By: Jerome Carter
British naturalist Charles Darwin is best known as the first person to accurately explain how evolution works. Around the same time that Darwin was formulating his theory of evolution, the less well-known Scottish naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, arrived independently at the same conclusion.It is...
Processes of culture change: Transculturation
By: Dee Dee Prince
Transculturation is one of the processes leading to cultural change that takes place as a result of contact between societies. Transculturation occurs in individuals. It is the change that happens to an individual after adopting a new culture. This can occur with consent, such as...
By: Jennifer Mcdonald
The devastating effect of mental health disorder can be seen in all levels of society. Issues of mental instability are caused by psychological impairment or psychiatric disorders. Anyone who is predisposed to mental impairments can experience chronic mental health disease or episodic bouts of the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
When an archaeological investigation is in the planning stages, the detailed steps for processing the material that is collected are also planned in careful detail. Processing can be done with new material that has been collected, or older archived materials may be reprocessed and rehabilitated...
By: Carol Smock
The importance of proper handling of archeological materials cannot be overstated. Without appropriate handling and storage, both the objects and the knowledge that can be gleaned from them can be lost forever. Processing begins in the field and continues through appropriate storage of the items...
By: Lenna Gonya
A mere 10,000 years ago, humans were hunter-gatherers, hunting animals for food, and gleaning what they could from the land. Moving from place to place, they took what the land had to offer, never settling long in one area or growing their own crops...
How archaeological materials are processed
By: DLB
Despite the image portrayed by Indiana Jones, archaeologists spend a majority of their time in the lab assessing artifacts and not out in the field excavating. Because of this, the archaeological material that they analyze must retain its physical integrity and be traceable to the...
By: Andrea Theisson
The origins of agriculture began all over the world, at least 10,000 years ago, but the archeological evidence found in the Fertile Crescent, an area including the floodplains of Northern Egypt and hooking North and East to the Persian Gulf along the Tigris and...
Processes of culture change: Acculturation
By: Nicole Selley
Culture changes over time, all the time. This can be because the time, and with it the environment, changes (e.g. new inventions) but another reason can be acculturation. What is acculturation? In simple terms, it is the process of one cultural group adopting the...
By: Nancy Seddens
Transculturation is defined as “Cultural change induced by introduction of elements of a foreign culture or the introduction of foreign elements into an established culture.” It is similar to acculturation, but generally transculturation refers to a group rather then an individual although the...

 

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