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 2002

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Distinguishing human from non-human skeletal elements using photographs, Michael Eric Koetter

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Fractionated heirship: A Blackfeet case study, Justin B. Lee

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Determining postmortem interval : a preliminary examination of postmortem thorium actinium and radium isotopes in bone, Christine N. Rea

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The Viking expansion| Climate, population, plunder, John C. Sharpe

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Prehistoric quarrying at South Paint Rock Chert Quarries, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming| An assessment of lithic procurement and reduction strategies, Kyle D. Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Native Americans anthropologists and NAGPRA: A continuing controversy, Christine C. Baker

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Archaeological investigations at the Fries Site| An intrasite structural analysis of an upland Piedmont site in North Carolina, Alvin J. Banguilan

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Blackfeet cultural continuity and the Biographic Art tradition: The Deadmond Bison Robe example, Janis L. Bouma

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A study of dental attrition in a modern sample from the Northwest United States, Christopher M. Casserino

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Early and Middle Archaic projectile point technologies in the Closed Basin area of the San Luis Valley, Colorado, Scott A. Des Planques

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Effects of Koniag artificial cranial deformation on Eskimo population comparisons, Jamelon Emmick

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Utilization of fungal growth in the estimation of the post-mortem interval, Becky D. Floyd

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Limits of migration: The Shoshone move North, James Rodgers Free

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Evolution of hunter-gatherer socioeconomic systems during the middle to late Holocene in the Upper Columbia and the Interior Northwest, Nathan B. Goodale

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Cultural site evaluation of Coloma, Montana, 2000, Paige A. Hoskinson

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Culture history of the German Gulch Chinese, Garren J. Meyer

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Comparison of 3 methods for locating buried remains, M. Damon Murdo

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Analysis of prehistoric archaeological features on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Brooke M. Simpson

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Temporal variability in lithic technological organization at the Keatley Creek Site, Holly Jean Stelton

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Forensic entomological case study and comparison of burned and unburned Sus scrofa specimens in the biogeoclimatic zone of northwestern Montana, Seth Barnes

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Selves in practice: Identity formation through the practice of alternative medicine, Molly J. Bleecker

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An independent test of the technique of aging skeletal material from the sternal end of the right fourth rib, Andrew Scott Catey

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Making Missoula home| Voiced representations and participation in creating a sense of place, Jennifer P. DeBerry

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Gendered discussions and metaphors of progress affecting the 1999 debate about school closure in Missoula Montana, Naomi A. DeMarinis

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Duality of social identity: Theories concerning self and social categorization, Chris Girard

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"We are Indians and will always be Indians": Strategies for the preservation of ethnic identity by the Fox Indians of Iowa, Carolyn Marie Grimaldi

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Shamanism and the state: A conflict theory perspective, David K. Gross

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Discrimination against the Hutterites: The racialization of a religious community in rural Montana, Susan Huntley

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Cost-benefit relationships at South Everson Creek quarries, Christina E. Kelly

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Observing gender in the material cultures of six Northwestern Plains societies: An ethnographic/ethnohistoric comparison, Kathy La Plante

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Chronology of housepit occupations at the Keatley Creek Site| An analysis of stratigraphy and dating, Michael P. Lenert

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Prehistoric cultural resources of the Whitetail Pipestone area, Jefferson County Montana| An overview and implications for cultural resource managers, Sandra L. Morris

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On being White in America: An exploration of identity in the ethnic majority, Beverly T. Orth

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Historical demography of the Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy's Reservation Montana 1917-1937, Annajeanette Presnell

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Identity formation of Mexican-Americans in the West Side community of St. Paul Minnesota, Rani Francesca Salas-McLean

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Face value: Cosmetics and Japanese performances of ethnicity, Bonnie Schenk Darrington

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The estimation of ante-mortem weight from adult human skeletal remains: An examination of the humerus and the femur, Thomas Scott Sichta

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Examination of the phylogenetic value of molar cusp patterns for Australopithecus Paranthropus and early Homo, Michael Sperazza

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Variability in flake technology at Tree Frog, a protohistoric site in the Centennial Valley, Montana, Kristin Ann Vanwert

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Metaphors of The Origin of Species: A case study of the relationship between metaphor thought and bodily experience, Abdulsalam S. Al-Zahrani

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The Golden "M" Project: History lost and found, Sandra Koppenberg Fisher

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Good hunter| A study of the beliefs and motivations of appropriate hunting behavior by Montana hunters, Chad M. Huddleston

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A controlled comparative analysis of secondary burial practices : sacred space symbology and the dead, Sharon K. Moses

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Examining variation in shield bearing warrior rock art, David Moyer

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Admixture and racial classification : the use of discriminant analysis in classifying individuals of mixed ancestry, Darcy D. Olson

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Statistical comparison of Spode/Copeland ceramics between historic Metis and European occupations in central Alberta, Timothy Panas

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Redefining masculinity: The Promise Keeper movement in Montana, Staci V. Richards

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Lithic tradition change in a contact context as demonstrated by an artifact assemblage from Espiritu Santo de Zuniga, Victoria, Texas (41VT11), Robert C. Schweitzer

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Food calls in a captive population of rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta), Kevin W. St. Jacques

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Biomedical encounters and human adaptability, Christopher Canterbury Wahlfeld

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Middle Archaic and Late Archaic/Woodland patch use in the Little Missouri Badlands, North Dakota, Greg L. Wermers

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Montana masks| The implications of shell mask gorgets to trade between the Plains and Southeast, Derek Stetler Beery

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24CA37, A bison kill in Cascade County, Montana, Arrow R. Coyote

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Rock bake ovens: Material culture used to preserve social heritage, William Stacy Culpepper

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Stylistic analysis of pictographs and petroglyphs in Hells Canyon, Robyn L. Johnson

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Changing patterns of everyday living in Livingston Montana: Oral histories of women who worked for the railroad, Julia Katherine Keffer

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Non-site analysis of the archaeology of the Wasatch Plateau, Utah, Wanda Raschkow

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What's theory got to do with it?| Problems, processes and purposes for archaeological explanation, Jeffrey W. Sogard

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Choosing cremation in Missoula Montana: implications for theories on western individualism, Danielle Valentine

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Computer mediated interpersonal relationships, Benjamin P. Doan

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Study of the intensification of agriculture in the Taos district of New Mexico and its physical effects over time| A comparison of adult stature and dental health between two populations of prehistoric Native Americans, Erin K. Driskell

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Ecotourism anthropology and the ecosystem : developing sustainable tourism : case study - Belize C.A., James Anthony Flanagan

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Effects of uranium development on tribal sovereignty| With an emphasis on the Spokane Tribe of Washington State, Scott M. Herron

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Origin and spread of syphilis, Jun Hong

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Evolution of political and religious structures in early state level societies| Ideology in archaeological method and theory, Timothy B. Hughes

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Eagle Creek Site (24PA301)| A prehistoric archaeological site near Gardiner, Montana, Janet A. Jackman

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Cahuilla cultural practice in the twenty-first century: The reformulation of ethnicity, D. G. Jenkins

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Impact of allotment on contemporary hunting conflicts| The Confederated Salish-Kootenai as example, Dagny K. Krigbaum

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Archaeological investigations on the Sun River Game Range: A study of prehistoric and historic land use intensity, Patrick Joseph Kuntz

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Northern Cheyenne, missionaries, and resistance on the Tongue River Reservation, 1884 through 1934, Nancy L. Pahr

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The culture of enthesopathies: Differences in musculoskeletal stress markers between samples in a historic population, Michael R. Roberts

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Coyote and the prickly pear| An etiology of ethnobotany among the Hualapai, John T. Rowan

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Women of the contemporary Militia Movement: Perceptions of ideology through experience identity voice and action, Gina R. Terinoni

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Estimation of time since death in humans using mature pigs, Tiffany T. Terneny

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Statistical character state recognition in the phylogeny of Early Tertiary archontans using parsimony, Matthew Alexander Tornow

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A comparison study of subadult long bone growth between an Early Archaic population (Windover) and a Late Archaic population (Indian Knoll), Sunday A. Walker

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Analysis of prehistoric land use patterns in the Tongue River Valley, north of Decker, Montana, Glenn A. Walter

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Dynamics of culture change and it's reflection in the archaeological record at Espiritu Santo de Zuniga, Victoria, Texas, Tamra L. Walter

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Cultural overview of the archaeological investigations at Scott's Village, south-central Oregon, Kelly Pieper Collman

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Bighorn sheep and the Salish world view| A cultural approach to the landscape, Marcia Pablo Cross

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Analysis on the elemental composition of ceramics in Barbados during the Saladoid and Suazoid period, Scott Michael Fitzpatrick

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Gazing at subculture with Lacan, Aaron Goodfellow

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Sign space as paralinguistic device and the ABC story in American Sign Language, William Robert Hay

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Determination of gender roles in activities that occurred in four subsistence-related activity areas at a Late Prehistoric bison processing site, Kristin Knop Hughes

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Hagen site, 24DW1| A review of historical data and a reassessment of its ceramic assemblage and position in Northern Plains prehistory, W. Jeffrey Kinney

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Examination and mapping of the Southern Nez Perce Trail in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Bitterroot National Forest, Idaho using the Global Positioning Satellite System, Michael Howard Koeppen

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"It's our damn country"| The motives for military service and the self-identity of Fort Belknap veteran Americans, William Ernest Maxwell

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Dental attrition for a contemporary Western Montana population, Stephen C. Tromly

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An Investigation of the Aesthetic Dimension of Projectile Point Morphology, Jennifer Jo Yoneji

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Women in the Montana Legislature 1941-1993, Laurie Jerin Zimorino

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Assessment of the subsistence patterns of the Garnet people, Tammy Howser

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Non-sexual reproduction of humans : casting techniques methods and materials, Garry Kerr

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Origins of agriculture| Resource depletion and productivity maximization, Wan-jin Kim

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Native American discourse : an analysis of twenty O'othham narrative fragments, Robert O. Nickol

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Flaked lithic artifacts from the Hogback Homestead site (24GN13), Brenda Lynn Reed

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McKean Complex| An analysis of six Middle Prehistoric period sites in the Northwestern Plains, Patrick J. Rennie

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Site abandonment behavior for the mining town of Garnet, Montana, Jennifer Kathleen Spencer

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Fabrication and function of star quilts on Fort Peck Reservation in northeastern Montana, Kim Elise Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Description of seven Powers-Yonkee artifact assemblages and their classification in northwestern Plains prehistory, David M. Ferguson

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Akbaatashee| The Oilers Pentecostalism among the Crow Indians, Timothy P. McCleary