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The Sasswood Ordeal Of The West Atlantic Tribes Of Sierra Leone And Liberia: An Ethnohistoriographic Survey, Sarah Louise Davies Aug 1973

The Sasswood Ordeal Of The West Atlantic Tribes Of Sierra Leone And Liberia: An Ethnohistoriographic Survey, Sarah Louise Davies

Dissertations and Theses

The sasswood ordeal of poison presents a divinatory ritual which has been used in criminal cases by the traditional African of Sierra Leone and Liberia. For at least six hundred years, the peoples of these present countries have imposed this strictest of ordeals on their moral transgressors; and the practice has survived, despite the protestations of nineteenth-century missionaries and the encroachment of the western world.

The investigation of the historical evidence of the sasswood ordeal among the West Atlantic tribes of Africa has three basic purposes. First, because of the paucity of interpretive data on the sasswood ordeal, the primary ...


A Test Of The Simple Recessive Hypothesis For The Inability To Taste Phenyl-Thio-Urea: A Family Study, Susan I. Wolf Aug 1973

A Test Of The Simple Recessive Hypothesis For The Inability To Taste Phenyl-Thio-Urea: A Family Study, Susan I. Wolf

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis is a report on the analysis of family data gathered to test the simple recessive hypothesis for the inability to taste phenyl-thio-urea (P.T.C.). The simple recessive hypothesis states that the inability of a minority of persons to taste high concentrations of P.T.C. is due to the action of an autosomal recessive gene in the homozygous condition.


Statistical Analysis Of A Health Attitude Survey In Three East Tennessee Counties, Georgianne Dunavant Ratliff Aug 1973

Statistical Analysis Of A Health Attitude Survey In Three East Tennessee Counties, Georgianne Dunavant Ratliff

Masters Theses

The general objective of this research was divided into three specific phases: (1) to ascertain health attitudes of a sample population; (2) to determine the relationship between biographic and attitude factors within the sample population; and (3) to evaluate the above in terms of its significance to health care planning.

The writer surveyed the literature, defined hypotheses and developed a questionnaire. A community in each of the three East Tennessee counties was selected for surveying. A total of 164 interviews was conducted, 44 in Knox County, 53 in Blount County and 67 in Sevier County. An interview team of 18 ...


Depositional History And Tool Industries At The Winter Site: A Lake Forest Middle Woodland Cultural Manifestation, Jeffrey J. Richner Aug 1973

Depositional History And Tool Industries At The Winter Site: A Lake Forest Middle Woodland Cultural Manifestation, Jeffrey J. Richner

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Systems Approach To Complex Social Behavior: The Formulation Of A Methodology And Its Application To The Peasant Village Of Tzintzuntzan, William Earl Reynolds Aug 1973

A Systems Approach To Complex Social Behavior: The Formulation Of A Methodology And Its Application To The Peasant Village Of Tzintzuntzan, William Earl Reynolds

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Histological Techniques In The Determination Of Cultural And/Or Environmental Processes In Archaeological Skeletal Populations, Randy L. Parshall Aug 1973

The Use Of Histological Techniques In The Determination Of Cultural And/Or Environmental Processes In Archaeological Skeletal Populations, Randy L. Parshall

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Fried's Theory Of Political Evolution: An Empirical Test, Diana Battjes Mckenna Aug 1973

Fried's Theory Of Political Evolution: An Empirical Test, Diana Battjes Mckenna

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Spatial Correlates Of Sociocultural Organization, A Pattern Distribution Analysis Of A Set Of Artifacts, Peter R. Schultz Jul 1973

Spatial Correlates Of Sociocultural Organization, A Pattern Distribution Analysis Of A Set Of Artifacts, Peter R. Schultz

Anthropology ETDs

Artifacts, as operative components of cultural systems, monitor the structure of cultural systems. Artifacts exhibit differences and similarities in terms of the structure of the cultural system in which they functioned. Conversely, the structure of cultural systems may be monitored in terms of differences and similarities exhibited by artifacts.

Differences and similarities exhibited by a set of 1074 copper artifacts from Wisconsin are investigated in terms of organizational variability or associations that permit the recognition of an entity with definable structural properties, and distributional variability or patterning manifest when recognized units are plotted spatially.

Multivariate statistical techniques are used to ...


A Cross-Class Survey Of Synaesthesia In High School Students And Its Biocultural Implications, Ina Jane Wundram May 1973

A Cross-Class Survey Of Synaesthesia In High School Students And Its Biocultural Implications, Ina Jane Wundram

Dissertations and Theses

It has been suggested in the literature that Synaesthesia, as an expression of syncretic thought, would be more common in non-Western than in Western cultures. Given the lack of availability of widely divergent cultural groups and the general lack of knowledge about the phenomenon, it was decided to study the possibility that synaesthesia in our society might be related to socio-economic class. A group of high school students from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds was studied, and the results suggest that the occurrence of synaesthesia is not related to class.

In addition, it was found that 50% of the ...