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    Tools of Teaching: Metal at Magunkaquog

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    This thesis provides the results of a comprehensive analysis of the metal artifact assemblage from Magunkaquog, a mid-17th- to early-18th-century “Praying Indian” community located in present-day Ashland, Massachusetts. Magunkaquog was the seventh of fourteen “Praying Indian” settlements Puritan missionary John Eliot helped in gathering between the years of 1651-1674 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s attempts to convert local Native American populations to Christianity. Originally the site was discovered during a cultural resource management survey conducted by the Public Archaeological Lab (PAL), and further investigated by the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research (then known as the Center for Cultural and Environmental History) at the University of Massachusetts Boston during 1997 and 1998. The information this thesis challenges popular historical narratives surrounding these praying communities during the early stages of colonialism, which are perpetuated by a reliance on biased documentary records. The metal assemblage supports previous archaeologists’ interpretations of the site’s structure functioning as the town’s “fair house” that would have stored a “common stock” to be shared, used, and returned by Nipmuc residents. Results from this thesis suggest the metal artifacts are tools of teaching by which Eliot and his appointed Native teachers would have used in attempts to educate residents of Magunkaquog European ideals. The critical examination of the metal as a material resulting from missionary attempts to teach and Christianize the indigenous residents of Magunkaquog, formulates new narratives and interpretations of how the Nipmuc people negotiated their daily experiences at this site

    Life and Economy at Early Medieval Flixborough, c. AD 600-1000

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    Between 1989 and 1991, excavations in the parish of Flixborough, North Lincolnshire, unearthed remains of an Anglo-Saxon settlement associated with one of the largest collections of artefacts and animal bones yet found on such a site. In an unprecedented occupation sequence from an Anglo-Saxon rural settlement, six main periods of occupation have been identified, dating from the seventh to the early eleventh centuries; with a further period of activity, between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries AD. Volume 2 contains detailed presentation of some 10,000 recorded finds, over 6,000 sherds of pottery, and many other residues and bulk finds, illustrated with 213 blocks of figures and 67 plates, together with discussion of their significance.It presents the most comprehensive, and currently unique picture of daily life on a rural settlement of this period in eastern England, and is an assemblage of Europe wide significance to Anglo-Saxon and early medieval archaeologists

    No. 12, An Archaeological Interpretation of the Site of Fort Blount, a 1790s Terrtorial Militia and Federal Military Post, Jackson County, Tennessee

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    The Ransom and Sarah Williams Farmstead: Post-Emancipation Transitions of an African American Family in Central Texas Vol. 1

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    In conjunction with the proposed construction of the southwest segment of State Highway 45 in southern Travis County, the Texas Department of Transportation sponsored archeological testing and data recovery efforts at the Ransom Williams farmstead. Prewitt and Associates, Inc., conducted an interdisciplinary community-based historic archeological study of the farmstead from 2005 through 2011. Extensive archival research reveals that the 45-acre farm was owned and occupied by Ransom Williams and his wife Sarah, both former slaves, from about 1871 to ca. 1905. The Williams family lived in the predominantly white rural community of Bear Creek, but they had connections to the nearby freedmen communities of Antioch Colony in northern Hays County and Manchaca in southern Travis County. The stories of the Ransom Williams family and their connections to these communities are enhanced by extensive oral history research, with over 46 hours of taped and transcribed interviews with 27 descendant community members. Data recovery investigations focused on a landscape archeological study to define the layout and design of the entire farmstead, including a stock pond and a network of dry-laid rock walls that facilitated water drainage, demarcated property boundaries, and formed livestock pens. Intensive hand excavations were used to examine features associated with the Williams house, outbuildings and activity areas, and a large trash midden. This work recovered more than 26,000 artifacts. They constitute an impressive material culture assemblage that is associated, with few exceptions, with the Williams family tenure on the land. The combined archival data, oral history interviews, and archeological evidence tell the fascinating story of how one African American farm family lived and thrived in central Texas during Reconstruction and into the Jim Crow era

    The Irish Plumber and Heating Contractor, September 1962 (complete issue)

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    No. 17, Fort Loudoun in Tennessee, 1756-1760 History, Archaeology, Replication, Exhibits, and Interpretation

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    MODULAR CUTTING TOOLS : Manual for students and masters of engineering specialities

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    MODULAR CUTTING TOOLS : Manual for students and masters of engineering specialities. Popok N.N., Gerasimov A.A. (Polotsk State University)Рассмотрены основные методы проектирования модульных инструментальных систем, конструкции модульных расточных режущих инструментов. Предназначено для студентов и магистрантов машиностроительных специальностей вузов

    Adaptive Technology Catalog

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    By design, the purpose of this Adaptive Technology Catalog is to provide a resource for governments, survivor-assistance and other agencies to help victims of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) and other disabled workers get back to self-sufficiency and paid work. Landmine and ERW injuries have a devastating impact on the economic security of individuals, families and communities. Most often, these circumstances exist in countries that lack the basic social welfare infrastructure that might otherwise keep this at-risk population from poverty. Designing, developing and identifying simple and inexpensive tools and programs that assist with survivor work reintegration is a challenge with broad implications for the economic recovery of communities and nations as they emerge from conflict. The Adaptive Technology Catalog was created to offer information pertaining to both products that are readily available for use and those that may require some modification depending on intended usage. We expect this Catalog to be a resource for governments and organizations planning rehabilitation projects and those working in the field of survivors’ assistance. Although this is not an all-inclusive publication, we hope that you find the tools in it useful. It is not a comprehensive catalog by any means. There are certainly many more companies around the world that produce similar products or tools that are even more innovative and practical for the mine-affected population. We invite you to let us know about manufacturers and innovative tools you have created or found to help your survivors recover and reintegrate into society

    Adaptive Technology Catalog

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    By design, the purpose of this Adaptive Technology Catalog is to provide a resource for governments, survivor-assistance and other agencies to help victims of landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) and other disabled workers get back to self-sufficiency and paid work. Designing, developing and identifying simple and inexpensive tools and programs that assist with survivor work reintegration is a challenge with broad implications for the economic recovery of communities and nations as they emerge from conflict. The Adaptive Technology Catalog was created to offer information pertaining to both products that are readily available for use and those that may require some modification depending on intended usage. We expect this Catalog to be a resource for governments and organizations planning rehabilitation projects and those working in the field of survivors’ assistance. Although this is not an all-inclusive publication, we hope that you find the tools in it useful. It is not a comprehensive catalog by any means. There are certainly many more companies around the world that produce similar products or tools that are even more innovative and practical for the mine-affected population. We invite you to let us know about manufacturers and innovative tools you have created or found to help your survivors recover and reintegrate into society

    Професійна технічна термінологія у галузі машинобудування

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    Рецензенти: Д. В. Криворучко – доктор технічних наук, доцент, професор кафедри технології машинобудування, верстатів та інструментів Сумського державного університету; В. І. Шатоха – доктор технічних наук, професор, проректор із науково-педагогічної роботи Національної металургійної академії України.Навчальний посібник є важливою формою міждисциплінарної та міжвузівської інтеграції, створений для зацікавлення студентів у якісному та поглибленому вивченні спеціальних дисциплін та професійної англійської мови, розвитку вмінь самостійної роботи і навичок при написанні та оформленні науково-дослідних робіт, активізації пізнавальної й дослідницької діяльності, стимулює наукові пошуки, обмін досвідом засобами англійської мови у галузі машинобудування. Навчальний посібник призначений для інженерно-технічних і науково-педагогічних працівників, аспірантів і студентів інженерних спеціальностей вищих навчальних закладів.Розроблено в рамках виконання проекту Темпус «Модернізація вищої інженерної освіти в Грузії, Україні та Узбекистані відповідно до технологічних викликів» (ENGITEC 530244-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-SE-TEMPUS-JPCR
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