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In our course we have set out from the study of biological evolution and underst

In our course we have set out from the study of biological evolution and understood humans as bio-cultural beings.
Remember the three tenets of Darwin’s theory of natural selection that we discussed in week 2:
• There exists heritable variation between individuals in any population.
• The nature of the environment causes some individuals to survive and reproduce more successfully than others.
• This changes the composition of the population in later generations, as succeeding generations of the population take on the characteristics of its reproducing members.
In week 5 we discussed the emergence of culture. We have explored various cases of cultural development, including uses of tools, fire, language, writing, graphism, and (in this week) money.
Can we adopt Darwin’s concepts (population, generations, heritability etc.) to study their history? If not, does it make sense to modify them?
Is their history an evolutionary history in Darwin’s sense?
If so, why? If not, why not?
If it were, does that mean that culture evolves through a sort of algorithm, as Darwin claimed for natural selection in biology?
If it were, would this mean that cultural developments are entirely subject to mechanical forces? Are these forces beyond our control? Are there ethical issues?
You do not need to discuss all of these questions – I list them as potential starting points for your discussion of the overarching question, Is human cultural evolution Darwinian?

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Culture paper – Manchu culture is the topic I choose to do my research -MLA dou

Culture paper
– Manchu culture is the topic I choose to do my research
-MLA double space 12 pt
-times new Romain
-Separate page for work cited
– The list is here follow the rules Each student will select a specific culture and write a minimum 5-page paper (double spaced, 12pt., Times New Roman) describing it utilizing an anthropological perspective. You may select any culture or subculture to write your paper on as long as conducting the research does not pose a risk to you or anyone else. Emphasis should be placed on applying the course theories and perspectives to analyze the culture (you could discuss their language, symbols, economics, kinship system, religion, etc.). You are required to utilize a minimum of 3 outside scholarly anthropological sources in the paper, but be sure to cite everything properly using MLA or APA format and include a works cited page.
– Do not use Wikipedia or Everyculture.com. Be sure to place all direct quotes in quotation marks or significant points will be deducted. If you plagiarize, you will receive a zero on this paper.
– You must cite any materials that you use to write your papers or posts using APA or MLA format. As a general rule, if you use three or more words from another source, put this material in “quotation marks” and follow the sentence with an in-text citation (author’s name, date, pg. #) or (webpage). If you paraphrase from a text, include an in-text citation at the end of the sentence. If you fail to properly cite your work, you will receive a zero for the assignment.
– Keep quotes to less than 30% of your total papers. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this matter.

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Anthropology

In our course we have set out from the study of biological evolution and underst

In our course we have set out from the study of biological evolution and understood humans as bio-cultural beings.
Remember the three tenets of Darwin’s theory of natural selection that we discussed in week 2:
• There exists heritable variation between individuals in any population.
• The nature of the environment causes some individuals to survive and reproduce more successfully than others.
• This changes the composition of the population in later generations, as succeeding generations of the population take on the characteristics of its reproducing members.
In week 5 we discussed the emergence of culture. We have explored various cases of cultural development, including uses of tools, fire, language, writing, graphism, and (in this week) money.
Can we adopt Darwin’s concepts (population, generations, heritability etc.) to study their history? If not, does it make sense to modify them?
Is their history an evolutionary history in Darwin’s sense?
If so, why? If not, why not?
If it were, does that mean that culture evolves through a sort of algorithm, as Darwin claimed for natural selection in biology?
If it were, would this mean that cultural developments are entirely subject to mechanical forces? Are these forces beyond our control? Are there ethical issues?
You do not need to discuss all of these questions – I list them as potential starting points for your discussion of the overarching question, Is human cultural evolution Darwinian?

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Anthropology

Culture paper – Manchu culture is the topic I choose to do my research -MLA dou

Culture paper
– Manchu culture is the topic I choose to do my research
-MLA double space 12 pt
-times new Romain
-Separate page for work cited
– The list is here follow the rules Each student will select a specific culture and write a minimum 5-page paper (double spaced, 12pt., Times New Roman) describing it utilizing an anthropological perspective. You may select any culture or subculture to write your paper on as long as conducting the research does not pose a risk to you or anyone else. Emphasis should be placed on applying the course theories and perspectives to analyze the culture (you could discuss their language, symbols, economics, kinship system, religion, etc.). You are required to utilize a minimum of 3 outside scholarly anthropological sources in the paper, but be sure to cite everything properly using MLA or APA format and include a works cited page.
– Do not use Wikipedia or Everyculture.com. Be sure to place all direct quotes in quotation marks or significant points will be deducted. If you plagiarize, you will receive a zero on this paper.
– You must cite any materials that you use to write your papers or posts using APA or MLA format. As a general rule, if you use three or more words from another source, put this material in “quotation marks” and follow the sentence with an in-text citation (author’s name, date, pg. #) or (webpage). If you paraphrase from a text, include an in-text citation at the end of the sentence. If you fail to properly cite your work, you will receive a zero for the assignment.
– Keep quotes to less than 30% of your total papers. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this matter.

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Does the project have a concern for protecting the archaeological resources they have or will have uncovered?

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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What is the purpose and affiliation of the organization or author of the website?

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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I need a good quality piece.

You do not need to do the cover page. I need 10 pages on food sustainiblity (Why we need food sustainiblity, how it helps us?, what would happen if we stopped?, pros/cons etc?, why its important?) I will attach the instructions below. Please read it carefully. Any questions ask me. I need a good quality piece.

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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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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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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.