NMSU Anthropology Department Master’s Theses (1998-2014)

2014

Title:          Environmental enrichment for the terrestrial spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)
Author:         Brown-Meeks, Erin
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.B7632014

Title:          Exploring national and ethnic identity in Paris, France and surrounding region
Author:         Morehead, Kristin Michelle
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.M6762014

Title:          Honey production in modern and ancient Yucatán :going from the known to the unknown
Author:         Bianco, Briana
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.B532014

Title:          Medieval Churriana de la Vega, Spain :tracing kratophany through behavioral archaeology
Author:         Rey, Enrique, Jr.
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.R4882014

 

2013

Title:          Athleticism and female sexuality
Author:         Holland, Julia E.
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.H57532013

Title:          The demographic impacts of the Caste War on communities in the Valladolid Region of Yucatán, Mexico
Author:         Patterson, Joshua David

Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.P382013

Title:          An examination of capitalism on nineteenth-century haciendas in Yucatán, Mexico
Author:         Schmidt, Erin R.
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.S2372013

Title:          Experimental hearth reconstruction at White Sands National Monument
Author:         Harvey, Allison S.
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.H3682013

Title:          Historic interactions at Fort Selden, New Mexico
Author:         Einck, Andrea Mae
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.E372013

Title:          Matanzas :conserving food and identity in Valenica County, New Mexico
Author:         Valverde, Daniel

Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.V3572013

Title:          La noria :a hydrologic technology of Yucatán
Author:         Williams, Nina E.
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.W542013

 

2012

Title:          An analysis of the foot of Kenyapithecus africanus
Author:         Arney, Irisa
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.A762012

Title:          Bone grease, stews, and cannibalism: the physical effects of boiling bones
Author:         Hoiness, Amanda Rae
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.H562012

Title:          Culture and its impact on the ease of doing business, corruption and political instability in the global economy
Author:         Tazifor, Ndem Tazoh
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     HD10998.T392012

Title:          A diachronic analysis of zooarchaeological remains at Kipp Ruin (LA 153465) Luna County, New Mexico
Author:         Debry, Robert V.
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Holdings Information
Database:       Local Database
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.D432012

Title:          Ethnographic study of Type II diabetes in Mexican-Americans living in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Author:         Benitez, Nancy C.
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material

Title: Invoking the past to negotiate the present :local knowledge, wildlife, and change in a coastal Ecuadorian community
Author:         Vina, Michael A.
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material

Title:          Low-income women’s experiences of support services on the U.S.-Mexico border
Author:         Hurrey, Helene
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.H872012

Title:          Middle Miocene Mabokopithecus from Maboko Island, Kenya and their importance for the phylogenetic position of the late Miocene hominoid Oreopithecus bambolii
Author:         Jansma, Rutger Jan Wessel
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.J362012

Title:          Opisthocranion migration: female progenesis in the vervet Chlorocebus aethiops cranium
Author:         Simons, Evan A.
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.S5322012

Title:          Potent agency: the ritual deposition of snakes in the northern San Juan region 
Author:         Fladeboe, Randee
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.F552012

Title:          Raizal counterstories :a phenomenological study examining the connections between the life experiences of Raizal educators and their experiences with Ethnic Centered Education
Author:         Archbold, Nataly
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     L998.A7352012

Title:          Sending mixed signals :semiotics of population-level DWI prevention materials used in Doña Ana County, New Mexico
Author:         Graboski-Bauer, Ashley
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.G722012

Title:          Was Chimney Rock a pilgrimage site in Chacoan society?
Author:         Lennen, Joel
Publisher:      [2012]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.L462012

Title:          What’s in a chultun?:Identifying formation processes at La Milpa, Belize : a comparative life history approach
Author:         Mason, Ashley N.
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.M382012

 

2011

Title:          Ensueños :a testimonial of a translation journey
Author:         Valtierrez, Mayra A.
Publisher:      [2011]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     PQ8999.V352011

Title:          Knowledge, meaning and mindset :organic avocado growers in Uruapan, Mexico
Author:         Cox, Shelby
Publisher:      [2011]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.C692011

Title:          A morphometric analysis of the Homo erectus mandibular canine teeth from the Dmanisi site, Georgia Republic
Author:         Avalos, Toby Ray

Publisher:      [2011]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.A932011

Title:          A temporal component analysis of Kipp Ruin (LA 153645)
Author:         Kroulek, Orion
Publisher:      [2011]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.K772011

Title:          A critical examination of the bone pathology on KNM-ER 1808, a 1.6 million year old Homo erectus from Koobi Fora, Kenya 
Author:         Dolan, Sean Gregory
Publisher:      [2011]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.D652011

Title:          Reconstructing Australopithecus afarensis social organization by examining intrasexual dental trait variation in mandibular molars from the “First Family” site (A.L. 333/333w), a Pliocene site in Hadar, Ethiopia
Author:         Reyes, Laura Denise
Publisher:      [2011]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.R492011

 

2010

Title:          An investigation of turtle use at Isla Cilvituk, Campeche, Mexico
Author:         Scudder, Kristen L.
Publisher:      [2010]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.S372010

Title:          Organic residue analysis performed on prehistoric Mogollon ceramics from southwestern New Mexico
Author:         Brooks, Katherine E.
Publisher:      [2010]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.B762010

Title:          Traditional food plant use and knowledge transmission among the Mi’kmaq of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Author:         Haney, Demmarest Christine
Publisher:      [2010]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.H252010

 

2009

Title:          Artillery technology from defacto sites as an indicator of technology in frontier conflict zones
Author:         Tuthill, Trevor
Publisher:      [2009]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.T882009

Title:          An assessment of brain size and internal basicranial morphology of the middle Miocene Old World monkey Victoriapithecus
Author:         Gonzales, Lauren Ann
Publisher:      [2009]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.G662009

Title:          The mother-infant relationship, infant ontogeny and behavior of an endangered rainforest lemur: the Milne-Edwards’ Sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi)
Author:         Clarke, Tara Anne
Publisher:      [2009]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.C552009

Title:          Playas and people: examining relationships between water availability and cultural behavior in the Tularosa Basin, New Mexico
Author:         Griffith, Tabitha Lynn

Publisher:      [2009]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.G752009

Title:          Swirl, sniff, sip, spit: the creation and social cultivation of taste in New Mexico wine
Author:         Moench, Virginia F.
Publisher:      [2009]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating

Title:          What’s in the pot?: a field based functional analysis of reconstructable vessels
Author:         Renn, James Christopher

Publisher:      [2009]
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material
Location:       Branson Library – Special Collections – Non-circulating
Call Number:     GN999.R462009

Title:          Forest loss, identity and tradition: mushroom gathering in the Meseta Purépecha
Author:         Sharratt, Aaron
Publisher:      [2008].
Format:         Archival/Manuscript Material

2008

Allen, Kari – Hand Anatomy of Kenyapithecus africanus (Hominoidea, Primates) from the Middle Miocene of Maboko Island, Kenya

Arata, Sean – The Search for Primary Contexts at Isla Cilvituk, Campeche: GIS Applications

Cox, Shelby – Pest Knowledge and Transmission among Organic Avocado Growers in Michoacán, Mexico

Harvey, Maria – Women and the Conservation of Food Varities in Mexico: The Cultural Importance of Homegardens in Purhépecha Communities

Magaha, Stephanie – The Price of Bread: An Investigation of the Pathological Expression of Dietary Differences between theMimbres and Pottery Mound Populations

Martinez, Ruth – Lacustrine Resource Use at Isla Cilvituk, Campeche, Mexico: A Case Study for Pomacea flagellata

Sharratt, Aaron – Contributions from the Margins: Mushrooms in Michoacán, Mexico

2007

Andrade, Sandra – The Effects of 20th Century GLobalization on the Built Environment of Civiltuk, Campeche, Mexico

Danzy, Jennifer – The Color of Temperament and Heart: The Hormonal and Behavoiral Basis of Female Rhesus Macaque Color on Cayo Santiago

Komulainen, Nancy – The Important, Yet Elusive Role of Maya Sacbeob

Lujan, Ana Mortui – Vivo Docent: Distinguishing Native American and Asian Populations

Lynch, Elizabeth – Dental Microware Analysis of Small Bodied Apes from the Early and Middle Miocene of Kenya

Poitevint, Lindsay – An Investigation of the Life Histories of Small and Large Game at the Joyce Well Site, New Mexico

2006

Campion, Douglas – Narcoculture: An Anthropological Analysis of the Cultural Features of the Drug Trade in El Paso, Texas/Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Escabi-Ruiz, Carla – Tarsiers and Humans: Pets, Ecotourism, and Conservation

Kricka, Thomas – Run for Water, Run for Life: Hopis’ Conceptions of Water

Leggett, Angela – Ancash’s Artists: A Study with Souvenir Textile Weavers in Andean Peru

2005

Graham, Becki – Linguistic Controlling Devices and Gender-differentiated Speech Patterns in Doña Ana County District Court Prose Divorce Cases

Martinez, Amanda – Abandonment at Isla Cilvituk: Ceramics as Evidence

Martinez, Nicole – Perceptions of Place and Identity in the community of Doña Ana

Matt, Lanell – A Biological Distance Study of Non-Metric Cranial Traits for Three Prehistoric New Mexico: Nanishagi Ruins, Kuau Pueblo, and the Angus Site

Pardikes, Thomas James – Hopi and Western Concepts of Action

2004

Arford, Kristi – A Kinder, Gentler Islam: The Creation of a Muslim American Identity by Women Converts in Rural New Mexico

Fields, Lori Lee – Object Manipulation and Hand Preferences in the Long-tailed Macaque Macaca fascicularis

Hooper, John – Energetic Investment in the Acropolis at Yalbac, Belize: A Comparative Approach

Hunter, John Anderson – Zooarchaeological and Taphonomic Analysis of Fauna Remains at Isla Cilvituk, Campeche, New Mexico

Stowe, Michael A. – A Mesoamerican Ballcourt at the Joyce Well Site, Southwestern New Mexico

Wintcher, Amanda Renee – Sacred Homes and Animal Spirits: Quadruped Images in the Rock Art of the Purgatoire River Region, Las Animas County, Southeast Colorado

2003

Blunk, William B. – Obligation and Belief in Yucatic Mayan Narrative

Guerrero, Marcos L. – Untangling the Maya Universe: Geometric Variation Among Architectural Mat Motifs in the Northern Lowlands

Knight, Brian D. – Early Hunter-gatherer Occupations in the Southern Playas and Animas Valleys, Hidalgo County, New Mexico

2002

Graebner, Sean M. – Monumental Architecture and the Ancient Maya: The Royal Acropolis at Yalbac, Central Belize

Hokanson, Jeffrey H. – What is the Point?

Jeakle, Julie E. – Social Integration and the Maya: The Multifunctionality of Mesoamerican Ball Courts

McGahee, Gaea Davy – Parallel Lives: Re-Interpreting the Life Histories of People and Parrots at Casas Grandes, Chihuahua

Oemig, Paulo Andreas – Roman Catholic Sentiments on Popular Catholicism of Northern New Mexico: Its History, Life, and Challenges as Told Through the Voice of the Priests

Rodriguez, Rebecca – Young Maya Women Weavers in Cooperatives: Staying Single in Chiapas

2001

Arie, Jane Caroline – Sun Kings and Hierophants: Geocosmic Orientation and the Classic Maya

Gibson, Ralph D. – Lunar Archaeology: The Application of Federal Historic Preservation Law to the Site Where Humans First Set Foot Upon the Moon

Owen, Elizabeth Ann – The Gap Hill (LA 125819) Archaeological Research Project: Methods and Procedures in the Proton Magnetometry Survey, Data Recovery, and Testing of a Vandalized Mimbres Site

Scott, Audrey – The Development of Metric Sexing Methodology on University Teaching Skeletons Origination from the Indian Subcontinent

2000

Blakney, Jane Anne – The Role of Trading Posts on the Capitalists Frontier: The Wertheim General Store: A Case Study

Chandler, Shari Louise – Sourcing Three Circle Phase Ceramics From Old Town (LA1113), Luna County, New Mexico

Ernst, Moira Weber – Acolian Formation Processes at Site NMSU 1564/66

Hartley, Charles W. III – Theories of State Formation in Early China: A Synthesis of Historical and Archaeological Perspectives

Henehan, Teresa – New Farms: A Case Study in Organic Farming Organizations

Rodriguez, Cheryl Anne – Somos Una Familia: Women’s Participation in Campamentos Unidos, A Mexican Social Movement Organization

Snedden, Megan Elizabeth – Women’s Experiences in the Mercado Cuahtemoc, An Urban Market of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

1999

Burleson, Richard L – Lithic Analysis of the Postclassic Maya Site Isla Cilvituk: Utilizing Microware and Experimental Approaches to Evaluate Approaches to Evaluate Anthropological Problems at a Regional Scale

Campbell, Paul Jefferson II – Burning Down the House: Roof Burning and Ritual Abandonment at Aztec Ruin, New Mexico

Clark, Caroline Sloan – Skeletal Asymmetry in Two South African Populations

Cruze, Warren – Topic Continuity in Discourse: An Analysis of Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache Coyote Stories

Kasson, Robin N. – An Experimental Study of Pif (Sus Scrofa) Carrion Decomposition and Arthropod Succession Rates with a Known Time of Death in the Northern Chihuahuan Desert

Lanc, Deanna D. – A Study of Change in Belt Weaving at Laguna Pueblo

Marinas- Feliner, Silva – Paquime: Architecture, Labor, and Socio-Political Complexity

Reese, Nancy G – Research Design for Archaeological and Archival Investigations at the Jonesborough Site, Texas (41RR15)

1998

Gibbs, Victor Royal – Design of Southern New Mexico Mountains, Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Hawkins, William Chandler – Shifting Subsistence Strategies in the Prehistoric Mesilla Valley

Keihl, Dale Joseph – A Visual Ethnohistory of the Latvian Midsummer Festival

Leven, Carrie – Stereotypes on Ice: Media Images in Women’s Figure Skating

Potter-Finn, Dayna M. – Investigation into the Ossification of the Thyroid Cartilage in a Sample of 500 Men and Women