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Seal or No Seal? A Bayesian (FRUITS) Modeling of Hunter-gatherer Diet in the Little Sea Micro-Region of Lake BaikalDownload
The non-specific nature of stable isotope analysis limits interpretive assessments of diet to relative contributions of food sources. In an attempt to address this issue, scholars have focused on mixing models as a potential avenue to provide quantifiable measurements of dietary source...
Storytelling is an essential part of our experience as human beings. We turn to narrative to explain our own lives – casting ourselves as protagonists, others as secondary characters and antagonists, and the myriad of events that happen to us as a coherent, linear story. Fiction and metaphor are...
SSHRC IG awarded 2019: The research we propose builds upon work completed under SSHRC IG 435-2012-0140, Apachean Origins: New Explorations of the Canadian Heritage of A.D. 13th Century Dene at Promontory Point, Utah. That work focused on the astonishing array of perishable artifacts excavated in...
SSHRC Awarded CG 2014: Every summer, the Institute on Culture and Society (ICS) gathers international scholars for an intensive five-day academic conference. Building on this tradition, the 2014 Institute will, for the first time in ICS history, focus its innovative research capacities on a...
This study examined fairness in the online society of World of Warcraft(WoW), a society under constraint by game developers but dynamically affected by users. Because the society is voluntary, people have the ability to both effect major change on, and leave, that society at any time. Thus,...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2022: This project examines the response of the village of Zorropata in the Nasca region of southern Peru to Wari state expansion during the Middle Horizon (CE 6001000) through food security and trade. The PI will evaluate the sustainability of animal management practices in...
This narrative inquiry explores the experiences of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ in Woodlane Village, an informal settlement (squatter camp) in Pretoria, South Africa. From July to October 2012 and August to September 2013 I spent time in conversation with four men inquiring into our experiences of...
The blues is a genre of music that is rich in storytelling. Growing out of an oral tradition that has spanned generations, its influence on popular music today is undeniable. Many will have some vague recollection of some of these stories—whether related to blues figures, cities, regions, or to...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2013: This program of research explores the revival of tea culture and tea arts in contemporary China and promotion of that culture through commerce, education, museum exhibits, invented rituals, and the global network of Confucius Institutes. The study of tea culture as a form...