Letter from the editor
Moore-Jansen, Peer H. 2018. Letter from the editor -- Lambda Alpha Journal, v.48, p.vii
The manuscripts included in the current volume reports address topics such as: 1) the evolution of color vision in primates (Kulick); 2) challenges to carry forward African American identity and cultural continuity in rural United States (Jackson); 3) campus student culture and redefining indigeneity and identity among Native American students (Kainu); 4) the application of visual archaeology as a complement understanding of the dynamics and understanding of culture (Moses); 5) a call for solutions to continuing renegotiations of material culture and museum studies relative to identity formation among contemporary communities; 6) the recovery of human remains in a privy in Cohoes and the possible reflection the discovery offer social choices of 19th century working-class women in America (Murphy); 7) how to address wide-spread health risks related to poor sanitation in a city-neighborhood in Ghana integrating approaches from public health and anthropology (Sweatman); 8) a "net ethnographic" study the "review" component of online trade activity and operation, community formation (sellers and buyers), and eventual economic success (Milligan); 9) the practice of domestication of insects to create dyes for food and cosmetics and potential for an increased understanding of social complexity and status among "pre-contact" communities in the Americas (Clark); 10) a review and reassessment of skeletal variation in Neandertal cranial and postcranial skeletal morphology(Guerro); 11) the gendered history of public education in South Africa (Orzolek); 12) the impact of disease and inter population strife, on the Athenian demographic profile, economy, culture, and infrastructure (building projects) and how these changed the Athenian "landscape" (Stough). In addition, the journal presents a review of "The 'Bioachaeology of Dissection and Autopsy in the United States' by K.C. Nystrom, courtesy of the reviewer, Audrey Yoo.