Research Materials (Anthropology)
This collection contains unpublished research literature (grey literature) and other items associated with research from the Department of Anthropology.
Items in this Collection
- 8Young-Leslie, Heather
- 4Lovell, Nancy C.
- 2Bourgeois, Rebecca L.
- 2Lovell, Nancy C
- 2Woodward, Emily
- 1Achuff, Peter
Paper published in Pacific Arts, vol 3, pp115-127 (2007). Abstract: Commoner women’s textile-work is a key medium in the ongoing process of hybridizing Tongan culture for the contemporary ‘modernity plus tradition’ present. One set of wefts for this paper are ethnographic. Commoner women’s...
The story of the Tä‘atu, a fish harvesting technique traditionally conducted in the Tongan village of Ha‘ano, is the closest thing the village has to a founding myth and mystical justification for the traditional estate of its hereditary chief. Here, I consider the tale...
Culture, Ecology and Restoration: a report of a workshop on human influence on the montane ecosystem in Jasper National ParkDownload
This report is a summary of a gathering of 35 researchers at the University of Alberta in 1996 to develop a set of guidelines for mapping the human influence in the montane region of Jasper National Park. Participants were from a wide variety of backgrounds: anthropology, archaeology, ecology,...
Extensive excavations at Tell er-Rubca (ancient Mendes) have documented aspects of the city's political and cultic significance and its development over several millennia, but much less is known about the inhabitants of the city themselves. This paper presents an analysis of dental health as...
The dissertation offers a localized, symbolic analysis of the tropes which organize mothers' everyday practice on a remote Tongan atoll. It pays particular attention to the language, meanings and practices associated with 'health'. I argue that as mothers, women are active agents in the invention...
On December 6th and 7th, 2022, the Tłı̨chǫ Government Department of Culture and Lands Protection (DCLP) hosted a two day “Night at the Museum Research Expo.” This event was originally thought of as a way to introduce the Tłı̨chǫ Cultural Commons archival work to the public in Behchokǫ̀, but then...
Occlusal macrowear, antemortem tooth loss, and temporomandibular joint arthritis at Predynastic NaqadaDownload
This paper is based on the results of an examination of crania and mandibles from three cemeteries at Predynastic Naqada, which were excavated by Petrie in 1895. These remains are curated as part of the Duckworth Collection at the University of Cambridge. Patterns of occlusal macrowear,...
Introductory essay to special issue of Pacific Arts journal, "Pacific Textiles, Pacific Cultures: Hybridity and Pragmatic Creativity". We introduce the concept of 'pragmatic creativity' as a counter to the discourses that situate handicrafts or bricolage as somehow second rate forms of creative...