Vietnam: Between tradition and modernity

Vietnam: Between tradition and modernityBack in the mid-1990s I was on a gap year before university and had somehow ended up in mid-West America. Wandering through a neighbourhood in La Crosse, Wisconsin, I saw groups of women in brightly-coloured dresses tending to corn crops in their front gardens and washing their clothes in large buckets on their porches.

A simple wedding Jeju's traditional wedding ceremony

A simple wedding JejuItís spring, as gloriously evidenced by cherry blossoms swirling through the air like so much fragrant pink snow. Naturally, our thoughts turn to weddings.
Jejuís traditional wedding ceremony, like so many of its indigenous customs, disappeared during the Japanese colonial period. And with the subsequent 1948 massacre and Korean War, this and many other cultural traditions were not to be recovered.

Praying for rain

Praying for rainMany believers here in Lubbock and the surrounding area will gather in their churches Sunday (or before) to ask God for rain. The earth is parched and it is time for rain, according to those of us who live here. Ministers will speak and pray for and with their congregations.

Alaskan archaeologist talks about prehistoric Arctic life

Alaskan archaeologist talks about prehistoric Arctic lifeDr. Owen Mason brought the prehistoric artic to life in his presentation about prehistoric whaling on the Bering Strait on Tuesday.

Mason is an archaeologist who works in Alaska and other coastal and riverine regions of the Arctic observing the whaling and walrus hunting villages of these areas.

The Hadza Zen

The Hadza ZenWe used to live all day, every day, non-stop; now we work and wait, work and wait, as we live for the weekend.
We used to forage and hunt, now we gather information. Hereís a glimpse of the Hadza Zen, a glimpse of your past, Informational Hunter-Gatherer.