To support the development of a doctoral program in anthropology at University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines - Institutional Development Grant
The potential to develop an archaeological science based Ph.D program is both a challenge and a dream of the faculty in the Archaeological Studies Program (ASP) of the University of the Philippines. It requires investing in both human and physical resources which is difficult when funding possibilities are so scarce. The ASP faculty developed a program that will expand their laboratories and train Ph.D students with the necessary skills and research capabilities to make use of them. Over five years the program will secure the equipment and train the students in collaboration with expert colleagues and partner institutions such as the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France as well as scholars from other institutions that can advise on specific techniques and laboratory research. The proposed research facilities will include a Human Osteology lab, a Palaeo-botany and Sediment Sciences lab, a lithics lab, a Zooarchaeology lab and finally a ceramics lab. At the end of the five years of the Institutional Development Grant ASP will have five functional laboratories, manned by capable personnel with PhDs, that will then be used to train successive generations of students working in the Southeast Asian Region.
Merlan, Dr. Francesca C., Australian National U., Canberra, Australia - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Marie Reay for archival deposit with the Archives of the Australian National University - Historical Archives Program
Conant, Veronika A., New York, NY - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. Francis P. Conant for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives and the Human Studies Film Archives - Historical Archives Program
Garrison Arensberg, Dr. Vivian, New York, NY - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Conrad Arensberg for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, Maryland - Historical Archives Program
Rabinovich, Dr. Rivka, Hebrew U., Jerusalem, Israel - To aid conference on 'Fish and Fishing: Archaeological, Anthropological, Taphonomical and Ecological Perspectives,' 2011, Hebrew U., in collaboration with Dr. Irit Zohar
Preliminary abstract: The Fish Remains Working Group (FRWG) was created to bring together, every two years, researchers from different disciplines, countries and continents and to allow them to communicate and present their latest scientific work on fish remains. In the last 20 years the study of fish remains from archaeological sites have been developing as a discipline in its own, displaying its significance for anthropological and environmental studies. These demonstrated that fish remains provide an excellent source of information about ancient human diet, technological skills, past hydrological connections, past distribution patterns and community structure of fish in the aquatic habitat. As a result, today, researchers that study fish remains represent a wide range of disciplines including: archaeology, zoology, ichthyology, geology, paleontology, chemistry, cultural anthropology, history, nutrition, and fishery biology. These researchers, scattered around the world, are interested in establishment of a forum of debate for discussions and standardization of techniques used for the study of fish remains. The antiquity of fish exploitation, dietary contribution of fish and fishing to human evolution,role of gender in fishing activity, fish processing methods, lacustrine taphonomy, and recently developed methods, are just some of the topics that will be presented and discussed at the meeting. A special session on neotropical zooarchaeology is planned in the honor of Prof. Oscar Polaco that unexpectedly passed away in 2009.
Hittman, Dr. Michael, Brooklyn, NY - To aid preparation of personal research materials for archival deposit with Special Collections, Univesity of Nevada Libraries, Reno, NV - Historical Archives Program
Knight, Dr. Vernon James, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. C. Earle Smith for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, Maryland