2012 Thesis

Fall 2012

Patrick Rohrer

Advisor: Dr. Arlen Chase
Title of Thesis: Geographic and Environmental Influences on Maya Settlement Patterns of the Northwest Yucatan: An Explanation for the Sparsely Settled Western Cenote Zone
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Victoria Ingalls

Advisor: Dr. Arlen Chase
Title of Thesis: The Quadripartite Badge: Narratives of Power and Resurrection in Maya Iconography
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Summer 2012

Carrie Healy

Advisor: Dr. John Schultz
Title of Thesis: Detecting Submerged Remains: Controlled Research Using Side-Scan Sonar to Detect Proxy Cadavers
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Lisa Lomitola

Advisor: Dr. Arlen Chase
Title of Thesis: Ritual Use of the Human Form: A Contextual Analysis of the “Charlie Chaplin” Figurine in the Maya Lowlands
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Annie Norris

Advisor: Dr. Tosha Dupras
Title of Thesis:  Age as a factor in inter-tissue spacing of stable carbon isotope values in subadult human remains from the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt
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Brittany Walter

Advisor: Dr. John Schultz
Title of Thesis:  Integrating Differential Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Analysis in Mapping of Skeletal Dispersals
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Spring 2012

Andrew Ciofalo

Advisor: Dr. Arlen Chase
Title of Thesis: Maya Use and Prevalence of the Atlatl: Projective Point Classification Function Analysis from Chichen Itza, Tikal, and Caracol
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Jorge Garcia

Advisor: Dr. Arlen Chase
Title of Thesis:The Foods and Crops of the Muisca a Dietary Reconstruction of the Intermediate Chiefdoms of Bogotá and Tunja, Colombia
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Noel Johns

Advisor: Dr. Tosha Dupras
Title of Thesis:  Stable Isotopes and Multiple Tissue Analysis: Reconstructing Life Histories for Individuals from Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt
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Nathan Lawres

Advisor: Dr. Rosalyn Howard
Title of Thesis:  “You Have Guns and So Have We…” An Ethnohistoric Analysis of the Evolution of Seminole Combat Behaviors
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Tiffany Lindley

Advisor: Dr. Arlen Chase and Dr. Diane Chase
Title of Thesis:  With the Protection of the Gods: An Interpretation of the Protector Figure in Classic Maya Iconography
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Elizabeth Okrutny

Advisor: Dr. Tosha Dupras and Dr. Matthew McIntyre
Title of Thesis: Postcranial Osteometric Assessment of Korean Ancestry
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Corinne Zellner

Advisor: Dr. Rosalyn Howard
Title of Thesis: Florida’s Cattle Culture: Ethos and Enterprise in the Sunshine State
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