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Assessing the Chronological Variation within Western Stemmed Tradition Projectile Points
Western Stemmed Tradition (WST) projectile points exhibit considerable morphological variability, which may reflect differences in function, ethnolinguistic affiliation, resharpening/rejuvenation, or age. In this thesis I ...
Transitions: The Search for Maize Phytoliths in Spanish Teeth
This research aims to determine if plant phytoliths can be recovered from human dental calculus. This paper hypothesizes that phytoliths will provide a more direct method for paleodietary analysis than carbon and nitrogen ...
Expression of Status in Sixteenth Century Tlaxcala
The Tlaxcalans were Mesoamericans who allied with the Spanish conquistadors during the Conquest of Mexico. Due, in part, to their alliance with the Spaniards, the Tlaxcalans' experiences in the early colonial period were ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Queering Migration Studies: Sexuality and Immigration Status among Mexican Youth in the United States
In recent migration studies, scholars have started to consider the role that sexuality plays in shaping identity among transnational subjects. Previous migration research primarily focused on gender using a heteronormative ...