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Metallurgy In The Roman Forts Of Scotland: An Archaeological Analysis, Scott S. Stetkiewicz Aug 2010

Metallurgy In The Roman Forts Of Scotland: An Archaeological Analysis, Scott S. Stetkiewicz

Honors Projects Overview

Investigates the presence of metalworking in thirty-seven Roman forts in Scotland during the Flavian, Antonine, and Severan occupations largely through analysis of published documentation concerning relevant archaeological excavations.


Ethnographic Field Research Methods, Edicta Grullon May 2007

Ethnographic Field Research Methods, Edicta Grullon

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Presents ethnographic research methods along with characteristics (evidential and non-evidential "identities") of an anthropologist that may affect his/her access to information and the quality of data collected. Offers several examples from experiences of field researchers. Considers Muslim North Africa as a region demanding attention to its specific cultural realities. Explores ethics and the role of the ethnographer.


Tattoo World, Agnieszka Marczak Apr 2007

Tattoo World, Agnieszka Marczak

Honors Projects Overview

Presents a holistic look at the world of tattoo. Covers the history of the practice of tattooing in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. Discusses such major issues as tattooing in relation to the body, authenticity, commodification and meaning, functions, medical and legal concerns, the impact of technological developments on the practice, and the increase in popularity of tattooing in recent decades.


Sacred Flutes, Fertility, And Growth In The Papua New Guinea Highlands, Terence E. Hays Jan 1986

Sacred Flutes, Fertility, And Growth In The Papua New Guinea Highlands, Terence E. Hays

Faculty Publications

Since Read's (1952) classic study of the nama cult of the Goroka area, ethnographers in the Papue New Guinea Highlands haved focused considerable attention on what I shall refere to as a "sacred flute complex" around which men's cults are organized. The flutes have been seen as acore symbol of male hegemony, and their associated riges and dogma as key factors in the perpetuation of "antagonistic" relations between the sexes, for which that region has long been known. In specific cases ethnographers have provided ingenious and persuasive analyses of the symbolic aspects of sacred flutes (e.g., Herdt ...


Folktales From Habi'ina, Katnantu District, Eastern Highlands Province, Terence E. Hays Jan 1985

Folktales From Habi'ina, Katnantu District, Eastern Highlands Province, Terence E. Hays

Faculty Publications

The people of Habi'ina village live on the northern slopes of Mount Piora in the Dogara Census Division of the Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands Province. Like other Papua New Guineans, they possess a rich oral literature and tell each other stories for a wide variety of reasons. All stories are called huri, but several different types can be distinguished.


National Integration And Disintegration: The Southern Sudan, Richard A. Lobban Mar 1978

National Integration And Disintegration: The Southern Sudan, Richard A. Lobban

Faculty Publications

The southern Sudan has been torn by internal and external struggles for most of its long history. The area has seldom been unified by its own leaders or by those seeking to impose their rule upon the southerners. One of the greatest experiments in national integration is now underway in that region. Certain progress has been made, but much remains to be done. The struggle for national integration in the huge and underdeveloped Sudan is very difficult, with ethnic and geographical factors weighing heavily. The problem has been complicated by the deep roots of national division planted by British colonialism ...


The Sudan, Richard Lobban, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban Jan 1978

The Sudan, Richard Lobban, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

Faculty Publications

Sudan, Africa's largest country, straddles a vast expanse of geography, history and culture. Its great diversity is a most prominent characteristic. While Sudan has not itself played a central role in world history, the great powers from the ancient Egyptians to the British imperialists have involved it in international affairs. However, it is often forgotten that Sudan once ruled Egypt during the height of the Kushites, that it was under Byzantine Christian rule for a longer period than under Islam, and that the great Sudanese nationalist, the Mahdi, defeated a joint Anglo-Egyptian military venture in the late nineteenth century.