Paris, Dr. Elizabeth, St. Lawrence U., Canton, NY; & Lopez Bravo, Dr. Roberto, U. de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas, Mexico - To aid collaborative research on "Households And Communities In Small Polity Networks: Inter-Polity Interaction In Highland Chiapas"
Preliminary abstract: This project will investigate changing patterns of socioeconomic interaction and integration between two neighboring polity centers in the Jovel Valley of highland Chiapas from the Late Classic period (AD 700-900) to Early Postclassic period (AD 900-1250). Our research will explore the degree to which the residents of these sites exchanged goods and information across polity boundaries and the ways the polities may have been interdependent and integrated through socioeconomic networks.
Hale, Dr. Charles, U. of Texas, Austin, TX; and Velasquez Nimatuj, Dr. Irma, Independent scholar, Guatemala - To aid collaborative research on "When Rights Ring Hollow: Racism and Anti-racist Horizons in the Americas"
Preliminary abstract: This proposal supports two research teams (in Guatemala and Brazil) that form part of a six-country study of indigenous and afro-descendant peoples, as they confront challenges rooted in ongoing social inequality, racial discrimination and limits to participation in their respective national political systems. The research emerges from three year's work with organizations in all six countries, which belong to a hemispheric network of "observatories on racism." Periodic meetings of this network yielded a central empirical observation: throughout the region,
National Research Center on Human Evolution (CENIEH)
November 4, 2014
Bruner, Dr. Emiliano, National Research Center for Human Evolution, Burgos, Spain; and Veleminsky, Dr. Petr, National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic - To aid collaborative research on "Cranial Anatomy, Anthropology, and Vascular System"
Preliminary abstract: The skull has four main vascular systems, largely involved in brain and endocranial blood management. Two of them run directly within or above the bone layers, and their imprints are visible on cranial remains: the middle meningeal vessels and the diploic system. These traits can be used to study vascular biology in situations in which vessels are no more available: archaeology, paleontology, and forensic anthropology. Many of these traits may have also medical importance, being associated with brain oxygenation and thermoregulation.
Kidd, Dr. Kenneth K., Yale U., New Haven, CT; and Kajuna, Dr. Sylvester L. B., Hubert Kairuki Memorial U., Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - To aid coll. research on 'Genetic Relationships among East African Populations based on Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms'
Preliminary abstract: We propose to increase the resources for molecular anthropology studies in Africa by increasing both the material available on E. African populations and the lab capacity within Africa for such studies. In the first aim cell lines will be established for individuals from at least one additional Tanzanian population of anthropological interest to increase the resources for future research, thereby strengthening the ability to understand the evolutionary history of East Asian populations. The existing and proposed cell lines will allow many researchers to have access to DNA and will allow gene expression studies to be done for that significant fraction (>30%) of genes that are expressed in transformed lymphocytes. In the second aim the capacity for molecular anthropology research in Africa by African researchers will be strengthened through research and experience in generating their own data in their own lab in Dar-es-Salaam. A modern molecular genetics lab exists and is now ready to conduct molecular anthropological studies but funding for the staff and supplies is needed. Training in the more anthropological aspects of the research will be provided by Dr. Kidd's lab.
Pavlov, Dr. Pavel, Institute of Language, Literature & History, Syktyvkar, Russia; and Roebroeks, Dr. Wil, U. Leiden, The Netherlands - To aid collaborative research on the colonization of the northern world
Thompson, Dr. Eric C., National U. of Singapore, Singapore; and Chulanee, Dr. Thianthai, Chulalongkorn U., Bangkok, Thailand - To aid collaborative research on 'Thai and Indonesian Migrant Cultures in Bangkok, Jakarta and Singapore'
Bentley, Dr. Gillian R., U. College London, London, United Kingdom; and Dr. Farid U. Ahamed, Chittagong U., Chittagong, Bangladesh - To aid collaborative research on 'Influences on Male Migrant/Nonmigrant Bangladeshi: Female Body Shape Preferences'
Unidad Academia de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
October 19, 2007
Daltabuit, Magali, Unidad Academica de Ciencias Sociales, Merida, Mexico & Geddes, H., U. of Mass., Amherst, et al.- To aid collaborative research on 'Environmental Discourses and the Production of Ideologies in the Tourism Economy of Tulum. Qunitana Roo'
Daltabuit Godas, Magali. 2012. El Movimiento Ambientalista de Quintana Roo. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México: Cuernavaca.
Guba, Dr. Zsuzsanna, Indpendent Scholar, Budapest, Hungary; and Burger, Dr. Joachim, U. of Mainz, Mainz, Germany - To aid research 'Extended PCR-Based Analysis of Human mtDNA Mutations with Genetic Discontinuity in the Central European Neolithic'
Preliminary abstract: Analysis of mitochondrial mutations in the HVS-I region is an effective method for ancient human populational studies. A mitochondrial DNA haplotype survey of the Neolithic and post-Neolithic human remains as well as the contemporary population of Hungary is involved in this project to gain information on their haplotype pattern and especially on the frequency of East-Asian haplotypes in the Carpathian Basin. This project may have a significant effect on the theory of the spread of Neolithic way of life as well. We have choose a key-area of the Neolithisation, in the route of Neolithisation following the River Danube, and that was also the birth place of the Linear Pottery Culture, which later colonised Western and Northern Europe. With more reliable haplotype data from this region we can judge whether Central Europe's Neolithic and Post-Neolithic populations share a similar haplotype pattern or not. That can be a strong argument about the nature of spread of agriculture, in deciding whether the population movements or the cultural knowledge exchange was decisive in the Neolithisation. The ancient and recent haplotype pattern of Hungary is definitely worth further investigation to test a theory on the continuous population history of Europe in the past, or on the contrary, genetic gaps between ancient and recent human populations of Europe were more likely to be detected. Our previous Wenner-Gren supported study was one of the pioneers to dig out genetic data from this region as well as a sole study from Hungary. Extended survey of the human mtDNA polymorphism pattern in the Central European Neolithic and its temporal changes are required to expand our knowledge on this specific feature of the human social development.
Kideckel, Dr. D., Central CT St. U., New Britain, CT; and Mihailescu, Dr. Vintila, Nat'l School for Political & Admin. Studies, Bucuresti, Romania - To aid collaborative research on 'Citizenship & Changing Political Identity In Two Globalizing Societies'