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Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2010, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2010

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2010, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • Updated Site Steward documentation
  • Held recognition event at Lake Mead
  • Program funding extended through 12/1/2013
  • Cultural Site Stewardship Program (CSSP) began assigning stewards to the Desert Wildlife Refuge (DWR) and to other remote sites along the Nevada’s border southwest of Searchlight.
  • A select team of ten stewards will continue documenting abandoned mines and neighboring cultural sites in mountains along the Colorado River.


Ua1b2/1 Anniversaries - Wku, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua1b2/1 Anniversaries - Wku, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding anniversaries celebrated by the university, includes 75th and centennial celebrations.


Ua1b2/2 Anniveraries - Allied Institutions, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua1b2/2 Anniveraries - Allied Institutions, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding anniversaries celebrated by allied institutions such as Ogden College, Southern Normal School and the Bowling Green Business University.


Ua12/2/5 Student Affairs - Wku Amateur Radio Club, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/5 Student Affairs - Wku Amateur Radio Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about WKU Amateur Radio Club and WB4DQM. The collection consists of certificates, QSL cards received from other clubs around the world and a brief run of Radio Watch.


Ua12/2/4 Student Affairs - Alpha Phi Omega, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/4 Student Affairs - Alpha Phi Omega, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Xi Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega.


Ua12/2/10 Kappa Delta, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/10 Kappa Delta, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Kappa Delta at Western Kentucky University.


Ua12/2/9 Student Affairs Phi Mu, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/9 Student Affairs Phi Mu, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Delta Tau chapter of Phi Mu at Western Kentucky University.


Ua12/2/6 Student Affairs - Wku Class Of 1920, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/6 Student Affairs - Wku Class Of 1920, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the Class of 1920.


Ua12/2/11 Alpha Delta Pi, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/11 Alpha Delta Pi, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Alpha Delta Pi at Western Kentucky University.


Ua12/2/8 Student Affairs Alpha Gamma Delta, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/8 Student Affairs Alpha Gamma Delta, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Alpha Gamma Delta at Western Kentucky University.


Sullivan, Brendan J. (Fa 533), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2010

Sullivan, Brendan J. (Fa 533), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 533. Folkore material classified by genre. Information collected by Brendan J. Sullivan related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Davis, Nathan William (Fa 534), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2010

Davis, Nathan William (Fa 534), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 534. Folklore material classified by genre. Information collected by Nathan William Davis related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago Mr, Riley Davis Ms, Richard V. Travisano Mr Dec 2010

November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago Mr, Riley Davis Ms, Richard V. Travisano Mr

November Diversity Project

November is National Novel Writing Month. For the first time at the University of Rhode Island November was a month for the URI community to share their stories, poems, art, and photos with the world. The Writing to Model Diversity project intends to connect individuals across cultural boundaries and borders by sharing the stories and experiences that challenge our everyday experiences and the dreams of the future. Built on the efforts of the World Voice series, URI presents a book that shares the stories and culture of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who embrace the idea of becoming ...


November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago, Riley Davis, Richard V. Travisano Dec 2010

November Uri Community Diversity Project 2010, Joseph A. Santiago, Riley Davis, Richard V. Travisano

November Diversity Project

November is National Novel Writing Month. For the first time at the University of Rhode Island November was a month for the URI community to share their stories, poems, art, and photos with the world. The Writing to Model Diversity project intends to connect individuals across cultural boundaries and borders by sharing the stories and experiences that challenge our everyday experiences and the dreams of the future. Built on the efforts of the World Voice series, URI presents a book that shares the stories and culture of the students, faculty, staff, and community members who embrace the idea of becoming ...


How Are The Torres Strait Islander's Traditional Hunting Practices Affected By The Current Rate Of Decline In Dugong And Sea Turtle Populations And The Australian Government's Co-Management Policies On Marine Preservation?, Katilyn Price Dec 2010

How Are The Torres Strait Islander's Traditional Hunting Practices Affected By The Current Rate Of Decline In Dugong And Sea Turtle Populations And The Australian Government's Co-Management Policies On Marine Preservation?, Katilyn Price

Environmental Studies Undergraduate Student Theses

This paper will attempt to identify the extent to which the Torres Strait Islanders traditional hunting practices have been disrupted by the overall decline in dugong and sea turtle populations, which has directly correlated to an increase in hunting restrictions put in place by the Australian Government. The traditional hunting of dugongs and sea turtles provides not only a food source, but brings prestige to the men who catch them and serves as an educational platform to teach the younger generations about their culture. There are many environmental threats that impact the populations of sea turtles and dugongs though the ...


Spirit Of The Law: A Case Study In The Application Of Nagpra To Collections From Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, A Unit Of The National Park Service, Keely A. Rennie-Tucker Dec 2010

Spirit Of The Law: A Case Study In The Application Of Nagpra To Collections From Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, A Unit Of The National Park Service, Keely A. Rennie-Tucker

Anthropology Department Theses and Dissertations

This thesis offers a case study in applying the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to collections maintained at the National Park Service’s Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (HOCU) from the perspective of a museum curator. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, a complex of various burial mound and earthwork sites dating primarily to the Middle Woodland (2,200 BP - AD 400), is located near Chillicothe, Ohio. The collections here have many culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains and funerary objects eligible for repatriation under the provisions of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The ...


The Preservation Of Archaeological Records And Photographs, Kelli Bacon Dec 2010

The Preservation Of Archaeological Records And Photographs, Kelli Bacon

Anthropology Department Theses and Dissertations

Substantive and organized research about archaeological records and photograph preservation, especially those written by and for archaeologists, are few. Although the Society for American Archaeology has a code of ethics regarding archaeological records preservation, and the federal government has regulations regarding the care and preservation of federally owned archaeological collections, there is a lack of resources. This is detrimental to archaeology because not all archaeologists, given the maturity of the discipline, understand how important it is to preserve archaeological records and photographs. Without documents and photographs from projects, irreplaceable information is lost. This thesis adds to the existing body of ...


Human Things: Rethinking Guitars And Ethnography, Matthew L. Hale Dec 2010

Human Things: Rethinking Guitars And Ethnography, Matthew L. Hale

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This work is about objects and their makers, their relationship, and the negotiation between tradition and innovation in the creation of things. I explore the relationship between tradition, innovation, and technology as it pertains to the creation, perception, and interaction with acoustic steel string guitars and ethnographies. First, I focus on the works of two Nashville based guitar makers, Grant and Cory Batson. I investigate the ways in which the Batsons critically evaluate traditional construction techniques and design features as they create their instruments, looking at their theories of tone production, methods of construction, and their perceptions and uses of ...


Awaiting The Call: Historic Sites Monitoring And Preservation At Fort Charlotte (21ck7), Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota, Andrew E. Labounty Nov 2010

Awaiting The Call: Historic Sites Monitoring And Preservation At Fort Charlotte (21ck7), Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota, Andrew E. Labounty

Anthropology Department Theses and Dissertations

Undisturbed archeological deposits at Fort Charlotte—a component of Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota—reflect the daily activities and social dynamics of the Canadian fur trade. These remains are threatened by both natural and human factors, and the park has sought methods to monitor the site, protect its archeological resources from destruction, and maintain the potential for significant research into all aspects of the fur trade. This thesis explores the potential of Fort Charlotte as a significant archeological site, discusses trends and current attitudes toward historic preservation, and offers recommendations for the preservation of 21CK7. Specifically, this thesis introduces an ...


Rothfuss, Erik, B. 1987 (Fa 488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Rothfuss, Erik, B. 1987 (Fa 488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 488. Information collected by Erik Rothfuss related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Loveall, Sandra Kaye, B. 1964 (Fa 486), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Loveall, Sandra Kaye, B. 1964 (Fa 486), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional File" below) for Folklife Archives Project 486. Folklore material classified by genre. Information collected by Sandra Kaye Loveall related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Phillips, Jennifer, B. 1988 (Fa 487), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Phillips, Jennifer, B. 1988 (Fa 487), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional File" below) for Folklife Archives Project 487. Folklore material classified by genre. Information collected by Jennifer Phillips related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


A New Method To Reconstruct Recombination Events At A Genomic Scale, Marta Melé, Asif Javed, Francesc Calafell, Jaume Bertranpetit, Genographic Consortium, Theodore G. Schurr Nov 2010

A New Method To Reconstruct Recombination Events At A Genomic Scale, Marta Melé, Asif Javed, Francesc Calafell, Jaume Bertranpetit, Genographic Consortium, Theodore G. Schurr

Department of Anthropology Papers

Recombination is one of the main forces shaping genome diversity, but the information it generates is often overlooked. A recombination event creates a junction between two parental sequences that may be transmitted to the subsequent generations. Just like mutations, these junctions carry evidence of the shared past of the sequences. We present the IRiS algorithm, which detects past recombination events from extant sequences and specifies the place of each recombination and which are the recombinants sequences. We have validated and calibrated IRiS for the human genome using coalescent simulations replicating standard human demographic history and a variable recombination rate model ...


Mccomas, Eric Donald, B. 1983 (Fa 484), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Mccomas, Eric Donald, B. 1983 (Fa 484), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional File" below) for Folklife Archives Project 484. Folkore material classified by genre. Information collected by Eric Donald McComas related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project Annual Report, 2009-10, Michael S. Nassaney Nov 2010

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project Annual Report, 2009-10, Michael S. Nassaney

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

he Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project continues to build on a legacy of success in fieldwork, analysis, publication, public education, and outreach as we engage the community in the pursuit of a better understanding of the fur trade and colonialism in southwest Michigan. Over the past year (September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010) several aspects of the project were expanded. Some of the year’s highlights include:

  • A new membership program that provides special benefits for project supporters at varying levels
  • The summer lecture series devoted to the “Women of New France”
  • A grant of $8,100 from the ...


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 ...


Taft, Anne Celine (Fa 15), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Taft, Anne Celine (Fa 15), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 15. Interviews conducted by Anne Celine Taft with Zeleme (Brashear) Cottrell, about her weaving. Cottrell discusses the weaving process in depth and how it has affected her life.


Geiger, Alison Anne (Fa 14), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Geiger, Alison Anne (Fa 14), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 14. Interviews conducted by Alison Geiger with Grace (Meador) Galloway about her quilting. Includes step-by-step instructions, with photographs, demonstrating the construction of a cathedral window quilt block. Grace's life is also discussed, including raising her family on a farm in Warren County.


Ancient Dna From European Early Neolithic Farmers Reveals Their Near Eastern Affinities, Wolfgang Haak, Oleg Balanovsky, Juan J. Sanchez, Sergey Koshel, Valery Zaporozhchenko, Christina J. Adler, Clio S. I. Der Sarkissian, Guido Brandt, Carolin Schwarz, Nicole Nicklisch, Veit Dresely, Barbara Fritsch, Elena Balanovska, Richard Villems, Harald Meller, Kurt W. Alt, Alan Cooper, Genographic Consortium, Theodore G. Schurr Nov 2010

Ancient Dna From European Early Neolithic Farmers Reveals Their Near Eastern Affinities, Wolfgang Haak, Oleg Balanovsky, Juan J. Sanchez, Sergey Koshel, Valery Zaporozhchenko, Christina J. Adler, Clio S. I. Der Sarkissian, Guido Brandt, Carolin Schwarz, Nicole Nicklisch, Veit Dresely, Barbara Fritsch, Elena Balanovska, Richard Villems, Harald Meller, Kurt W. Alt, Alan Cooper, Genographic Consortium, Theodore G. Schurr

Department of Anthropology Papers

In Europe, the Neolithic transition (8,000–4,000 b.c.) from hunting and gathering to agricultural communities was one of the most important demographic events since the initial peopling of Europe by anatomically modern humans in the Upper Paleolithic (40,000 b.c.). However, the nature and speed of this transition is a matter of continuing scientific debate in archaeology, anthropology, and human population genetics. To date, inferences about the genetic make up of past populations have mostly been drawn from studies of modern-day Eurasian populations, but increasingly ancient DNA studies offer a direct view of the genetic past ...


Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu Nov 2010

Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the educational persistence of women of African descent (WOAD) in pursuit of a doctorate degree at universities in the southeastern United States. WOAD are women of African ancestry born outside the African continent. These women are heirs to an inner dogged determination and spirit to survive despite all odds (Pulliam, 2003, p. 337).This study used Ellis’s (1997) Three Stages for Graduate Student Development as the conceptual framework to examine the persistent strategies used by these women to persist to the completion of their studies.