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 2021

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THE ECOLOGY OF PUHA: IDENTITY, ORIENTATION, AND SHIFTING PERCEPTIONS REFLECTED THROUGH MATERIAL CULTURE AND SOCIORELIGIOUS PRACTICE, Aaron Robert Atencio

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Mapping Ethnophysiographies: An Investigation of Toponyms and Land Cover of Missoula County, Montana, Emily L. Cahoon

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Uncovering Cooperation in Housepit 54, Bridge River, British Columbia, Canada, Megan Denis

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Exploring Indigenous Involvement in the Fur Trade at the Bridge River Pithouse Village, British Columbia, Rebekah Jean Engelland

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THE EFFECTS OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION IN SOIL ON DNA DEGRADATION AFTER DECOMPOSITION, Samantha Hofland

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Devastation and Displacement: The Destruction of Native Communities as a Result of Specifically the Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota and the Dalles Dams on the Columbia River in Oregon, Farryl Elisa Hunt

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Buffalo in the Mountains: Mapping Evidence of Historical Bison Prescence and Bison Hunting in Glacier National Park, Kyle Langley

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Summer Vacation in the Wild: An Historical and Archaeological Study of Timber Land Fraud in the Tobacco Plains, Montana, Tyler Jay Rounds

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READING THE BONES: A TAPHONOMIC INVESTIGATION OF ARCHAEOFAUNAL REMAINS RECOVERED FROM SITE 48PA551, NORTHWEST WYOMING, Morgan H. Thurman

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The Influence of Ancestry, Sex, and Age on the Morphology of the Frontal Sinus in Black and White Individuals, Hope Annelise Vance

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The Lost Histories of the Shetayet of Sokar: Contextualizing the Osiris Shaft at Rosetau (Giza) in Archaeological History, Nicholas Edward Whiting

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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THREE-DIMENSIONAL GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRIC SEX DETERMINATION AND MODELED FRAGMENTARY ANALYSIS OF THE HUMAN PUBIC BONE, Katherine Scot Baca

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SPIRIT EYE CAVE: REESTABLISHING PROVENIENCE OF TRAFFICKED PREHISTORIC HUMAN REMAINS USING A COMPOSITE COLLECTION-BASED ANCIENT DNA APPROACH, Tre Blohm

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Conceptions and Receptions: A Case Study Analysis of Community Engagement at Four Local Museums, Mary L. Casey

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A Comparative Analysis of Homicide Rates Utilizing the University of Tennessee Forensic Data Bank, Anna F. Hampton

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SYNCHRONY: AN ASPECT OF THE ABILITIES OF STEPPE HORSE ARCHERS IN EURASIAN WARFARE (525 BCE – 1350 CE), Chris Hanson

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Alas, Poor Yorick: A DNA Analysis of Ancestry Using Crania, Claire Hanson

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SECRETS OF SOIL: A GEOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF THE EARLY LIVING FLOORS OF HOUSEPIT 54, BRIDGE RIVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Nathaniel Louis Perhay

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DIET-BREADTH ANALYSIS IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST: METABARCODING METHOD WITH COPROLITES, Paige Nicole Plattner

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A Snapshot of Care: Creating Models of Care for Individuals Included in the Terry Collection, Felicia Robyn Sparozic

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THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AT PLAZA H, CAHAL PECH: A STUDY IN RESILIENCY, Rachel A. Steffen

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A Chip off the Old Rock: An Investigation of Hunter-Gatherer Lithic Behavior at Site 48PA551 Using the FIeld Processing Model, Emma Lydia Vance

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HANDING DOWN THE HERITAGE: PRESERVING IRISH DIASPORIC IDENTITIES IN THE FESTIVAL CITY OF MONTANA, Margaret Mary Walsh

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A NEW CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING BURNED HUMAN REMAINS, Amanda Noel Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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3D PRINTING OF THE PROXIMAL RIGHT FEMUR: IT’S IMPLICATIONS IN THE FIELD OF FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY AND BIOARCHAEOLOGY, Myriah Adonia Jo Allen

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THE QUEST OF VISION: VISUAL CULTURE, SACRED SPACE, RITUAL, AND THE DOCUMENTATION OF LIVED EXPERIENCE THROUGH ROCK IMAGERY, Aaron Robert Atencio

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Sexual Dimorphism in Skeletal Trauma Associated with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Keith Biddle

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RECONNECTING INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE TO THE SUNLIGHT BASIN: INTEGRATING TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY, Liz Dolinar

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GRANT-PROPOSAL WRITING AS A CRAFT AND POTENTIAL WAYS TO IMPROVE GRANT-PROPOSAL WRITING KNOWLEDGE AND APPLICATION READINESS FOR STUDENTS SEEKING FUNDING ASSISTANCE ATTENDING POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, Eileen L. Flannigan-Lewis

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A Comprehensive Forensic Case Report for the University of Montana Forensic Collection Case #141, Nohely Gonzalez

“IF THE WATER IS TAKING IT AWAY, LET THE WATER TAKE IT AWAY…”: A STUDY OF THE HISTORY OF CONSULTATION AT LAKE KOOCANUSA, Kayla Ciara Johnson

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Cultural Property Protection and Preservation During Counterinsurgency Operations: A Handbook for Archaeologists Choosing to Serve with the American Military in the Global War on Terrorism, Thomas Joseph Livoti

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HERITAGE ALCHEMY: A MODEL FOR SUSTAINING THE BUILT HERITAGE OF MONTANA IN THE CHANGING LANDSCAPES OF THE 21ST CENTURY VIA PERSPECTIVES FROM THE NETHERLANDS ON POLICY, EDUCATION, AND STEWARDSHIP, Jeffrey MacDonald

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NATIVE AMERICAN CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAMS: CULTURAL HERITAGE AS AN APPROACH TO COMMUNITY WELL-BEING, Michaelle Anne Machuca

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HUMAN VS. NON-HUMAN BONE: A NON-DESTRUCTIVE HISTOLOGICAL METHOD, Haley N. O'Brien

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Mapping Ideologies: Place Names in Glacier National Park, Kaitlin E. Pipitone

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DNA ANALYSIS ON CERAMIC COOKING VESSELS, Britney J. Radford

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DNA integrity in forensic samples, Samantha L. Ramey

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LEARNING FROM THE LANDSCAPE: INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES AND PLACER MINING LANDSCAPES IN THE ELK CREEK MINING DISTRICT, WESTERN MONTANA, Brent Stephen Rowley

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Learning From Stone: Using Lithic Artifacts to Explore the Transmission of Culture at Bridge River, British Columbia, Anne V. Smyrl

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IS HUMLA, NEPAL REALLY OPEN DEFECATION FREE? LATRINE USAGE AND UPKEEP POST ODF, Evan William Stewart

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A Comprehensive Case Report for the University of Montana Forensic Anthropology Laboratory Case #18-188, Elizabeth Rose Valentine

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An Investigation of Historic Euro-American Inscriptions at Madison Buffalo Jump, Jay Thomas Vest

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THE ANZICK ARTIFACTS: A HIGH-TECHNOLOGY FORAGER TOOL ASSEMBLAGE, Samuel Stockton White V

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CONSTRUCTING DISTANCE, RESPONSIBILITY, AND MEMORY MANAGEMENT THEORIES: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH TO DEATH NOTIFICATION INTERACTIONS, Teresa Ann 'Lilly' White

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, Erin Chiniewicz

8HG1312 Amanda's Terrace Lithic Analysis, SEAN FLYNN

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The Sylvan Blindspot: The Archaeological Value of Surface Vegetation and a Critique of its Documentation, John S. Harris

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VARIATION OF TOOL MARK CHARACTERISTICS IN FROZEN BONE AS IT RELATES TO DISMEMBERMENT, Elena Hughes

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A CERAMIC ANALYSIS OF TWO TERMINAL CLASSIC MAYA SITES: EXAMINING ECONOMIC TIES THROUGH POTTERY, Kara B. Johannesen

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PIG TRAUMA MODELS: A CIVILIAN PERSPECTIVE ON AR-15 POST-CRANIAL SKELETAL TRAUMA, Lauren M. Kenney

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TRIBAL CONSULTATION: A CRITICAL REMINDER OF CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT LAWS AND OBLIGATIONS, Natasha F. LaRose

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SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON THE PROCESS OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION, Cheyenne Louise Laue

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The Battle of the Little Bighorn Gunshot Trauma Analysis: Suicide Prevalence Among the Soldiers of the 7th Cavalry, Genevieve M. Mielke

What's For Dinner?: A Faunal Analysis of the Bison, Elk, and Bighorn Sheep Bones from the Windy Bison Site (48YE697), Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Collin R. Price

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CHIPPING THROUGH TIME: THE EVOLUTION OF LITHIC SPATIAL ORGANIZATION AT THE BRIDGE RIVER PITHOUSE VILLAGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Ethan P. Ryan

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DIFFERENTIAL DECOMPOSITION RATES OF NON-HUMAN REMAINS WITH THE FACILITATION OF SODIUM HYDROXIDE IN DISSIMILAR DEPOSITION ENVIRONMENTS, Hayley Savage

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OF RUPTURES AND RAPTURES: LOCATING IDEOLOGY WITH LIDAR IMAGERY, William Dale Schroeder

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CALIFORNIA CREEK QUARRY: REGIONAL PERSEPCTIVES AND UAS MAPPING, David A. Schwab

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THE EFFECTS OF COMMON METHODS OF SOFT TISSUE REMOVAL ON SKELETAL REMAINS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS, Emily Silverman

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THE EFFECTS OF COMMON METHODS OF SOFT TISSUE REMOVAL ON SKELETAL REMAINS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS, Emily Silverman

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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

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PERCEPTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: NIKUTORU, TABITEUEA MAIAKI, KIRIBATI, Jaime Lynn Bach

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Moving Toward a Holistic Menstrual Hygiene Management: An Anthropological Analysis of Menstruation and Practices in Western and Non-Western Societies, Sophia A. Bay

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BEFORE ABANDONMENT: SOCIAL CHANGE IN PRE-COLONIAL HOUSEPIT 54, BRIDGE RIVER SITE (EeRl4), BRITISH COLUMBIA, Kathryn L. Bobolinski

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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

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Potentially Dangerous Enemy Aliens: Experiences at Fort Missoula and Transformative Immigration Policy in the United States, Daniel Smith

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Violence, Catastrophe, and Agency in Nepal: A Deeper Understanding of the 2015 Earthquakes and Border Blockade, Kassandra D. Viers

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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THE EFFECTS WILD FIRES HAVE ON SKELETAL REMAINS, Paula Eileen Specht

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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