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The fact that constant and continual changes occur in the culture of any society, regardless of time and space considerations, has long been recognized as a fundamental truth by anthropologists. Accepting this dynamic character of culture, the anthropologist asks precisely what has occurred that has caused the culture of any particular society to be as it is at the moment, or as it was found at any specific time in the past. Having learned the cultural situation at a given time and having determined the sequence of events culminating in this situation, the anthropologist has further interests. Why did these various events happen? Why did they take the forms that they did and exert the influences that they did? Finally, the anthropologist asks what relationships or applications these findings may have regarding any other society's culture.

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UNM Department of Anthropology

First Committee Member (Chair)

Willard Williams Hill

Second Committee Member

France Vinton Scholes

Third Committee Member

Edward Franklin Castetter

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Map of Cochiti Pueblo (map 3), February, 1947

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