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2015, Vol. 7 No. 11 - 9265 words | Anthropology » Ebola
The traditional mourning and burial rituals common in West Africa played a key role in the recent Ebola epidemic focused in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. One issue that arose during the height of the outbreak was misunderstanding of burial practices and their imporance... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 10 - 4892 words | History » Archaeology
The catastrophic demise of the Oscan-Roman city of Pompeii in 79 A.D. left its mark on our collective psyche. Its remains have long been a staple of archaeology and ancient history curricula while its demise is described in countless books and has served as inspiration... Read Article »
Earth Common Journal, 2015, Vol. 5 No. 1 - 3006 words | Environmental Studies »
In 1973, an American archaeologist named Dr. William Rathje sought to create a method that would help his students understand the intricacies of archaeological fieldwork. Dr. Rathje recognized that his students at the University of Arizona were having a difficult time... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 08 - 3742 words | Anthropology » Refugees
“Not all silences are equal,” writes Michel-Rolph Trouillot (1997, p.27). Not everyone, I add, possesses the power to silence a person or a group of people. In this research paper, I use gender as an analytical tool to examine the way refugee women are... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 03 - 4489 words | Education » Ethnography
Before the ethnographer can enter the field of research, indeed, before the researcher can interpret data from the field, he or she must first be aware of how knowledge and meaning are made. The epistemological lens the ethnographer uses will have crucial implications... Read Article »
Earth Common Journal, 2014, Vol. 4 No. 1 - 4001 words | Music » Hip-hop
The word culture is rich with complex meanings and despite its use in common speech little is known about it and even less about the practices that contribute to ‘its’ continued existence, what might be called cultural sustainability. Edmonton Hiphop Kulture... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 03 - 2465 words | Sociology » Popular Culture
Are memes mere distractions from our normal office boredom? Funny, stupid, or poignant, this most simple digital medium captures our attention in particularly unique ways. But how and why did this form of cultural transmission become so popular, and potentially, so... Read Article »
Discussions, 2008, Vol. 5 No. 1 - 4646 words | Anthropology » Physical Anthropology
Stature estimation is traditionally an important consideration in physical anthropology and archaeology and is especially pertinent in the realm of forensics. The most widely used resource for estimating living stature from the length of long bones is the research... Read Article »
Discussions, 2012, Vol. 8 No. 2 - 2557 words | Biology » Physical Anthropology
In the following study, the Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was examined to compare long bone fracture incidence among wildshot chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), gibbons (Hylobates lar), and lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 10 - 7993 words | Anthropology » India
Large-scale rural to urban migrations have been occurring in India in record numbers within the last thirty years, inflating the populations of urban centers, such as Delhi and Mumbai. Within these streams of migrations, the number of youth leaving for cities has also... Read Article »

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