Anthropology Master's Theses

Holly Thorssin (2020),Paleoethnobotany in the Central Aleutian Islands: A Case Study from ADK-00237, an Upland Archaeological Site on Adak Island, Alaska.”

Nathan Harmston (2020),Caribou Teeth, Stable Isotope Analysis, and Archaeological Caribou Herd Identity: Evidence for Persistence of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, Alaska.”

Kaare Ray Sikuaq Erickson (2020), “Successful Engagement between Iñupiat and Scientists in Utqiaġvik, Alaska: A Sociocultural Perspective 

Ted Parsons (2020), “Low-Cost 3d Modeling For Archaeological Sites.”

Norma Johnson (2019), “Archaeology of Two Segregated Mess Halls at Shepard Point Cannery Near Cordova, Alaska.”

Fawn Cropley (2019), “Archaeology in Culture Camps: Encouraging Alaska Native Youth to Participate in Their Past.”

Ashley Hannigan (2019), “A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Human Remains from the Pre-Contact Cibola Region, New Mexico.”

Susannah Deeds (2019), “Aspirations of Urban Alaska Native Youth in the Anchorage School District.” 

Joanna, Wells (2018), “Dena’ina Food Storage at Cottonwood Village (ANC-035), Southcentral Alaska.” 

Caitlin Kennedy (2018), “Interpreting Dispossession at Death Valley National Park.”

Carrie Cecil (2018), “Salt and Sweat: The History and Archaeology of Desalination at Wake Atoll.”

Anne Velardi (2018), “Cultural Age Markers and Differential Treatment Due to Age.”

Annalisa Heppner (2017), “A Feminist Archaeological Approach to the Analysis of the Osseous Tool Suite from the Broken Mammoth Site, Interior Alaska.”

Bronwyn Jones (2017), “One Community, One Fish: A Retrospective Investigation of Accessing Changing Fisheries and Cultural Continuity in Tyonek, Alaska.”

Alexandra Taitt (2017), “The Next Dimension of Representation: The Role of Photogrammaetric 3D Modeling in Digital Heritage Preservation of Indigenous Material Culture.”

Alyssa Willett (2017), “Movement and Pedagogy: Multiple Ways of Understanding Dance in Southcentral Alaska.”

Gordaoff, Roberta (2016), The House on the Hill: a 3,800 Year Old Upland Site on Adak Island, the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

Tamara Holman (2016), “The Social Construction of Technology in the Workplace: Lode Mining in the Fairbanks Mining District, Alaska, 1902-1942.”

Aubrey Morrison (2016), “Aleut Subsistence Throughout the Medieval Climatic Anomaly: Zooarchaeological Analysis of the Surf Bay Landing Site (1500BP-700BP) on Akun Island, Alaska.”

Erin Laughlin (2015), "The Effects of Fragmentation on the Information Potential of Human Remains: An Examination of Prehistoric and Historic Remains Recovered from Chirikof Island, Alaska."

Erika Malo (2015), "Public Archaeology as an Integral Component of the Central Aleutians Archaeological Project, Adak Island, Alaska."

Monty Rogers (2015), "The Role Of Quartz in the Lithic Technology of the Western Upper Cook Inlet Ancestral Dena’ina."

Mark Rollins (2015), "A Comparative Study of Abandoned Mine Land Initiatives."

Kevin Bartley (2014), “They Don’t Know How We Live”; Understanding Collaborative Management in Western Alaska.”

Alain Beauparlant (2014), "Climate Change and its Impact on the Inupiat of Point Lay, Alaska: A Case Study of Resilience."

Ginger Cooley (2014), “Comparison of Modern, Historic, and Preindustrial Levels of Metals in the Bones and Teeth of Rangifer tarandus granti from the North American Arctic.”

Yoko Kugo (2014), “Subsistence Practices of Iliamna Lake Villages: An Investigation of Dynamics of Traditional and Ecological Knowledge.”

Travis Shinabarger (2014), “Faunal and Osseous Tool Analysis from KTZ-036 (Kotzebue Archaeological District), A Late Prehistoric Site in Kotzebue, Alaska.”

Kyle Wark (2014), “Yéil Kaawashòo ‘Raven was Drinking’: An Ethnotoxicology of Alcohol among the Tlingit.”

Kristen Scheidt (2013), “Caribou hunting at the Hungry Fox site (KIR-289): A Zooarchaeological Investigation of a Late Prehistoric Interior Inupiat site in the Central Brooks Range, Alaska.”

Jake Anders (2013), "Upland Archaeological Site Modeling and the Use of GIS to Explore New Aspects of Land Use in the Central Aleutian Islands, Alaska."

Tiffany Curtis (2013), "Dendrochronology on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: Dating Historic Structures using Tree-ring Analysis."

Richard Galloway (2013), "The Anthropology of Expeditions: From Brooklyn to Alaska with the King's County Mining Company in the Gold Rush Era."

Rhea Hood (2013), "Early Kachemak Fish Exploitation at Little Takli Island, Amalik Bay, Alaska: Size Estimates and Taxonomic Distribution."

Robyn Miller (2013), "The Cultural Commodification of Gender and Identity in Alaska Native Imagery by the Non-Native Tourism Industry."

William Schneider (2013), "Hewitt Lake (Tiq'atl'ena Bena) Archaeological Investigations."

Alexandra Edwards (2012), "Repatriation in Practice: The Process of Returning Human Remains in Norway, New Zealand, and the United States." 

Kelly Eldridge (2012), "Archaeofaunal Representation of Late Western Thule Regionalization: Insights from the Snake River Sandspit in Nome, Alaska."

Christopher Roe (2012), "The Subculture of the U.S. Army During World War II and Its Impact on the Construction of an Airbase on Umnak Island, Alaska."

Margaret Brady (2011), "Hmong Gardening in Anchorage, Alaska: Cultural Continuity and Change in the Far North."

Shawna Rider (2011), "Section 106 and the Amaknak Bridge Site in Unalaska, the Aleutian Islands, Alaska: A Case Study in Cultural Resource Management."

Robert Dean (2010), "The Mining Landscape from a Diachronic Perspective: Examining the Kenai Star Mining District, Southcentral Alaska."

Rita Eagle (2010), "Cultural and Archaeological Context of Sugpiaq Bead Use in Southern Alaska."

Kelly Gwynn (2010), "Dancing in the Streets: Alaska Native Dance in Anchorage."

Robbin La Vine (2010), "Subsistence Research and Collaboration: A Southwest Alaskan Case Study in Applied Anthropology."

Chris Campbell (2009), "The Significance of Seabirds to the Inupiat of Little Diomede Island."

Sam Hutchinson (2009), "A Radiographic Study of Permanent Tooth Calcification and Eruption Sequences in Alaska Native People."

Cornelia Jessen (2009), "Refugees and Healthcare Providers in Anchorage, Alaska: Understanding Cross-cultural Medical Encounters."

Richard Martin (2009), "The Archeology of a Caribou Drive Complex: The T-Stemmed Hill Sites in the Noatak Basin, Northwest Alaska."

Yvonne Meyer (2008), "Historic Preservation in Skagway, Alaska and Dawson City, Yukon Territory: A Comparison of Cultural Resource Management Policies in Two Northern Towns."

Catherine Pendleton, (2008), "Changes in Aleut House Construction in the Russian Period: Evidence from the Zapadni Site, St. Paul Island, Alaska."

Eleanor Hadden (2007), "The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Tuberculosis Vaccine Experiment on Southeast Alaska Natives: An Experiment Without Informed Consent."

Justin Hays (2007), "The Horseshoe Cove Site: An Example of Early Kachemak Subsistence Strategies from Faunal Remains in the Kodiak Archipelago."

Aaron Wilson (2007), "Mid-Holocene Occupation History and Activities at Agiak Lake: Two Northern Archaic Settlements in the Central Brooks Range, Alaska."

Travis Hedwig (2006), "Developmental Disability and Community Inclusion: A Critical Medical Anthropology Analysis of an Iñupiaq Community in Alaska."

Belkis Marin (2006), "Factors Involved in Breastfeeding Decisions among Lower Socioeconomic Level Hispanic Women in Anchorage, Alaska."

Daniel Stone (2006), "Specific Lithic Modification of Bone During Butchering: A Scanning Electron Microscopy Analysis."

Daniel Thompson (2006), "Placer Technology and Its Relationship to the Structural Variability of Mining Camps: Insights from the Kantishna and Chisana Mining Districts, Alaska."

Kathryn Krasinski (2005), "Intrasite Spatial Analysis of Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Archaeological Material from the Broken Mammoth Site."

Rebecca Lambourn (2005), "Conservation, Continuity, and Negotiation of a Proto-Athabascan Worldview by the Dena'ina."

Macie Manire (2005), "Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, and Ultrasound Fetal Imaging Among Inupiaq Women in Barrow, Alaska: A Qualitative Study."

Deborah Richmond (2005), "Role and Social Construction of the Dog in Indigenous Northern Coastal Populations."

Amanda Shearer (2005), "Bridging Two Worlds: Government-to-Government Between the Department of Defense and Federally Recognized Tribes in Athabascan Country, Alaska."

Josh Wisniewski (2005), "Enclaves and Outposts: FAA Field Stations and Mechanisms of State Formation in Rural Alaska Contexts."

Margan Grover (2004), "Identity in Russian America: Clothing and Personal Adornment at Castle Hill, Sitka, Alaska."

Catherine Moncrieff (2004), "Listen to Our Elders: Investigating Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Salmon in Communities of the Lower and Middle Yukon River."

Sheri Bowden (2003), "Identifying Interethnic Relations through both Structural and Cultural Material within the Periphery of Old Knik Townsite, Knik, Alaska."

Brian Wygal (2003), "The Earliest Alaskans and the Earliest American Theme Study."

Davin Holen (2002), "Dip Nets, Fish Wheels, and Motor Homes: The Atna', Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Resources Management in the Copper River Fishery, Alaska."