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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Photogrammetrics as a Tool for Archaeological Investigation in 19th Century Historic Archaeology
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and photogrammetrics are a growing part of the archaeological toolkit. They provide a low cost tool to aid in the collection and analysis of aerial imagery. To test the applications of this ...
The Combination of Cranial Morphoscopic and Dental Morphological Methods to Improve the Forensic Estimation of Ancestry
The estimation of ancestry is central to the construction of a biological profile, andhas traditionally been done through the analysis of cranial morphoscopic traits.Morphological traits of the dentition have also been ...
Explaining Communal Hunting Strategies: An Analysis of Artiodactyl Drives and Trap Features Across the Great Basin
Communal hunting of artiodactyls in the prehistoric Great Basin is a research topic with the potential to illuminate not only animal and human behavior but also cultural differences between groups. This research attempts ...
Cooperative Foraging Strategies and Technological Investment in the Western Great Basin: An Investigation of Archaeological Remains from the Winnemucca Lake Caves, Nevada
This thesis investigates evidence for the intensity and development of cooperative foraging strategies and investment in cordage and lithic technologies through time in the western Great Basin. It specifically addresses ...
We Won’t Be Here Long: A Study of Anticipated Mobility in the Rabbithole Mining District, Nevada
In response to the hardships many Americans faced during the Great Depression, a small subset of the population turned to small scale placer mining for gold in order to survive. The Rabbithole Mining District in Pershing ...
American Shinto Community of Practice: Community formation outside original context
Shinto is a native Japanese religion with a history that goes back thousands of years. Because of its close ties to Japanese culture, and Shinto’s strong emphasis on place in its practice, it does not seem to be the kind ...
Angels on the Head of a Needle: Constructing Socially Meaningful Space in a Syringe Services Program
People who inject drugs, people experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV andothers converge daily within Change Point, Nevada’s first syringe services program inReno, Nevada. Although Change Point has an official ...
Catlow Twine Basketry through Time and Space: Exploring Shifting Cultural Boundaries through Prehistoric and Ethnographic Basketry Technology in the Northwestern Great Basin
In this dissertation, I focus on Catlow Twine basketry and address several questions about connections between prehistoric and ethnographic groups in the Great Basin and how and when prehistoric populations moved across ...