Island Shores Distant Pasts

Author : Scott M. Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 0813054680
Genre : Social Science
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"Can be considered as a real starting point for a biological approach of the pre-Columbian settlement of the Caribbean."-- Benoit Berard, Universite des Antilles For more than a century, archaeologists and anthropologists have searched for evidence of when and how peoples first settled the Caribbean islands. Research on this area is pivotal for understanding the migration of peoples in the New World and how small and large populations develop biologically and culturally through time. This unique collection synthesizes our archaeological and biological knowledge about the pre-Columbian settlement of the Caribbean and highlights the various techniques we can use to analyze human migration and settlement patterns throughout history. Newer and well-established techniques, like computer simulations of seafaring, radiocarbon dating, three-dimensional and traditional craniometrics, stable isotopes, and ancient and modern DNA analysis, show great promise for helping us better understand pre-Columbian Caribbean population expansions, while demonstrating the utility of integrating and comparing biological markers with the archaeological record. Surprisingly little attention has been paid to migrations, population movements, and island colonization in the Caribbean islands. This volume fills that void.
Category: Social Science

Pein Und Plagen

Author : Winfried Henke
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029743700
Genre : Epidemiology
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Elemente Der Exakten Erblichkeitslehre

Author : W. Johannsen
ISBN : 1334546231
Genre : Mathematics
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Excerpt from Elemente der Exakten Erblichkeitslehre: Deutsche Wesentlich Erweiterte Ausgabe in Funfundzwanzig Vorlesungen In Bezug auf das Verhalten der ausseren Faktoren, der ganzen lebenslage, zu dem Hervortreten bestimmter Eigenschaften der Organismen, in Bezug also auf die Einwirkung der umgebenden Faktoren auf die vererbten anlagen, sind wir eigentlich nur am Anfang der Studien. Und hier ist ein Gebiet, wo Erfahrung oft gegen Erfahrung zu Sprechen scheint, was wir spater naher be leuchten mussen. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
Category: Mathematics

Archaologische Demographie

Author : Frank Nikulka
ISBN : 9088903948
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This publication is devoted to demography in archaeology. It presents methodology and theoretical approaches with a European focus and deals with demographic developments in the Bronze and Iron Ages throughout Central and Northern Europe in their social contexts. "Demographic factors" have always been of great importance for human social organization and archaeological theory building. This book for the first time presents and analyses a wide range of data on population structure and development in the European Bronze and Iron Ages from the perspective of social archaeology. Bearing in mind the goals of any archaeological discipline, archaeological demography aims to reconstruct the importance of local and regional population patterns: group size, population density, fluctuations in population on the basis of graves, settlements and other archaeological sources, as well as data from the natural sciences. Therefore, there are no strict boundaries between the aims of archaeological demography on the one hand and settlement archaeology, environmental and landscape archaeology, and social archaeology on the other hand. The character of archaeological source material and the limited preservation of graves, house sites and so on, mean that population densities derived on this basis can only ever be minimum estimates. The theories of social and economic reactions to population pressure by Thomas Robert Malthus (1798) and Ester Boserup (1965) have had a strong influence on European archaeological demography, at least implicitly. Calculations mostly result in small Bronze and Iron Age communities, even when large burial sites suggest a local population concentration. Most settlements also represent small economic entities or households. Whenever larger local populations are identified, this individual historical situation has to be explained. Indications of social differentiation in the shape of prestige goods, ranked funerary rites, exceptionally rich graves, separated farmsteads within settlements and so on are by no means generally linked to particularly large population groups. It still has to be clarified how migrations affected Bronze and Iron Age population size.
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Bild Anthropologie

Author : Hans Belting
ISBN : 3770552210
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Pflanzen Der G Tter

Author : Richard Evans Schultes
ISBN : 3886312097
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Sch Lervorstellungen Und Geographisches Lernen

Author : Sibylle Reinfried
ISBN : 3832524436
Genre : Science
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Geografiedidaktik: Welche Vorstellungen haben Schülerinnen und Schüler über das Innere der Erde oder über den Treibhauseffekt? Worauf können Lehrpersonen den Unterricht aufbauen? Genügt es, neues Wissen zu vermitteln und davon auszugehen, dass sich das, was wissenschaftlich als richtig gilt, auch in den Köpfen der Lernenden festsetzt? Inwiefern beeinflussen Alltagsvorstellungen das Verstehen von geographischen Sachverhalten? Ausgehend von solchen und ähnlichen Fragen wird in der Conceptual-Change-Forschung versucht, Grundlagen für die Lehrpersonen zur Vorbereitung und Durchführung von Unterricht zu erarbeiten, die helfen können, die Perspektiven der Lernenden vermehrt zu berücksichtigen. Viele Inhalte der Geographie und anderer Fächer überfordern Schülerinnen und Schüler aufgrund ihres fehlenden Fachwissens. Auswendig gelerntes Wissen oder eingeübtes Handeln genügen im Alltag oft, um in Prüfungen bestehen zu können, während das Durchdringen und Verstehen eines Sachverhaltes nicht nötig sind. Die Texte der elf Autorinnen und Autoren geben einen Einblick in die aktuelle Forschung und eignen sich als Informationsquelle für Didaktiklehrpersonen und Forschende in diesem Bereich. Peter Gloor.
Category: Science

Mykenische Siegelpraxis

Author : Diamantis Panagiotopoulos
ISBN : 3777422886
Genre : Art
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Mycenean Seal Practice. In addition to clay tablets, Mycenean palace administrations made systematic use of clay plugs whose function was to secure and to identify. This practice was fundamental to the existence of these administrative systems.
Category: Art