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 2015

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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

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

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

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

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Cultural Landscapes in Conflict: Addressing the Interests and Landscape Perceptions of Native Americans, the National Park Service, and the American Public in National Parks, Emily Anne Eide

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THE USE OF CT ANALYSIS TO ASSESS THE AGES OF A MODERN HUMAN TOOTH SAMPLE: A COMPARISION WITH DENTAL ATTRITION AND THE LAMENDIN METHOD, Kristina Galdes

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PARAFFIN: AN ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL ALTERNATIVE FOR BONE CONSERVATION, Victoria E. Luksha

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Individual Agency and Military Structure: Personal Artifacts From 1890s Fort Missoula, Jackson Cossitt Mueller

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Protohistoric Signatures of Household Material Wealth: An Interhousehold Analysis of the Bridge River Site (EeRI4), Lee Nicole Reininghaus

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University of Montana Forensic Case #12: Comprehensive Case Analysis, Lauren Leanne Richardson

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CRANIOMETRIC ESTIMATION OF ANCESTRY IN PEOPLES OF INDIA, Cynthia K Coe Ross

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Utilitarian and Industrial Ceramics of Montana in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Matthew Gregory Sadorf

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The Seen and Unseen: Religion and Identity in the Chicago American Indian Community, Eli Steven Suzukovich III

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Listen to the Bones: An Analysis of the Variation within the Faunal Remains at the Bridge River Site, Ogden Wyatt Ward

The 2010 Class III Archaeological Investigations of the Sheepeater Cliff Site (48YE29), Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Matthew Clyde Werle

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Cultural Politics and Mining Development in Alaska's Bristol Bay Fishery, Amanda Rose Wlaysewski

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Klonopin Collectifs, the “Charms” of Diverted Pharmaceuticals and Other Pleasures of Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use, Henry Erikson Bundy

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A Comparison Study of Vertebral Degenerative Joint Disease in the Hunter-Gatherer Population at Indian Knoll, Kentucky and Agriculturalists, Ashley Lynn Burch

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Subsistence Change and Emergent Social Inequality in an Early Complex Hunter-Gatherer Winter Village: A Zooarchaeological Assessment of the Bridge River Site (EeRl4), Middle Fraser B.C., Eric S. Carlson

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Final Inventory Report Glacier National Park, Lake Sherburne Archeological Inventory & Report, RM-CESU Cooperative Agreement: CA-1200-99-007, Brenda Lea Covington

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Cinnabar: Archaeology and History of Yellowstone's Lost Train Town, David Scott Dick

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THE USE OF TOOTH PIT AND TOOTH/JAW MEASUREMENTS TO IDENTIFY CARNIVORE TAXA RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE ON SCAVENGED BONE, Jennifer L. Foust

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Analysis of The University of Montana Forensic Case 29, Daniel James Haak

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Home Swede Home: The Archaeology of Swedish Cultural Identity at a Western Homestead, Amanda Clare Haught

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Graduate Portfolio: An Anthology of Selected Professional Papers, Kevin John Lyons

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"The Coming Man From Canton": Chinese Experience in Montana (1862-1943), Christopher William Merritt

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Fort Owen: The History and Archaeology of a Contact Period Site in Western Montana, Donald Merritt

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Masculine Domesticity in the Mining West: An Archaeological Investigation at Coloma Ghost Town, Margaret Anne Thurlo

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WHY THE XWISTEN CROSSED THE RIVER: LITHIC TRANSPORT STRATEGIES ON THE CANADIAN PLATEAU, Michael Todd Wanzenried

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Worlds Apart: Social Mechanisms of Contrasting Fertility in European American and Native American Populations on the Northern Plains, Janet Mary Bush

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A Spatial Analysis of 24HL1085: A Prehistoric Site in the Bear's Paw Mountains, Jessica Jo Bush

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Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Three Crania Housed at the University of Montana Physical Anthropology Lab, Bonny Marie Christy

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USING THE FREEZE-THAW CYCLE TO DETERMINE THE POSTMORTEM INTERVAL: AN ASSESSMENT OF PIG DECOMPOSITION IN WEST CENTRAL MONTANA, Beatrix Dudzik

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Identification of fractures before and after removal of soft tissue: a case report, Walter Loren Kemp

Airport Rings: Stone Circle Archaeology In Yellowstone National Park, Michael Livers

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RELATING TAPHONOMIC ANALYSIS OF BISON REMAINS TO CULTURAL AND SPATIAL INFERENCE: A STUDY OF THE FAUNAL REMAINS FROM THE TONGUE RIVER BUFFALO JUMP SITE (24RB2135), Blair Elizabeth Logan

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HISTORICAL CEMETERY RESIDENTS UNEARTHED: REANALYSIS OF UMFC64 AND UMFC65, Nancy Kay Luger