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Cultural Mapping of a Folkloric People
Folklore serves a fundamental societal function spreading accepted culture from generation to generation. The role of folklore is paramount in social networking and the scope of folklore will be investigated using specific ...
A Craniometric Analysis of Basque Skulls from the Cathedral of Santa Maria, Vitoria-Gasteiz: Biological Distance and Population History
The origins and uniqueness of the Basque have long puzzled anthropologists and other scholars of human variation. Straddling the border between France and Spain, Basque country is home to a people genetically, linguistically ...
Keeping Up Appearances: Cosmetics in Sulphur, Nevada
Sulphur, Nevada is an abandoned mining settlement in northwestern Nevada that was settled in the early 20th century. Archaeological work conducted at the site in 2009 and 2010 revealed the presence of an unusual number ...
Re-Educating "Victims" and "Aggressors" of Violence: Mapping Discourse and Practice in a Mexican Violence Prevention Education Program
The international human rights movement against gendered violence provides a valuable site for understanding how new categories of meaning emerge and are applied to social practices around the world. Human rights discourse ...
From Limb to Limb: An Analysis of Postcranial Measurements in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Inuit Populations from Golovnin Bay and Nunivak Island, Alaska
Postcranial analyses provide a great deal of information about earlier populations regarding their origins and responses to various environmental stressors. Prehistoric and protohistoric postcranial remains from Golovnin ...
Archaeology on Spring Street: Discrimination, Ordinance 32, and the Overseas Chinese in Aurora, Nevada
Aurora, Nevada, a mid-nineteenth-century mining boomtown, contained one of the state's earliest Chinese populations. In 1864, Aurora's Board of Aldermen passed Ordinance 32, a law intended to create a Chinatown on Spring ...
Dialectics of Linguistic Elicitation: Textuality, language ideology and consultant interventions in linguistic fieldwork among urban Hindko speakers
Traditional linguistic fieldwork runs the risk of obscuring what is linguistically relevant to the consultants. I encountered this situation in my fieldwork In Karachi, where Hindko speakers intercepted my requests for ...
Changing Landscapes During the Terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene: The Archaeology and Paleoclimate of the Mud Lake Basin, Nye County, Nevada
Archaeological investigation along Pleistocene lakeshores is a longstanding and common approach to prehistoric research in the Great Basin. Continuing in this tradition, this thesis considers the archaeological remains ...
Sending out Your Soul: An Entheogenic Forum Community Explored through Language
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the discourse of an online forum community centered on an entheogenic medicine called ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is an indigenous brew made out of two hallucinogenic plants used by shaman ...