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Criteria for the Presence of Barbarians in the Population of Early Olbia

S. D. KRYZHITSKIY

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Historians of the ancient states of the north coast of the Black Sea were often faced by the challenge on how to estimate the presence of barbarians in the populations of early communities. Although ... More


Gemeinde and Congregation: Jewish Welfare at Community Level

Rainer Liedtke

in Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester c.1850–1914

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207238
eISBN:
9780191677564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207238.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter distinguishes analytically between Jewish welfare at the level of the entire community in the sense of either the DIG in Hamburg or the Manchester congregations on the one side, and on ... More


Unearthing the Polynesian Past: Explorations and Adventures of an Island Archaeologist

Patrick Vinton Kirch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853457
eISBN:
9780824868345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853457.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In this memoir, the author relates his many adventures while doing fieldwork on remote islands. At the age of thirteen, the author was accepted as a summer intern by the eccentric Bishop Museum ... More


What Do Girls Dig?

Bethany Nowviskie

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0023
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter begins by presenting an exchange of tweets spawned by the news that two out of thirty-three speakers at the “Digging into Data Challenge” conference are women. The author then expresses ... More


Inscriptions

Vilém Flusser, Mark Poster, and Nancy Ann Roth

in Does Writing Have a Future?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670222
eISBN:
9781452947228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670222.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explains how writing began by drawing on the fields of etymology and archaeology. Writing comes from the Latin scribere, meaning “to scratch,” while the Greek graphein means “to dig.” ... More


‘An Invention of the Americans’: Negotiating the Foreign in Anne Tyler's Novels

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

in Transatlantic Women's Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624454
eISBN:
9780748652242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the construction of ‘foreignness’ in Anne Tyler's The Accidental Tourist and Digging to America in order to relate concepts of the foreign to those of the familiar in its ... More


Seer Stones and Western Esotericism

William L. Davis

in Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655666
eISBN:
9781469655680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655666.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter One contextualizes Joseph Smith's use of a "seer stone" to compose the Book of Mormon within contemporary folk magic practices, the philosophies of Western esotericism, and Christian ... More


The utilisation of evidence in a politicised policy area

Mark Monaghan

in Evidence versus politics: Exploiting research in UK drug policy making?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426970
eISBN:
9781447302247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426970.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter continues to closely analyse the label of evidence. It discusses a wider drug classification system and the nature of drug harm therein. Drawing on debates over UK drug classification ... More


Well-Digging

Camilla Toulmin

in Cattle, Women, and Wells: Managing Household Survival in the Sahel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198853046
eISBN:
9780191946486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853046.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Wells are of great importance in this arid zone to provide for household needs and water livestock. Well-digging by individual households in Kala has become a major activity, the number growing from ... More


“Dig Dutty”: The Practice of Matikor among Hindus in Guyana and Trinidad

Dave Ramsaran and Linden F. Lewis

in Caribbean Masala: Indian Identity in Guyana and Trinidad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818041
eISBN:
9781496818089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818041.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the Matikor or “Dig Dutty” ritual in Guyana and Trinidad. The Dig Dutty/Matikor ritual is an important part of Hindu ethnic identity. It is central to the story of historical ... More


The Story of Mound Bayou

Amy L. Young, Milburn J. Crowe, and Amy L. Young

in Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032622
eISBN:
9781617032639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is divided into two parts. The first describes the history of Mound Bayou followed by a project called “Digging for the Dream: Archaeology at Mound Bayou,” believed to be the first ... More


Introduction

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Crockett Johnson and his wife, Ruth Krauss, were two well-known authors of children’s books from the 1950s. Between them, they created more than seventy-five books, many of which became classics. His ... More


// Context: Policy and Geography

in Under Construction: Making Homeland Security at the Local Level

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226257433
eISBN:
9780226257457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the policy context of homeland security in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. It describes some of the features of the Boston ... More


Artists Are to Watch

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1950, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy came up with a list of fifty-seven State Department employees who were members of the American Communist Party. By the end of April, Crockett Johnson was ... More


New Adventures on Page and Screen

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

To find ideas for her children’s books, Ruth Krauss continued to visit the Rowayton Kindergarten and the Community Cooperative Nursery School in Connecticut. After gathering enough of the children’s ... More


Jarvis Island

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In 1982, I helped remove feral cats from Jarvis Island. The greatest El Niño in recent history occurred as the cats were being removed. It was so severe that the Equatorial Undercurrent ceased to ... More


Kingman Reef to Howland and Baker Islands

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Enroute from Line Islands to Phoenix Islands we went to Kingman Reef, a barely awash coral atoll 35 miles from Palmyra, to pick up former Shuttle Astronaut Chuck Brady. The Ham radio operator, along ... More


Waterways and Water Transport on Reclaimed Coastal Marshlands: The Somerset Levels and Beyond

Rippon Stephen

in Waterways and Canal-Building in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198723134
eISBN:
9780191804205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198723134.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the reclamation of coastal wetlands, such as the marshes and fens that borders most of England's estuaries. These created a series of uniquely handcrafted landscapes. The ... More


Open approach to rivers: The lateral version of the Ecological approach

S. Nazrul Islam

in Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative Approaches and Their Implications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190079024
eISBN:
9780190079055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079024.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Chapter 10 provides an overview of the Open approach, focusing on its merits, progress, and prospects and showing how it can be more conducive to sustainable development. It shows that the Open ... More


The Legacies of the Dead

L. C. Carr

in Tessa Verney Wheeler: Women and Archaeology Before World War Two

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199640225
eISBN:
9780191804663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199640225.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter talks about the death of Tessa Verney Wheeler and the archaeological works and publications of her husband, Robert Eric Mortimer (Rik) Wheeler after her passing. Tessa and Rik Wheeler ... More


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