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What is in a name? Words as Symbols of past and present.

By Laurie Milne in the group AU Anthropology Interest Group January 5, 2018 - 9:05am

Students enrolled in Anthropology 272: Introduction to Archaeology who are seeking specific examples of the use of symbols by ethnic groups may  find this recent article in the Calgary Herald of interest.  The 108 year old Langevin Bridge that spans the Bow River  in downtown Calgary  has been renamed the Reconciliation Bridge but signage has not kept up with the change.  Read the article to discover the symbolic associations of the two different names.

 

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/a-year-after-municipal-politicians-renamed-a-controversial-bridge-its-signage-still-says-langevin

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AU Anthropology Interest Group

AU Anthropology Interest Group

A group for those interested in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology