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(ANTHROPOLOGY) a geographical area in which the societies share common cultural features, including language type and social organizational forms: shared cultural features which are usually assumed to be related to fundamental features of the ecology of the area. However, any assumption of ecological determinism would be challenged by most theorists.
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The greater abundance of crustaceans in clam culture areas was driven by the high abundances of Palaemonetes vulgaris and Hippolyte pleuracantha at these locations.
Nathaniel Samuel Murrell has taken this approach in his authoritative and highly readable Afro-Caribbean Religions and has applied it to virtually all of the major African-derived religions in the Caribbean culture area.
The Table 8 shows the difference between the number of aerators in the best and worst culture conditions (salinity and temperature) corresponding to each wet weight, stocking density and culture area of 1 to 100 ha.
The heritage site of Al Bastakiya is Dubai's original art and culture area, housing several of Dubai's long established art galleries as well as the newly opened Tashkeel artist studios.
The authors make an important point: due to the history of contact in the region, northeastern cultural items are more scattered than any other Native American culture area, and only a small percentage of samples remains.
However, we do not want to become entangled in this controversy; our aim is to pin point its congruence to the wider culture area spreading over Iran, Iraq, Turkey, areas inhabited by the Kurd people, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Pakistan and India.
Yvette Willard heads up our Talent, Development and Culture area, which primarily looks at how we bring talent into the organization, how they are developed once they are here and then creating a culture that cultivates innovation and sustainable growth.
Finally Sanders and Evans (chapters 9 and 10) sketch out the development of society, elite dwellings and palaces from Classic-period Teotihuacan through to late-Aztec Tenochtitlan, providing an important overview of developments within the central Mesoamerican culture area.
Somewhere around the early 1990s, American sportswriting abandoned adulthood and embraced the inner child--unimpressed apparently by the gravitas of the golden age of sportswriters (Rice, Smith, Runyon et al) and all their pretentious attitude about how sports and culture area dynamic and that sports reflect a time, an era, sportswriting became the stuff of the moment--the hastily executed bios, the up-against-a-deadline chronicle of championship seasons quickly forgotten, the self-help manuals of superstars du jour with cut and pasted power cliches, the batched-up sports columns that have already yellowed--sports writing, influenced by, who knows, USA Today, Sportscenter, MTV, Hunter Thompson, conceded historic perspective and settled for getting it out quickly.
I use Georgia Southern University's Writing and Culture Area concentration as a model to illustrate how this confluence between rhetoric and cultural studies can be translated into a fully developed undergraduate writing program with its foundation in the liberal, rather than mechanical, arts.
The hospital's new coffee culture area, in the Heathfields restaurant, is selling cakes, drinks, sandwiches, baguettes and crisps from Welsh companies.

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