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Environmental Values in American Culture
How do Americans view environmental issues? From EarthFirst! members to sawmill workers, this study by a team of cognitive anthropologists offers both good and bad news for those addressingExpand
Scars for war: evaluating alternative signaling explanations for cross-cultural variance in ritual costs
While males in many societies endure traumatic and painful rites, in other societies male rites are mild or completely absent. To explain these cross-cultural differences, we use data collected fromExpand
Selection for perceptual distinctiveness: Evidence from aguaruna cultivars ofManihot esculenta
Evidence that cultivars of manioc (Manihot esculenta) have been selected for combinations of characters that allow them to be perceptually distinguished is presented and Anthropological evidence is presented to demonstrate that Aguaruna interact with the plants as predicted by the model. Expand
Modeling 3D Facial Shape from DNA
Results on a set of 20 genes showing significant effects on facial features provide support for bootstrapped response-based imputation modeling as a novel means to identify genes affecting normal-range facial features and for approximating the appearance of a face from genetic markers. Expand
Form or Function: A Comparison of Expert and Novice Judgments of Similarity Among Fish
Ethnobiologists debate whether folk biological classifiers are natural historians attending primarily to the morphology of organisms or are pragmatists concerned primarily with utility. We argue thatExpand
Measuring the relationship between dietary quality and body size in primates
A measure of diet is developed that is sensitive over the whole spectrum of primate feeding niches, and this measure is used to define the relationship between body size and diet for a sample of 72 primate species. Expand
Dowry as Female Competition
Boserup (1970) views dowry as a payment made by women to guarantee future support for them and their children under circumstances where their own contributions to subsistence are relatively small. WeExpand
The cross-linguistic categorization of everyday events: A study of cutting and breaking
This study investigates how speakers of different languages implicitly categorize such events through the verbs they use to talk about them, and suggests that there are strong constraints in human event categorization, and that variation is played out within a restricted semantic space. Expand