2015

Kareen Hawsey

Thesis: Vessel Morphology and Function in the West Jefferson Phase of the Black Warrior River Valley, Alabama.

Lessye DeMoss

Thesis: A Cultural Model of Life Goals for Young Men in the Roanoke Valley

Johnna Teresa Dominguez

Thesis: Nice Ink, Man”: A Biocultural, Mixed Methods Approach to Tattooing as Costly Honest Signaling Among Southern Women.

Kelsey Herndon

Thesis: The Embodiment of Status in the Mississippian Component of the Perry Site

Luke Donahoo

Thesis: Group Mobility and Lithic Resource Use in the Archaic to Woodland Transition at the Morrow Site. 

2014

Kara Alspaugh

Thesis: The Terminal Woodland: Examining Late Occupation on Mound D at Toltec Mounds (3LN2), Central Arkansas.

Joynn Amrine Goertz

Non-thesis (Plan II)

Achsah Dorsey

Thesis: Food Insecurity, Maternal Mental Health, and Child Well-Being in NW Tanzania.
Honors: University of Alabama and College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Research by a Master’s Student Awards.

Charles Ross Owens

Thesis: How Smart Phones Affect Skin Conductance and Social Support Systems Among Students at the University of Alabama.

Ashley Stewart

Thesis: Entanglements in Life and Death: Multiple Burials from the Pickwick Basin.

Emma Koenig

Thesis: Terminal Deposits and Abandonment Processes at Aguacate Uno, Belize.

Elizabeth Wix

Thesis: Mississippian Kinship and the Organization of Koger’s Island Cemetery Rows.

Elise Duffield

Non-thesis (Plan II)

Clay Nelson

Thesis: Mortuary Practices, Social Status, and Wealth at the Rhodes Site in Moundville, Alabama.

2013

Joseph Anderson

Non-thesis (Plan II)

Michael Goldstein

Non-thesis (Plan II)

Denise Gonzalez

Non-thesis (Plan II)

Petrina Kelly

Thesis: Mound R1 and the Problem of the Minor Mound at Moundville. 

Heath Kinzer

Non-thesis (Plan II)

Sarah Morrow

Thesis: Social Capital, Food Secuirty, and Resource Utilization in a Low Income Population. 

Maria Panakhyo

Thesis: Evaluation of the Methodology for Addressing Commingled Human Remains from the Lewis Jones Cave Ossuary (1SC42) in St. Clair, Alabama.

Daniel Salberg

Thesis: Ceramics and the Political Economy of Moundville: A Compositional Study Using Neutron Activation Analysis.

Bobbie Simova

Thesis: Identity Formation Formation among the Ancient Maya as Reconstructed from Late Preclassic to Early Classic Domestic Contexts at the Site of Actuncan, Belize.

Leah Wiegand

Thesis: Detecting Preference in the Archaeological Record: A Study of Glass Trade Beads Among the Natchez Indians.

2012

Hillary Burt

Thesis: An Anthropological Reconstruction of Historic Population Movements in Tuscaloosa County using Cemetery Analysis.

Sara Shults

Thesis: Uncovering Ancient Maya Exchange Networks: Using the Distributional Approach to Interpret Obsidian Exchange at Actuncan, Belize.

Max Stein

Thesis: Examining Urban and Rural Cultural Models of Nervios in Honduras through a Biocultural Lens.

2011

Rachel Virginia Briggs

Thesis: Negotiating the Area Between: Exploration of an Eighteenth Century Upper Creek Settlement in the Lower Black Warrior River Valley.

Catherine Buzney

Thesis: Pubertal Plasticity: Biological, Social, and Cultural Factors Driving Timing of Female Reproductive Maturation.

Heather Long

Thesis: Good Ol’ Boys: Masculinity and Stress in Southern Males.

Erik Porth

Thesis: Raised Ground, Razed Structure: Ceramic Chronology, Occupation and Chiefly Authority on Mound P at Moundville.

J. Andrew Scruggs

Non-thesis (Plan II)

Carolyn Smith

Thesis: Life Goals and Eating Disorders among Adolescent Girls in Birmingham, Alabama.

Anthony Smith

Non-thesis (Plan II)

Kyle Stewart

Non-thesis (Plan II)

2010

Paul Eubanks

Thesis: Interaction, Sedentism, and Aggregation in Woodland-stage Central Alabama.

Dan Mullins

Thesis: Problems and Prospects for a Cognitive Science of Religion: Minimal Counter-intuitiveness, Epistemic Congruency, Sex, and Context in the Epidemiology of Cultural Representations in South India.

Amanda Owens

Thesis: A Reexamination of Cremated Remains from the Archaeological Record: An Evaluation of the Process and Application of Current Methods.

Brian Robbins

Thesis: Osteoarthritis Among the Mississippians: A Comparison of Health and Lifestyle Between the Inhabitants of Moundville and Seven Mile Island.

Merritt Smith

Thesis: Skeletal Evidence of the Treatment of the Elderly between the Archaic and Mississippian Periods in the Southeastern United States.

Martina Thomas

Thesis: Perceptions of Body Image Among Low Socioeconomic Status African American Mothers and their Daughters in Mobile, Alabama.

2009

Andrea Adams

Thesis: Investigation of Late Woodland Social Interactions at the Bridgeport Site (!JA574), Alabama.

Daniel LaDu

Thesis: The Changing Landscape of Mazique (22Ad502), a late prehistoric mound center in Adams County, Mississippi.

Michelle Satcher

Thesis: Mental Health Treatment-Seeking Behaviors of African-American Women in the Southern United States.

Phillip Thompson

Thesis: Soka Gakkai Buddhists in Alabama: Reproduction of SGI’s Cultural Model.

Brandon Thompson

Thesis: A Comparative Health Analysis of the Historic African American Cemetery Population from 1LA151, Foster Cemetery, to Three Contemporaneous Historic Southeastern African American Cemetery Populations.

Sonia Williford

Non-thesis (Plan II)

2007

Casey R. Barrier

Thesis: Surplus Storage at Early Moundville: The Distribution of Oversized Jars at Mound W and Other Off-Mound Locations.

Benjamin Blakely Brooks

Thesis: Using a Social Stress Gauge to Study Chocake and Social Stress Among Participants of the Callejon de Huaylas Valley, Peru: A Case-Control Study.

Jayur Madhusudan Mehta

Thesis: A Study of Sweat Lodges in the Southeastern United States.

Steven M. Meredith

Thesis: An Analysis of Alexander Culture Pottery in the Alabama Valley and Ridge Physiographic Province.

Paul Daniel Noe

Thesis: Indigenous Resistance and Revitalization in Sixteenth-Century Cuba, 1510-550.

2006

Melissa Daniell Chronister

Thesis: Marginalized in Life, Forsaken in Death: Mortuary Practices for the Feeble and Undisireable in the Prehistoric Southeast.

Brian David Padgett

Thesis: Islands in the River of Time: The Bioarcheology of Two Village Sites (1MS32 and 1MS100) in Marshall County, Alabama, with New Interpretations of the Ethnohistoric and Archeological Records (Vols 1 and 2).

Erin Elizabeth Phillips

Thesis: Social Status as Seen Through the Distribution of Paint Palettes, Stone Pendants, and Copper Gorgets in Moundville Burials.

Mary Spanos

Thesis: Mississippian Textiles at Beckum Village (1CK24), Clarke County, Alabama.

2005

Patty Alleman-Velez

Thesis: Cervical Cancer and Family Planning: Culture, Beliefs and Behaviors in Northeastern Jamaica.

Toni J. Copeland

Thesis: HIV-Positive Women in Nairobi, Kenya: Poverty, Urban Migratin and Cultural Models of Social Support.

Matt Grunewald

Thesis: Prehistoric Tallahatta Sandstone, Procurement, Reduction, and Utilization at the Joe Long Site, 1Ck305.

Alice A. Ivas

Thesis: Caught in the Middle: the Apalachees of Colonial Mobile. 

Pamela Anne Johnson

Thesis: The Occupational History of Mound ‘W’ at Moundville, Alabama.

Brad R. Lieb

Thesis: The Grand Village is Silent: An Archeological and Ethnohistorical Study of the Natchez Indian Refuge Among the Chickasaws in the Eighteenth Century.

2004

Steven Edward Barry

Thesis: Lithic Raw Materials and Chipped Stone Tools: A Comparison of Two Sites in the Moundville Chiefdom.

Christine Newton Newkirk

Thesis: Social Class and Food Knowledge in Ribeirao, Brazil.

Robert Scott

Thesis: Artifact Distributions, Activities and Material Culture at the Historic Lower Creek Town of Kasita.

Laura Wood

Thesis: The Middle Woodland Hyland Mound Site (22WR679) in Mississippi: The Utility of Systematic Surface Collections.

2003

Ryan Wesley Shaw

Thesis: Preference, Function and the Law: Examining Changes in Tabasco Bottle Design.

Ben Shields

Thesis: Occupational/Welfare-Related Trauma in the Pickwick Basin/Middle Archaic.

Kimberly Walters

Thesis: Predicting the Holy Ghost: LDS Conversion in India

Matthew P. White

Thesis: A Culture History Mystery Along the Banks of the Tennessee: Determining the Cultural Affiliation of the Red Fox Mound Site Through Its Ceramic Assemblage.

2002

Clifford Thomas Lewis

Thesis: Yellowed Pages and Faded Print: Nineteenth-century Indians in Southwest Alabama Newspapers.

Miranda Moore

Thesis: From Plantaino to Industry in the Landscape of Homestead Hill (16Ib130), Avery Island, Louisiana.

Jennifer L. Myer

Thesis: Among the Fields: Mississippian Settlement Patterns in the Black Warrior Valley, Alabama.
Honors: University of Alabama and College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Research by a Masters Student

2001

Ashley A. Dumas

Thesis: Archaeology at the Original Tabasco Factory, Avery Island, Louisiana.
Honors: University of Alabama and the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Research by a Masters Student

Christina Ann Hendrickson

Thesis: The Use of Cranial and Postcranial Nonmetric Skeletal Traits to Determine Genetic Relationships at site 1Ja574, Bridgeport, AL.

Kimberly Sue Neutziling

Thesis: Trauma: Changes from the Middle to Late Archaic in the Pickwick Basin.

Amanda Leigh Regnier

Thesis: Stylistic Analysis of Burial Urns from the Protohistoric Period in Central Alabama.

Tara Christine Robertson

Thesis: Patterns of Help-Seeking Behavior of Residents in a Battered Women’s Shelter: The Role of Social Support.

2000

Jessica Malini Edwards

Thesis: Reproductive Perceptions and Family Planning Among the Iban.

Matthew David Gage

Thesis: Ground-Penetrating Radar and Core Sampling at the Moundville Site.
Honors: University of Alabama and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Research by a Masters Student Award

Scott Hammerstedt

Thesis: Characteristics of Mississippian Settlement in the Black Warrior Valley, Alabama.

Keith J. Little

Thesis: Late Holocene Climate Fluctuations and Culture Change in the Southeastern United States: Evidence from the Tennessee Valley.

Jon Bernard Marcoux

Thesis: Display Goods Production and Circulation in the Moundville Chiefdom: A Mississippian Dilemma.

Stacy McGrath

Thesis: An Ethnohistorical, Archaeological, Osteological, and Mitochondrial DNA Analysis of a 19th Century African American Cemetery: A Methodological Case Study.
Honors: College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Thesis Award

1999

Mikael Haller

Thesis: Was Napoleon the Result of a Great Event of Being a Big Man or Was He Just a Pig? In Search of the Origin of Hereditary Inequality at Paso de la Amada, Chiapas, Mexico.

Clete Rooney

Thesis: Institutional Expression in Nineteenth Century Cemeteries: The Alabama Insane Hospital Cemetery.

Karen Yvonne Smith

Thesis: From Pots to Potters: Ceramic Manufacture at Fairchild’s Landing, Seminole County, Georgia.

1998

Judith Gillies

Thesis: A Preliminary Study of Moundville Hemphill Representational Engraved Ceramic Art Style.

Kenton Paul Johnson

Thesis: Middle Bronze II Age Fortified Sites in Cisjordan: Functional or Symbolic?

Meghan LaGraff

Thesis: Change in Material culture of the Huron Indians as a Result of Contact.

Michael Lucas Loughlin

Thesis: Debating the Olmec: Cultura Madre vs. Cultura Hermana. 

Scott C. Meeks

Thesis: The Use and Function of Late Middle Archaic Projectile Points in the Midsouth.

Janelle Marie Meyer

Thesis: Medical Treatment Choice in Martinique.

Godfrey Fuji Noe

Thesis: Love and Happiness: An Ethnographic Study of Young Black Men at a Black Baptist Church.

Mary Shannon Weiss

Thesis: Alabama Mound Exploration by the Smithsonian Institution’s Bureau of Ethnology, 1882-1886.

Karla Wesley

Thesis: Ecotourism in the Peruvian Amazon: A Case Study from the Bora Village of San Andres.

Kristen M. Zschomler

Thesis: Impact of European Materials on the Traditional Tool Culture of the Copper Inuit.

1997

Virgil Beasley

Thesis: Excavations at the Mound 4, Block 1 Locale of the Anna Site (22Ad1), Adams County, Mississippi.

Robin A. Beck

Thesis: Burke Phase Settlements in the Upper Catawba Valley.
Honors: College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Thesis Award

Edmond A Boudreaux III

Thesis: Chronology at the Cotton Mounds, Warren County, Mississippi.

Ryan A. Crutchfield

Thesis: A Comparative Analysis of Ceramic Manufacturing Techniques Between the Guana Caste-Nicoya, Central Highlands-Atlantic Watershed and Diquis Archaeological Zones, Costa Rica.

Vanessa Louise Fuller

Thesis: Physician Characteristics and Patient Patterns in Prenatal Care.

Hunter B. Johnson

Thesis: An Archaeological Survey of Lower Big Black River, Mississippi.

Charlan D. Kroelinger

Thesis: An Analysis of Unwanted Pregnancy in Lower Income Women.

Jill Hancock Miller

Thesis: The NLU-UAB Research Project at Poverty Point Excavation Ridge 2 N.W. Sector.

Elizabeth Anne Ryba

Thesis: Summit Architecture on Mound E at Moundville.

Kevin E. Schatte

Thesis: Stylistic Analysis of the Winged Serpent Theme at Moundville.

1996

Robyn L. Astin

Thesis: Mound M: Chronology and Function at Moundville.

Greg Hendryx

Thesis: Settlement Preferences Among Prehistoric Peoples of Alabama.

Paul D. Jackson

Thesis: An Examination of Late Woodland Features in the Tombigbee Black Warrior, and Tennessee River Valleys.

Lynette M. Nyman

Thesis: Purity, Pollution, and Power Among Rom Women in a Southern Polish Town.
Honors: College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Thesis Award

Aleta B. Robertson

Thesis: Cranial Discrete Trait Analysis of Four Mississippian Sites: An Investigation of Genetic Relationships Between Prehistoric Populations in Alabama.

Kristi E. Taft

Thesis: Functionally Relevant Classes of Pottery at Moundville.

1995

R. Colby Allsbrook

Thesis: Limestone, Grog and Shell: An Intemperate View of Pottery Temper in the Tennessee Valley.

Jennifer Y. Fillion

Thesis: Diaphyseal Remodeling in the Femur and the Prediction of Body Weight in Adult Humans.

Hyla L. Lacefield

Thesis: A Preliminary Study of Moundville Engraved Pottery.

Patrick M. McElroy

Thesis: The Confederate Battle Flag: Social History and Cultural Contestation.

Allan D. Meyers

Thesis: Characteristics of Historic Creek Household Organization: Evidence from Plow-Disturbed Contexts.

1994

Terry L. Lolley

Thesis: Ethnohistory and Archaeology: A Map Method for Locating Historic Upper Creek Indian Towns and Villages.

David W. Morgan

Thesis: An Analysis of Historic Period Chickasaw Settlement Patterns.
Honors: University of Alabama Outstanding Thesis Award

Shannon Rogers

Thesis: A Brief History of the Problem of Etruscan Origins and Language.

Orval E. Shinn

Thesis: Red Fox Mound: An Analysis of the Pottery and Stone.

1993

Amy L. Knight

Thesis: The Effects of Modernization on Blood Pressure in Samoan Men and Women.
Honors: College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Thesis Award

1992

Billy J. Grantham

Thesis: Modern Bugata and Ancient Gasrin: The Ethnoarchaeology of Cuisine in the Golan Heights.
Honors: College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Thesis Award

1991

Chris S. McLaughlin

Thesis: Early Historic Exploitation of the Lower Mississippi Valley: Exploring the Non Caloric Values of Hard Tissue.

1990

Caryn R. Hollingsworth

Thesis: The Archaeology of Sheeps Bluff Shelter (1Fr324), Franklin County, AL.

Agneta Johannsen

Thesis: Applied Anthropology and Post-Modernist Ethnography.
Honors: University of Alabama Outstanding Thesis Award

1989

Paula D. Gwin

Thesis: Attitudes and Knowledge About Breast-Feeding Among Medical Residents in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

William S. McGraw

Thesis: An Analysis of Various Demographic Parameters for Eighteen Primate Species at the Birmingham Zoo.

1988

Abebe Kifleyesus

Thesis: Strategies in a Native North American Primary: The Politics of Tribal Election Among the Dine.

Chen-Hsin Lo

Thesis: Ritual and Community in a Southern Town.
Honors: University of Alabama Outstanding Thesis Award

Judy A. Sproles

Thesis: Ritual and Consciousness: An Evaluation of Approaches.

1987

James M. Callaghan

Thesis: The Morphology of the Snodgrass Small Mound (1JA99), Jackson County, Alabama.

Beverly S. Curry

Thesis: Bahamian FoodWays: A Study of Two Islands in the Bahamas.

1985

Wonhee Lee

Thesis: An Ethnographic Study of a Methodist Church in West Alabama.

1984

Mary C. Argo

Thesis: Patterns of Childhood Illness and Malnutrition in Komchen, Yucatan.

Claudina E. Cabrera

Thesis: Variation in Samoan Blood Pressure.

1983

Lawrence S. Alexander

Thesis: A Tradition of White Oak Basketry in Tennessee.

1982

Sadakah A. Barashi

Thesis: Transformation in Islamic Religious Architecture: An Anthropological Perspective.

Michael P. Donisi

Thesis: The Incidences and Patterns of Long Bone Fractures in Selected Prehistoric Human Skeletal Series from the Central Tennessee River Valley of Alabama.

Ibrahim M. Reseeni

Thesis: The Traditional and the Modern in Domestic Architecture: A Saudi Arabian Example.

1981

Glenda J. Driskell

Thesis: An Ethnomusicological Account of the Yucatan Fiesta.

Hal B. Ensor

Thesis: Lithic Morphology, Technology, and Use in the Central Tombigbee Drainage: The Miller II and Miller III Phases.

Faiz Ali Hussein Saleem

Thesis: An Anthropological Survey of the Al-Jharadiyah Tribes.

1979

Gloria M. Caddell

Thesis: Plant Resources, Archaeological Plant Remains, and Prehistoric Plant Tombigbee River Use Patterns in the Central Valley.

1977

Bruce D. Bizzoco

Thesis: Archaeological Salvage Investigations at 1Ba196: Baldwin County, Alabama.

Susan D. Gillespie

Thesis: The Use of Procedural Modes to Classify Chipped Stone Tools.

William H. Pelham

Thesis: Polyandry: A Cross-Cultural Study.

Shelby K. Zeanah

Thesis: Ideal Patterns, Approved Variations, Patterned Scandals and Beyond in a Small Southern Community.

1976

Victor K. Fleming

Thesis: Historic Aboriginal Occupation of the Guntersville Basin, Alabama.

1975

Bascom M. Brooms

Thesis: The Collier-Boone House: A Study in Historical Archaeology.

John W. O’Hear

Thesis: Site 1Je32: Community Organization in the West Jefferson Phase.

1974

Julia R. Hixon

Thesis: Adaptability of the Indian Caste System.

1973

Nancy J. Brock

Thesis: Egyptian Copts in National and World Context: A Coptic View.

Cailup B. Curren

Thesis: An Ethnozoological Analysis of the Vertebrate Remains, Little Bear Creek Site (Ct8).

Eugene M. Futato

Thesis: I-65 Highway Salvage: The Position of Twelve Archaeological Sites in Central Alabama Prehistory.

1972

Ralph H. Bunn

Thesis: An Analysis of the Dental Material from Pinson Cave.

Regina J. Kinsaul

Thesis: Microscopic Analysis of Certain Stone Tools from 1Mg74.

Richard T. Roberts

Thesis: Tahiti: Focal Point of Diffusion in Polynesia.

1971

Lois A. Bartelme

Thesis: A Comparative Study of Two Rural Markets: Ticul, Yucatan and Northport, Alabama.

Carey B. Oakley

Thesis: An Archaeological Investigation of Pinson Cave (1Je20).

George H. Stopp

Thesis: The Impact of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on an Isolated Tri-Racial Group.

1970

John W. Cottier

Thesis: Preliminary Archaeological Investigations at X-Kukican, Yucatan, Mexico.

Jerry J. Nielsen

Thesis: Archaeological Investigations at Site 1Au28 in the Jones Bluff Reservoir on the Alabama River.

Noel R. Stowe

Thesis: Prehistoric Cultural Ecology in Northwest Alabama.

1969

Charles H. Ainsworth

Thesis: A Study of Cultural Change Among the Ute Indians.

Oscar W. Brock

Thesis: The Transition from the Paleo-Indian to the Archaic in the Tennessee Valley.

Robert I. Gilbert

Thesis: Papua: Its Transformation by Culture Contact.

Jane Inez Lumpkin

Thesis: The Archaeology of Tell es-Sultan (Palestine) and Windmill Hill (England) and Their Chronological Positions in the Old Word Neolithic.

1968

Leon Gillaspie

Thesis: Applied Anthropology in Christian Missions: Problems, Practices, and Potentialities.

1967

Vincent J. Fasano

Thesis: The Australian Aborigines, 1788-1967: Socio-Cultural Transformations and Present Conditions.

Guy H. Wolf

Thesis: Shilluk Social Structure, Political Process, and Divine Kingship.

1966

Joseph Langford Benthall

Thesis: A Study of Flint and Ceramic Relationships at Four Selected Alabama Aboriginal Sites.

J. Bennett Graham

Thesis: An Archaeological Local Sequence Chronology in the Lock 3 Reservoir.

Carole E. Hill

Thesis: Acculturation in the Sahara: Its Impact on Nomadism.

1964

Edward Barna Kurjack

Thesis: Domestic Architecture and Social Stratification at Dzibilchaltum, Yucatan.

1963

Lynn Ross Morrell

Thesis: The Woods Island Site in Southeastern Acculturation 1625-1800.

1958

David L. DeJarnette

Thesis: An Archeological Study of a Site Suggested as the Location of the Upper Creek Indian Community of Coosa Visited by Hernando de Soto in 1540.

1954

Margaret Z. Searcy

Thesis: Tuscaloosa County Hunting.