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The Ritual of Boat Incineration on the Island of Vis, Croatia: an Interpretation
Jo?ko Bo?ani?,Eni Buljuba?i?
International Journal of Intangible Heritage , 2012,
Abstract: In the fishing village of Komi a, on the island of Vis, Croatia, there is a centuries-long ritual of incinerating traditional wooden fishing boats which is linked to the celebration of a Catholic holiday. Boats are not recognised as a part of the cultural heritage of Croatia and traditional boats are not being produced any longer because they are not seen to have any market value. Therefore, the continuation of the burning ritual is seriously threatened. It is argued here that through a re-contextualisation of the ceremony within an eco-museum and through similar projects, the boats could actively contribute to the economic life of the community. This issue is addressed from the standpoints of the endangered ritual and the cultural significance of the boat. While predominantly investigating its sociological importance and the underlying semiotic implications of the ritual, and discussing the anthropomorphic conceptualisation of the boat within the Komi an community, this article also explores the origins of the burning ritual and similar practices around the world. The article aims to increase the recognition of the boat as an object of tangible and intangible heritage, namely as a product of the traditional maritime art of ship-building.
Chronology of the Holocene loess-paleosol section and its deposition and pedogenesis on the south of Chinese Loess Plateau

JIA Yaofeng,HUANG Chunchang,PANG Jiangli,NIU Junjie,

地理学报 , 2008,
Abstract: Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating for polymineral fine-grained loess samples, collected in Laoguantai (LGT) section on the south of the Chinese Loess Plateau, was made by application of single-aliquot regenerative-dose (SAR) protocol. A ‘Double-SAR’ procedure in which aliquots are subjected to both infrared (IR) and blue stimulations was used, and two sets of equivalent dose (De) determinations were produced and assumed to relate predominantly to feldspathic and quartz fine grain populations respectively. The OSL ages estimated from IRSL signals are smaller than those estimated from post-IR] OSL signals due to the anomalous fading of feldspar IR signals, based on fading experiment. The young ages of the samples near ground surface may be originated from the post-depositional disturbance by the intensifying humanity’s cultivation since 3.0 ka BP in the Guanzhong Basin, south of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Based on OSL dating, as well as field observations and stratigraphic correlation, we determine the chronology of the LGT loess-paleosol sequence. In combination with climate proxy records, it is indicated that aeolian loess deposition and pedogenesis underwent polyphase changes during the Holocene, likely to have been driven by shifts in the East Asian monsoon. This suggests that aeolian loess deposition is episodic and highly variable, with contributions from non-aeolian processes such as alluvial deposition found in the area.
Mladen Zelenika,Bo?o Soldo,Neven Trenc
Rudarsko-Geolo?ko-Naftni Zbornik , 2001,
Abstract: The water demand in Southern Croatia, where Dugi Otok is situated, is the highest during the summer due to tourism, irrigation requirements and intensive use of water by local dwellers and those in holiday-homes. The availability and cost of safe water there, varies greatly from one settlement to another. Some rural areas and many Adriatic islands remote from regional water-supply systems don't have sufficient safe water, and dwellers are forced to buy at high price, water supplied by water carriers (truck-tanks and ship-tanks) during the long summer season. Therefore, a pilot water-supply project has been implemented at Dugi Otok island. The useful experience gained from this project can be applied in many other rural settlements in Southern Croatia and wider, after adequate surveying and analysis
Climatic features of Palagru a Island, Croatia
?ivko Tro?i?,Dra?en Ja?i?,Vinko Marinkovi?
Geoadria , 2003,
Abstract: The paper presents a brief review of contemporary research on climatic features of Palagru a Island, both in the pre-instrumental and instrumental period. The analysis was made upon climatic data provided by the meteorological station of Palagru a. For comparison purposes, data from the station in Split-Marjan was used, covering the standard climate period 1961-1990. The results show, among other things, that there is a decreasing trend of annual mean maximum air temperatures for 0.37 °C/30 years, average air temperature for 0.05 °C/30 years, and the mean minimum air temperature for 0.04 °C/30 years. There is a decreasing trend of annual mean of precipitation amount for 62 mm/30 years. Spearman rank statistic shows that neither of the trends noted above is statistically significant at 0.05 level (two-tailed t-test)
New Dasycladalean Alga from the Upper Cretaceous of the Island Pa man, Croatia  [PDF]
Radoi?i? Rajka
Geolo?ki Anali Balkanskog Poluostrva , 2002, DOI: 10.2298/gabp0264083r
Abstract: The minute Salpingoporella - S. pasmanica n. sp. - is described. It was found in hemipelagics limestone of the Dalmatian island Pa man, Adriatic Carbonate Platform.
On two new cave pseudoscorpions, Chthonius (Chthonius) pagus n.sp. (Chthoniidae) and Roncus navalia n.sp. (Neobisiidae), from the island of Pag, Croatia  [PDF]
?ur?i? B.P.M.,Ra?a T.,Dimitrijevi? R.N.
Archives of Biological Sciences , 2012, DOI: 10.2298/abs1204555c
Abstract: An analysis of the pseudoscorpion material from Croatia has supported the elevation of two taxa to full species rank: Chthonius (Chthonius) pagus n. sp. and Roncus navalia n. sp., both from Dalmatia; Croatia. Most diagnostic characters of the analyzed species are thoroughly described or figured. Some taxonomic interrelationships and features of geographic distribution have also been briefly discussed. Both studied taxa, which currently inhabit a cave on the Island of Pag in Dalmatia (Croatia), are probably endemics and relics of the Tertiary period. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 173038]
Common SNPs in FTO Gene Are Associated with Obesity Related Anthropometric Traits in an Island Population from the Eastern Adriatic Coast of Croatia  [PDF]
Ge Zhang,Rebekah Karns,Nina Smolej Narancic,Guangyun Sun,Hong Cheng,Sasa Missoni,Zijad Durakovic,Pavao Rudan,Ranajit Chakraborty,Ranjan Deka
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010375
Abstract: Multiple studies have provided compelling evidence that the FTO gene variants are associated with obesity measures. The objective of the study was to investigate whether FTO variants are associated with a broad range of obesity related anthropometric traits in an island population.
Mirjana Kova?i?,Zvonko Gr?eti?,Desimir Boskovi?
Tourismos : an International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism , 2011,
Abstract: This paper presents a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and environmental aspects of developing nautical tourism. It examines the problems of sitting and selecting the location of a nautical port, and it identifies economic and political, and socio-cultural factors. The paper brings out the importance of balanced development of a port of nautical tourism as a primary determinant of the integrated management of the marine domain. Due to its manifold multiplier effects, nautical tourism is a major branch of tourism that has great potential for development in Croatia. The paper points out the importance of systematically valorising the potential of nautical tourism on the principles of sustainable development, while encouraging and raising the nautical-tourism offering to a higher level. It underlines the need to enlarge the capacities of nautical-tourism ports, especially on Croatia’s islands, thus helping to increase the standard of living of coastal residents. In doing so, the development process must take into account the principles of spatial organisation and the needs of people living and working within the territory of a nautical-tourism destination.
Beginnings and success in preventing anophelism by means of gambusia fish on the island of Krk in Croatia from 1922 to 1927
Ante ?krobonja,Neven Materljan,Ivana ?krobonja
Medicinski Glasnik , 2010,
Abstract: The introductory part has summarized the role of malaria in the course of history and various attempts of its eradication in Croatiabefore the World War I. Furthemore, there is a list of activities andresults accomplished between 1922 and 1927 on the island of Krk by Dr. Otmar Trausmiller. After a systematic sanitation of all anopheleshabitats, primarily natural and artificial bodies of still water, and introduction of imported gambusia to those bodies of water, anopheles was virtually eradicated on the island. What followedwas an evident decrease of new malaria incidents, and in the campaignagainst malaria there was still major concern in the form of chronic patients and intensive quinine therapy. Today, about eighty years after it was introduced to Krk, gambusia still abides in ponds across the island and it represents one of the main factors in theprotection against potential revival of indigenous malaria.
Wild Marigold - Tagetes minuta L., New Weed on the Island of Hvar, and New Contribution to the Knowledge of its Distribution in Dalmatia (Croatia)
Nada Hulina
Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus (ACS) , 2008,
Abstract: Wild marigold (Tagetes minuta L., syn. T. glandulifera, familia Asteraceae) is native to South America and naturalized in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Its presence as an adventive plant on Balkan Peninsula was noted by Hayek (1931), ili (1973), Trinajsti (1974) and others. During the last 6-10 years wild marigold had appeared as weed in vineyards on the island of Hvar and become an agricultural and medical problem. However, it has also very interesting agrochemical and pharmacological properties. Disadvantages and advantages of wild marigold are considered. Weed control measures are discussed.
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