Lambda Alpha Journal, v.29, 1999

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Lambda Alpha Journal , the official student iournal of the National Lambda Alpha Anthropnlogy Honors Society, is published regularly at Wichita State University, Department of Anthropology, 1845 Fairmount, Box 52, Wichita, KS 67260-0052. Professional, avocational, and student manuscripts, and book reviews of recent publications are welcome. Lambda Alpha will consider manuscripts for publication in any field of Anthropology. All papers submitted to Lambda Alpha Journal become the property of Lambda Alpha.

Editor-in-Chief : Dr. Peer H. Moore-Jansen.
Student Editors : Carrie Luckey, Amy Rosario and Mark Shirley


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    Lambda Alpha Journal, v.29 (complete version)
    (Wichita State University. Dept. of Anthropology, 1999) Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
    This year's volume presents six papers ranging in nature from biological to sociocultural and archaeological anthropology. Volume twenty-nine opens with an article by Harle addressing issues of progressive social complexity using examples of hunter-gatherer societies. Immediately following, McDowell discusses the role of women artisans in traditional Japanese societies. In her paper on disease and anemia in childhood, Quave addresses issues of nutritional and medical anthropological nature and the effects of global efforts in health matters in the developing world. Rivers' contribution from a study of historical archaeology evaluates the application of dating teclmiques using window glass to determine temporal affiliation of historic structures. The debate over the origin of language is addressed by Cunningham in her paper Language and Evolution. She addresses issues of anatomical and physiological capacity of language among the hominine subfamily based on morphological evidence of comparative primate anatomy and from the fossil record. The volume closes with an article by Lynch addressing psychosocial issue in family planning matters. This years journal concludes with an updated list chapters and advisors, followed by a recognition of past award recipients of the National Scholarship Award competition and the National Dean's List Scholarship
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    Editor's note
    (Wichita State University. Dept. of Anthropology, 1999) Moore-Jansen, Peer H.
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    The rise of hunter-gatherer complexity.
    (Wichita State University. Dept. of Anthropology, 1999) Harle, Michaelyn
    Author is focusing on two hunter-gatherer societies living in two distinct environments and studied by different archaeologist's in order to determine a more congruent explanation of hunter-gatherer complexity.
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    Japanese women and their connection to the craft movement and craft production in Japan.
    (Wichita State University. Dept. of Anthropology, 1999) McDowell, Jennifer
    This paper will discuss Japanese women and their involvement with the traditional craft movement and production within Japan. In order to understand Japanese women and their relationship to this movement, one must look at the social context and historical placement of women throughout Japan's lengthy history. Starting with the Tokugawa or Edo period (16151868), a strong sense of proper place within society and community was instilled in men and women living in Japan.
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    Helminithic infection and anemia in childhood: A comparative analysis of Western and traditional medicine: Amanco jurisdiction, Napo river, Amazon.
    (Wichita State University. Dept. of Anthropology, 1999) Quave, Cassandra
    The purpose of this paper is to analyze the conflicting roles of traditional and Western medical systems and the part that they have played in the case of childhood parasitosis and anemia in rural NW Amazonia. This will be achieved by first evaluating the relationship between helminthis infection, specifically that of hookworms, and the rise of irondeficient anemia in children. Secondly, an analytical description of the two primary systems of medical treatment - Western biomedicine an shamanic healing - will be made.