Visit Bowers Museum (https://www.bowers.org) and write a paper on Native California Indians. In the paper, provide a discussion of these exhibits and research on the background of their culture represented in the exhibit with regard to their environment and subsistence patterns, house types, village lifeway, world view, and Euro-American contact consequence. The research information on this culture will have to be obtained through the use of scholarly journal articles and books.GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS
During your museum visit, take notes about the exhibits with regard to the following questions and statements, which will be discussed in your paper under the subheadings listed on p. 3:
2) Is the information and content of the exhibits appropriate for understanding what Native California culture or another non-Western culture was like?
3) What do the exhibits have to say about the lifeway of Native Californians or another non-Western culture and the artifacts that were used by them? How do the artifacts relate to the ones shown in the online lectures and the book by Thomas (1999), for example, time period, artifact styles, etc.?
4) Would you recommend the exhibits from this museum to others interested in the ethnography and archaeology of California or another non-Western culture?
5) Based on reading at least seven scholarly journal articles and books for your research paper, discuss the background of the non-Western culture represented in the exhibit with regard to
their environment and subsistence patterns (e.g., hunter-gatherers, collecting acorns, hunting
and fishing, etc.), house types and village lifeway, world view (religion), and date of contact with
Euro-Americans and the consequences of this contact (e.g., half the population died from
diseases within ten years of contact; they were brought into the mission system, etc.). Support
your discussion by citing at least seven scholarly references in the body of your paper, and
provide a list of References Cited at the end of your paper. Do not use or cite websites as
your references (except JSTOR, Pollak Library database, etc.).SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE RESEARCH PAPER
The research paper should be typed, double-spaced (12 point font) with 1 margins (except for
the References Cited section, in which each entry is single spaced with a double-space between each
citation). Grading will be based on content and style, as well as spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Please run the papers through a spell and grammar checker. Also, do not use contractions in your paper
(e.g., dont, wont, etc.). In general, the paper should be written in the third person (Note: Excessive use
of I in the paper will result in loss of points). No handwritten papers will be accepted.
Headings and Subheadings
The paper needs to include headings and subheadings as indicated below (note the headings
should be centered in boldface type in your paper; subheadings are boldface and flush with the left
margin). At the top of the first page (do not use a title page; -2 points off), start with the following:
TITLE OF PAPER (boldface and in caps)
by Your Name (boldface)
ANTH 100: Non-Western Cultures and the Western Tradition
Instructor: Dr. Steven R. James
June 27, 2018
Provide a few paragraphs under the Introduction about the museum you visited and the
culture that was shown in the exhibit.
Use the following or similar subheadings to answer the five questions/statements listed above (on
page 1 of the Instructions) about the museum exhibit, and number each answer as indicated here (-2
points if not followed).
1) Artifact Display
2) Exhibit Content
3) Lifeway of Native Californians
(or other non-Western culture shown in the exhibit)
5) NAME OF TRIBAL CULTURE (indicate the actual tribal name here, e.g., CHUMASH)
This section of your paper refers to Statement 5 about the tribe or culture shown in the
museum exhibit as discussed earlier on page 2 and will contain details on the environment and
subsistence patterns, house types and village lifeway, religion, and date of contact with Euro-
Americans and the consequences of this contact, etc. Use the following or similar subheadings.
House Types and Village Lifeway
World View (i.e., religion)
Euro-American Contact and Consequences
How to Find Scholarly Journal Articles and Books:A list of potential scholarly journals that contain some articles based on the background of the
California or other non-Western cultures shown in the museum exhibit include the following: American
Anthropologist, American Antiquity, American Indian Quarterly, Archaeology (a general magazine of the
Archaeological Institute of America), Ethnohistory, Journal of Anthropological Research, and Journal of
California and Great Basin Anthropology. These and other journals can be accessed through the CSUF
Pollak Library online catalogue, and then use JSTOR or the online journals through the library website:
http://library.fullerton.edu/. Books on this topic are also available at the Pollak Library, and you should
use the online catalogue to find these books before you go to the library.
Use of Outdated Journal Articles and Books. When looking for journal articles and books, online
search databases such as JSTOR may provide a range of published sources on your topic, including
articles and books from the late 19th and early 20th century. Although these earlier articles can be
helpful, they may also contain outdated concepts and theories. For this research paper, you should
always use the most current journal articles and books on the topic (e.g., within the past 25 to 50 years),
unless you are using the earlier works for the background on the topic or for historical comparisons.
Reference Sources That Should Not Be Used in Research Papers
Wikipedia. Do Not Ever Cite as references in your paper Wikipedia or other opinion-based websites
(e.g., blogs) in which the content is not peer-reviewed and edited by scholarly professionals (-20 points).
Encyclopedias. Do Not Ever Cite encyclopedias or their online versions, such as the Encyclopedia
Britannica, in your 7 references. Although encyclopedias are good sources of information about a topic
and are much better sources than Wikipedia, the paper that you are writing for this class assesses your
knowledge to understand and use scholarly journals and books at a college level (-10 points).
Book Reviews. Do not use and/or cite book reviews as references (-10 points). Use only scholarly
journal articles and books.
Websites. Do not use or cite websites as your references (except journal articles that have
hardcopy issues that can be obtained online through JSTOR, Pollak Library databases, Anthro Source,
and other scholarly online sources). Use only journal articles and books. Remember TurnItIn will
indicate if websites are used as sources in your paper, so do not use them, unless the websites are
based on scholarly journal articles and books (-10 points or more for citing non-scholarly websites).
Google Books and Other Electronic Books as References
If you use electronic books from Google Scholar, Google Books, and other electronic books as references
in your paper, make sure that you provide the full citation for the source of the book under the References Cited
and indicate that the source was obtained from Google Books, and not just a website. Be very careful when using
Google Books or other electronic books, and make sure to cite the references correctly in the text as well (that is,
author, date of publication, and page number). Some students tend to use Google Books as a short cut for a
book reference, and this may lead to problems in your paper, which may result in a lower grade since the
information or quote may be incorrect.