Lambda Alpha Journal, v.48, 2018

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About the Lambda Alpha Journal

The Lambda Alpha Journal is a publication of student papers by members of the Lambda Alpha National Honors Society for Anthropology and is published regularly at the Wichita State University Department of Anthropology. 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.

Editor in Chief : Dr. Peer H. Moore-Jansen

Founded by Dr. Lowell D. Holmes


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    Lambda Alpha Journal, v.48 (complete version)
    (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018) Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
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    Letter from the editor
    (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018) Moore-Jansen, Peer H.
    The annual Lambda Alpha Student symposium in now in its 20th years. Presenters and attendees came from different parts of the U.S. The day-long event 14 undergraduate and graduate student research podium presentations archaeological, biological, and cultural anthropology.
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    20th Annual Lambda Alpha Symposium, Wichita State University, April 7, 2018
    (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018) Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
    Abstracts of student papers delivered at the 20th Annual Lambda Alpha Symposium held on April 7, 2018, at Devlin Hall, Wichita State University.
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    A comparison of subsistence cultures and their interactions with non-human primates
    (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018) Capel, Tara
    It is likely that 99% of human existence was spent as hunter-gatherers. While most academics approve of this fact, few agree on an explicit definition of hunter-gatherers. If defined through social organization, hunter-gatherers would only be able to live in band societies. Bands grow and shrink in size depending on the constraints of surrounding resources (Lee, 1999).
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    Examining education cross-cultural
    (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2018) Schmitt, Mikaila
    Tibetan Monastic Universities are fascinating in the way that they transmit a specific body of knowledge. But the domain of knowledge comprising this system is not just education and learning. More specifically, it involves freeing oneself from suffering, ignorance, and emotional dissonance with an ultimate goal of self-transformation. As soon as an individual enters the monastic education system, instructors inform them of the process of re-training their minds in order to heal their suffering; and this is not done simply through the recognition of suffering itself, but through the ability to recognize the causes of their suffering as well. This is a key concept within these institutions. The causes of one's suffering are identified as two things, ignorance and hidden emotions, as well as actions and deeds produced by those emotions. In order to gain freedom, one must understand these emotions and ultimately overcome them. This paper will explore the Tibetan Monastic education system, specifically in contrast to a western education system. It is through cross-cultural analyses that we can gain a clearer understanding of the world in which we live as well as a heightened ability to appreciate the various cultures and bodies of knowledge that are different from our own.