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Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Analysis: A Comparison of Modern Calculus, Hair and Fingernail
Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis has been used to reflect dietary signatures in humans and animals. For ancient human remains, bone collagen and bone apatite are the traditional biomaterials used to estimate ...
Chinese Gaming in the Nineteenth-Century American West: An Ethnic and Cultural Reassessment.
Re-analysis of archaeological museum collections can offer valuable insights into the significance of Chinese gaming in understanding Chinese ethnic identity in Nevada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. ...
Dental Analysis of Archaic and Late Prehistoric Northwestern Great Plains Native Americans
Archaeological evidence suggests Archaic and late Prehistoric Native Americans of the Northwestern Great Plains practiced similar hunting and gathering lifestyles. The only features that distinguish the two eras ...
Paleoethnobotany of the San Felice Villa Complex, Southern Italy
This project examines plant macroremains recovered from anthropogenic features dating to the 1st century A.D. at San Felice, an inland Roman villa site located in Puglia. The 1st century A.D. was a period of great ...
The Wizards Beach Men: A Study in Contrasts From Pyramid Lake, Nevada
This thesis compares and contrasts two sets of human skeletal remains of different chronometric ages found on Nevada's Pyramid Lake shoreline in 1968. The remains were found when drought lowered the shoreline of the lake, ...
War Born Sport: the Evolution of Horse Show Jumping
Horse show jumping is largely a sport without a known history. There is not an official written history of the sport, but some riders were taught aspects of oral history about the sport. The lack of knowledge about show ...
A Case for Paleoindian Use of Pinto Projectile Points in the Great Basin: Morphological Analysis from the Old River Bed, Utah
The chronology and morphology of Pinto series projectile points in the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert have been the subject of much debate. Split-stemmed points have been found in both early and late contexts associated ...