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Dr. John R.F. Bower

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Phone: (530) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: b***@***.edu
UC Davis
3200 Dutton Hall One Shields Ave
Davis, California 95616
United States

Company Description: UC Davis, which will celebrate its centennial in 2008, is one of the nation's top public research universities with a tradition of service to the region, the nation...   more
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Education

  • bachelor's degree , geology
    Harvard College
  • master of arts Degree , anthropology
  • bachelor's degree Degree , geology
    Harvard College
  • master of arts , anthropology
  • doctoral degree , anthropology
    Northwestern University
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Interestingly, at about the same time, ...
christian-dior.perfumes-mall.com, 15 April 2012 [cached]
Interestingly, at about the same time, another group of researchers led by John Bower of University of California at Davis, found at Loiyangalani, a dig site in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, two ostrich eggshell beads that are tentatively dated to about 70,000 years. Bower believes the bead findings are very significant because "beads are tangible evidence of a concept of self.
The History of Jewerly » Blog Archive » The First Jewelry: Early Humans Were Into Beauty, Too!
pontchartrainseafood.com [cached]
Interestingly, at about the same time, another group of researchers led by John Bower of University of California at Davis, found at Loiyangalani, a dig site in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, two ostrich eggshell beads that are tentatively dated to about 70,000 years. Bower believes the bead findings are very significant because beads are tangible evidence of a concept of self.
Brian Leiter's Law School Reports: April 9, 2006 - April 15, 2006
leiterlawschool.typepad.com, 9 April 2006 [cached]
The new candidates are Jack Boger, a UNC faculty member and alumnus; Maureen O'Rourke, Interim Dean at Boston University; Rex Perschbacher, Dean at UC Davis; and Kenneth Randall, Dean at Alabama.
VOA News - Researchers Identify What May Be Oldest Known Jewelry
www.voanews.com, 22 June 2006 [cached]
When we adorn our bodies with rings, necklaces, coloring or some other decoration, we behave in a way that University of California archeologist John Bower says is uniquely human.
"Self adornment is a very important and perhaps the only really convincing archeological evidence that we have of self recognition, and self recognition is fundamental to the emergence of the kinds of behavior that we call human culture," he said.
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But John Bower of the University of California is more accepting of the evidence, although he acknowledges its shortcomings.
"It is a reasonable argument for the so-called beads to not be occurring naturally in the places where they are found.These are not creatures that can travel 200 kilometers across desert conditions to an archeological site," he said."They must have been transported there some how, most likely by human beings, although it is not impossible to rule out transport by, for example, birds."
But Bower says a larger question remains.
Serengeti Genesis
www.serengetigenesis.org, 29 May 2010 [cached]
Dr. John R.F. Bower, Professor Emeritus (Anthropology), Iowa State University; Research Associate University of California Davis.
Dr. Bower is the principal investigator (PI) for the organization's Archaeology Projects.
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