TheLambda Alpha Journal is a yearly publication of student papers by members of the Lambda Alpha National Honor Society and is published at Wichita State University, Department of Anthropology, 1845 Fairmount, Box 52, Wichita, KS 67260-0052. Professional, avocational, student manuscripts, and book reviews of recent publications are welcome. The journal is made possible through the efforts of the Journal editorial staff residing at the founding chapter, Alpha of Kansas. Funding for the Journal is obtained through subscriptions and continuing sponsorship by the Student Government Association of Wichita State University.
(Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2006) Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
The thirty sixth volume of the Lambda Alpha Journal presents nine papers with topics in biological, archaeological, and cultural anthropology. It has also included three book reviews. In the first paper, Joanna Salicki discusses the limitations of the specialization of historical archaeology. The second paper by Jason Cowan discusses tarsiers within taxonomical context. The third paper by Allison Harnish and the fifth paper by Stephanie Jolly, relates subsistence patterns to diet. The forth paper by Audrey Ricke presents a case study of Brazilian-Japanese. Another cultural paper follows with Troy Belford’s examination of problems inherent in studying ritual in film. The seventh paper discusses China’s One-Child Policy. Going in another direction, Mead-Moehring and Dr. Moore-Jansen contribute to our study and understanding of primates. In the final paper, Rachel Roberts analyzes Salamanca, Spain’s history, roles of space and time and collective memory.
(Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2006) Salicki, Joanna
This paper is a
result of author's attempt to reconcile her fieldwork experience with the current disciplinary
and theoretical trends within the field of archaeology. Through an analysis of
the history and development of American historical archaeology, this paper critically
considers the limitations of the emergent specialization to projects such as the North
Orkney Population History Project (NOPHP). Author argues that the NOPHP is a compelling
example of the current trend in historical archaeology and that it represents the
specialization's inevitable global orientation. Because the project pushes the boundaries
of the narrow definition and geographical limitations of American historical archaeology,
it can be utilized as an example of the specialization's relevance and application
in increasingly global context.