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HILL, Alexander–M.A. 2011 (Masters Along the Way)
Biological Foundations of Sexual Orientation (Supervised by Professor David Puts)

FRAZIER, Brenda–Ph.D. 2011
The Cranial Morphology of Dwarf Primate Species. (Supervised by Professor Joan Richtsmeier)

LOPEZ CORRAL, Aurelio–Ph.D. 2011
Crop Subsistence Yield Variability Within Late Postclassic (1325-1521 A.D.) and Early Colonial. (16th century) Indigenous Communities in the Tepeaca Region. (Supervised by Professor Kenneth Hirth)


BARNDT, Julia– M.A. (IUG). 2010
Effects of Acoustical Manipulations on Perceptions of Female Vocal Attractiveness and Threat Potential. (Supervised by Professor David Puts)

JENNINGS, Julia–Ph.D. 2010
Household Structure, Dynamics, and Economics in a Preindustrial Farming Population: The Northern Orkney Islands, Scotland (1851-1901). (Supervised by Professor James W. Wood)

JIN, Joohyun (Jennie)– Ph.D. 2010
Zooarchaeological and Taphonomic Analysis of the Faunal Assemblage From Tangzigou, Southwestern China. (Supervised by Professor Nina Jablonski)

KREGER, Meggan–Ph.D. 2010
Urban Population Dynamics in a Preindustrial New World City: Morbidity, Mortality, and Immigration in Postclassic Cholula. (Supervised by Professors Kenneth Hirth and George Milner)

QUILLEN, Ellen–Ph.D. 2010
Investigating Genes Related to the Evoluation of Indigenous American Skin Pigmentation. (Supervised by Professor Mark Shriver)

WAGNER, Jennifer–Ph.D. 2010
Social and Legal Implications of DNA Ancestry Tests. (Supervised by Professor Kenneth M. Weiss)


ANDERSON, J. Heath – Ph.D. 2009
Prehispanic Settlement Patterns and Agricultural Production in Tepeaca, Puebla, Mexico, AD 200-1519. (Supervised by Professor Kenneth Hirth)

BRADSHAW, Benjamin – M.A. 2009
Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of the Adoption of the Bow and Arrow in Southeastern North America: A Pilot Study. (Supervised by Professor George Milner)

DOMBROWSKI, Daniel – M.A. (IUG) 2009
The House that Brant Built: Historic Architecture through Modern Eyes. (Supervised by Professor Dean Snow)

FRENCH, Kirk – Ph.D. 2009
The Hydroarchaeological Approach: Understanding the Ancient Maya Impact on the Palenque Watershed. (Supervised by Professor David Webster)

MESSER, Andrea – Ph.D. 2009
Small Ancestral Pueblo Sites in the Mesa Verde Region: Location, Location, Location. (Supervised by Professor George Milner)

PERCIVAL, Christopher – M.A. 2009 (Masters Along the Way)
A Historical Perspective on the Theories and Scale of Evolution. |(Supervised by Professor Joan Richtsmeier)

ROCHETTE, Erick – Ph.D. 2009
The Late Classic Organization of Jade Artifact Production in the Middle Motagua Valley, Zacapa, Guatemala.  (Supervised by Professor Kenneth Hirth)

STARBUCK, John – M.A. 2009 (Masters Along the Way)
The Affect of Tissue Depth Variation on Craniofacial Reconstructions.(Supervised by Professor Joan Richtsmeier)

ORTMANN, Nicole – M.A. 2009 
The No Children Medicine: Botanical Abortifacients and Contraceptives from the Amazon Region. (Supervised by Professor Lee Newsom)

RODRIGUEZ, Leila – Ph.D. 2009 
Economic Adaptation and the Self-Employment Experience of Nigerian Immigrants in New York City. (Supervised by Professor Patricia Johnson)

WOLFF, Sarah – M.A. 2009 
Vocal masculinity affects perceptions of dominance among men independently of observers’ own dominance. (Supervised by Professor David Puts)


BIGHAM, Abigail – Ph.D. 2008 
Evidence for Natural Selection in High Altitude Populations. (Supervised by Professor Mark Shriver)

DeLEON, Jason – Ph.D. 2008
The Lithic Industries of San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan: An Economic and Technological Study of Olmec Obsidian. (Supervised by Professor Kenneth Hirth)

GORALSKI, Craig – Ph.D. 2008 
An Examination of the Uapala-Usulutan Ceramic Sphere using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis. (Supervised by Professor Kenneth G. Hirth)

HILL, Cheryl – Ph.D. 2008 
Evolutionary and Developmental History of Temporal Bone Pneumatization,in Hominids. (Supervised by Professor Joan Richtsmeier)

JONES, Eric – Ph.D. 2008
Iroquois Population History and Settlement Ecology, AD 1500-1700.(Supervised by Professor Dean R. Snow)

LAWSON, Heather – Ph.D. 2008
Molecular Evolutionary Underpinnings of Craniofacial Growth and Development. (Supervised by Professor Kenneth M. Weiss)

SCHEFFLER, Timothy – Ph.D. 2008
The El Gigante Rock Shelter, Honduras. (Supervised by Professor Kenneth Hirth)

SHOLTIS, Samuel– Ph.D. 2008
Genotype-Phenotype Relationships and the Patterning of Complex Traits as Exemplified in the Mammalian Dentition. (Supervised by Professor Kenneth M. Weiss)