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Hierarchy And Social Inequality In The American Southwest, A.D. 800-1200, Stephen Plog, Carrie Heitman Nov 2010

Hierarchy And Social Inequality In The American Southwest, A.D. 800-1200, Stephen Plog, Carrie Heitman

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico has been the focus of much recent archaeological research on Pueblo groups who lived during the 9th through 12th centuries in the American Southwest. Here, we examine variation in mortuary patterns in the canyon, focusing in particular on one mortuary crypt, to address questions of social differentiation and the chronology of important sociopolitical processes. Based on new radiocarbon dates as well as reanalysis of the stratigraphy and spatial distribution of materials in the mortuary crypt, we conclude that significant social differentiation began in Chaco ca. 150–200 y earlier than suggested by previous research ...


Time Diary Versus Instantaneous Sampling: A Comparison Of Two Behavioral Research Methods, Michael Paolisso, Raymond B. Hames Nov 2010

Time Diary Versus Instantaneous Sampling: A Comparison Of Two Behavioral Research Methods, Michael Paolisso, Raymond B. Hames

Anthropology Faculty Publications

The accurate collection of unbiased behavioral data is an important component of theory building and ethnographic research. In this article, the authors review two approaches for the collection of behavioral data: time diary and instantaneous sampling. Time diary requires individuals to recall their behavior at specific time intervals; instantaneous sampling relies on researchers observing and recording the behavior of individuals. Each approach has specific strengths and weaknesses. The authors review recent methodological literature on both approaches, identify particular problems with both approaches, and contrast their respective methodological strengths and weaknesses.


Anthropology And Child Development: A Cross-Cultural Reader, Marcia Mikulak Jul 2010

Anthropology And Child Development: A Cross-Cultural Reader, Marcia Mikulak

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Socio-Cultural Dimensions Of Cluster Vs. Single Home Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems In Rural Nepal, Kimber Haddix Mckay Feb 2010

Socio-Cultural Dimensions Of Cluster Vs. Single Home Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems In Rural Nepal, Kimber Haddix Mckay

Anthropology Faculty Publications

This paper analyzes the socio-cultural dimensions of obstacles facing solar photovoltaic projects in two villages in rural Nepal. The study was conducted in Humla District, Nepal, one of the most remote and impoverished regions of the country. There are no roads in the district, homes lack running water and villagers’ health suffers from high levels of indoor air pollution from open cooking/heating fires and the smoky torches traditionally burned for light. The introduction of solar energy is important to these villagers, as it removes one major source of indoor air pollution from homes and provides brighter light than the ...


Auditory Exostoses, Infracranial Skeleto-Muscular Changes And Maritime Activities In Classical Period Thasos Island, P.A. Agelarakis, Yula Serpanos Jan 2010

Auditory Exostoses, Infracranial Skeleto-Muscular Changes And Maritime Activities In Classical Period Thasos Island, P.A. Agelarakis, Yula Serpanos

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Swaminarayan Movement And Religious Subjectivity, Hanna H. Kim Jan 2010

The Swaminarayan Movement And Religious Subjectivity, Hanna H. Kim

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Public Engagement And Personal Desires: Baps Swaminarayan Temples And Their Contribution To The Discourses On Religion, Hanna H. Kim Jan 2010

Public Engagement And Personal Desires: Baps Swaminarayan Temples And Their Contribution To The Discourses On Religion, Hanna H. Kim

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Prehistoric Upland Tool Production In The Central Alaska Range, Brian T. Wygal Jan 2010

Prehistoric Upland Tool Production In The Central Alaska Range, Brian T. Wygal

Anthropology Faculty Publications

The Bull River II site represents an important alpine tool production site in the central Alaska Range south of Broad Pass. Initial test excavations produced a sizable lithic assemblage and charcoal dated to the Younger Dryas. A lithic analysis comparing Bull River II and the undated Costello Creek assemblages reveals biface production was the primary activity at both locations. Discovered at relatively high elevations (>1000 m.a.s.l.), the sites reflect an underrepresented Eastern Beringian site type related to upland resource procurement and offer a basis for testing seasonal land-use models.


Borderland Tactics: Cross-Border Marriage In The Highlands Of Borneo, Matthew H. Amster Jan 2010

Borderland Tactics: Cross-Border Marriage In The Highlands Of Borneo, Matthew H. Amster

Anthropology Faculty Publications

The first time I traveled to Borneo was near the end of 1989. The Berlin Wall had recently fallen and the economics of Southeast Asia were booming. The towns of Sarawak, an oil-rich state of East Malaysia, were experiencing rapid economic growth - due to both the oil company and an expanding logging industry. Rural-urban migration was draining indigenous people from the longhouses of the interior and swelling the populations of coastal towns. Traveling at that time to the Kelabit Highland - a remote interior plateau located in the northeastern corner of Sarawak along the Indonesian border - was to enter a place ...


La Costa Escondida: Una Investigación Arqueológica Del Puerto Maya Vista Alegre, Quintana Roo, México, Jeffrey Glover Jan 2010

La Costa Escondida: Una Investigación Arqueológica Del Puerto Maya Vista Alegre, Quintana Roo, México, Jeffrey Glover

Anthropology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.