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Some articles on cultures, culture:

Child Sacrifice In Pre-Columbian Cultures
... The practice of child sacrifice in Pre-Columbian cultures, in particular Mesoamerican and South American cultures, is well documented both in the archaeological records and in written sources ... The exact ideologies behind child sacrifice in different pre-Columbian cultures are unknown but it is often thought to have been performed in order ...
Cross-cultural Researcher
... This branch of anthropology investigates what is universal and variable among cultures, why traits vary, and what consequences come from the variations ... cross-cultural research theory, which holds that most cultures share common evolutionary and functional traits ... This view has evolved from the notion of cultures progressing from "barbarism to civilization" and "primitive versus advanced races" to a more nuanced, comparative view ...
Ceramic Art
... is a long history of ceramic art in almost all developed cultures, and often ceramic objects are all the artistic evidence left from vanished cultures, like that of the Nok in Africa over 2,000 years ago ... Cultures especially noted for ceramics include the Chinese, Cretan, Greek, Persian, Mayan, Japanese, and Korean cultures, as well as the modern Western cultures ...
Tools of Clinical Pathology - Cultures
... A big part of the examinations of clinical pathology, primarily in medical microbiology, use culture media ... Those allow, for example, the description of one or several infectious agents responsible of the clinical signs ...
Captivity Narrative
... approaches, historians with a more certain grasp of Native American cultures are distinguishing between plausible statements of fact and value-laden judgements in order to study the narratives as rare ... as what the narratives reveal about the settlers' sense of themselves and their culture, and the experience of crossing the line to another ... Colley has studied the long history of English captivity in other cultures, both the Barbary pirate captives who preceded those in North America, and British captives in cultures such as India, after the North ...

Famous quotes containing the word cultures:

    Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
    Kate Millet (b. 1934)

    A two-week-old infant cries an average of one and a half hours every day. This increases to approximately three hours per day when the child is about six weeks old. By the time children are twelve weeks old, their daily crying has decreased dramatically and averages less than one hour. This same basic pattern of crying is present among children from a wide range of cultures throughout the world. It appears to be wired into the nervous system of our species.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century)

    There has never been in history another such culture as the Western civilization M a culture which has practiced the belief that the physical and social environment of man is subject to rational manipulation and that history is subject to the will and action of man; whereas central to the traditional cultures of the rivals of Western civilization, those of Africa and Asia, is a belief that it is environment that dominates man.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)