The Lambda Alpha Journal is published annually by the Lambda Alpha National
Anthropology Honors Society and is intended as a forum for the publication of
article manuscripts, reviews and essays by students, faculty, other professional and
avocational anthropologists in any of the subdisciplines of the field. The Journal
encourages responses to published papers, both in the Journal and elsewhere.
The opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the
Lambda Alpha Editorial Staff. The Lambda Alpha Journal is partially funded by the
Wichita State University Student Government Association.
Antonio T. Freeman,
Richard H. Plouch Production Editor
(Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1993) Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
This issue of LAJ consists of three articles:
The Creative Mind at the Mercy of Society by Christine Morvillo; A Look at the Educational System in The People's Republic of China and the Impact of Changing Governmental Ideology by Donna J. Martinson; A Summary of the Skeletal Biology of South America by Ann Ross.
(Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1993) Martinson, Donna J.
Author looked into
the history of education in China and how it has changed in form,
scope, and emphasis since the time of Confucius. Consideration is given
to the current educational system, examining the various levels and types of
education and some of the issues involved. The issues and challenges facing
the Chinese educational system in general as it moves into the future
(Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1993) Ross, Ann
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the studies carried out in the field
of physical anthropology in South America. The primary aspects of the study of
physical anthropology are to establish, from a morphological point of view, the
similarities and/or differences between populations of a particular geographic region
(Munizaga 1980:124). The principle method of accomplishment is based on the
comparative study of skeletal size and shape; in South America the most important
analysis is that of the skull (Munizaga 1980:124).