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Kpelle Children At Play, David F. Lancy 2015 Utah State University

Kpelle Children At Play, David F. Lancy

David Lancy

Although children’s play has been a relatively popular subject for anthropologists who study childhood, comprehensive studies of the entire play repertoire in a society are rare. One such study was carried out among the Kpelle people in the remote Liberian village of Gbarngasuakwelle four decades ago. A summary of that study reveals that Kpelle children have access to a rich store of traditional play-forms including make-believe, board-type games, active play, contests and folklore. A major finding affirmed that play, far from being the antithesis of work or a reversal of cultural ideals, fundamentally supports and affirms the child’s ...


Malagasy Women's Preferences For Reproductive Health Care In Mahabo, Madagascar, Mackenzie Findlay 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Malagasy Women's Preferences For Reproductive Health Care In Mahabo, Madagascar, Mackenzie Findlay

Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters & Abstracts

In rural Madagascar, women seeking reproductive care may have the option of seeking out their local traditional birth attendant (TBA) or going to a biomedical Western clinic. In those cases in which there is a choice, our understandings of how women make their choice is limited. By understanding local women’s preferences for reproductive health care, this research seeks to not “[put] oneself in her place” and make recommendations from that standpoint, but rather to understand the “variety of responses to the practices that shape their lives” (Narayan 419). There is a finite amount of resources in the world and ...


Quilts - Logan County, Kentucky (Sc 2864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Quilts - Logan County, Kentucky (Sc 2864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2864. Correspondence, promotional material and planning notes for a quilt registry in Logan County, Kentucky, sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society and a subsequent exhibit at the Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University.


Por Una Antropología Del Derecho Más Allá De Los Márgenes., Daniel Quiñonez 2014 SelectedWorks

Por Una Antropología Del Derecho Más Allá De Los Márgenes., Daniel Quiñonez

Daniel Quiñonez Oré

El presente artículo tiene por finalidad plantear un estudio antropológico del Derecho más allá de los márgenes; esto es, más allá de los temas tradicionales que se han venido desarrollando en la Antropología del Derecho Peruana, a efectos de que mediante la antropología y su método se cuestionen las instituciones jurídicas que se presentan como cotidianas y normalizadas en nuestro contexto.


Interview With Jack G. Montgomery (Fa 780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Interview With Jack G. Montgomery (Fa 780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Jack G. Montgomery by Abby Zibart about legend-tripping at the Old Richardsville Road Bridge in Warren County, Kentucky.


Interview With Ellyn I. Kerchenski (Fa 780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Interview With Ellyn I. Kerchenski (Fa 780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Ellyn I. Kerchenski by Abby Zibart about legend-tripping at the Old Richardsville Road Bridge in Warren County, Kentucky.


Interview With Steven R. Winiger (Fa 779), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Interview With Steven R. Winiger (Fa 779), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Steven R. Winiger by Sara E. Carrico about family farms and farming in south central Kentucky.


Interview With Kenton L. Winiger (Fa 779), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Interview With Kenton L. Winiger (Fa 779), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Kenton L. Winiger by Sara E. Carrico about family farms and farming in south central Kentucky.


Barbee, Candace (Fa 781), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Barbee, Candace (Fa 781), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and research paper for Folklife Archives Project 781. This collection features information and a research paper about Reid's Livery Winery near Alvaton, Warren County, Kentucky. The project was completed by Western Kentucky University student Candace Barbee for credit in an "Introduction to Folk Studies" class.


Zibart, Abby (Fa 780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Zibart, Abby (Fa 780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid, research paper, and transcripts for Folklife Archives Project 780. This collection features information and a research paper about legend-tripping conducted at the Old Richardsville Road Bridge in Warren County, Kentucky. The project was completed by Western Kentucky University student Abby Zibart for credit in an "Introduction to Folk Studies" class.


Carrico, Sara (Fa 779), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Carrico, Sara (Fa 779), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid, research paper, and transcripts for Folklife Archives Project 779. This collection features information and a research paper about farms and farming in south central Kentucky. The project was complete by Western Kentucky University student Sara Carrico for credit in an "Introduction to Folk Studies" class.


Carr, Chloe (Fa 782), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Carr, Chloe (Fa 782), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and research paper for Folklife Archives Project 782. This collection features information and a research paper about the 53rd annual Pope County Deer Festival held in Golconda, Illinois, which is sponsored by the local Rotary Club. The project was completed by Western Kentucky University student Chloe Carr for credit in an "Introduction to Folk Studies" class.


Cultural Resource Management And Aboriginal Engagement: Policy And Practice In Ontario Archaeology, Megan DeVries 2014 Western University

Cultural Resource Management And Aboriginal Engagement: Policy And Practice In Ontario Archaeology, Megan Devries

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists (Ontario 2011) introduced a new requirement for archaeologists working in Ontario CRM to engage Aboriginal communities in response to growing criticisms from these communities over being excluded from the process. Considered vague by many involved in the industry, both archaeologists and Aboriginal community representatives have developed their own strategies for complying with these requirements and their own opinions on how what they do over the course of engagement does or does not fit into that policy. However, many Aboriginal concerns remain unaddressed in the current engagement process, leaving open the possibility that tension ...


Mitchell, Jennie (Fa 778), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Mitchell, Jennie (Fa 778), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 778. This collection features photographs taken of Parsons Country Store located in Huntsville, Alabama. The collection was created by Western Kentucky University student Jennie Mitchell as a requirement for the "Intro to Folk Studies" course.


"Till Death Us Do Part: The Evolution Of Monogamy, Kirsten Glaeser 2014 Kennesaw State University

"Till Death Us Do Part: The Evolution Of Monogamy, Kirsten Glaeser

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

With statistics indicating that one out of every two marriages in the United States ends in a divorce, the validity of monogamous marriages has come under fire. Are humans truly capable of maintaining monogamous marriages or are they constraining their sexuality by doing so? The research entails two different perspectives while analyzing human monogamy; monogamy as a mating pattern and monogamy as a marriage pattern. The reason being that monogamy is solely not an evolved phenomenon but also a socialized one throughout most cultures. While analyzing monogamy as a mating pattern, several occurrences throughout our evolution allowed humans the ability ...


Managing The Data: The Tell Ziyadeh Archaeological Project, Yukiko Tonoike, Dawn Brown, Frank Hole 2014 Yale University

Managing The Data: The Tell Ziyadeh Archaeological Project, Yukiko Tonoike, Dawn Brown, Frank Hole

Yale Day of Data

Archaeological research depends on several types of data; material, contextual and analytical. Material data refers to the actual artifacts, features, and sites themselves. Contextual data are location, local geography, chronology, cross-correlations among data sets, historical and ethnographic. Analyses may be geochemical (petrographic, isotopic, pXRF), stylistic, or comparative archaeological. For an effective understanding of archaeological sites, a research project must be based on a research design suited for effective data recovery, analysis, interpretation and synthesis. With the development of digital technology, the amount of data that can be incorporated into each archaeological project has grown exponentially, and making these data accessible ...


Early Life Environment, Fertility And Age Of Menarche: A Test Of Life History Predictions Using A Longitudinal Assessment Of Adversity Perception And Economic Status, Dorsa Amir, Matthew R. Jordan, Richard G. Bribiescas 2014 Yale University

Early Life Environment, Fertility And Age Of Menarche: A Test Of Life History Predictions Using A Longitudinal Assessment Of Adversity Perception And Economic Status, Dorsa Amir, Matthew R. Jordan, Richard G. Bribiescas

Yale Day of Data

Perceptions of early life environmental adversity can affect the timing of life history transitions and investment in reproductive effort. These effects are well documented in non-human organisms, but have been challenging to test in humans. Here we present evidence of the effects of variables associated with extrinsic mortality and morbidity on reproductive effort in a contemporary American population. Using a longitudinal database that sampled participants (N ≥ 1,579) at four points during adolescence and early adulthood, variables reflective of perceptions of adversity and risk were significantly associated with age of menarche and early adult fertility. While other factors related to ...


A Statistical Investigation Of Nonmetric Vertebral Traits With A Skeletal Population Sample From The Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, Tiffany A. Sarfo 2014 Western University

A Statistical Investigation Of Nonmetric Vertebral Traits With A Skeletal Population Sample From The Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, Tiffany A. Sarfo

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This paleogenetic study utilizes 17 nonmetric epigenetic vertebral traits to determine their suitability for studying past genetic relationships. The samples utilized were from Egypt’s Dakhleh Oasis. Though infracranial nonmetric traits have a limited role in the study of past population genetics, this study has shown their value for elucidating past genetic patterns for intragroup analysis. The key to their utilization is to test the epigenetic factors (e.g., age, sex, symmetry and intertrait correlations) which were done using a number of statistical tests including Phi coefficient, G-test and the Odds ratio. This study utilized a novel set of spatial ...


In Search Of A Cause: An Etiological Analysis Of Manubrial Porosity, Jose Sanchez 2014 Western University

In Search Of A Cause: An Etiological Analysis Of Manubrial Porosity, Jose Sanchez

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Few studies in paleopathology focus on the sternum as a unit of analysis to determine how it can contribute to disease diagnosis in the past. This thesis tested the null hypothesis that manubrial porosity was not associated with respiratory disease or pulmonary tuberculosis. One hundred fifty-four individuals from the Luis Lopes Skeletal Collection were assessed for manubrial porosity. This study sought to be as comprehensive as possible, and thus tested several variables to identify any significant associations with manubrial porosity. Using the odds ratio, 95% confidence interval, and chi-square tests, significant associations exist between manubrial porosity, adolescence, and sternal body ...


Rama, Raga And Rava: A Study On The Implicit Cultural Connections And Complementary Nature Of Music And Culinary Arts In India, Aaron Schwartz 2014 Chapman University

Rama, Raga And Rava: A Study On The Implicit Cultural Connections And Complementary Nature Of Music And Culinary Arts In India, Aaron Schwartz

e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work

The relation between food and music is strong and readily apparent in the cultural traditions of India. The importance of the relation goes so far that relevance falls on what song the chef listens to while they prepare a meal, and what is being played while the meal is eaten. The musical pitch is intricately connected to the taste of the food, with bitter flavor represented by lower pitch and sweeter flavor represented by higher pitch. People will report experiencing different sensations upon reacting to identical food products, based on the music that accompanies that meal. The effect of this ...


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