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Publications, working papers, performance programs, and other materials that document that scholarly and creative accomplishments of Grinnell College faculty and staff.

Whittaker, John C. (John Charles), 1953-
This is a computerization of bibliographic file cards I started keeping around 1980 for my own research, incorporating most of the references from my two books, Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools, and American Flintknappers: Stone Age Art in the Age of Computers, plus many more. It is large but far from comprehensive, as publications with relevance to stone tool studies are literally innumerable. No mortal human could possibly read them all or would want to. Many entries are annotated, mostly notes to remember what was important in my research at the time and what I thought of an article. Comments [in brackets] thus reflect my interests and biases at some point in the last 30+ years, and I have occasionally added comments for students and others who might use this bibliography. The more recent notes tend to be longer as my memory gets shorter. Although irregular, the annotations and titles make it possible to search somewhat by key words and authors. Many of the unannotated newsletter articles are cited in my books. Articles primarily about atlatls or bows are in my Atlatl Bibliography and mostly not duplicated here. As they relate to my research projects, a few non-lithic miscellaneous experimental archaeology articles are included, some on looting, faking, archaeological politics and the antiquities market, and some archaeology related fiction.

Wiltshire, Karrie; Müller, Mark, 1958-; Andelson, Jonathan Gary, 1949-; Mottl, Larissa; Van Wyk, Laureen; Müller, Mark, 1958-; Andelson, Jonathan Gary, 1949-; Mottl, Larissa; Van Wyk, Laureen
The Center for Prairie Studies at Grinnell College has prepared this brochure to help those wishing to visit prairie sites near Grinnell. The prairie blooms from May to October. Different species flower at different times, so repeat visits during a growing season will be rewarded with an ever-changing palette of colors. No two prairies will have the same mix of species.

Yoose, Becky Jo
For many in the library field, Linked Open Data (LOD) is both a common and an enigmatic phrase. Linked Data has been the topic of many articles, books, conference presentations, and workshops in recent years. The topic, however, is one that many are still working to understand. This article is a brief primer and survey of the current LOD landscape for those who are either new to LOD or wish to reacquaint themselves with LOD. The article will start with a basic introduction to LOD, including some of the standards and formats involved. The second half will describe some of the major LOD projects and efforts in various fields, including libraries, archives, and museums, and provide links to selected resources for those who want to learn more.

Two newspaper articles about Henry S. Conard's visit to Amsterdam, one from July 9th, 1935 and one from September 3rd, 1935. On this visit, he presented his paper on the sociology of American plant life to the Sixth International Botanical Congress.

A manuscript score of Edward Benjamin Scheve's Death and Resurrection of Christ written in 1905 or 1906 transcribed in Russian by Oleg Romanenko in 2016.

This paper examines the potential role of houses of worship as institutions where individuals can acquire civic skills that can be deployed for political participation in the world’s largest Muslim-majority democracy: Indonesia. Drawing on participant observation of almost 300 worship and non-worship gatherings in seven Muslim, Protestant, and Catholic religious communities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as well as interviews with members of these communities, this paper investigates two key questions: 1) what opportunities exist for members of Indonesian worship communities to develop and practice the civic skills that are believed to facilitate political participation? and 2) does civic skill opportunity vary across religious denominations? The study introduces an original Civic Skill Opportunity scale, which, when tested, shows that mosques are less likely to develop the civic skills among their worshippers than are churches. These denominational differences can be explained by a house of worship’s embeddedness in a confessional hierarchy, style of worship, and the relative size of the religious denomination. This study’s findings could have important implications regarding how we think about religion in Southeast Asia, especially Islam, as an impediment or incubator of democracy.


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