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xix, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
xlii, 372 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : making contact and mapping the terrain / Johann P. Arnason
  • Mauss revisited : the birth of civilizational analysis from the spirit of anthropology / Johann P. Arnason
  • Approaching civilization from an anthropological perspective : the complexities of Norbert Elias / Hans Peter Hahn
  • Civilizational analysis and archaeology : prospects for collaboration / Yulia Prozorova
  • The use and abuse of civilization : an assessment from historical anthropology for South Arabia's history / Andre Gingrich
  • Civilization as a key guiding idea in South Asia / David N. Gellner
  • Indian imbroglios : Bhakti neglected; or, The missed opportunities for a new approach to a comparative analysis of civilizational diversity / Martin Fuchs
  • The Indianization and localization of textual imaginaries : Theravada Buddhist statecraft in mainland Southeast Asia and Laos in the context of civilizational analysis / Patrice Ladwig
  • Frontier as civilization? : sociocultural dynamics in the uplands of Southeast Asia / Oliver Tappe
  • Anthropology, civilizational analysis, and the Malay world / Joel S. Kahn
  • Chinese civilization in comparative perspective : some markers / Stephan Feuchtwang
  • Technological choices and modern material civilization : reflections on everyday toilet practices in rural South China / Gonçalo Santos
  • Theoretical paradigm or methodological heuristic? : reflections on Kulturkreislehre with reference to China / YANG Shengmin and WU Xiujie
  • Nomads and the theory of civilizations / Nikolay N. Kradin
  • The "orthodox", "Eurasian", or "Russian orthodox" civilization? / Milena Benovska-Sabkova
  • Afterword : anthropology, Eurasia and global history / Chris Hann.
Green Library
xi, 94 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1. Against Transmission 2. For Attention 3. Study in the Minor Key 4. Response Ability Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415786546 20171106
  • Preface and acknowledgements 1. Against transmission 2. For attention 3. Education in the minor key 4. Anthropology, art and the university Coda.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415786553 20171106
There is more to education than teaching and learning, and more to anthropology than making studies of other people's lives. Here Tim Ingold argues that both anthropology and education are ways of studying, and of leading life, with others. In this provocative book, he goes beyond an exploration of the interface between the disciplines of anthropology and education to claim their fundamental equivalence. Taking inspiration from the writings of John Dewey, Ingold presents his argument in four close-knit chapters. Education, he contends, is not the transmission of authorised knowledge from one generation to the next but a way of attending to things, opening up paths of growth and discovery. What does this mean for the ways we think about study and the school, teaching and learning, and the freedoms they exemplify? And how does it bear on the practices of participation and observation, on ways of study in the field and in the school, on art and science, research and teaching, and the university? Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book is intended as much for educationalists as for anthropologists. It will appeal to all who are seeking alternatives to mainstream agendas in social and educational policy, including educators and students in philosophy, the social sciences, educational psychology, environmentalism and arts practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415786553 20171106
Green Library
xiii, 545 pages ; 26 cm
Green Library
xxvi, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Preface-- Prologue-- 1. Dental anthropology and morphology-- 2. Description and classification of permanent crown and root traits-- 3. Biological considerations: ontogeny, asymmetry, sex dimorphism, and inter-trait association-- 4. Genetics of morphological trait expression-- 5. Geographic variation in tooth crown and root morphology-- 6. Establishing method and theory for using dental morphology in reconstructions of human population history-- 7. Dental morphology and population history-- 8. Fossil hominin dental morphology with a focus on Homo sapiens-- Epilogue-- Appendix: tables of data-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316626481 20180611
All humans share certain components of tooth structure, but show variation in size and morphology around this shared pattern. This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject. This revised and updated edition introduces new ideas in dental genetics and ontogeny and summarizes major historical problems addressed by dental morphology. The detailed descriptions of 29 dental variables are fully updated with current data and include details of a new web-based application for using crown and root morphology to evaluate ancestry in forensic cases. A new chapter describes what constitutes a modern human dentition in the context of the hominin fossil record.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316626481 20180611
Green Library
xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures and Tables Forward: How/Shall We Consider the Fetus? Rayna Rapp PART I: THE FETUS IN BIOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE Chapter 1. Conceiving the Anthropology of the Fetus: An Introduction Sallie Han, Tracy K. Betsinger, and Amy B. Scott Chapter 2. The Borderless Fetus: Temporal Complexity of the Lived Fetal Experience Julienne Rutherford Chapter 3. The Biology of the Fetal Period: Interpreting Life from Fetal Remains Kathleen Ann Satterlee Blake Chapter 4. Pregnant with Ideas: Concepts of the Fetus in the 21st Century United States Sallie Han PART II: FINDING FETUSES IN THE PAST: ARCHAEOLOGY AND BIOARCHAEOLOGY Chapter 5. The Bioarchaeology of Fetuses Sian E. Halcrow, Nancy Tayles, and Gail E. Elliott Chapter 6. Fetal Paleopathology: An Impossible Discipline? Mary E. Lewis Chapter 7. The Neolithic Infant Cemetery at Gebel Ramlah in Egypt's Western Desert Jacek Kabacinski, Agnieszka Czekaj-Zastawny, and Joel D. Irish Chapter 8. Excavating Identity: Burial Context and Fetal Identity in Post-Medieval Poland Amy B. Scott and Tracy K. Betsinger PART III: THE ONCE AND FUTURE FETUS: SOCIOCULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Chapter 9. Waiting: The Redemption of Frozen Embryos through Embryo Adoption and Stem Cell Research in the United States Risa D. Cromer Chapter 10. Deploying the Fetus: Constructing Pregnancy and Abortion in Morocco Jessica Marie Newman Chapter 11. Beyond Life Itself: The Embedded Fetuses of Russian Orthodox Anti-Abortion Activism Sonja Luehrmann Chapter 12. The "Sound" of Life: Or How Should We Hear a Fetal "Voice"? Rebecca Howes-Mischel Conclusion Tracy K. Betsinger, Amy B. Scott, and Sallie Han Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785336911 20171218
As a biological, cultural, and social entity, the human fetus is a multifaceted subject which calls for equally diverse perspectives to fully understand. Anthropology of the Fetus seeks to achieve this by bringing together specialists in biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. Contributors draw on research in prehistoric, historic, and contemporary sites in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America to explore the biological and cultural phenomenon of the fetus, raising methodological and theoretical concerns with the ultimate goal of developing a holistic anthropology of the fetus.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785336911 20171218
Green Library
xxxiv, 221 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Anthropological Holism and the Paradoxical Tradition of Philosophical Anthropology Chapter 1: Anthropology And Epistemology: "The Science of the Whole, Concrete Man" Chapter 2: Anthropology and Subjectivity: Self and World, from Herder to Gehlen Chapter 3: Anthropology and Phenomenology: The Turn to the Life-World Chapter 4: Anthropology and Historicism: Man, History, Nature Chapter 5: Anthropology and Ontology: Herder, Heidegger, and the Sea of Being Chapter 6: Anthropology and Aesthetics: Holism, Literature, and Expressivism Chapter 7: Anthropology and Modernity: "Indirect" or "Engaged"-Hans Blumenberg and Charles Taylor Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498558006 20180226
Anthropology's Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century presents and discusses key aspects of the German tradition of philosophical anthropology from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, centering on the concept of anthropology as a study of the 'whole, concrete man' (Heinrich Weber, 1810). Philosophical anthropology appears during the last decades of the eighteenth century in the often practically-oriented writings of men such as Ernst Platner, Karl Wezel, and Johann Herder, and is then taken up in the twentieth century by thinkers including Max Scheler, Helmut Plessner, Arnold Gehlen, and Hans Blumenberg. In presenting this tradition, the book serves two primary purposes. Firstly, it introduces English readers in a coherent manner to key aspects of a two-hundred year tradition in German thought. Secondly, the book analyzes in an unprecedented manner, even in German scholarship, the connections between the philosophical debates associated with anthropology at the end of the eighteenth century and ongoing philosophical issues in the twentieth century. Specifically, author Jerome Carroll argues that late eighteenth century anthropology diverges pointedly from traditional, "foundational" approaches to philosophy, for instance rejecting philosophy's quest for absolute foundations for knowledge or a priori categories and turning to a more descriptive account of man's "being in the world." Notably, by drawing on the epistemological, ontological, and methodological aspects and implications of anthropological holism, this book reads the philosophical significance of classical twentieth century anthropology through the lens of eighteenth century writings on anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498558006 20180226
Green Library
xxx, 253 pages ; 21 cm
  • Introduction: an analytic approach to ethnography / Colin Jerolmack and Shamus Khan
  • Microsociology: beneath the surface / Jooyoung Lee
  • Capturing organizations as actors / Katherine Chen
  • Macro analysis: power in the field / Leslie Salzinger and Teresa Gowan
  • People and places / Douglas Harper
  • Mechanisms / Iddo Tavory and Stefan and Timmermans
  • Embodiment: a dispositional approach to racial and cultural analysis / Black Hawk Hancock
  • Situations / Monica McDermott
  • Reflexivity: introspection, positionality, and the self as research instrument: toward a model of abductive reflexivity / Forrest Stuart.
Approaches to Ethnography illustrates the various modes of representation and analysis that typify participant observation research. In contrast to the multitude of ethnographic textbooks, handbooks, and readers on the market, this book is neither a "how-to" guide nor a catalogue of substantive themes such as race, community, or space; it also avoids re-hashing epistemological debates, such as grounded theory versus the extended case method. Instead, this volume concisely lays out the predominant analytic lenses that ethnographers use to explain social action-for instance, whether they privilege micro-interaction or social structure, people and places or social processes, internal dispositions or situational contingencies. Each chapter features a prominent ethnographer delineating a distinct approach to the study of everyday life and reflecting on how their approach shapes the way they analyze and represent the field. Taken together, the collection is a practical guide that spells out how different styles of ethnography illuminate different dimensions of everyday social life. As such, Approaches to Ethnography complements and augments-but not duplicate-existing ethnographic methods and logic of inquiry texts for undergraduate and graduate courses on qualitative research methods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190236052 20180129
Green Library
x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Green Library
373 pages : portraits ; 24 cm.
  • Interroger la pensée primitive -- Un ethnographe chez les historiens des religions / Giordana Charuty -- "Lucina sine concubitu." Ethnographie et théorie de l'immaculée conception chez Van Gennep / Frederico Delgado Rosa -- Le totémisme vrai et vivant de Van Gennep / par André Mary -- Chroniques de la vie d'un ethnographe -- Un homme pressé. Arnold Van Gennep, l'indépendance de l'ethnographie et le congrès de Neuchâtel / Serge Reubi -- Arnold Van Gennep, ethnographe officiel des colonies? -- Ethnographie et réformisme colonial en France avant 1914 / Emmanuelle Sibeud -- En Algérie : le détour exotique d'Arnold Van Gennep / François Pouillon -- Ethnologie, folklore, histoire Luttes de définition autour de la notion de folklore -- Van Gennep, Saintyves, Varagnac (1910-1950) / Arnauld Chandivert -- La question de l'art populaire : quête, enquêtes / Daniel Fabre -- Van Gennep en pays de dissidencesSylvie Sagnes -- Des réseaux savants rivaux Van Gennep et Marcel Mauss -- Frères ennemis en ethnographie / Christine Laurière -- Esprit(s) de folklore(s). Georges Henri, André, Arnold... et les autres au prisme de Roger Lecotté / Nicolas Adell -- Pour un folklore vivant aux racines du peuple Van Gennep et Henry Roulante, convergences anarchistes / Jean-Paul Morel.
"Qui était vraiment Arnold Van Gennep, l'auteur des Rites de passage? Père fondateur de l'ethnographie française, il oeuvra d'abord dans le champ de l'anthropologie "exotique" et religieuse, s'inscrivant dans les grands débats internationaux de son temps. Pourtant, ses travaux, esquissant une définition de la sociologie et de l'ethnographie nourrie d'une conception politique du monde, furent ostracisés de l'école sociologique française dans les années 1910. Cette biographie collective explore la riche personnalité de Van Gennep dans le contexte anthropologique français de la première moitié du XXe siècle. Pour rendre raison de son parcours scientifique, les auteurs mettent en évidence les rapports de force disciplinaires, théoriques, idéologiques, institutionnels et personnels dans lesquels il évolua, dessinant dans le même temps une épistémologie de l'ethnologie française."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
1 online resource (798 pages)
  • ""Front Cover""; ""An Atlas of Skeletal Trauma in Medico-Legal Contexts""; ""An Atlas of Skeletal Trauma in Medico-Legal Contexts""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""1. POSTMORTEM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND THE ANALYSIS OF SKELETAL TRAUMA""; ""2. DEVELOPMENT OF THIS ATLAS""; ""3. GENERAL REMARKS""; ""4. CONCLUSION""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""REFERENCES""; ""1
  • High- and Low-Velocity Projectile Trauma: Ballistic Injuries (BI)""; ""1.1 HOMICIDE: CRANIAL INJURIES""; ""1.2 HOMICIDE: POST-CRANIAL INJURIES""; ""1.3 SUICIDE: CRANIAL INJURIES""; ""1.4 SUICIDE: POST-CRANIAL INJURIES""
  • Blunt-Force Trauma (BFT)""; ""2.1 HOMICIDES""; ""2.2 ACCIDENTS""; ""2.3 HOMICIDES: NECK COMPRESSION""; ""2.4 SUICIDES""; ""REFERENCES""; ""3
  • Blunt-Force Trauma: Fatal Falls (FT)""; ""3.1 NON-ACCIDENTAL CASES""; ""3.2 ACCIDENTAL CASES""; ""REFERENCES""; ""4
  • High-Energy, Blunt-Force Trauma: Motor Vehicle (MV) Incidents""; ""4.1 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS: DRIVER""; ""4.2 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS: FRONT-SEAT PASSENGER""
  • High-Energy, Blunt-Force Trauma: Aviation (AV) Incidents""; ""5.1 UNPOWERED AIRCRAFT""; ""5.2 ROTARY WING""; ""5.3 FIXED WING""; ""REFERENCES""; ""6
  • Accidental and Non-Accidental Injuries in Children (CI)""; ""6.1 ACCIDENTAL INJURIES""; ""6.2 HOMICIDAL (NON-ACCIDENTAL) INJURIES""; ""REFERENCES""
  • ""7
  • Medical Intervention (MI)""; ""8.1 HEAD (CRANIUM)""; ""8.2 HEAD (NOSE)""; ""8.3 HEAD AND NECK (MANDIBLE AND CLAVICLE)""; ""8.4 NECK (VERTEBRAE)""; ""8.5 ARM (WRIST)""; ""8.6 CHEST (BREAST, STERNUM, AND RIBS)""; ""8.7 PELVIS (SACRUM)""
  • Taphonomic Changes (TC)""; ""9.1 FIRE: ACCIDENTAL""; ""9.2 FIRE: NON-ACCIDENTAL""; ""9.3 WATER""; ""9.4 SCAVENGING""; ""9.5 USE OF â#x80; #x9C; LIMEâ#x80; #x9D; ""; ""REFERENCES""; ""10
  • Skeletal Variation (SV): Morphology, Anomalies, Tissue Calcification, and Pathology""; ""10.1 SKELETAL VARIATION AND ANOMALIES""; ""10.2 TISSUE CALCIFICATIONS""; ""10.3 PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES""; ""10.4 OTHER""; ""REFERENCES""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""
Post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) is increasingly used in forensic pathology practice in many jurisdictions. Such imaging has expanded the capacity to evaluate skeletal trauma improving the visualisation, documentation and presentation of forensic findings. Typically when deceased persons are located and exhibit evidence of trauma, forensic pathologist, anthropologists and radiologists base their interpretations of the mechanism of trauma on their experience and understanding of the biomechanics of fractures as well as recognisable patterns of injury. In order to augment this process, An Atlas of Forensic Skeletal Trauma presents a range of de-identified adult and child skeletal trauma cases that occur in medico-legal contexts where the cause of death and mechanism of trauma are recorded. An Atlas of Forensic Skeletal Trauma includes comprehensive photographs and PMCT images as well as descriptive text.Presents a valuable guide to the interpretation of skeletal trauma for practitioners and students of forensic anthropology, pathology and radiologyProvides coverage of skeletal trauma cases resulting from high and low velocity projectiles, low energy blunt force (e.g., assaults involving various implements, hangings, strangulations, falls), high energy blunt force (e.g., motor vehicle and aviation incidents), and moreIncludes case studies with written and visual descriptions, discussions and up-to-date literature review
xxii, 193 pages : color illustrations, maps (some colour) ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Born from the sea, coming across the sea
  • Sailing in the "sunrise" and "sunset" islands
  • Exodus from a stronghold of navigation
  • Navigating the cultural revival of voyaging
  • Maps, models and simulations
  • "Breaking the shell"
  • Rise of the apprentice.
On the atoll of Rongelap in the northern seas of the Marshall Islands, apprentice navigators once learned to find their way across the ocean by remotely sensing how islands transform the patterning of swell and currents. Renowned for their instructional stick charts that model and map the interplay of islands and waves, these students of wave piloting techniques embarked on trial voyages to ruprup jokur, a Marshallese expression roughly translated as "breaking the shell" of the turtle, which would confer their status as navigators. These traditional practices, already in decline with imposing colonial occupations, came to an abrupt halt with the Cold War-era nuclear weapons testing program conducted by the United States. The residents and their descendants are still trying to recover from the myriad environmental, biological, social, and psychological impacts of the nuclear tests. Breaking the Shell presents the journey of Captain Korent Joel, who, having been forced into exile from the near-apocalyptic thermonuclear Bravo test of 1954, has reconnected to his ancestral maritime heritage and forged an unprecedented path toward becoming a navigator. Paralleling the Hawaiian renaissance that centered on Nainoa Thompson learning from Satawalese navigator Mau Piailug, the beginnings of the Marshallese voyaging revitalization-a collaborative, community-based project spanning the fields of anthropology, history, and oceanography-involved blending scientific knowledge systems, resolving ambivalence in nearly forgotten navigational techniques, and deftly negotiating cultural protocols of knowledge use and transmission. Through Captain Korent's own voyaging trial, he and a group of surviving mariners from Rongelap are, against one of the darkest hours in human history, "breaking the shell" of their prime identity as nuclear refugees to begin recovering their most intimate of connections to the sea. Ultimately these efforts would inaugurate the return of the traditional outrigger voyaging canoe for the greater Marshallese nation, an achievement that may work toward easing ethnic tensions abroad and ensure cultural survival in their battle against the looming climate change-induced rising ocean. Drawing attention to cultural rediscovery, revitalization, and resilience in Oceania, the Marshallese are once again celebrating their existence as a people born to the rhythms of the sea.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824867911 20180423
Green Library
xiii, 406 pages ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xi, 231 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198734840 20180618
Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years, as a result of climate change. But this is nothing new. Since the dawn of life on land, large-scale fires have played their part in shaping life on Earth. Andrew Scott tells the whole story of fire's impact on our planet's atmosphere, climate, vegetation, ecology, and the evolution of plant and animal life. It has caused mass extinctions, and it has propelled the spread of flowering plants. The exciting evidence we can now draw on has been preserved in fossilized charcoal, found in rocks hundreds of millions of years old, from all over the world. These reveal incredibly fine details of prehistoric plants, and tell us about climates from deep in earth's history. They also give us insight into how early hominids and humans tamed fire and used it. Looking at the impact of wildfires in our own time, Scott also looks forward to how we might better manage them in future, as climate change has an increasing effect on our world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198734840 20180618
Science Library (Li and Ma)
vi, 206 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Returning to the Pacific, John Connell and Helen Lee 2. Engaging the World: Four Decades of Intensifying Change in Tuvalu, Anne Chambers and Keith S. Chambers 3. `Olgeta Lapun I Dai Pinis' (All the Old Men Have Died): Fractured Modernities in Siwai, Papua New Guinea, John Connell 4. Surprising Times on Tanna (Vanuatu), Lamont Lindstrom 5. Rescuing Hope and Possibility from Development on Atiu, Cook Islands?, Nick Lewis 6. Samoan Journeys: Migration, Remittances and Traditional Gift Exchange, Paul Shankman 7. An `Infinite Pause' at Dreikikir? 40 Years of Change in Rural Papua New Guinea, Bryant Allen 8. Becoming Tongan Today, Helen Lee 9. The Future of a Polynesian Chiefdom in a Globalising World: Anuta, Solomon Islands, Richard Feinberg 10. Shifting Traditions: Remaining Pollapese in Micronesia and Abroad, Juliana Flinn 11. Revisiting the Fijian Periphery: A Thirty Year Perspective on Kadavu Island, Michael Sofer 12. Power and Predictability: Constrained Social Change in Enewetak/Ujelang, Marshall Islands, Laurence Marshall Carucci.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138731691 20180611
Thousands of studies have been conducted by social scientists in the villages and islands, and increasingly in the towns, of the Pacific. Despite this, there are few longitudinal studies of any great depth and sophistication in the region. The contributors to this book have all conducted long-term research in the islands of the Pacific. During their visits and revisits they have witnessed first-hand the many changes that have occurred in their fieldsites as well as observing elements of continuity. They bring to their accounts a sense of their surprise at some of the unexpected elements of stability and of transformation. The authors take a range of disciplinary approaches, particularly geography and anthropology, and their contributions reflect their deep knowledge of Pacific places, some first visited more than 40 years ago. Many of the chapters focus on aspects of socio-economic change and continuity, while others focus on specific issues such as the impact of both internal and international migration, political and cultural change, technological innovation and the experiences of children and youth. By focusing on both change and continuity this collection of 11 case studies shows the complex relationships between Pacific societies and processes of `modernity' and globalisation. By using a long-term lens on particular places, the authors are able to draw out the subtleties of change and its impacts, while also paying attention to what, in the contemporary Pacific, has been left remarkably unchanged. Filling a gap in the studies of the Pacific region, this book will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience in the fields of anthropology, development, geography, and Asia-Pacific studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138731691 20180611
Green Library
304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Let's take a journey together
  • 1. Are we cannibals?
  • 2. The birth of fatherhood
  • 3. Who were the first hominin ancestors?
  • 4. Big-brained babies give moms big grief
  • 5. Meat lovers R us
  • 6. Got milk?
  • 7. A gene for Snow White
  • 8. Granny is an artist
  • 9. Did farming bring prosperity?
  • 10. Peking man and the Yakuza
  • 11. Asia challenges Africa's stronghold on the birthplace of humanity
  • 12. Cooperation connects you and me
  • 13. King Kong
  • 14. Breaking back
  • 15. In search of the most humanlike face
  • 16. Our changing brains
  • 17. You are a Neanderthal!
  • 18. The molecular clock does not keep time
  • 19. Denisovans: the Asian Neanderthals?
  • 20. Hobbits
  • 21. Seven billion humans, one single race?
  • 22. Are humans still evolving?
  • Epilogue 1: Precious humanity
  • Epilogue 2: An invitation to an unfamiliar world of paleoanthropology
  • Appendix 1: Common questions and answers about evolution
  • Appendix 2: Overview of hominin evolution.
In Close Encounters with Humankind, paleoanthropologist Sang-Hee Lee explores some of our biggest evolutionary questions from unexpected new angles. Amongst other questions, she looks at what fossilised teeth tell us about our ancient life expectancy, what big data on fossils reveals about farming's problematic role in human evolution and how simple geometric comparisons of skull and pelvic fossils can suggest the origin of our social nature. Through a series of entertaining, bite-sized chapters, we gain new perspectives into our first hominin ancestors, our first steps on two feet, our first forays into toolmaking and hunting, and our continuing evolution. Lee's curious nature and surprising conclusions make Close Encounters with Humankind a delight to read.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393634822 20180508
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxi, 633 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans (some color) ; 29 cm.
  • I. PREFACE Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION II. INTRODUCTORY AND OVERARCHING STUDIES Inventing the Final Neolithic C. Renfrew Transformation and changes at the end of the Neolithic K. Kotsakis Village nucleation and centralization in the Later Neolithic of Southeastern Europe: a long-term, comparative approach W.A. Parkinson, W.P. Ridge & A. Gyucha Greece in the fifth and fourth millennia B.C.: searching for the `missing' fourth millennium. A new approach. I. Aslanis The shadowy "Proto-Early Bronze Age" in the Aegean J.E. Coleman & Y. Facorellis Casting doubts on metallurgy and the transition to social complexity: the evidence from the Aegean. M. Mina III. THE BALKANS Settlement pattern changes during the central Balkan Copper Age A. Kapuran, A. Bulatovic & D. Milanovic Modeling the black box. Bulgaria in the 4th millennium BC I. Merkyte Possible approaches to tracing the fate of the population of the Varna, Kodjadermen- Gumelnita-Karanovo VI and Krivodol-Salcuta Cultures. P. Georgieva Kozareva Mogila, a settlement and a necropolis from the west Black Sea region. P. Georgieva, M. Popova & V. Danov Chalcolithic settlement at Varhari: one production and trade center in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains. K. Boyadzhiev & Y. Boyadzhiev The Latest Late Chalcolithic settlement at tell Yunatsite V. Matsanova & T. Mishina Late Chalcolithic cult tables from tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria S. Terzijska-Ignatova Rethinking the absolute chronology of South-Eastern Balkans in the later half of the 5th and in the 4th millennium BC. M. Kufel & L.Pospieszny Graphite and carbon: relative and absolute chronology between the Aegean and the Black Sea in the 5th millennium BC. A. Reingruber The lithic technology on the territory between Lower Danube and Marmara region - 6 th - 5th millenium BC I. Gatsov & P. Nedelcheva Synchronization of the Albanian and north Aegean Late Neolithic periods. New data from the lakeside dwelling of Kallamas (Albania) C. Oberweiler, G. Touchais & P. Lera IV. NORTH GREECE AND THESSALY The chronological and social dimensions of the Late Neolithic I-II and the Late Neolithic-Early Bronze Age transitions in a long-lived settlement in northern Greece (Dikili Tash, Kavala district). Z. Tsirtsoni, P. Darcque, H. Koukouli-Chryssanthaki, D. Malamidou & R. Treui. Transformations of space in the Late Neolithic settlements of northern Greece. M. Pappa Visviki Magoula, Thessaly. Reconsidering cultural change from the Arapi to the Dimini phase. E. Alram-Stern The role of Theopetra cave in Thessaly Greece, at the end of the Neolithic. Habitual or symbolic use? N. Kyparissi-Apostolika Beyond transition: tracing eventfulness behind the Middle Neolithic-Late Neolithic ceramic divide. S. Katsarou-Tzeveleki The beast with many heads: assembling bodies and changing history in the fifth millennium BC. S. Nanoglou V. WEST, CENTRAL AND SOUTH GREECE Demographic Transitions from the Earlier Neolithic Stages until the first Early BronzeAge Settlements in the Plains and Hill-Country of Boeotia, Greece. J. Bintliff & K. Sarri Late Neolithic traditions. New evidence from the cave of Sarakenos, Kopais. A. Sampson and V. Mastrogiannopoulou Lion's Cave, Hymettus Mountain, Attica: figurines, structures and material culture associations. L. Karali, F. Mavridis & D. Lambropoulos The Later Neolithic use of the cave Oinoe IV, at Marathon (Attica, Greece): preliminary report. A. Mari The end of the Neolithic in eastern Attica: new data from Kontra Gliate (Kiapha Thiti) and Thorikos Mine 3. M. Nazou The Kastria/Pangali group and the beginning of the Chalcolithic in Southern Greece. S. Dietz & P. Bangsgaard Reading social changes in the Late Neolithic/Final Neolithic transition at Drakaina Cave, Kephalonia, W. Greece G. Stratouli & O. Metaxas Caves and the landscape of Late Neolithic - Early Helladic I Greece: comparing excavation and survey data from the Peloponnese.. D. J. Pullen New evidence for the beginning of habitation at Aigeira / Achaia (Greece). W. Gauss Stones, pots... and now ornaments: revisiting the MN/LN and the LN/FN transitions at Franchthi. C. Perles The EH I cemetery in Kalyvia in ancient Elis. J. Rambach Long-distance exchange of melian obsidian: diachronic changes at the cave site of Alepotrypa, Greece. D. Riebe VI. AEGEAN ISLANDS, CRETE AND CYPRUS Aghios Ioannis, Thasos: the economy of a small coastal site dated to the second half of the fourth millenium BC. S. Papadopoulos, O. Palli, S. Vakirtzi & E. Psathi Neolithic to Chalcolithic transition in the Island of Goekceada (Imbros). B. Erdogu Land Management in the Final Neolithic/Early Bronze Age? Some tantalizing indications from Southern Euboea. Z. Tankosic The Later Neolithic cultures of the Aegean archipelago with special reference to the Cyclades. Connecting strategies of space use. F. Mavridis Strofilas, Andros. New perspectives on the Neolithic Aegean. C. A. Televantou The LN and FN phases on Kos and the Alasarna settlement pattern. M. Georgiadis CRETE Settlement patterns and social organization in Crete during the Final Neolithic and the beginning of the Bronze Age (ca. 3700-3000 BC). K. Nowicki The introduction of pressure blade technologies into Crete in the late 4th millennium BC: where, how and to what end? T. Carter The earliest phase of the FN at Phaistos in a wider Cretan context: new perspectives. S. Di Tonto The FN-EM I transition in south-central Crete: new data from Phaistos. S. Todaro Gavdos or living on the southernmost Aegean island in the Neolithic cultural horizons. K. Kopaka & E. Theou CYPRUS The entry of Cyprus into the circum-Aegean world and the growth of regionalism on the island. E. Peltenburg Rethinking the `Cypriot paradox': socio-economic change in Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic Cyprus. I. Voskos VII. WEST ANATOLIA. The Middle Chalcolithic Period in the Troad: a new look from Gulpinar. T. Takaoglu & A. OEzdemir On the marble conical rhyta: new evidence from Yesiltepe in West Anatolian hinterland. T. Takaoglu & A.O. Bamyaci The Chalcolithic period at Yesilova Hoeyuk. Z. Derin & T. Caymaz What follows the Late Neolithic occupation in Central-Western Anatolia ? A view from Ulucak. OE. Cevik The Chalcolithic of coastal Western Anatolia: a view from Liman Tepe, Izmir. R. Tuncel & V. Sahoglu Interaction as a stimulus? Cukurici Hoeyuk and the transition from the Late Chalcolithic period to the Early Bronze Age in Western Anatolia. B. Horejs & Ch. Schwall The prehistoric culture in Cine-Tepecik and its contribution to the archaeology of the region. S. Gunel Cave habitations in Chalcolithic Lycia. The case of Tavabasi Cave at Tlos. T. Korkut, G. Isin & T. Takaoglu At the crossroads. Changing Chalcolithic settlement patterns in Phrygia, Eskisehir. A. Umut Turkcan VIII. BIBLIOGRAPHY.
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Communities in Transition brings together scholars from different countries and backgrounds united by a common interest in the transition between the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age in the lands around the Aegean. Neolithic community was transformed, in some places incrementally and in others rapidly, during the 5th and 4th millennia BC into one that we would commonly associate with the Bronze Age. Many different names have been assigned to this period: Final Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Eneolithic, Late Neolithic [I]-II, Copper Age which, to some extent, reflects the diversity of archaeological evidence from varied geographical regions. During this long heterogeneous period developments occurred that led to significant changes in material culture, the use of space, the adoption of metallurgical practices, establishment of far-reaching interaction and exchange networks, and increased social complexity. The 5th to 4th millennium BC transition is one of inclusions, entanglements, connectivity, and exchange of ideas, raw materials, finished products and, quite possibly, worldviews and belief systems. Most of the papers presented here are multifaceted and complex in that they do not deal with only one topic or narrowly focus on a single line of reasoning or dataset. Arranged geographically they explore a series of key themes: Chronology, cultural affinities, and synchronization in material culture; changing social structure and economy; inter- and intra-site space use and settlement patterns, caves and include both site reports and regional studies.
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xi, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: On the Genealogy of Writing Anthropology Morten Nielsen and Nigel Rapport1. The Life of Concepts and How They Speak to Experience Veena Das2. Ten Preludes to a Preface Kirin Narayan3. Writing against conclusion Nina Holm Vohnsen4. Composing texts and the composition of uprisings: Notes on writing the postcolonial political Bjorn Enge Bertelsen5. Public Ritual in Mauritius Thomas Hylland Eriksen6. Writing Whalsay: Reflections on how, why, and for who anthropologists write Anthony Cohen7. Writing a Cosmopolitan Anthropology in Recognition of Anyone Nigel Rapport 8. Diversifying from Within: Diaspora writings in Sweden Helena Wulff 9. Dialogic Aesthetics: Notes and nodes in analogical software coding Morten Nielsen10. Composing American stiob Dominic Boyer11. In the Workshop: Anthropology in a Collaborative Zone of Inquiry Anthony Stavrianakis, Paul Rabinow and Trine Mygind Korsby Epilogue: Writing the Human: Anthropological accounts as generic fragments Nigel Rapport and Morten Nielsen.
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How do anthropologists write their texts? What is the nature of creativity in the discipline of anthropology? This book follows anthropologists into spaces where words, ideas and arguments take shape and explores the steps in a creative process. In a unique examination of how texts come to be composed, the editors bring together a distinguished group of anthropologists who offer valuable insight into their writing habits. These reflexive glimpses into personal creativity reveal not only the processes by which theory and ethnography come, in particular cases, to be represented on the page but also supply examples that students may follow or adapt.
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x, 163 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
  • Introduction - Joanna Sofaer-- 1. Creativity and Knowledge - Bengt Molander-- 2. Copying from Sherds. Creativity in Bronze Age Pottery in Central Iberia (1800-1150 BC) - Antonio Blanco-Gonzalez-- 3. Creativity versus Taboo in Late Bronze Age Central and Southeast Europe - Carola Metzner-Nebelsick-- 4. Dull Hues versus Colour and Glamour. Creative Textile Design in the 2nd Millennium BC in Central Europe - Karina Groemer and Regina Hofmann-de Keijzer-- 5. The imaginary crested helmet of Vercingetorix: What is `Creativity' in Bronze Age metal production? - Anne Lehoerff-- 6. Creativity and the Making of a Pottery Decoration Style in Middle Bronze Age Transylvania: The Building of a Theory of Movement - Nona Palincas-- 7. The Nordic razor as a medium of creativity - Flemming Kaul-- 8. In the Beginning was the Fibre - Antoinette Rast-Eicher-- 9. Towards Textile Textures - Lise Bender Jorgensen-- 10. The Apperance of Fibulae in the Late Bronze Age. Creativity in the Crafting of the First Clothes Fasteners in the South of the Carpathian Basin - Daria Loznjak Dizdar-- 11. Creative Elaboration in Clay in the Early Bronze Age in the Carpathian Region - Jozef Batora.
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Creativity is embedded in human history. Indeed, it is impossible to understand material change and the development of the new without invoking creativity. The location, exploration and analysis of creativity should therefore be of particular concern to archaeologists. This volume engages with this challenge by focusing on the outcomes of creativity - material culture - and an exploration of creative practice. The European Bronze Age provides a useful focus for discussions of the outcomes of creativity because in this period we see the development of new and pre-existing materials that we take for granted today, in particular textiles and bronze. We also see new ways of working with existing materials, such as clay, to create novel forms. In both new and existing materials it is frequently possible to see the growth of technical skill, to produce complex forms and elaborate decorated surfaces. The papers in this volume view Bronze Age objects through the lens of creativity in order to offer fresh insights into the interaction between people and the world, as well as the individual and cultural processes that lie behind creative expression. Many have their origin in the international conference Creativity: An Exploration Through the Bronze Age and Contemporary Responses to the Bronze Age held at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge in 2103 as part of the HERA-funded project Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe. Contributions span the early to late Bronze Age, deal with a range of materials including textiles, metal, and ceramics, and reflect on data from across the continent including Iberia, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe. This breadth illustrates the wideranging importance and applicability of creativity as an heuristic concept. The volume further develops a range of theoretical and methodological directions, opening up new avenues for the study of creativity in the past.
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