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Construction Of Digital Elevation Models For Archaeological Applications, Jon B. Hageman, David A. Bennett Jan 2003

Construction Of Digital Elevation Models For Archaeological Applications, Jon B. Hageman, David A. Bennett

Anthropology Faculty Publications

The use of interpolation in archaeology is becoming common. As archaeologists incorporate geographic information systems (GIS) and computer mapping programs into their research, questions of interpolation become fundamental considerations in the representation and manipulation of topographic data. To date, however, few archaeologists have dealt with these questions. Uncritical use of interpolation algorithms can result in unrealistic representations of the landscape in a mapping program or can result in an inaccurate digital elevation model (DEM) used in a GIS. This, in turn, can lead to an ineffective predictive model of site location. By carefully selecting an interpolation algorithm that is well ...


Culture, Practice, And Law: Women’S Access To Land In Rwanda, Jennie E. Burnet, Rwanda Initiative For Sustainable Development Jan 2003

Culture, Practice, And Law: Women’S Access To Land In Rwanda, Jennie E. Burnet, Rwanda Initiative For Sustainable Development

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Women constitute the majority of the Rwandan population and labour force, particularly in agriculture, but have faced substantial constraints on their participation in the economy and society. The discriminatory laws and practices in education, employment, inheritance and finance have marginalized women. Consequently, the majority of women in Rwanda remain poor and vulnerable. (Rwanda Development Indicators, Ministry of Finance and Planning, 1999).


"Male Wealth" And "Claims To Motherhood": Gendered Resource Access And Intergenerational Relations In The Gwembe Valley, Zambia, Lisa Cliggett Jan 2003

"Male Wealth" And "Claims To Motherhood": Gendered Resource Access And Intergenerational Relations In The Gwembe Valley, Zambia, Lisa Cliggett

Anthropology Faculty Publications

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In The House: Maya Nobility And Their Figurine-Whistles, Julia A. Hendon Jan 2003

In The House: Maya Nobility And Their Figurine-Whistles, Julia A. Hendon

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Studies a large collection of clay figurines in the Copan Valley of Honduras. Describes the different kinds of figurine-whistles that high status Maya had in their houses.


Bodies Moving In Space: Ancient Mesoamerican Human Sculpture And Embodiment, Holly Bachand, Rosemary Joyce, Julia A. Hendon Jan 2003

Bodies Moving In Space: Ancient Mesoamerican Human Sculpture And Embodiment, Holly Bachand, Rosemary Joyce, Julia A. Hendon

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Judith Butler’s proposal that embodiment is a process of repeated citation of precedents leads us to consider the experiential effects of Mesoamerican practices of ornamenting space with images of the human body. At Late Classic Maya Copán, life-size human sculptures were attached to residences, intimate settings in which body knowledge was produced and body practices institutionalized. Moving through the space of these house compounds, persons would have been insistently presented with measures of their bodily decorum. These insights are used to consider the possible effects on people of movement around Formative period Olmec human sculptures, which are not routinely ...