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    • Weaning across primates: A hominid blueprint for weaning 

      Sinclair, Margaret (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2016)
      To determine a possible "natural" weaning age for humans I will statistically examine four life-history parameters as discussed by Dettwyler 1995: 1) Birth weight to weaning weight ratio, 2) Percentage of adult weight, 3) ...
    • Well, shoot: Firearm target practice as a recreational activity on a rural 19th century homestead 

      Kindler, Abigail K. (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
      Excavation began on "Cabin Site #1" in St. Charles County, Missouri in the Summer of2011. This site lies above the Femme Osage Creek Valley and is located within a mile of the famous Daniel Boone Homestead where Daniel ...
    • What made us human: analysis of Richard Wrangham‘s cooking hypothesis 

      Driver, Liesl (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2010)
    • What's love got to do with it? 

      Figueras, Bianca (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2016)
      In many instances, humans are a bizarre species. Unlike all other primates, humans have the ability to use language, read minds, invent intricate technologies, and create cumulative cultural knowledge and beliefs that are ...
    • Which sex is which? 

      Johnson, Ariel (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2017)
      Intersexuality is the condition of either having both male and female gonadal tissue in one individual or of having the gonads of one sex and external genitalia that is of the other sex or is ambiguous (Merriam-Webster ...
    • The whites of their eyes: The evolution of the distinctive sclera in humans 

      Bickham, Joanna (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2008)
      Two major studies which are explored in this paper concern the comparative morphology of a wide range of primates, how these differences affect behavior, and what inferences one can make regarding the adaptive reasons ...
    • Who were the Plains Indian berdaches? 

      Blakeslee, Donald J. (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1979)
      The standard anthropological view of berdaches is that they were men who took up their society 1 s version of the woman!~ role by choice -- male homosexuals who adopted women's dress and women's work without any loss ...
    • Why did the Aztecs convert to Catholicism, following the conquest of the Spaniards in 1521 

      Dovas, Alexia (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2007)
      Three major explanatory theories of Aztecs' conversion to Christianity are discussed.
    • Window glass and the Gower house (15lv178): An application of Donald Ball's dating formula. 

      Rivers, Sara J. (Wichita State University. Dept. of Anthropology, 1999)
      For archaeologists, the value of window glass is related primarily to its potential to provide dates for a site. This makes window glass particularly valuable at Gower House because the earliest records of Gower House, ...
    • Witchcraft and sorcery in a Greek peasant village 

      Dionisopoulos, Regina (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1973)
    • Women in Anthropology 

      Lister, Janet (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1990)
      Participation of women in the development of Anthropology; topics and subhects of feminist Anthropology.
    • Word borrowing and word play among Ngawbere (Panama). 

      Bletzer, Keith V. (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1987)
      The present paper is concerned with the phenomenon of word borrowing among Ngawbere (speakers of Ngawbere). More specifically, the paper emphasizes the phoneticization as well as the semanticization of loan words into ...
    • Words, woofs, and whinnies: A study of human-animal language 

      Brown, Claire (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2011)
      Human-animal communication occurs in both verbal and nonverbal contexts to varying degrees, depending upon the breed of animal and the strength of the relationship between human and animal. This essay studies the way in ...
    • Youth outmigration and local knowledge: Implications for rural CSAS 

      Deemer, Danielle Rose (Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2007)
      This research paper is an effort to understand not only why rural youths are moving to urban centers in such great numbers, but also the prospects for rural CSA farms.