closely at some of the more modern interpretations and definitions of folklore (of which there are many), it becomes ...


Anthropologists And Two Spirit People: Building Bridges And Sharing Knowledge, Sandra Faiman-Silva Jan 2011

Anthropologists And Two Spirit People: Building Bridges And Sharing Knowledge, Sandra Faiman-Silva

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 69, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2008

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 69, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (James W. Bradley)
  • Laying the Foundation, Ross Moffett and Cape Cod Archaeology (Francis P. McManamon)
  • Living on the Edge: PaleoIndians on Martha's Vineyard (William Moody)
  • Rethinking Small Stemmed Points (Jeff Boudreau)
  • Transitional Archaic Land Use at Namskaket Marsh, Orleans, MA (Leonard W. Loparto)
  • Taylor Hill, A Middle Woodland Mortuary Site in Wellfleet, MA (James W. Bradley)
  • Woodland Period Occupations at the Willowbend Site, Mashpee, MA (Leslie C. Shaw)
  • In Memoriam: Marie Eteson (Marilyn Crary)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 68, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2007

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 68, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (James W. Bradley)
  • A Prehistory of Boston Common (Joseph M. Bagley)
  • PaleoIndian Sites and Finds in the Lower Merrimac River Drainage (James W. Bradley)
  • A Preliminary Report on the McWade Site: A Middle Archaic Site on Massachusetts Bay (Jeff Boudreau and Mike McWade)
  • Additional Information on Late Archaic Caches in Essex County (Eugene Winter)
  • A Late Middle Woodland Burial at Seaver Farm (William Taylor)


The Queer Tourist In 'Straight'(?) Space: Sexual Citizenship In Provincetown, Sandra Faiman-Silva Jan 2007

The Queer Tourist In 'Straight'(?) Space: Sexual Citizenship In Provincetown, Sandra Faiman-Silva

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Provincetown, Massachusetts USA, a rural out-of-the-way coastal village at the tip of Cape Cod with a yearround population of approximately 3,500, has 'taken off' since the late 1980s as a popular GLBTQ tourist destination. Long tolerant of sexual minorities, Provincetown transitioned from a Portuguese-dominated fishing village to a popular 'queer' gay resort mecca, as the fishing industry deteriorated drastically over the twentieth century. Today Provincetowners rely mainly on tourists—both straight and gay—who enjoy the seaside charm, rustic ambiance, and a healthy dose of non-heternormative performance content, in this richly diverse tourist milieu. As Provincetown's popularity as ...


Indian Gaming And Tribal Sovereignty: Vulnerable, Provisional, Contested, Sandra Faiman-Silva Jan 2007

Indian Gaming And Tribal Sovereignty: Vulnerable, Provisional, Contested, Sandra Faiman-Silva

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 67, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2006

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 67, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (James W. Bradley)
  • An Atlantic Phase Mortuary Feature at the Call Site, Billerica, MA (Eugene Winter)
  • A Review of Transitional Archaic Mortuary Features at the Seaver Farm, Bridgewater, MA (William B. Taylor)
  • Re-assessing Wapanucket: Paleolndians in Southeast MA (James W Bradley and Jeff Boudreau)
  • Hoes, Digging Implements or Heavy Scrapers? (Bernard A. Otto)
  • In Memoriam: Douglas F. Jordan (Eugene Winter and Nicholas Bellantoni)
  • Index to Volumes 61-66, 2000-2005


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 67, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2006

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 67, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (James W. Bradley)
  • The Flagg Swamp Rockshelter, Marlborough, MA: A Summary (Shirley Blancke and Arthur E. Spiess)
  • The Dugout Canoe Project (Mike Volmar)
  • Adena-related Points from the Titicut Area (William B. Taylor)
  • Unusual PaleoIndian Points from Southeast MA (James W Bradley and Jeff Boudreau)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 66, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2005

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 66, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (James W. Bradley)
  • The Turners Falls Site: An Early PaleoIndian Presence in the Connecticut River Valley (Timothy l. Binzen)
  • A Re-examination of the Deerfield Industrial Park Survey (Elizabeth Chilton Thomas Ulrich and Niels Rinehart)
  • Debating Bull Brook, 1965 to 1972 (Brian S. Robinson and William Eldridge)
  • The Neponset Site, Locus 4: More Evidence of a Michaud-Neponset Phase Occupation (Christopher Donta)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 66, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2005

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 66, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (James W. Bradley)
  • Letter from the President (Michael Volmar)
  • An Update on Bifurcate-base Points from the Titicut Area (William B. Taylor)
  • The Whortleberry Hill Site: An Early Holocene Camp in Dracut, MA (Martin G. Dudek)
  • Reflections of the Middle Archaic: A View from Annasnappet Pond (Dianna L. Doucette)
  • The Rubin Farm Site, Norton, MA (Jeff Boudreau)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 65, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2004

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 65, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (James W. Bradley)
  • A Winged Bannerstone from Maine: Stone and Perishable Archaic Technology (Arthur E. Spiess)
  • Making the Case for the Abbott Complex: The Bird Rock Site, Pelham Bay, NY (Edward J. Kaeser)
  • Probable Early Woodland Fish-Spearing Points from Kingston, MA (Bernard A. Otto)
  • Symbols in Stone, Part Two: Quartz Ceremonial Items from the Little League Site, Middleborough, MA (Curtiss Hoffman)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 65, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2004

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 65, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (James W. Bradley)
  • An Early Woodland Period Ceramic Production Feature in Bellingham, MA (Mary Lynne Rainey)
  • A Late Woodland and Contact Period Ceramic Assemblage From the Hartford Avenue Rockshelter, Uxbridge, MA (Duncan Ritchie)
  • The Tall Pines Rockshelter, Clinton, MA and Rockshelter Use During the Late Woodland and Contact Periods (Martin G. Dudek and Craig S. Chartier)
  • A Contact Period Fishing Point of Cow Bone From Grape Island, Boston Harbor, MA (Craig S. Chartier)
  • Native American Settlement in the Upper Housatonic During the Woodland Period (Timothy Binzen)
  • Betty Little: An Appreciation (Dena F. Dincauze)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 64, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2003

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 64, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (James W. Bradley)
  • Forest Management in the Ancient Northeast: Evidence from Stockbridge, MA (Eric S. Johnson)
  • Evidence of Red Ocher as a Processed Commodity from Millbury and Charlton, MA (Alan Leveillee)
  • The Oak Knoll Site; An Orient Campsite in Lincoln, MA (Christopher L. Donta)
  • Some Observations on Caddy Park (Mary E. Gage)
  • A Reply to Gage (Thomas Mahlstedt and Margo Muhl Dams)
  • Aboriginal Soapstone Workshops at the Skug River II Site, Essex County, MA (Suzanne Wall)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 64, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2003

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 64, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor’s Notes (James W. Bradley)
  • Rediscovering the Atlatl: Observations on the Dynamics of Atlatl Design and Operation Based on Experimentation (Timothy H. Ives)
  • A Cache of Green Points from the Pringle Site (19-MD-18), Tewksbury, MA (Eugene Winter)
  • “I Can't Read So Good, But I Like Archaeology”, Tony C.: An Educational and Public Outreach Project in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (Alan Leveillee and Joseph N. Waller, Jr.)
  • An Avocational-based Site Registration: A View from New Jersey (Peter Pagoulatos)
  • Adaptation and Resistance: A Contact Period Component at Den Rock, Lawrence, MA (Jeffrey Robert Carovillano)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 63, Nos. 1 And 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Jan 2002

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 63, Nos. 1 And 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

In Honor of Dr. Barbara E. Luedtke:

  • Editor’s Note (Shirley Blancke)
  • Boston Harbor: The Shapes of Things Past and Present (Brona G. Simon)
  • Caddy Park, Wollaston Beach, Quincy, Massachusetts: Burial? Cenotaph? Cache? Or Offering? (Thomas Mahlstedt, Margo Muhl Davis)
  • Interpreting Diverse Marine Shell Deposits of the Woodland Period in Southern New England: Interrelationships among Subsistence, Symbolism, and Ceremonialism (Jordan E. Kerber)
  • Aspects of Attributing Human Use to Unworked Quartz: The Quartz Crystals from Magunco Praying Town, Massachusetts (John Paul Murphy)
  • Moving Beyond Irrelevant Relativism: Reflections on the Women from Ponkapoag Praying Town, Massachusetts (Joyce M. Clements)
  • Local Lithic Materials ...


Alphabetic Imperialism?: A Cross-Cultural Glimpse Into The Evolution Of Writing, Curtiss Hoffman Dec 2001

Alphabetic Imperialism?: A Cross-Cultural Glimpse Into The Evolution Of Writing, Curtiss Hoffman

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 62, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2001

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 62, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor’s Note (Shirley Blancke)
  • In Memoriam: Great Moose [Russell Herbert Gardner] (Mark Choquet)
  • A Tribute to Russell H. Gardner [Great Moose] (Kathryn Fairbanks)
  • Reminiscences of Russell H. Gardner [Great Moose] (Bernard A. Otto)
  • The Many-Storied Danson Stone of Middleborough, Massachusetts (Russell H. Gardner [Great Moose])
  • Discovery and Rediscovery of a Remnant 17th Century Narragansett Burial Ground in Warwick, Rhode Island (Alan Leveillee)
  • On the Shore of a Pleistocene Lake: the Wamsutta Site (19-NF-70) (Jim Chandler)
  • The Blue Heron Site, Marshfield, Massachusetts (l9-PL-847) (John MacIntyre)
  • A Fertility Symbol from Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts (Ethel Twichell)


Aids In Jamaica: The Grim Reality Of Hiv/Aids In Rural Jamaica, Diana Fox Jun 2001

Aids In Jamaica: The Grim Reality Of Hiv/Aids In Rural Jamaica, Diana Fox

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 62, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2001

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 62, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor’s Note (Shirley Blancke)
  • In Memoriam: Barbara E. Luedtke (Brona Simon)
  • Reminiscences of Dr. Barbara Luedtke (Barbara Calogero, Joyce Clements)
  • Narrow Triangular Points in Southeastern Massachusetts: A Paleoindian-Early Archaic Transition? (William B. Taylor)
  • Archaeology and Municipal Burial Ordinances: A Case from Narragansett Country (Joseph N. Waller and Alan Leveillee)
  • An Unusual Plummet-Like Object from Mary's Landing West (19-PL-878) (William E. Moody)
  • Public Archaeology, The New Age, and Local Truths (Alan Leveillee)
  • Wampumpeag: Its Role as Currency in Massachusetts (Philip Brady)
  • Letters to the Editor: Unidentified Artifacts (Bernard Otto, Marian A. Snyder)


The Political Economy Of 'Gambling On Gambling' By States And Tribes: A Critical Comparative Perspective, Sandra Faiman-Silva Jan 2001

The Political Economy Of 'Gambling On Gambling' By States And Tribes: A Critical Comparative Perspective, Sandra Faiman-Silva

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.