Questions related to Material Culture
I have purchased MIN6 and INS-1E cell lines (Beta cell) from AddexBio and I'm culturing them in flask based on the protocol they provided. However, for some of my tests, I have to culture them in 6 and 12 well plates. But 3 days after plating, they start to round-up and lose the normal protrusions that they have while attaching to the surface. I know that the round-up cells are not dead.
this pattern starts from a corner of well and goes forwards towards the center of well. I have changed my well-plate plastic material, culture media, incubator, etc. and this problem is still there.
I should mention they look normal in flask but once I plate them in well-plates, I observe this issue.
So I wanted to ask if you have any explanation or suggestion to help me with this issue? I would be thankful for your comments.
I have attached here an image showing how they look like.
The field of social network analysis and all its quantitative methods appear to be an interesting way for material culture analysis in anthropology and archaeology. Since I want to gradually integrate this big body of knowledge into my archaeological toolbox, I need to know where to begin. What to learn first. I’m curious to know when in an undergraduate program does this type of knowledge is taught?
I might follow one or two undergrad courses, read books and do some online mooc. But what should I learn first? Basic quantitative sociology, social sciences quantitative methods, programing (and which language), statistics, mathematics and graph theory? It seems to me that there is a big learning curve. In the end, I must be kept in mind that I don’t want to turn myself into a mathematician/statistician. I only wish to improve my archaeological researches with quantitative methodology.
Nowadays there is a spark of interest in the types of energy and materials that should be developed in the future. There is developed an extensive discussion upon the future of these two types. However, little attention has been paid to the future of resources. Taking into consideration the latest achievements in industry and manufacturing, such as the 3D printers and 3D scanners, the question is whether these technological advancements' spur will determine the future of resources stocks, including the feeding behavior for human, livestock, and global famine? The future of resources should be merely a nutrition-concerned issue, or a socio-cultural sensitive one?
This study is a PhD research on the settlement history and material culture of the Middle-Niger Area of Nigeria.
I am looking into people's knowledge to deal with natural hazards in the Pacific Island region. I have come across some materials, but I assume that there is much out there, possibly buried in ethnographies, where the titles give little indiction that it contains such materials......... One particular interest is about cultural knowldege about hazards and its application in the material culture (e.g. house construction, agriculture, food preservation and food security, etc....
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In the past few decades we've lost records pertaining to the manufacture & distribution of products due to Paper Retention Policies. The lack of paper storage & the often hazards of on-line records storage, gives question: How much information will actually be available for future researchers? Take soda bottle caps. There likely have been 30 changes to Coca-Cola bottle caps alone, not counting varieties, since 1970. Is there a record? Can we date each type? Is that information already lost to us?
I am doing research into the cuisine of the Mesopotamians and cooking pots and stoves are one of my topics. I would also appreciate it if anybody can provide me with information or a picture of cooking stoves of Mesopotamia. The information on this particular topic is lacking. I do know that in Israel the stoves were made out of broken pottery shards but I don't know if it is the same in Mesopotamia?
I’m writing a research project on Tangible Cultural Expressions (TCEs), in particular on the social, economic and political issues posed by their production, use, commercialisation, and status as intellectual property. TCE include a broad range of folk art, including wood carving, baskets, textiles and folk costumes. The proposed research, taking as axiomatic the importance of material culture in shaping and expressing ethnicity, focuses on the processes through which some objects but not others become markers of ethnic distinction, and through which some of those objects become embroiled in controversies over intellectual property rights.
Much of the research to date on the conversion of cultural expressions into intellectual property has been largely theoretical, based on secondary ethnographies, and concerned primarily with the theoretical, ethical, and practical implications of commodification of the historical past or of intangible cultural heritage. Of the few studies based on observation and real-world data (e.g. Thuen 2004; Eriksen 2004; Chaumeil 2009; Brown & Nicholas 2012), almost all have been limited to one or two societies. To date, all researchers states that has been very limited application of conventional law in the protection of the intellectual property of expressions of traditional knowledge and culture because they generally fall outside the protection of copyrights and patents. ¿Do you know examples of TCE protected by intellectual property rights? ¿How western statute and customary law do or do not protect intellectual property?.