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This collection contains unpublished research literature (grey literature) and other items associated with research from the Department of Anthropology.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.
- 2Lovell, Nancy C
- 2Woodward, Emily
- 1Addo, Ping-Ann
- 1Almond, Amanda
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...
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...
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...
The repatriation of cultural belongings in Canada is currently subject to few governmental regulations. This booklet serves as a guide for Indigenous communities looking to explore repatriation by providing background information on Acts and policies that could be encountered during their...
Report on the Human Remains from the Sodo Tumuli and Circolo I and from Terontola Examined at the MAEC in May, 2010Download
This report presents the results of the examination of Roman-period skeletal remains of 13 individuals from the Sodo Tumuli, plus one intrusive burial at Circolo I (now on display in the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona), and one individual from Terontola. Largely due to...