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Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Planning for Change: Initiative for Sustainable Development in Africa

Zanzibar , Tanzania, United Republic of

With funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation, eleven African and five international consulting anthropologists will analyze the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) process in East Africa through four topics: (1) the ethnographic process, (2) economic and political pressures, (3) communicating LID community concerns, and (4) ensuring project benefits to LID communities while protecting sensitive information.

Material Wealth? New Approaches to the Archaeology of Social Inequality and Complexity

Queens University Belfast Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Over the last decade, social inequality has emerged as a major research area in the historical sciences. New methods for assessing wealth and living standards from the archaeological record have been developed, from the use of Gini coefficients on artefactual and architectural data to bioarchaeological approaches to health and wellbeing. These have been marshalled to ... Read more