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Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 80, No. 1-2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Dec 2019

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 80, No. 1-2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor’s Notes (Ryan Wheeler)
  • How Bill Ritchie Got to Martha’s Vineyard and the Crew Members Who Joined Him (James B. Richardson III.)
  • An Updated History of the Hornblower II Site, Martha’s Vineyard (Jessica E. Watson)
  • Transitional Archaic and Woodland Occupation at the Frisby-Butler Site, Martha’s Vineyard (Jessica E. Watson)
  • McDermott Site, Martha’s Vineyard (Andrew Stanzeski)
  • Contributors


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.


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 79, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2018

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 79, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Analysis of Two Musket Balls Reported as Being from the March 5, 1770 Boston Massacre (Dan Sivilich and Joel Bohy)
  • A Radiocarbon Enigma (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • Maritime Archaics in Essex Bay: The Saville and Ellis Collections (Mary Ellen Lepionka)
  • Michael E. Roberts: The Rocket Scientist of Preservation Efforts in Massachusetts (Barbara Donohue)
  • A Study of Artifacts from the Collection of Leonard Russell, Danversport, Massachusetts (David McKenna)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 78, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2017

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 78, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • The Tobey Site Revisited (Edwin C. Ballard)
  • Analysis of Flotation Samples from Features 1 and 10, Tobey Site, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (Tonya B. Largy)
  • Speck in Riverview (Mary Ellen Lepionka)
  • A Preliminary Analysis of Polished Pebbles at the Middleboro Little League Site (Rachel Mulroy)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 78, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2017

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 78, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • A Wampum Basket from New England: Discovery of an Account Providing Verification of an Oral Tradition (Marshall C. Becker)
  • Algonquian Shellfish Industries on Cape Ann (Mary Ellen Lepionka)
  • Data Recovery at the Morse Pond Site, Easton, Massachusetts (Jennifer C. Ort)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 77, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2016

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 77, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • A Quantitative Assessment of Stone Relics in a Western Massachusetts Town (Rolf Cachat-Schilling)
  • The Braintree Cache (Scott F. Kostiw)
  • Two Previously Unreported Biface Caches from Southeastern Massachusetts (William E. Moody)
  • Caches or Offerings? Ceremonial Objects from the First Terrace of the Middleborough Little League Site (19-PL-520) (Curtiss Hoffman)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 77, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2016

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 77, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • The Human Hand in Northeastern Rock Art: Communicating with the Spirits (Edward J. Lenik)
  • A Brief Overview of the Bogastowe Fort Dig Project in Millis, Massachusetts, from 2009 to 2012 (Paul C. LaCroix)
  • An Unusual Bone-handled Knife from Martha’s Vineyard (William E. Moody)
  • Not Having the Feare of God Before His Eyes: The Story of Sagamore George (James D. Porter)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 76, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2015

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 76, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • The Boats Site Collection Returns to the East (Grace Bello)
  • A Glacial Erratic “Quarry Boulder” on Martha’s Vineyard (William E. Moody)
  • Changes in the Social, Symbolic and Economic Uses of Wampum in Southern New England as a Result of European Contact (Emily Rux)
  • The Westford Pseudo-Knight (Jeffrey Max Henry)


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.


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 76, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2015

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 76, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • Testing the Stockpiling and Field Stone Clearing Pile Theories (Mary E. Gage)
  • Evidence of a Native American Solar Observatory on Sunset Hill in Gloucester, Massachusetts (Mary Ellen Lepionka and Mark Carlotto)
  • The Restorative Hand and Mind of William S. Fowler (William E. Moody)


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.


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 75, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2014

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 75, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

75th Anniversary Issue:

  • Editor's Note (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • The Davis Farm Site, Sudbury, Massachusetts: A Final Report for the Middlesex Group, 1940-1941 (Shirley Blancke)
  • The Faunal Assemblage from the Davis Farm Site (19-MD-160; M-23-26) (Tonya Largy)


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 ...


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 75, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2014

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 75, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • In Memoriam: Eugene Winter (Barbara Brown)
  • A Copper Axe from Kingston (William B. Taylor)
  • A Rare Engraved Obtuse Angle Pipe from Southeastern New England (William Moody)
  • A Richardson Cache from Dighton? (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • It’s About Time and the Paradigm (Edwin C. Ballard)
  • Corrigenda to the Lepionka Article


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 ...


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 74, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2013

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 74, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • Perry’s Shell Heap, North Truro, Massachusetts: New Insights from Old Archaeological Sites (Lucianne Lavin)
  • Unpublished Papers on Cape Ann Prehistory (Mary Ellen Lepionka)
  • Titicut Mullers (William B. Taylor)
  • The Copper Projectile Points of North Plymouth (Bernard Otto)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 74, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2013

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 74, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • Acorn to Icon: The History of the Pow-Wow Oak in Lowell, Massachusetts (Eugene C. Winter)
  • An Early Colonial Native American Trade Point on Boston Common (Joseph Bagley)
  • A New Type of Scraper (William B. Taylor)
  • The Deeds for Titicut (Ketiticut) Plantation (William B. Taylor)
  • New England Native American Spirit Structures (Mary E. Gage)


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 ...


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 73, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2012

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 73, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Editor's Note (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • In Memoriam: Jeffrey Boudreau (William Moody)
  • In Memoriam: Jean-Jacques Rivard (Kathryn Fairbanks)
  • Discerning Placemaking: Archaeology and Native Histories of the Den Rock Area, Lawrence and Andover, MA (Edward L. Bell)
  • Shipbuilding on the Upper Taunton River (William B. Taylor)
  • A Context for Studying Rock Piles in Massachusetts (Peter Waksman)
  • An Eastern Agate Basin Component on Martha’s Vineyard (William Moody)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 73, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2012

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 73, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • The Past Is with Us on Third Cliff Beach (Cynthia Krusell)
  • Examination of Bone Harpoon from Third Cliff, Scituate, Massachusetts (Tonya Largy)
  • A Deep Sea Plummet from Carver, MA (William B. Taylor)
  • Looking at Archaeology in New England from Three Feet above the Water (Jonathan K. Patton)
  • A Preliminary Report on Surface Collections and Initial Recovery Efforts on an Archaic Site on the Town Forest Branch Brook, Western Danvers, Massachusetts (David P. McKenna)
  • Whaletail Pendants (William B. Taylor)
  • A Place of Respect for the Robbins Museum (Victoria Rourke-Rooney)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 72, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2011

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 72, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Some Recollections of Mr. Lux. (Michael Shakir Nassaney)
  • Janice Mabel Weeks - an Obituary (David “Bud” Driver)
  • Titicut Greene Points (William B. Taylor)
  • Titicut during the Contact Period (William B. Taylor)
  • A Report on the H.C. Wheeler Collection of Native American Artifacts, Concord Museum, Concord, MA, with Reference to the R.S. Peabody Museum’s Collection, Andover, MA (Shirley Blancke)
  • A Recycled Small Cumberland-Barnes Palaeoindian Biface Projectile Point from Southeastern Connecticut (Mark A. S. McMenamin)
  • A Grooved Gouge from the Middleborough Little League Site (Curtiss Hoffman)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 72, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2011

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 72, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Use-wear Analysis on Artifacts Recovered from the Third Terrace of the Middleborough Little League Site (Susan Jacobucci)
  • A Lithic Analysis of Arkose at the Middleborough Little League Site (Katelyn Cummings)
  • Fire-Cracked Rock Analysis at the Middleborough Little League Site (Matthew Arthur Caerulius)
  • Hobby to History: A Preliminary Analysis of the William Whiting Collection (Jeffrey Moore Jr.)


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. 71, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Oct 2010

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 71, No. 2, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

  • Recent Examination of a Native American Burial in Nemasket Indian Territory, Southeastern Massachusetts (Joseph N. Waller, Jr.)
  • Archaeology in the Coastal Suburbs: The Cove Terrace Site, Warwick, Rhode Island (Alan Leveillee)
  • The Cobble Hammerstone (Bernard A. Otto)
  • Skug River: The Meaning of a Landscape Name in Andover, Massachusetts (Eugene C. Winter)
  • Titicut Brook Sites (William B. Taylor)


Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 71, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society Apr 2010

Bulletin Of The Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 71, No. 1, Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society

Special Issue: Sacred Landscapes and Skyscapes:

  • Editor's Note (Curtiss Hoffman)
  • A Case for the Use of Above-Surface Stone Constructions in a Native American Ceremonial Landscape in the Northeast (Edwin C. Ballard and James M. Mavor.)
  • Identification and Preliminary Analysis of a Late Woodland Ceremonial Site in Southeastern Massachusetts (Kenneth C. Leonard, Jr.)
  • Integrated Wetland - Dry Land Features with Astronomical Associations (Timothy Fohl)