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  2004 Summary of China Request to U.S. Under Article 9 of the 1970 UNESCO Convention
This institution is responsible for the protection of cultural relics throughout the country, planning for the development, rules and regulations, management of sites and museum, approval of archaeological excavation projects, salvage archaeology, and study and formulation of new regulations governing the circulation of archaeological artifacts.
It states in the cultural artifacts protection law that, except for those approved by the State Council for the purpose of exhibition overseas, cultural relics with important historical, artistic and scientific value are prohibited from being exported overseas.
Cultural artifacts are a reflection of social systems, modes of production, social life, spiritual culture and beliefs of their respective historical periods.
exchanges.state.gov /culprop/cn04sum.html   (4211 words)

 Cultural artifact - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cultural artifact is a human-made object which gives information about the culture of its creator and users.
The usage of the term encompasses the type of archaeological artifact which is recovered at archaeological sites; however, man-made objects of modern society are also cultural artifacts.
For example, in an anthropological context, a television is an artifact of modern culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cultural_artifact   (117 words)

Cultural Anthropology is the study of the culture of mankind; ethnographic research is a tool for describing culture.
Culture cannot be observed directly; people everywhere learn their culture by making inferences.
Choose one artifact (or cultural object) from the contact culture that seems to have special meaning and write a one to two (1-2) page paper analyzing its symbolic and/or cultural meaning.
acweb.colum.edu /users/sbmalley/ethnog.html   (1347 words)

 Cultural Artifact Presentation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The word culture comes from the Latin root colere, (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor).
In a more specific sense, it is a combination of beliefs and practices, which are shared and passed on by the members of a particular group.
The introduction might include how you got involved in the culture, or a quotation about the culture or artifact, or an attention getter about the culture or artifact.
home.earthlink.net /~speechcom/icculturalpres.htm   (1356 words)

 Artifact Reflection
Teachers cannot be visitors to cultures anymore; they need to find specific and symbolic meaning in all the cultures within their classroom.
Children’s knowledge of a culture should not be limited to those holidays, and celebrations that receive notoriety, but should encompass a tolerance and understanding that will enable them to look past differences to find the similarities of man.
Since cultural diversity is not a typical topic in standards the teacher needs to decide what personate information relates to the standards and incorporates them into her/his lesson plans.
clem.mscd.edu /~rauscht/artifactreflectionarabic.htm   (543 words)

 REFLECTIONS ON THE MODERN FOLK PROCESS — Katherine Macdonald — April 25 2005
It is a culture that "assumes that cultural value originates from the original contributions of individual authors" (40) — it is a mode of thinking that, like the previous realizations of legitimacy issues, may be inescapable.
In other words, by feeding into our culture’s legitimacy issues, the author of a reversion can be said to be upholding and supporting the same system that previously led to his or her feelings of illegitimacy in the first place.
Artifacts from other sets are also utilized, whether known or unknown, but for a product to be part of the reclamation set it must exceed the copyright limitations of an artifact — in other words, products which violate fair use laws, or products that use artifacts without permission from the copyright owners.
www.sff.net /people/thyme/folkprocess.htp   (9473 words)

 Review 3
The central tenet of cultural analysis is that no text can be understood wrenched from its organic environment; the text must be juxtaposed to the primordial culture which generates and sustains it and to the culture of the critic who strives to understand the text.
Cultural studies censors the methodology of conventional literary criticism, which refuses to reflect upon its own situatedness in the present and thus refuses to participate in a dialogue between the ideologies of the present and the ideologies that produced the viewed object.
As a result of cultural studies' privileging objects which had been ignored traditionally by the established university and academic departments, cultural studies is perceived as championing the rights and dignity of the Other (female, gay, non-white, low culture, environmental, etc.) and as promulgating a political agenda of recognition and empowerment.
www.brynmawr.edu /bmrcl/Fall2001/BalGonzales.html   (2950 words)

 Cultural heritage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cultural heritage ("national heritage" or just "heritage") is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations.
Often though, what is considered cultural heritage by one generation may be rejected by the next generation, only to be revived by a succeeding generation.
Physical or "tangible cultural heritage" includes buildings and historic places, monuments, artifacts, etc., that are considered worthy of preservation for the future.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cultural_heritage   (489 words)

 Artifacts & Fiction: Activities and Tips: Cultural Geography: Session Activities
Because cultural geography shapes the ways individuals think about themselves and their communities, an analysis of cultural geography artifacts can offer students a useful tool to better understand the spaces represented in literary texts.
Cultural geography artifacts can help students better comprehend the specific spaces depicted in these texts, guiding them to appreciate how the authors engage the relationship between place and identity.
In fact, the protagonist's struggle is so at odds with her culture's norms that the author herself was socially ostracized when the book was first published.
www.learner.org /channel/workshops/artifacts/activities.php?s=6   (2615 words)

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The convention set out to define cultural objects and call for cooperation among states parties regarding the protection and transfer of cultural artifacts.
The committee is charged with negotiating bilateral agreements between nations regarding the return of cultural artifacts, reinforcing international guidelines for cultural protection and preservation, and conducting educational campaigns to raise awareness about the issue.
Here, nations are required, in all cases, to return cultural artifacts to their countries of origin if those items were once stolen or removed illegally.
www.uni.edu /ihsmun/resources/GUIDES/Artifacts.htm   (955 words)

 Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education
Some artifacts are passed around the circle; some artifacts are shown to the other preservice teachers and returned to the box.
The Cultural Artifact “Me Box” explorations rapidly help preservice teachers to comprehend each of the twelve academic disciplines, to participate in an effective pedagogical strategy, to connect social studies with multicultural education, and to build a strong sense of community within their methods course.
By sharing their cultural artifacts and personal narratives, preservice teachers integrate the twelve academic disciplines, link the academic standards to the ten NCSS thematic standards, and fulfill social studies goals and purposes.
www.eastern.edu /publications/emme/2004spring/gallavan_putney.html   (2982 words)

PAST ARTIFACT AND CULTURAL HERITAGE INVESTIGATIONS BY U.S. On March 6, Department of Homeland Security officials returned to the Saudi Government 132 pounds of ancient coins seized in an investigation after being illegally removed from a shipwreck in the Red Sea.
The artifacts were seized in three separate ICE investigations into antiquities smugglers and dealers in several states after being smuggled from protected archeological sites in Peru by individuals who sought them for their personal collections or who intended to sell them for profit.
The Pre-Columbian artifacts, which included ornate figurines, bowls, and pottery made by the Mayan culture in Honduras between approximately 600 and 900 A.D., had been purchased in Honduras and illegally smuggled to the United States in 1998.
www.ice.gov /pi/news/factsheets/culturalinvestigations2006.htm   (1958 words)

 ON COURSE: Cultural Artifacts
Individuals, pairs, or teams of students could even present and explain symbols of college or campus culture, and the activity could be adapted for a career class where students can present professional artifacts to describe an employment area of interest.
I share a cultural artifact first to model what students are to do in their presentations.
Her culture, she said, was a mix of difficult life experiences, independence, and relationships.
www.oncourseworkshop.com /Awareness013.htm   (1890 words)

 Archaeologics.com -- Can You Dig It?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cultural Artifact - A cultural artifact is an man-made object which gives information about the culture of its creator and users.
The artifact may change over time in what it represents, how it appears and how and why it is used as the culture changes over time.
A biofact represents biotechnological changes in a living entity, according to cultural visions.
www.archaeologics.com /historyCulArtifacts.html   (60 words)

 Overview, Intercultural & Diversity Center - Student Life, UB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cultural Bazaars are planned with the help and guidance of UB students and student organizations.
The Cultural Bazaars provide an exciting and engaging environment for students to share and celebrate their culture with the UB community.
Artifacts are displayed in the enclosed glass cabinets located in the Intercultural and Diversity Center.
www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu /osd/multicultural/overview.shtml   (927 words)

 Inventing the Posthuman: The Ubermensch to the Cyborg
At the beginning of the semester, you will choose a "cultural artifact" (a novel, a theoretical work, a philosopher or rhetorician, a theory, a work of art or architecture…your choice) across which you will read the assignments in this course.
An annotated bibliography and brief presentation of the "cultural artifact" you have chosen for the semester.
The second half should be your reading of that work "across" your cultural artifact-or a reading of your artifact "across" the original text.
www.cwrl.utexas.edu /~davis/crs/phuman/phumangrades.htm   (607 words)

 HUM 2211 Chapter Summary #2: Chapters 4 and 5 (ancient Greece)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As stated in the course syllabus, the Cultural Context and the Steps of Analysis represent the means by which we will interpret and analyze cultures and their cultural products (art, architecture, ideas, etc.).
Artifact Analysis/Comparison #2 (This is due on the date of Test #2): choose one cultural product/ artifact (art, architecture, literary sample, philosophical concept, etc.) when you have completed reading chapters 4 -7.
Then compare this artifact with your previous artifact (the one you chose from chapters 1-3), and briefly discuss how the changes in the elements of the cultural context of each (artifact) produced such different artifacts.
pegasus.cc.ucf.edu /~dmaukone/hum2211/ch_summary2_4and5.html   (964 words)

 andrew maynard architects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Conceptually the museum is a long lost, partly unearthed artifact, entwined in tree roots.
The museums significance as a place of cultural celebration in turn makes the museum itself a significant cultural artifact.
Archeology is closely related to the anthropological field of material culture, which deals with physical objects created or used within a living or past group as mediums of understanding its cultural values.
www.andrewmaynard.com.au /prehis01.html   (497 words)

 A Booklet of Writing Activities for Cultural Understanding
Collect between three and five artifacts which represent things which are important in your life outside of school and can be used to symbolize aspects of your culture.
Present tense reflection—Imagine that you are using the artifact, or engaging in an activity associated with the artifact.
The final paper should use the artifact as a lens to enable the reader to see you and your culture in a different way.
oz.plymouth.edu /~megp/test/CulturalUnderstanding.htm   (2586 words)

 Harvard Gazette: The Big Picture
In "Sightseeking," Lenney connects cultural artifacts - roads, place names, gravestones, houses, boundaries, and town plans - with regional patterns of speech, migration, religion, or even bowling.
"Landscape is a cultural artifact," says Lenney, a lifelong New Englander and avid explorer of the region's landscape.
He hopes that by aggregating, naming, and connecting cultural artifacts, he's provided would-be sightseekers with new insight into the region's vanishing history.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2003/05.22/05-bigpic.html   (521 words)

 Critique of Civilization FAQ
Civilization moves in the opposite direction, toward uniformity and deadness, replacing all human cultures with one, replacing all habitats with monoculture farms and pavement.
Cultures that live in balance feel no need for a "vision of the future" because they have a present that is acceptable.
Visions of the future are lies, and a culture that needs to be lied to cannot stand.
www.ranprieur.com /essays/civFAQ.html   (3940 words)

 Hmong Culture Online Arts Exhibit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Hmong Cultural Artifact Archive Project consists of an archive of 14 large-scale drawings of Hmong cultural artifacts.
The cultural center is currently seeking businesses and institutions in the Twin Cities area interested in hosting and financially sponsoring individual artifact drawings on a rotating basis.
The cultural center is also seeking financial contributors for the project.
www.hmongcenter.org /travhmonarar.html   (178 words)

 Cultural Artifacts from Greece
A cultural artifact is a story, fact, or work of art that is about or from the past.
Well, the painting of "Washington Crossing the Delaware" is an example of a cultural artifact about the 1770s.
Remember, an artifact doesn't have to be made in the time period, it just has to be made about the time period.
www.angelfire.com /on2/babysitting/CulturalArtifacts.html   (1448 words)

 GreenBiz News | Biology as Cultural Artifact
More broadly, the behavior and structure of biological systems increasingly becomes a function of human dynamics and systems, so that understanding biological systems increasingly requires an understanding of the relevant human systems.
In an arbitrary and profoundly cultural process, some species are preserved because they are charismatic megafauna: pandas, tigers, or whales.
Many, many others go extinct because they are only insects, or plants, or ugly, or unknown; a few, like smallpox, because humans detest and fear them (with the important proviso that, in an age of biotech, national security and terrorism, extinction, at least for viruses and bacteria, is never forever).
www.greenbiz.com /news/news_third.cfm?NewsID=34084   (727 words)

 Cultural Study of Science
Whatever their differences, these approaches - sometimes called science studies, sometimes called the cultural study of science - are part of an emerging field that may be reshaping both the study of science and the practice of science itself.
For Kenneth Knoespel, Director of the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech, the history of science is important "because science often seems to suffer from a grand case of amnesia.
From tool to cultural artifact: the trajectory of the new cultural study of science.
www.vancouver.wsu.edu /fac/kendrick/papers/omni.html   (1873 words)

 OP1-WP1 assignment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
What we mean by an "artifact of popular culture" are objects and people that are visible expressions of the belifes and values of the culture in question.
Examples might include images used in advertising, images or artifacts used in the worlds of music or sports, images or artifacts from the world of entertainment, or almost any other item or collection of items that reflects American popular culture.
We are looking for good oral presentation skills of course, but more important is your ability to analyze the artifact and to make connections with broader cultural themes.
it.stlawu.edu /~shor/Fall01/Corey/wp1assign.htm   (532 words)

 Cultural Economics: Copyright & The New World Economics Order
In effect, copyright is a distinct cultural artifact defining the rights and privileges of a specific country's artists, authors, creators and copyright proprietors.
Beyond the 1984 draft treaty on folkloric copyright, UNESCO passed a Recommendation on Safeguarding Traditional Cultures and Folklore in 1989.
One can expect that new and ingenious fiscal and tax policies will be adopted by various countries in an attempt to generate the 'creativity haven' of the 21st century.
www.culturaleconomics.atfreeweb.com /cpr3.htm   (1384 words)

 Long Beach City College--Library Subject Guide--Cultural Artifacts
A cultural artifact is an object created by man which inherently gives cultural clues about the person who made it and the person who uses it.
There are several electronic books on popular culture which may be read from home using your internet connection.
"American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.
lib.lbcc.edu /handouts/cultural_artifact.html   (257 words)

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