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Conclusion

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter discusses how folk saint myths are formed. This is followed by sections that consolidate recurring themes: politics; justice; life in death; dreams; innocence, purity, and ... More


The bird in the hand…

D. W. Yalden and U. Albarella

in The History of British Birds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217519
eISBN:
9780191712296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217519.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ornithology

This chapter introduces the avian skeleton and the most important (easiest to identify, most robust) bones. Their differences from equivalent mammal bones are considered. The possibilities and ... More


Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Gwen Robbins Schug

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

During the second millennium B.C. hundreds of villages were founded in peninsular India. The people of the Deccan Chalcolithic period relied on farming drought-resistant barley and wheat. They raised ... More


The rain and the fiddle

Wahl Jan

in Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136189
eISBN:
9780813141176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Wahl describes the process of taking red filter "night" shots in bright sunlight. Dreyer explains to Wahl that because The Word is a realistic film, shadows, tones, and lighting all must give ... More


General body organization

A. Schmidt-Rhaesa

in The Evolution of Organ Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566687
eISBN:
9780191718007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566687.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with a number of topics not related to particular organ systems, but to the general body organization. These include: complexity (is there a constantly growing complexity during ... More


What is special about the human brain?

Richard Passingham

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230136
eISBN:
9780191696428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230136.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is plausible that evolution could have created the human skeleton, but it is hard to believe that it created the human mind. Yet, in six or seven million years, evolution came up with Homo ... More


State secrets and concealed bodies: exhumations of soviet-era victims in contemporary Russia1

Viacheslav Bitiutckii

in Human Remains and Identification: Mass violence, genocide, and the 'forensic turn'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This paper discusses the search for, exhumation and identification of the remains of victims of mass political repression during the Stalinist Great Terror (1937-1938) in the USSR, concentrating on ... More


Health and Nutrition in the Pre-Industrial Era: Insights from a Millennium of Average Heights in Northern Europe

Richard H. Steckel

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Gives perspective to the debate over living standards during industrialization by examining health and nutrition over the past 1200 years using stature either recorded on military records or inferred ... More


Archaeology, Demography, and Roman Economic Growth

Willem Jongman

in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562596
eISBN:
9780191721458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562596.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter probes the potential of archaeological data for a reconstruction of the demography of ancient Rome. Unfortunately demographic structure is hard to document archaeologically: to calculate ... More


Hair-Trigger Mouse Traps with Teeth

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

in The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter introduces readers to the most important features of the weasels: their long, thin body, short legs, and short fur — the consequences of their specialized lifestyle as hunters of small ... More


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