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Anthropology

Anthropology Faculty Publications

1997

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Excavations At Polystylon (Abdera) Greece: Aspects Of Mortuary Practices And Skeletal Biology, P.A. Agelarakis Dec 1997

Excavations At Polystylon (Abdera) Greece: Aspects Of Mortuary Practices And Skeletal Biology, P.A. Agelarakis

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No abstract provided.


Paleopathology And Its Contributions To The Decipherment Of The Human Condition In Antiquity: A Preliminary Report For The Case Of Two Skeletal Populations From Malloura, Cyprus, P.A. Agelarakis Dec 1997

Paleopathology And Its Contributions To The Decipherment Of The Human Condition In Antiquity: A Preliminary Report For The Case Of Two Skeletal Populations From Malloura, Cyprus, P.A. Agelarakis

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No abstract provided.


Institutional, Evolutionary, And Demographic Contexts Of Gender Roles: A Case Study Of !Kung Bushmen, Patricia Draper May 1997

Institutional, Evolutionary, And Demographic Contexts Of Gender Roles: A Case Study Of !Kung Bushmen, Patricia Draper

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In this chapter I have two objectives. One is to detail the consequences of changes in social structure for gender roles and to show how economic change affects the lives of males and females. The second objective is to explain how my perspective on the relationship between behavior and social structure has changed over time. More particularly, I have been influenced by ideas in evolutionary biology. Although I still see human beings as embedded in a cultural context, I also see that other insights come by viewing humans as another mammalian and primate species. These ideas will be elaborated more ...


The Roasted And The Boiled: Food Composition And Heat Treatment With Special Emphasis On Pit-Hearth Cooking, Luann Wandsnider Jan 1997

The Roasted And The Boiled: Food Composition And Heat Treatment With Special Emphasis On Pit-Hearth Cooking, Luann Wandsnider

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Heat treatment is one of the major ways humans change the composition and chemistry of food tissues, making them more digestible, less toxic, and more durable. This paper reviews salient features of food chemistry and food composition and how heat treatment, especially pit-hearth cooking, affects that composition. Ethnographic accounts of cooking indicate that traditional populations relied on pit-hearth cooking especially to alter the composition of foods high in either lipids or complex carbohydrates. Historically, pit hearths were also used to process large quantities of food. Various kinds of pit hearths figure prominently in the archaeological deposits of the American Great ...


Review Of The Prehistoric Pueblo World A.D. 1150-1350, Edited By Michael A. Adler. Tucson: The University Of Arizona Press, 1996. 279 Pages, Alan J. Osborn Jan 1997

Review Of The Prehistoric Pueblo World A.D. 1150-1350, Edited By Michael A. Adler. Tucson: The University Of Arizona Press, 1996. 279 Pages, Alan J. Osborn

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Excerpt:

This volume provides the reader with very useful summaries and overviews of the archaeological record for the prehistoric Pueblo III period. It also introduces the reader to a broad range of research topics-models of demographic change, population aggregation, local and regional “abandonment,” architectural variation, settlement layout(s), living space, aspects of community integration, ceramic assemblages, land-use practices, carrying capacity, conflict, exchange, and macro regional interaction-that have been addressed recently in this area. In addition, this volume contains data about settlement numbers, sizes, and distributions for seventy-the districts within twelve regions. Districts were delineated on the basis of archeological patterns ...