Creating Digital Maps to Help Preserve Cultural Heritage of Kamchatka Community

Originally published on the UA News website by Yara Askar (January 29, 2014). Excerpt University of Arizona anthropologist Benedict Colombi is leading a public-private project to help a Russian indigenous people preserve its language and cultural knowledge. The workshop and mapping project in Kamchatka stemmed from UA anthropologist Benedict Colombi’s […]

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Pama-Nyungan reconstruction: Exploration of Australian Linguistic Prehistory

Abstract The earliest detailed records of Australia’s indigenous languages date from approximately two hundred years ago, and therefore our only access to the prehistory of Australia’s indigenous past is through reconstruction in archeology and linguistics. While we know that humans have lived in Australia for more than 40,000 years, we […]

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Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops? The Paiter Surui People & Google Earth…

I’ve been following the curious story of Chief Almir Surui and his relationship with Google Earth since 2007. I was delighted to see that Mashable ran an article about the Pater Surui which allowed me to catch up with what has transpired over the last five years (however, I was […]

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Endangered Languages Project

From the Endangered Languages Project site: Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are disappearing at an unprecedented pace. And when that happens, a unique vision of the world is lost. With every language that dies we lose an enormous cultural heritage; the understanding of how humans relate to […]

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Endangered Languages: a project to support language preservation and documentation around the world

About the Endangered Languages Project Website: http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/ From the Endangered Languages Project site: Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are disappearing at an unprecedented pace. And when that happens, a unique vision of the world is lost. With every language that dies we lose an enormous cultural heritage; […]

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