Shamanism in the Tribal World

2014-03-28 by

Richard Chacon, Ph.D., discussed his experience and research with indigenous shamans (both in the Amazon and the Andean Highlands) and how contact with the Western World might destroy them. Richard J. Chacon is an associate professor of Anthropology at Winthrop University. He has conducted anthropological investigations throughout Latin America. He documented the subsistence patterns and belief systems of the Yanomamö of Venezuela, the Yora of Peru and the Achuar (Shiwiar) of Ecuador. He investigated ritual violence among the Otavalo and Cotacachi Indians of Highland Ecuador. Additionally, he studied the traditional belief patterns of the Kuna of Panama. His specializations are in optimal foraging theory, Amerindian subsistence strategies, warfare, ritual violence, native beliefs, the development of complex societies, ethnohistory and the effects of globalization, in addition to analyzing the impacts of missionization on indigenous peoples. He has a special interest in encouraging members of minority communities to pursue higher education. He currently serves as editor for Springer’s Anthropology and Ethics Series.



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Alan Boraas: Fish, Family, Freedom and Sacred Water, The Salmon Cultures of Bristol Bay

2013-05-17 by

Dr. Alan Boraas delivered this talk at the UAA Fine Arts Building in Room 150 on April 10, 2013.

This event was sponsored by the UAA Anthropology Club and by the National Parks Conservation Foundation.

This event was podcast on April 10. 2013.



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UAA Anthropology Club
Website
National Parks Conservation Association
Website
Dr. Alan Boraas
Academic bio, UAA Website

Professor Michael H. Crawford, University of Kansas, 'Settlement of the Aleutian Archipelago: Genetics, Environment and Subsistence'

2013-03-27 by

Michael H. Crawford is a professor of biological anthropology and genetics at the University of Kansas. He has published more than 250 academic papers in a long career that began with a doctorate from the University of Washington.

His research reflects areas of interest within anthropology and archaeology, but also within the biological sciences.

This event was sponsored by the UAA Anthropology Club and recorded on March 18, 2013.



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Professor Michael H. Crawford
Bio page, University of Kansas
Laboratory of Biological Anthropology
Website, University of Kansas
UAA Anthropology Club
Contact page

Anthropologist Carol Ellick on 'To Share or Not to Share: Archaeological Education as a Mechanism to Reduce Looting'

2012-09-16 by

UAA’s Anthropology Club hosted a visit by cultural education expert Carol Ellick. Her talk is titled, “To Share or Not to Share: Archaeological Education as a Mechanism to Reduce Looting.”

She has a B.A. in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology from The Evergreen State College and an M.A. in education with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from Chapman University. She brings more than 30 years of archaeological and cultural education and public outreach experience to every client and project.

This podcast was recorded Sept. 7, 2012.



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Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants
Website
UAA Anthropology Club
Website

'Anthropology Graduate's Guide: From Student to Career'

2012-09-16 by

The UAA Anthropology Club hosted Dr. Joe Watkins and Carol Ellick, co-authors of the book. In this podcast, they discuss their guidelines with UAA’s Anthropology students.

This podcast was recorded Sept. 7, 2012.



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Green & Gold news site
Article about their visit to UAA
UAA Anthropology Club
Website
Dr. Joe Watkins
University of Oklahoma bio page
Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants
Website
Carol Ellick
Bio Page

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