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Indian Head Rock Star Of New Documentary, Mike James 2017 Ashland Independent

Indian Head Rock Star Of New Documentary, Mike James

Indian Head Rock Project

Article published in the Ashland Daily Independent by Mike James on the documentary featuring Indian Head Rock by Steve Middleton.


Kentucky And Ohio Brawled Over Indian Head Rock; Now It's In A Storage Shed, Cheryl Truman 2017 Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky And Ohio Brawled Over Indian Head Rock; Now It's In A Storage Shed, Cheryl Truman

Indian Head Rock Project

Article written by Cheryl Truman and published in Lexington Herald-Leader on the Indian Head Rock and the documentary film based on the Rock by Steve Middleton.


Kentucky And Ohio Brawled Over Indian Head Rock; Now It’S In A Storage Shed, Cheryl Truman 2017 Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky And Ohio Brawled Over Indian Head Rock; Now It’S In A Storage Shed, Cheryl Truman

Indian Head Rock Project

Article published in the Lexington Herald Leader on the status of the Indian Head Rock from April 24, 2017.


Resource Scarcity And Monumental Architecture: Cost Signaling On Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile, Dylan Davis, Carl P. Lipo 2017 Binghamton University--SUNY

Resource Scarcity And Monumental Architecture: Cost Signaling On Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile, Dylan Davis, Carl P. Lipo

Research Days Student Posters

Costly signaling theory (CST) explains a variety of elaborate behavioral displays as a consequence of competition over resources when the risk of direct conflict is high. Within an archaeological context, monumental architecture is potentially explained as a facet of costly signaling between individuals and groups. On Rapa Nui, CST offers an explanation for the construction of labor-intensive monuments including massive statues (moai) and ceremonial platforms (ahu). Using hypotheses derived from CST and spatial data about the distribution of archaeological features, the degree to which CST accounts for the investment in prehistoric monumental architecture on Rapu Nui is evaluated.


Macrobotanical Analysis Of The Topper Site (38al23), Sierra Snively Roark 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Macrobotanical Analysis Of The Topper Site (38al23), Sierra Snively Roark

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The Topper Site (38AL23) is a multicomponent precontact site located along the Savannah River in central South Carolina. Recent excavations conducted by the University of Tennessee have resulted in the identification,mapping, excavation, and processing of over 357 features of possible pits, postholes, and other traces of human activity. Fill from each feature was individually excavated and processed via drum flotation. This poster presents a detailed macrobotanical identification and analysis of the contents of a selection of these features using paleoethnobotanical standards. This project provides insight into Native American foodways, structure locations, and overall daily practices which occurred in the ...


South Shore Wants To Give Landmark A Home, Jeremy Wells 2017 Ironton Tribune

South Shore Wants To Give Landmark A Home, Jeremy Wells

Indian Head Rock Project

An article published in the Ironton Tribune on the efforts to create a permanent exhibit for the Indian Head Rock from April 14, 2017.


"Between The Rock And The Commonwealth", Tyler York 2017 Morehead State Trail Blazer

"Between The Rock And The Commonwealth", Tyler York

Indian Head Rock Project

Article published in the Morehead State Trial Blazer on the release of Steve Middleton's documentary "Between the Rock and the Commonwealth" from April 14, 2017.


Military Death And Burial Rituals, Maurice Ynclan 2017 Georgia State University

Military Death And Burial Rituals, Maurice Ynclan

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Typology And Analysis Of Ceramic Vessels And Pottery Shards Found At The Long Swamp Site: Lamar And Mary Folwer Holcomb Collection, Maxwell Mackenzie 2017 Georgia State University

Typology And Analysis Of Ceramic Vessels And Pottery Shards Found At The Long Swamp Site: Lamar And Mary Folwer Holcomb Collection, Maxwell Mackenzie

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Ceramic Roof Ornaments (Almenas) From Cihuatan, El Salvador: Contexts, Descriptions And Inferences From Other Sites, Marshall Joseph Becker 2017 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Ceramic Roof Ornaments (Almenas) From Cihuatan, El Salvador: Contexts, Descriptions And Inferences From Other Sites, Marshall Joseph Becker

Anthropology & Sociology

Discovery of dozens of broken ceramic roof ornaments (almenas) on the floor abutting the front (western) margin of an elite residence (Structure Q-1) at Cihuatan, El Salvador provides a new context for this category of artifacts. While relatively well-known from sites in the Valley of Mexico, elsewhere in Mesoamerica almenas have been documented only from a single Teotihuacan-style structure at the lowland Maya site of Tikal, one structure at Mayapan, and possibly at a few other sites in Yucatan. A preliminary program to reconstruct a portion of the many box-like almenasat Cihuatan, of a date much later than the one ...


Changes In Middle Holocene Shellfish Harvesting Practices: Evidence From Labouchere Bay (49-Pet-476), Southeast Alaska, Mark R. Williams 2017 University of New Mexico

Changes In Middle Holocene Shellfish Harvesting Practices: Evidence From Labouchere Bay (49-Pet-476), Southeast Alaska, Mark R. Williams

Anthropology Student Publications

This paper uses zooarchaeology and community paleoecology to interpret the invertebrate assemblage from a middle Holocene shell midden in Southeast Alaska. The composition of midden 13.3 at Labouchere Bay (AHRS# 49-PET-746), which was occupied between 6,500 and 2,500 calendar years before present, reflects changes in how the human inhabitants of the site interacted with intertidal shellfish communities. The amount of shellfish from soft substrate habitats (mudflats) did not change significantly over time, while the amount of shellfish from hard substrate habitats (rocky tide pools) declined. This trend in the relative abundance of these shellfish in the midden ...


Partnerships 1: Community Partnerships In Niles, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project 2017 Western Michigan University

Partnerships 1: Community Partnerships In Niles, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Community partnerships inspired by the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project have the potential for mutual benefi­ts when community groups collaborate around shared interests.


Partnerships 2: An Archaeological Partnership With The Religious Of Niles, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project 2017 Western Michigan University

Partnerships 2: An Archaeological Partnership With The Religious Of Niles, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project aims to build an active partnership with the religious community of Niles. Given the importance of Catholicism at Fort St. Joseph, the Project has reached out to one of these communities, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, to explore their potential interest in collaboration.


Understanding Human-Landscape Interaction: Geoarchaeology In The Society Islands, French Polynesia, Katherine M. Peck 2017 College of William and Mary

Understanding Human-Landscape Interaction: Geoarchaeology In The Society Islands, French Polynesia, Katherine M. Peck

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this study, I explore the impact of human actions on the Society Island environment, as well as the ecological resilience of these islands over the 1,000 year sequence of human occupation. I utilize geoarchaeological methods to analyze soil samples collected from archaeological excavations on the islands of Maupiti and Mo‘orea in the Society Islands. Using these data, I examine whether humans (anthropogenic factors) or climate (natural factors) influenced the depositional processes at these sites, and if Tahitians altered their behavior to modify their impacts on island environments.


Alaska Native Artifacts; Eskimos And Aleuts Of The Bering Sea Rhythm Of The Sea Collection, Marcia Sue Taylor 2017 Western Michigan University

Alaska Native Artifacts; Eskimos And Aleuts Of The Bering Sea Rhythm Of The Sea Collection, Marcia Sue Taylor

Master's Theses

“Only his artifacts provide his earthly testimony” (Thiry 1977, p. 5). The purpose of the research is to catalogue Eskimo and Aleut artifacts that comprise an unprovenienced (anonymous) collection in the Anthropology Department at Western Michigan University, and provide a corresponding ethnography. This will be accomplished in two ways: (1) a museum curation project, and (2) an ethnographic study that will focus on cultural synthesis within the parameters of artistic styles of harpoon head artifacts and geography as these pertain to the artifacts and their distribution. Analysis of the collection’s harpoon heads will provide both artistic and inventive evidence ...


Archaeological Evidence Of Architectural Remains At Fort St. Joseph (20be23), Niles, Mi, Erika K. Loveland 2017 Western Michigan University

Archaeological Evidence Of Architectural Remains At Fort St. Joseph (20be23), Niles, Mi, Erika K. Loveland

Master's Theses

Throughout New France, Native and non-Native peoples frequently interacted as a result of French colonialism. These prolonged relationships affected the ways in which people identified themselves and others around them. To explore this dynamic process, historical archaeologists can examine the material culture left behind. Architectural remains are particularly informative because inhabitants construct their buildings in accordance to their needs and cultural values. Fort St. Joseph, an eighteenth-century mission, garrison, and trading post, is utilized as a case study to examine architecture and how it was employed to express identity. Daily interaction between Native and French peoples in the fur trade ...


Here There Be Herders: Comparative Archaeological Survey Of Bronze Age Monumental Landscapes, Charles Ronkos 2017 SIT Study Abroad

Here There Be Herders: Comparative Archaeological Survey Of Bronze Age Monumental Landscapes, Charles Ronkos

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Within our global understanding of the human story, nomadic pastoralists are often featured as marginal, or at best ancillary, to a narrative on sedentary civilizations of increasing complexity. Research on these groups has been limited by this conception, and by a minimal signature in the archeological record. However, revolutionary technological and methodological advances in the field have allowed for increased complexity in current research on the emergence of pastoralists in antiquity. As a region with an extensive nomadic pastoral history, and as a nation reviving its interest in the past, Mongolia is ideal for such studies. However, for large swaths ...


A Wampum Basket From New England: Discovery Of An Account Providing Verification Of An Oral Tradition, Marshall Joseph Becker 2017 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

A Wampum Basket From New England: Discovery Of An Account Providing Verification Of An Oral Tradition, Marshall Joseph Becker

Anthropology & Sociology

No abstract provided.


Rock May Find A Home At Last, Mike James 2017 Ashland Independent

Rock May Find A Home At Last, Mike James

Indian Head Rock Project

Article on the Indian Head Rock published by the Ashland Daily Independent on March 15, 2017.


Cross-Cousin Marriage Among The Yanomamö Shows Evidence Of Parent–Offspring Conflict And Mate Competition Between Brothers, Napoleon A. Chagnon, Robert F. Lynch, Mary K. Shenk, Raymond Hames, Mark V. Flinn 2017 University of Missouri, Columbia

Cross-Cousin Marriage Among The Yanomamö Shows Evidence Of Parent–Offspring Conflict And Mate Competition Between Brothers, Napoleon A. Chagnon, Robert F. Lynch, Mary K. Shenk, Raymond Hames, Mark V. Flinn

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Marriage in many traditional societies often concerns the institutionalized exchange of reproductive partners among groups of kin. Such exchanges most often involve cross-cousins—marriage with the child of a parent’s opposite-sex sibling—but it is unclear who benefits from these exchanges. Here we analyze the fitness consequences of marrying relatives among the Yanomamo¨ from the Amazon. When individuals marry close kin, we find that (i) both husbands and wives have slightly lower fertility; (ii) offspring suffer from inbreeding depression; (iii) parents have more grandchildren; and (iv) siblings, especially brothers, benefit when their opposite-sex siblings marry relatives but not when ...


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