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You can discuss new ideas, skills, and where you felt you learned and grew as a student.

You will write a 600 word summary of what you learned over the course of the semester, please place this at the end. You can discuss new ideas, skills, and where you felt you learned and grew as a student.
I uploaded a document with all the topics we covered in class, and some powerpoints as well.

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Write a research paper including the following elements:

Write a research paper including the following elements:
There is a clear and provable thesis or argument in the first paragraph. Thesis is supported in the body of the paper and by evidence from other sources. Analysis is presented logically. There is a clear introduction and conclusion.
The body of the paper should be 5 to 7 pages long. Include a title page, References page, and in-text citations where appropriate.
Demonstrates strong knowledge of materials; correctly represents knowledge from readings and sources.
1″ margins, double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman black font.
At least 5 credible sources, including at least 3 peer-reviewed journal articles.

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Do they have data available online?

ANTH 1102 Instructor: Jason González ] Archaeology Project: Website Archaeology Introduction: You recently graduated from the University of Georgia, Department of Anthropology with a certificate in Archaeology. You find a job with the Archaeology Conservancy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Conservancy has been acquiring and protecting archaeological sites in the United States for nearly 30 years. They have been very successful and are now ready to expand their mission on a more global scale looking at archaeological resources the world over. Their intention is to protect the heritage of disenfranchised peoples, protect human history, and further the scientific goal of understanding the human past. They have hired you to help expand their understanding of various archaeological projects in the United States and throughout the world. They are looking for new sites and locations that need protection and long term research potential. They need you to do independent research on how various archaeological projects organize their work in terms of research design, community outreach, public education, and heritage protection. Fortunately, many projects have websites, which describe what their research entails and how projects are organized. The assignment: Write a report reviewing at least 3 different archaeological projects from around the world. Below is a list of websites with several potential archaeological projects to look at. You must review at least 3 projects, but you may use more (remember to stay under the 6 page limit). You may also search the internet for different sites from the ones listed below. Your report should start with a quick overview of each project. You will then need to address the questions and topics that are listed below. These questions are intended to help you start the writing process. You are more than welcome to discuss issues that go beyond the questions presented here. In addition, you will need to use your text book and your notes when appropriate. To help the Conservancy, your outcome will be to use your analysis to rank the archaeological projects in terms of quality of work, potential for public use, threatened nature, and heritage importance. Potential archaeological project websites: http://www.caracol.org/ http://www.iklaina.org/ http://www.viking.ucla.edu/mosfell_project/index.html https://singermoye.com/ http://www.catalhoyuk.com/ http://www.rimap.org/SitePages/Home.aspx
http://sydney.edu.au/museums/research/paphos-theatre.shtml http://www.bvar.org/ 2 Research Design: 1. What are the research questions of the archaeological project? If they y have no questions, what is the intended purpose of the archaeological project? 2. Do the research questions have definite goals? Are these goals achievable in the shortrun or are they more representative of long term research desires? Are you unable to assess these issues? 3. How do they present their data? Do they describe their methods and techniques (in other words do they describe how they are digging)? 4. Does the project have a concern for publication? Do they have data available online? Do they provide a list of project publications? Community Outreach: 1. Does the project discuss any interaction with local communities where the archaeological project is? 2. Do they have any structured programs to interact with the local community? 3. If not, do they instead involve governmental institutions? Do they collaborate with local archaeologists or scholars? 4. If not, why do you think they have no interaction with local communities? Public Education: 1. Does this project have a component that attempts to get information out to an audience that is greater than the academic community (This can include the website itself)? 2. Do they offer programs for students to learn archaeological methods and techniques? If yes, what does this educational component entail? Do they offer credit from an accredited university? If yes, how much credit and what is the cost? What is the
purpose of this educational program? 3. Do they offer opportunities for “amateur” volunteers to participate in an archaeological project? Are these free opportunities or do people have to pay for the chance to work with archaeologists? What do you think about this? 4. Who is the intended audience of the website? What is the purpose of the project website, and what do you think the website authors hope to get from it? Why? Heritage Protection: 1. Does the project have a concern for protecting the archaeological resources they have or will have uncovered? 2. Do they have a program that is intended to protect the archaeological site from looting, development, destruction, etc? 3 3. Or, is the project itself a salvage program in that they are trying to recover as much information as possible from an archaeological site that will inevitably be destroyed? 4. If they are protecting the site, why are they trying to protect the site and for whom? For Final Thoughts: 1. What can you say about all of these projects as a whole? 2. What does your analysis say about the purpose of archaeological research, the long term intentions of archaeological research and the potential for long term protection of cultural heritage? How or how not is archaeological research like this important to you and local communities? Structure of the report: Your first paragraph should be an introduction to the website project, discussing the point of the paper and preliminary statement of your conclusions. Then you should cover all of the above questions and topics for the assignment in a logical order. Feel free to expand beyond these questions but you must answer everything included here. You should end your analysis and review by using the data to ranking the archaeological project websites by the four criteria given to you. In your paper you must refer to class information and the textbook in your analysis. End the project with a conclusion, summarizing the conclusions and the reasons behind them. This project report is to be four to six pages of typed text, margins no larger or smaller than one inch, double-spaced with no extra spaces between paragraphs, and use one of only these three fonts: 12 pt Times New Roman, 11 pt Calibri, or 10 pt Arial. If you include title page, maps, images, graphs, etc., these do not count toward the final page total. You must address all of the above questions and prompts, and you must refer to the class notes and textbook. Furthermore, citations are required internally as well as a works cited page. You will lose points if any of these directions are not followed. You should look at the grading rubric to know exactly how the points will be distributed. I expect this report to be written in a scholarly manner. Therefore, I expect complete sentences, correct spelling, proper grammar, appropriate research paper organization, and a high standard of readability. A large portion of your grade will be about your writing

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Does the source contain bias without evidence to back up the claims?

THIS PAPER should not be more about marijuana, etc it should be a paper assessing the accuracy of information about drugs on the internet. Remember, the paper is not about the drug, but a critical look at how the internet provides information about drugs. So, you should write in that context. That should be the main focus of your paper.
These days, many people use the internet for their sources of information on drugs. However, many internet sites don’t always have the most objective or valid information. Some websites may have a particular agenda (such as promoting the legalization of drugs, or supporting a stronger War on Drugs), and therefore use selective bias in their information. Others may be written by non-experts who are simply giving their opinion without substantiating their claims. In some cases it may be hard to tell if the information you are reading was written by an expert on substance abuse issues who works in a drug research center, or a high school student writing a blog in their parent’s basement.
For your assignment you need to select one illegal drug (i.e., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, etc.), and compare and contrast two different websites that give information about that drug. You first need to compare the information on each site. Then you need to critically analyze the information on each site in terms of its validity and objectivity. In order to do that you should address the following points in your comparison.
What is the purpose and affiliation of the organization or author of the website?
What are the author’s credentials?
Is the information current?
When was the information last updated?
Does the source contain bias without evidence to back up the claims?
Finally, you need to discuss which website you find more credible and why. One good way to justify your choice is to cross-reference the information on the websites with another type of source that is known to be credible – such as a peer reviewed journal article that you found on an academic database at the John Jay Library. Generally, peer reviewed articles are considered more credible because they have been checked for validity issues prior to being published. Therefore, if your websites contain information that can also be found in a peer-reviewed research article, it gives it more credibility. In other words, for this assignment, you not only have to compare the two websites, but should also find a few academic articles to cross reference the information with.
Make sure to reference any direct quotes and to include a reference list at the end of the paper listing the websites and journal articles you used.

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Outline of the structures and which sources are being used to discuss the structure

Paper goes through 6 structures such as military, religion, marriage, art, politics, economic, etc. pertaining to the hellenistic period. Must include 10 scholarly references.
Outline of the structures and which sources are being used to discuss the structure

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I need a title page and intro page about tribalism in south sudan, i will attach

I need a title page and intro page about tribalism in South Sudan, I will attach the formatting to follow and the outline I have written out, my topic proposal, and my list of sources.

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Do they live in a band or a state?

Anthropology 2
Online Overview of Culture Instructions
In this course, we have discussed numerous aspects of culture that are studied by anthropologists. As we have seen, these aspects of culture are related, and anthropologists often study multiple cultural elements simultaneously to gain a true holistic perspective. In the upcoming Imaginary Culture Paper, you will apply what you have learned about the aspects of culture (and their relationships to one another) to create your own imaginary culture.
To help you prepare for that paper, this assignment asks you to start thinking about that culture and write a brief overview of the culture you envision.
Directions
The overview is worth 5% of your course grade, and it will be submitted in Canvas. You may upload the paper as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf. You may also upload directly from a GoogleDoc if you prefer. Check the information below for more details about formatting the assignment.
The full paper that is due in a few weeks will describe the culture’s history, environment, subsistence approach, political system, and other aspects of social life. In the meantime, for this assignment, you will share a preliminary look at the culture you are imagining. This will allow you to receive feedback, make adjustments, and be set up for success on the larger paper due in a few weeks.
Your imaginary culture can be creative. Maybe they live on the moon or in a protected bubble in the deep sea. The key thing is that the elements of the culture should make sense together. For example, if your culture practices foraging, the people probably can’t live in a large city—unless you provide a mechanism that allows for them to live in such a large group in one place on this limited food supply.
What information should I provide in the overview?
In this overview assignment, you will describe at least 3 aspects of your imaginary culture. You may
choose which 3 aspects to describe, such as subsistence, social organization, and art.
For each aspect of the culture:
• Use at least one relevant anthropological term (such as “foraging” or “pastoralism”).
o Underlinetheterm
o Check the end of this document for a list of approved terms from the course. If you have
an additional term from the course that you would like to use, please contact Dr. Soluri
at least 48 hours before the assignment is due.
• Provide some description of the term that shows you know what the term means. For example,
you might say: “My imaginary culture relies on wild plant and animal foods that they hunt,
gather, and collect from their local environment. They are foragers.”
• Explain how this aspect of the culture relates to other aspects of the culture. For example, if the
culture relies on foraging, how does that shape their social organization? Do they live in a band or a state? Do they have small villages or large urban centers?
o Remember,theaspectsofthecultureshouldmakesensetogether.
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You may also want to include additional information about the culture that helps us understand the cultural elements you describe. For example, it may help the reader understand the culture’s subsistence if we also know where they are located and what kind of environment they have.
And you may include additional information that is just for fun and helps you think more deeply about the culture—such as the name of the imaginary culture.
How do I format my overview?
• Your overview should be one long paragraph, double-spaced (about 300 words or 1 page).
o If your overview is only a couple sentences, look back through and make sure you have
fully explained three aspects of the culture and how they connect to each other. Sometimes more description and detail are needed to completely explain those relationships.
o If your overview is longer than 1.5 pages, look back through to see if maybe you provided too much additional information that isn’t directly related to these initial three aspects of the culture. Try to edit the extra information down (and save it to reuse in the longer paper if you want).
• Please use a standard font and font size, such as Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman in size 11, 11.5, or 12.
• Please use 1-inch margins on all sides.
• If you have questions about how to adjust your font and margins, please ask Dr. S for help.
Grading
You will be graded based on how clearly you describe 3 aspects of the culture and how effectively you connect them together.
• Aspects of the culture (3 possible points)
o You will receive 1 point for each cultural element that is clearly described and uses
correct terminology from the course (3 points total for 3 cultural elements).
• Relationship between aspects of the culture (2 possible points):
o You will earn up to 2 possible points if the cultural elements “make sense” together
and are consistent with one another.
o If there are aspects of the culture that are out of sync or contradictory, partial credit
will be awarded.
Spelling and grammar:
• A few minor mistakes are okay and will be overlooked. If the overview has enough
grammatical mistakes that it is difficult to read, points may be deducted. The English Learning Center and the Integrated Learning Center are available to help with proofreading and writing workshops.
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Acculturation Affinal kin Agriculture Anthropology Band
Barter
Bilateral descent Bridewealth
Centralized system Chiefdom
Class
Colonialism Commemorative ritual Commodity
Comparative Consanguineal kin Contagious magic
Craft production
Cultural anthropology Cultural relativism Culture
Culture shock
Decorative art
Diffusion
Dowry
Economy
Egalitarian system Egocentric view of person Emic
Enculturation
Endogamy
Ethnicity
Ethnocentrism Ethnography
Ethnology Ethnomusicology
Etic
Exchange
Exogamy
Extended family Family of orientation Family of procreation Fictive kin
Fieldwork
Focused worldview Foraging
Gender
General worldview Gift
Gift exchange Globalization Heterogeneous culture Holistic
Homogeneous culture Horticulture Household production Identity
Imitative magic Industrialism
Kinship
Leadership system Magic
Market exchange Matrilineal descent Medium of exchange Monogamy
Myth
Nuclear family
Participant observation Pastoralism
Patrilineal descent Performance art Political ritual
Politics Polyandry Polygamy Polygyny Power
Race Reciprocity Redistribution Religion Religious ritual Rite of passage Ritual
Science
Shamanism
Social differentiation
Social inequality
Society
Sociocentric view of person State
Subculture
Subsistence
Symbol
Syncretism
Tradition
Tribe
Witchcraft
Workshop production Worldview
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How did those children respond to this marginalization?

Essay #5, Class Dreams and Alternative Means
In the book Purchasing Power, anthropologist Elizabeth Chin asks how the children she studied understood their position in American social stratification through consumption. Their poverty and marginalization limited their access to consumer goods, and therefore their access to the modes of identity and expression through which American recognition is produced. How did those children respond to this marginalization? Note that fantasy and pleasure were key features of the responses she found, some of which were in direct contradiction of dominant descriptions of children like them.
In your 750-word essay, answer this question using the theoretical perspectives about consumption (distinction, cultural capital) and inequality which Chin uses. In your essay, give specific examples from the book, including the names of the people involved in the examples you share.

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What are the common themes that you see between all of the readings of the week?

Please read uploaded material & watch links below, respond to reflection questions below
What new ideas came up for you from this week’s readings?
How do the week’s readings relate to topics you’re learning about in your professional position(s), other classes you’re taking, current topics you’ve heard about?
What are the common themes that you see between all of the readings of the week?
Do any of the authors explain a point particularly well?
How did they make a certain concept more accessible?
Do the authors contradict each other, either within the week or from prior readings in the
course?
Remember that these posts are meant to show that you’ve read and processed/are processing the week’s materials! So be sure to include specific references to the readings.


https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/health-equity

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Do they have small villages or large urban centers?

Anthropology 2
Online Overview of Culture Instructions
In this course, we have discussed numerous aspects of culture that are studied by anthropologists. As we have seen, these aspects of culture are related, and anthropologists often study multiple cultural elements simultaneously to gain a true holistic perspective. In the upcoming Imaginary Culture Paper, you will apply what you have learned about the aspects of culture (and their relationships to one another) to create your own imaginary culture.
To help you prepare for that paper, this assignment asks you to start thinking about that culture and write a brief overview of the culture you envision.
Directions
The overview is worth 5% of your course grade, and it will be submitted in Canvas. You may upload the paper as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf. You may also upload directly from a GoogleDoc if you prefer. Check the information below for more details about formatting the assignment.
The full paper that is due in a few weeks will describe the culture’s history, environment, subsistence approach, political system, and other aspects of social life. In the meantime, for this assignment, you will share a preliminary look at the culture you are imagining. This will allow you to receive feedback, make adjustments, and be set up for success on the larger paper due in a few weeks.
Your imaginary culture can be creative. Maybe they live on the moon or in a protected bubble in the deep sea. The key thing is that the elements of the culture should make sense together. For example, if your culture practices foraging, the people probably can’t live in a large city—unless you provide a mechanism that allows for them to live in such a large group in one place on this limited food supply.
What information should I provide in the overview?
In this overview assignment, you will describe at least 3 aspects of your imaginary culture. You may
choose which 3 aspects to describe, such as subsistence, social organization, and art.
For each aspect of the culture:
• Use at least one relevant anthropological term (such as “foraging” or “pastoralism”).
o Underlinetheterm
o Check the end of this document for a list of approved terms from the course. If you have
an additional term from the course that you would like to use, please contact Dr. Soluri
at least 48 hours before the assignment is due.
• Provide some description of the term that shows you know what the term means. For example,
you might say: “My imaginary culture relies on wild plant and animal foods that they hunt,
gather, and collect from their local environment. They are foragers.”
• Explain how this aspect of the culture relates to other aspects of the culture. For example, if the
culture relies on foraging, how does that shape their social organization? Do they live in a band or a state? Do they have small villages or large urban centers?
o Remember,theaspectsofthecultureshouldmakesensetogether.
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You may also want to include additional information about the culture that helps us understand the cultural elements you describe. For example, it may help the reader understand the culture’s subsistence if we also know where they are located and what kind of environment they have.
And you may include additional information that is just for fun and helps you think more deeply about the culture—such as the name of the imaginary culture.
How do I format my overview?
• Your overview should be one long paragraph, double-spaced (about 300 words or 1 page).
o If your overview is only a couple sentences, look back through and make sure you have
fully explained three aspects of the culture and how they connect to each other. Sometimes more description and detail are needed to completely explain those relationships.
o If your overview is longer than 1.5 pages, look back through to see if maybe you provided too much additional information that isn’t directly related to these initial three aspects of the culture. Try to edit the extra information down (and save it to reuse in the longer paper if you want).
• Please use a standard font and font size, such as Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman in size 11, 11.5, or 12.
• Please use 1-inch margins on all sides.
• If you have questions about how to adjust your font and margins, please ask Dr. S for help.
Grading
You will be graded based on how clearly you describe 3 aspects of the culture and how effectively you connect them together.
• Aspects of the culture (3 possible points)
o You will receive 1 point for each cultural element that is clearly described and uses
correct terminology from the course (3 points total for 3 cultural elements).
• Relationship between aspects of the culture (2 possible points):
o You will earn up to 2 possible points if the cultural elements “make sense” together
and are consistent with one another.
o If there are aspects of the culture that are out of sync or contradictory, partial credit
will be awarded.
Spelling and grammar:
• A few minor mistakes are okay and will be overlooked. If the overview has enough
grammatical mistakes that it is difficult to read, points may be deducted. The English Learning Center and the Integrated Learning Center are available to help with proofreading and writing workshops.
Anthropology 2
Acculturation Affinal kin Agriculture Anthropology Band
Barter
Bilateral descent Bridewealth
Centralized system Chiefdom
Class
Colonialism Commemorative ritual Commodity
Comparative Consanguineal kin Contagious magic
Craft production
Cultural anthropology Cultural relativism Culture
Culture shock
Decorative art
Diffusion
Dowry
Economy
Egalitarian system Egocentric view of person Emic
Enculturation
Endogamy
Ethnicity
Ethnocentrism Ethnography
Ethnology Ethnomusicology
Etic
Exchange
Exogamy
Extended family Family of orientation Family of procreation Fictive kin
Fieldwork
Focused worldview Foraging
Gender
General worldview Gift
Gift exchange Globalization Heterogeneous culture Holistic
Homogeneous culture Horticulture Household production Identity
Imitative magic Industrialism
Kinship
Leadership system Magic
Market exchange Matrilineal descent Medium of exchange Monogamy
Myth
Nuclear family
Participant observation Pastoralism
Patrilineal descent Performance art Political ritual
Politics Polyandry Polygamy Polygyny Power
Race Reciprocity Redistribution Religion Religious ritual Rite of passage Ritual
Science
Shamanism
Social differentiation
Social inequality
Society
Sociocentric view of person State
Subculture
Subsistence
Symbol
Syncretism
Tradition
Tribe
Witchcraft
Workshop production Worldview
Acceptable Anthropological Terms for Use in Your Assignment