• Arizona Anthropologist Number 14, Fall 2001

      Unknown author (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 2001)
    • Arizona Anthropologist Number 13, Fall 1998

      Unknown author (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1998)
    • Atlatl Number 2, 1981

      Unknown author (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1981)
    • Atlatl Number 1, 1980

      Unknown author (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1980)
    • Atlatl Number 5, 1984/85

      Unknown author (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1985)
    • The Dating Game: One Last Look at Glottochronology: The Case of Some Arabic Dialects

      Schulte, Martha; Seckinger, Beverly (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1985)
      In a series of seminal articles, Swadesh (1951, 1955) and Lees (1953) developed the theories of lexicostatistics and glottochronology, and detailed the methods for their application. There followed a spate of enthusiastic studies to test and refine those methods, discussed by Hymes (1960) in his lengthy evaluation of the progress of lexicostatistical theory. At that time, Hymes deemed the glottochronological method a potentially useful tool for the dating of language splits, and called for its further refinement. Yet, since Bergsland and Vogt's (1962) scathing and cogent critique of the method, glottochronology has been neglected. Neither defended nor disproven definitively, glottochronology seems to have died a silent death. Our purpose in this paper is to resurrect it once again, to test the method with data from nine modern dialects of Arabic, to examine the problems involved in its application, and to scrutinize the assumptions which underlie the theory.
    • Measles Eradication: The Role of the Anthropologist

      McCombie, S.C. (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1985)
      In the Western response to infectious disease, priority has been given to preventive medicine and particularly to immunizations. The number of available vaccines is multiplying rapidly, and research directed at developing an even wider range of prophylactic agents is accelerating. Infectious disease continues to be the most important public health problem in the developing world, and vaccine—preventable disease is a cause of significant mortality and morbidity in these areas. Because the World Health Organization has called for the provision of immunizations to all of the world's children by 1990, it is likely that more anthropologists will be called upon to facilitate community acceptance of such programs. In addition to functioning as community mediators, anthropologists have other responsibilities with respect to immunization theory and practice. These include evaluating cost analyses, considering the legal and ethical aspects of immunizations, and examing the consequences of changes in epidemiological patterns in an evolutionary framework. It is also important to study the development of Western disease theory and associated practices in cultural and historical contexts.
    • Corporate Land-Holding and Agricultural Extensification in Early Mesopotamia

      Hall, Barbara Ann (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1985)
    • Atlatl Number 6, 1986

      Unknown author (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1986)
    • Assimilation and Ethnicity: Ecological and Demographic Factors in Colonial Chiapas, Mexico

      Yarborough, Clare (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1986)
    • The Utilization of Space of a Residential Sector at the Village Site of Murcielago, Costa Rica

      De La Cruz, E. Ivonne (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1986)
    • Atlatl Number 4, 1983

      Unknown author (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
    • Culture Change and the American Cowboy

      Smithson, James B. (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
    • Species of Hominids

      Marks, Jon (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
    • Rural Resettlement in an Arid Frontier: Agricultural Development in Northwest India

      Stanbury, Pamela (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
      This paper presents some results of recent fieldwork conducted in northwest India. The focus is the impact of agricultural development on a frontier agricultural region. The study area is part of the northern fringe of the Thar desert on the southern Haryana/Rajasthan border. Until 30 years ago, this region was considered only marginally. productive agriculturally and maintained a small scattered population. Irrigated agriculture has trickled into the region. Along with it, substantial growth in the form of spontaneous population in—migration and new economic opportunities has occurred. The following explores some demographic and social consequences of spontaneous migration, with particular emphasis on one village in this region.
    • Child-Care Practices in Four African Societies: A Controlled Comparison

      Reynolds, Anne M. (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
      This paper will examine how child— care practices are influenced by the economic role of women. It will consider several cases where the economic role of women has been maximized by reducing the mother's responsibilities for child care. It is hypothesized that child care practices should be significantly diff e— rent where the mother's responsibilities are reduced than they are when the child's mother is the primary caretaker. If it is true that mothers are more nurturant, it is expected that where individuals other than mothers are the child care— takers, the early child—care practices will be 1) harsher, 2) earlier at onset, and 3) more abrupt than if the mother has primary responsibility for child care. When the mother's responsibilities are reduced, care of the child could be given over to men, children, or other women.
    • Correlations and the Explanation of Distributions

      McKellar, Judith A. (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
    • Forward to McKellar Paper

      Schiffer, Michael B. (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1983)
    • Atlatl Number 3, 1982

      Unknown author (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1982)
    • Archaeological Investigations in the Soldiers' Barracks Complex of Mission San Antonio de Padua 1978-1981

      Williams, Jack S. (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1982)