This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Anthropology. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Fertility and Reproduction's Niche: Human Sexual Diversity, Samuel w. Austin

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SET THE NET: THE HERITAGE SIGNIFICANCE OF FISH CAMP AND WILD SALMON IN BRISTOL BAY, ALASKA, Sarah Jane Braund

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INTERPRETING A PRIVATE ANCESTRAL PUEBLO ARTIFACT COLLECTION FROM MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO: A CASE STUDY IN IDENTIFYING COLLECTOR BIAS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE VALUE, Ryan C. Dudgeon

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A COMPREHENSIVE CASE REPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA CASE 37, Cody M. Lawson

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Visions of Sovereignty: Tribal Sovereignty through the Lenses of Postcolonialism, Indigenous Film, and Visual Anthropology, Martin I. Lopez

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DRIVERS OF DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOECONOMIC SHIFTS AT THE BRIDGE RIVER SITE (EeRl4), BRITISH COLUMBIA, Sarah Nowell

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Determining the Presence of Remains Using the Chemical Composition of Burned Cadaver Ash, Megan J. Richardson

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An Exploratory Study of Burial Identification Using Historic Human Remains Detection Dog Alerts and Inorganic Soil Analyses, Britt Schlosshardt

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Viewing Sacred Lands Through the Federal Lens, Nicholas Shankle

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Class III Archaeological Survey Report: Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, Gallatin County, Montana, Brandon J. Bachman

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Dogs Are Expensive: Cost-Benefit Perspectives on Canid Ownership at Housepit 54, Bridge River, British Columbia, Ben B. Chiewphasa

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A Comparison of the Utility of Craniometric and Dental Morphological Data for Assessing Biodistance and Sex-Differential Migration in the Pacific Islands, Brittney A. Eubank

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Knife River Flint Distribution and Identification in Montana, Laura Evilsizer

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THE USE OF STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSIS ON BURIALS AT CAHAL PECH, BELIZE IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY TRENDS IN MORTUARY PRACTICES OVER TIME AND SPACE, Kirsten Anne Green

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ON THE ROAD TO BETTER HEALTH? IMPACTS OF NEW MARKET ACCESS ON FOOD SECURITY, NUTRITION, AND WELL-BEING IN NEPAL, HIMALAYA, Michelle Ursula Grocke

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The Bitterroot Socio-Natural Model: Applying Bunkhouse Creek Archaeological Project Data to Test Resilience, Kailin Hatlestad

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Oregon Tribal Historic Preservation Offices: The Problems and Challenges of Starting and Maintaining a THPO, Karly R. Law

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Wearing the Other's Hat: Georgian-Armenian and Armenian-Azerbaijani Intermarriage in Georgia, Milena Oganesyan

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Utilizing craniometrics to examine the morphological changes to Homo with the advent of processing food by cooking, Julia Schorr

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The Western Stemmed Point Tradition: Evolutionary Perspectives on Cultural Change in Projectile Points During the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition, Lindsay D. Scott

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AN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EUKARYOTIC DNA EXTRACTION FROM BURIAL SOIL SAMPLES, Ariane Thomas

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THE BRIDGE RIVER DOGS: INTERPRETING ADNA AND STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSIS COLLECTED FROM DOG REMAINS, Emilia Tifental

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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INDIGENOUS FEMINIST APPROACHES TO ARCHAEOLOGY: BUILDING A FRAMEWORK FOR INDIGENOUS RESEARCH IN PRE-COLONIAL ARCHAEOLOGY, Kristen D. Barnett

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Engendering the Past: An Archaeological Examination of the Precontact Lifeways of Women at Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Cathy J. Beecher

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Into the Wild: A Case Study of the Intersection of Archaeology and Federal WIlderness Policy, Erika S. Blecha

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The Historical and Cultural Landscape of the Missoula Valley During the 19th and 20th Centuries, Mary Bobbitt

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BILISSHIISSAANNUUA / TO GO WITHOUT WATER: THE IMPORTANCE OF FASTING AMONG THE APSAALOOKE, Aaron B. Brien

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The Drunken Path: Discerning Women's Voices and Participation in the Informal Economy of Illegal Manufacturing of Prohibition Alcohol in the Historical and Archaeological Record, Kelli M. Casias

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The Weight of it all: A Look At Variation of Organ Weights, Jenny E. Cavallari

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Cultural and ecological relationship between the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Plants of Mount Rainier National Park, David Alan Hooper

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Radiant Heat Effects on Ceramic Artifacts from the American Southwest: From Experimental Results to Site Treatment Guidelines, Rebekah R. Kneifel

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An Analysis of Socioeconomic Influences on Health Care Seeking Behavior in Humla, Nepal, Hannah Kuehl

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Discovering the Chinese Mining Child: the Archaeology of Children and Childhood in Multicultural American Mining Communities, Nicole A. Lane

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A PREHISTORIC ARMS RACE: A STUDY OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL ORGANIZATION OF PROJECTILE POINTS FROM THE LATE ARCHAIC SARPY BISON KILL SITE (24BH3078), Andrew J. McElroy

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VALIDITY OF LANDMARK SELECTION GIVEN DIFFERENT 3D SCAN PROCESSING PARAMETERS: LANDMARK LOCATION ON 3D MODELS OF YACCHI CRANIA, Mary-Margaret Murphy

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Paleoindian Predictive Model for Yellowstone National Park, Matthew R. Nelson

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Archaeological Survey for the Snake Headwaters Project: 2013-2014 Survey and Evaluation Report, Justin M. Pfau

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It Takes a Village: Placing Middle Rocky Mountain high altitude residential sites of the Late Prehistoric Firehole Phase into a broader regional context, Bryon Alan Schroeder

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A ZOOARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDY OF GENERATIONAL DECISION-MAKING: MODELING SUBSISTENCE AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IN LATE-HOLOCENE OCCUPATIONS OF HOUSEPIT 54 AT THE BRIDGE RIVER SITE (EeRl4), MID-FRASER, B.C., Matthew Joseph Walsh

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THE ANZICK SITE: CULTURAL BALANCE AND THE TREATMENT OF ANCIENT HUMAN REMAINS (TOWARD A COLLABORATIVE STANDARD), Samuel S. White V

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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POISONS IN THE BASEMENT: AN ANALYSIS OF X-RAY FLUORESCENCE TESTS FOR HEAVY METAL PESTICIDES IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA’S ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION, Alexis Berger

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The effects of parturition on pelvic age indicators, Rosanne Bongiovanni

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SUPPLEMENTING SOCIETY: A SOCIOCULTURAL ANALYSIS OF RECREATIONAL DRUG USE AND SUPPLEMENT CONSUMPTION WITHIN THE AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ENVIRONMENT, Kelli M. Bradley

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THE BEAR IN THE FOOTPRINT: USING ETHNOGRAPHY TO INTERPRET ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF BEAR HUNTING AND BEAR VENERATION IN THE NORTHERN ROCKIES, Michael D. Ciani

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Visual and Geometric Analysis of Maxillary Sinus Region Variability for Identification of Unknown Decedents, Kelsey Michelle Collins

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Juvenile Age Estimation Using Cranial Ratios, Rachel Lucille Fife

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The Causes and Consequences of Migration: How Displacement and Change Affect the Well-Being of Humli Tibetans in Katmandu, Ruth Ann Guthrie

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Demographic and epidemiological changes on the Flathead Reservation 1887-1935, Christina Joy Heiner

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Food for Thought on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation: The Political Ecology Behind Food Security, Penny D. Hudson

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Microscopic examination of rib heads: a useful adjunct in the investigation of infant deaths, Walter Loren Kemp

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MISSOULA HISTORIC UNDERGROUND PROJECT: URBAN ARCHAEOLOGY, LANDSCAPE, AND IDENTITY, Nikki Manning

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Lithic Design and Technological Organization in Housepit 1 of the S7istken Site, Middle Fraser Canyon, British Columbia, Matthew Mattes

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A Treatise on the Assault on Language Sovereignty in the United States: History, Education, and Implications for Policy, Annie Thornburg Oakes

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Evaluating Morphoscopic Trait Frequencies of Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders, Melody Dawn Ratliff

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Right of Possession: A Comparative Legal Analysis of NAGPRA, Jaclyn Lee Schmidt

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Ties that bind on the Northwestern Plains: Contexts for prehistoric trade and travel, Sara Alicia Scott

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The effects of the fur trade on aboriginal households in the middle Fraser region of British Columbia, Lisa Michelle Smith

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Historic Inscriptions of the Northern Plains: Identity and Influence in the Residual Communication Record, Timothy Rostov Urbaniak

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THE COMET MINE: AN ENGENDERED STUDY OF VICTORIAN CONSUMPTION PRACTICES AND MATERIAL CULTURE ON A SMALL MINING LANDSCAPE, Ryan E. Wendel

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Language socialization, revitalization and ideologies in the Salish-Pend d'Oreille community, Rebecca Jo Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Investigation of Craniofacial Morphological Variation at Sully (39SL4), Elizabeth Rose Agosto

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Silent Sentinels: Archaeology, Magic, and the Gendered Control of Domestic Boundaries in New England, 1620-1725, C. Riley Auge

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THE OLD CITY OF KASHGAR: LOSS OF WORLD HERITAGE IN TIMES OF RAPID ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIOCULTURAL CHANGE, Nathan Francis Domitrovich

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Lithic Technology and Risk: Winter Houses at Bridge River Villages, Kelly French

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If Rocks Could Talk: Using Central Place Foraging Theory in Lithic Production and Utilization Research, Sara Hocking

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DEFINING POSTMORTEM CHANGES IN WESTERN MONTANA: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF THE RATE AND SEQUENCE OF SURFACE AND BURIAL DECOMPOSITION, Tory Nicole Huey

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A Preliminary Analysis of Saw Mark Degeneration in Bone Due to the Application of Hydrated Calcium Oxide, Heidi Lynne Johnson

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The Ethnography of On-Site Interpretation and Commemoration Practices: Place-Based Cultural Heritages at the Bear Paw, Big Hole, Little Bighorn, and Rosebud Battlefields, Helen Alexandra Keremedjiev

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History and Archaeology of the Rosebud Battlefield June 17, 1876, Thomas Andrew Milter

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THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF CEDAR BARK BASKET TREES IN WESTERN MONTANA: BACKGROUND, METHODS, AND TRIAL STUDY OF CULTURALLY MODIFIED TREES, Dean Sonneah Nicolai

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Pristine Places and Passive People? Responses to Neoliberal Development and Maoist Conflict in Nepal's Northwest Himalayas, Catherine Lee Sanders

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Defining Postmortem Changes in Western Montana: The Effects of Climate and Environment on the Rate and Sequence of Decomposition Using Pig (Sus scrofa) Cadavers, Jessica R. Spencer

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The Brave Heart Society: An Oral History of an Indigenous Women's Society, Brook Spotted Eagle

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Ancestral and Sex Estimation Using E.A. Marino’s Analysis of the First Cervical Vertebra Applied to Three Modern Groups, Victoria Marie Swenson

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AVIAN SCAVENGING, MUMMIFICATION, AND VARIABLE MICRO-ENVIRONMENTS AS FACTORS AFFECTING THE DECOMPOSITION PROCESS IN WESTERN MONTANA, Teresa Ann White

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Household Organization in the Fur Trade Era: Socioeconomic and Spatial Organizations of Housepit 54, Alexandra Christine Williams

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The Analysis of Differential Burn Patterns in a Hanging Specimen Compared to a Specimen Positioned on the Floor, Amanda Williams

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The Crow Tribe's Knowledge of Local Plants, Jesse Wolff

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Examination of Scavenging Associated with Wolves, Jamie Bankaitis

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Honor Killings Among Westward-Immigrating Muslim Communities - An Applied Anthropological Approach, Ariel Deborah Barrett

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Forgotten Sepulchers: The Uninscribed Tombs in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Roselyn Campbell

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Articulating Value of Archaeological Resources After Damage, Archaeological Crime and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, Liv Kristina Fetterman

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CAPITALISM, CONTRACEPTION AND CHEMICALS: A MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE PREMATURE SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT EPIDEMIC IN PUERTO RICAN FEMALES, Holly Lynn Horan

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THE CENTER OF A HOMESTEADING COMMUNITY IN NORTHWEST MONTANA: ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS ON THE POLEBRIDGE SCHOOLHOUSE, ALEXANDER J. KROLL

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Asymmetry of the humerus: The influence of handedness on the deltoid tuberosity and possible implications for osteometric sorting, Carrie Brady LeGarde

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A HUMAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE YELLOWSTONE LAKE BASIN, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING, Jordan C. McIntyre

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Tradewinds and Traditions: Exploring the Archaeology of German Gulch, William Travis Norman

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Archaeology Database Management: A Case Study in the Solution of Incompatibility Issues between Different Archaeological Databases, Nathaniel Scherr

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Unraveling the population history of the Xiongnu to explain molecular and archaeological models of prehistoric Mongolia, Ryan Schmidt

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Down Low Under the Big Sky, Amee Marie Schwitters

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Another Day, Another Donut: Political Economy, Agency, and Food in a Montanan Homeless Shelter, Jacqueline Devereaux Semmens

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Geoarchaeological Assessment of Horseshoe Cave (24RB1094, Rosebud County, Montana, Norman Bernard Smyers

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Language Change in Spanish Heritage Speakers: the Interaction Between Lexical and Grammatical Aspect, Jackelyn Kelly Van Buren

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Crescent Hill Chert: A Geological and Cultural Study of a Raw Material Procurement Area in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Jacob Strong Adams

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Debt Structure in the West: Money and Gift, and the Influence on Community, James A. Becker

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A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TRIBAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE PROGRAM IN MONTANA, Heather Allison Brown

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Feasting on Fido: Cultural Implications of Eating Dogs at Bridge River, Hannah Schremser Cail

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Our Collective History: The Curation Crisis and the Excavation of an Archaeological Repository, Bethany Hauer Campbell

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Sex and Ancestry Estimation Using the Base of the Cranium, David Andrew Carlisle

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Addressing Food Insecurity and Developing Social Resources Through Community Garden Projects In Low-Income Areas: Qualitative Interviews with Outreach Coordinators From Three Urban Agriculture Organizations, Elizabeth R. Chalgian