Exercise 2 Maya Art and Writing (10 points max): Completion of this exercise will help students experience how archaeologists use artifacts, art, and writing to increase our understanding of Maya civilization. This exercise contains two parts:
Part 1. Read Pitts, M (2008) Writing in Maya Glyphs Names, Places, & Simple Sentences. A Non-Technical Introduction to Maya Glyphs. Book 1 (posted in Bb). Then, use the glyphs from the syllabary to replace the English syllables in your own name.
Part 2. Using the Internet visit the following website http://www.famsi.org/research/kerr/. Click on Maya Vase Database and select a keyword from the list to retrieve the image of a vessel that contains both glyphs and iconography in its decoration. Make a list of both glyphs and iconography in the picture and take note of any information contained in the vessel decor about the Maya life and environment. Then, answer the following questions: a. What kinds of clothes are depicted? What does their style of dress tell you about their environment? b. Does the picture tell you anything about the natural environment? Do you see any of the plants or animals that might have been important to the Maya? c. List or draw pictures of five artifacts that you see in the picture. (Artifacts are things that were used or made by people and might include pots shown in the picture, spears, bracelets, necklaces, headdresses, etc.).
Write a report containing responses for both parts.
Physical Anthropology Final Paper Requirements
This final paper will consist of you researching a primate (living or extinct) or hominin (any excluding Homo sapiens) of your choice. Within the paper the details regarding the species you choose from the guidelines listed below.
Paper Page length: 4 pages (minimum)
Format: standard margins (1 in all around); 12 point Times New Roman Font, Double Spaced
Sources: must have a minimum of 3 sources
MLA or Chicago format only
1 peer-reviewed source (textbook does not count)
No Wikipedia, dictionary, encyclopedia, etc. type sources
You may use the Smithsonian as a resource. If you should have other questions regarding resources, please feel free to reach out via e-mail.
Suggestions (varies depending on topic):
Your presentation/paper should include the following:
Where the species was found
How it lived
What it ate
When it lived (timeline) if an ancient species
Who first identified it as a species
Why it was named and how
Key features that distinguish the species on the skeletal aspect
Detailed account regarding the species physical aspects (how did it walk, what was the body makeup)
In addition, include information regarding where you best believe this species would live today based upon the information that you researched. (If extinct)
If you choose a hominin who came before and after and what made it an important species.
For any species make sure you are including the genus and species. For example Gorillas is Gorilla gorilla.
You will be graded based upon grammar, punctuation, content and following the guidelines.
While it is not important to have every suggested topic, what is more important is that you provide a paper that is informative to the audience regarding the species that you choose.
Follow the grading matrix for specific details.
Begin entries with full citations in APA format. Each entry should be at least 2-4 paragraphs in length. Summarize the key points of the source, offer evaluation or contextual analysis, and demonstrate you understanding of the anthropological content.
the two articles that need to be used are attached
Instructions in instruction doc. ALSO you do not need to use 4 sources I just recommend it. as you only need to use 3 reading the one that is required plus 2 of your choosing which are the maximum 3 sources. all which is outlined and explained in the instructions doc so please refer to that.
. 1. Describe an example of a cultural encounter that you have experienced in your own life and discuss the ways in which it may have expanded or challenged your own ideas about cultural norms, values, symbols, and mental maps of reality. Conclude by discussing what you might have learned about culture from that encounter.
You’ll need to write 3 “posts.” All posts should be 150-200 words. They shouldn’t be all intertwined but picture each post focusing on a different topic, or different ideas. Please label and or number each post.
Please post 3 times.
You can see that there are four sets of figure(s). I have called them ‘Options.’ These are figures I normally discuss with students in class. I added several guiding questions to these figures to help you out. I am now going to ask you to focus on one of the options (choose the one you understand best!). Then:
Discuss in one of your posts what you believe the figure tells you, and if that makes primates special or regular beings in your opinion (compared to other animals).
Keep the discussion going in 2 different posts by relating what you found out about (1) diet and (2) predation & communication. (you can think about: how are these aspects related?)
its an ethnology paper. im suppose to compare and contrast american culture with a second culture in terms of a contemporary, globally or nationally important topic
It has to come from the new york times, afroamerican or news paper article and it must be dated aug. 30 2021 or later.
I need a minimum of 2 anthropological concepts in your comparison/contrast. and a minimum of 3 outside sources to round out the discussion
Module I focuses on primates and human evolution. Write a 2 page essay discussing the significant evolutionary features (physical/biological and cultural) associated with each of the 5 following early hominids: Aridipithecus ramidus, the Australopithecines, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, and Homo Neanderthal.
Grading criteria for all 4 essay assignments:
100 points: Responds to essay assignment instructions and all parts of assignment addressed. Demonstrates understanding of anthropological concepts. Use/research of relevant anthropological sources. Proper grammar, spelling, flow of ideas, use of tenses, paragraph construction, etc. Reference citations and works cited are included and meet documentation requirements when web or print sources researched. Meets minimum page requirement.
We frequently do not notice just how much information there is in a simple linguistic exchange, and this exercise will allow you to focus on a very small piece of data, and to record as much information about it as you can. Once again, we are making conscious a process which takes place largely unconsciously every time we enter into a conversation with another person, or every time we observe a conversation among other people.
Engage in three observation sessions. Having written them up, you can now work to apply the concepts from the course to your data. Did you see any of the phenomena we have discussed in
class (e.g., greetings, a level of formality or informality, the use of particular conversational genres, discursive consciousness, radical reflexivity, narratives of belonging, etc)? How do you know that is what you were seeing? Also, consider the data-gathering experience itself. Did it go the way you expected? What assumptions did you find yourself making about the speakers’ gender, ethnicity, age, relationship, etc? Was there anything about it that was easier or harder than you anticipated? Did you notice anything that you were surprised by? Were any expectations fulfilled by the behavior of the people you observed?
1. Anthropology as Science/Anthropology of Science :The Egg and the Sperm, by Emily Martin 2. Gender and Gendering :Knights We Know, by Ellen Snortland Give a summary of how the authors discuss these topics and then explain how these topics inform and influence each other. Make sure to cite at least 2 authors. make your argument, think about: What are the major questions and conclusions of each reading, and how would they change when put in conversation with one another? What is the authors’ idea of culture, and how does it serve their arguments? Why is it important to look at these themes in dialogue? What are some of the issues that you see lacking in the readings, that could be brought up when taking both issues together? -the objective of the essay is to put both topics in conversation, not to just do a comparison of the readings. -Have a creative title! -Make sure to cite ALL quotes or paraphrases with a reference list at the end of your paper. General format: (Author Year: Page Number) -3 pages in 12 point, Times New Roman, single-spaced – No spaces between paragraphs,