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Critical Archaeology at 19th Century Western Way Stations: Granite Creek Station, Nevada
Though there is a rich potential for archaeological investigation at 19th century way stations in the American West, projects at stations have primarily stayed within archaeology's grey literature. Through a survey of ...
Quantifying the Pre-Archaic to Archaic Transition: A Study of Movement and Land-Use in the Old River Bed of Western Utah
Current models of prehistoric movement and land-use in the Old River Bed (ORB) of western Utah suggest that a wetland environment restricted Pre-archaic (pre-8,000 14C yr BP) occupants of the region to movement along a ...
A Dental Metric Study of Medieval, Post Medieval, and Modern Basque Populations from Vitoria, Pais Vasco, Spain
The linguistic, cultural and biological uniqueness of the Basque population has long interested anthropologists. While craniometrics and genetic markers have been used to address Basque origins and affinities, few studies ...
A Stone's Throw from the Source: An Examination of Fine-Grained Volcanic Toolstone Use in the Pah Rah Range, Western Nevada
Prehistoric use of the Pah Rah Range in western Nevada has resulted in a diverse record of hunting, processing, and residential sites, many of which contain artifacts manufactured from fine-grained volcanic (FGV) toolstones. ...
A Changing Valley, a Changing People: The Prehistoric Occupation of Northern Warner Valley, Oregon
Warner Valley, Oregon was occupied as early as the terminal Pleistocene (~11,000 radiocarbon years ago [14C B.P.). Random and non-random pedestrian survey conducted over three field seasons by the Great Basin Paleoindian ...
Consumption in the American Mining West: substitute and complement goods in the foodways of Aurora, Nevada
This thesis focuses on consumer choice in two historic era households, the Levy and Kaufman households. This inquiry seeks to understand household level foodways as well as community foodways patterns in Aurora, Nevada ...
Perceptions and Motivations of Conscious Consumption
In today’s industrialized world, efforts in environmental sustainability are at the forefront of many social and political issues. Perhaps the most familiar and accessible avenue toward “green” behavior in the eyes of the ...
Head and the Heart: An Examination of Faith-Based Social Justice in Nevada
Societies all around the globe have their own individual constructions of justice. There are uniquely recognizable ideas about what is and is not "just" according to what a certain social group values. In some instances, ...
The Kammidɨkadɨ of Little Steamboat Point-1 Rockshelter: Terminal Early Holocene and Early Late Holocene Leporid Processing in Northern Warner Valley, Oregon
The terminal Early Holocene was a time of climatic upheaval in the Great Basin. Archaeofauna from this period are dominated by small game. Many Great Basin sites were abandoned during the Middle Holocene as aridity ...