Thesis/Project Examples

CRM Master's Thesis Defenses


Lauren Carriere
Under the Parking Garage: Public Interpretation of the San Luis Obispo Chinatown

Erin E. Hess
A Descriptive and Analytical Framework for Native American In-Ground Cooking Features in Western North America

Laurel Lueders
For the Sake of Salt: A Landscape-Level Management Approach for the Saline Valley Salt Tram


Jocelyn Brabyn
Forgetting Qowíšal​: History and Memory at Sea Ranch

Caitlin Chang
"The Chinese Way": Foodways and Archaeology from the San Luis Obispo Chinatown

Jessica Faycurry
Chutes and Landings: Maritime Communities and the Maritime Cultural Landscape of the Sonoma Coast

Andrew Von Pinnon
Landscapes of Quicksilver: Toward a Historic Context of Mercury Mining in the Mayacamas Mountain Range

40th Annual Graduate Proseminar Symposium, Department of Anthropology, December 2019

Abi Bennett
The Problem with Looting: A Case Study of Chancay Mummy Bundles

Margaret O'Leary
Poverty, Disease, and Pauper Cemetery Protection: An Assessment of Historic First County Farm Cemetery, Santa Rosa, CA

Doshia Dodd
Applying Starch Grain Residue Analysis to Bedrock Milling Features to Reconstruct Past Diet and Women's Roles in Their Community

Elise Blindauer
National Park Service's Portrayal of Native Americans at Point Reyes National Seashore

Heather Warner
Collaborative Collections Research: A Community-Based Approach to the Heinlenville-Nihonmachi Collection

Liz Niec
Paleoindian Subsistence Strategies and Resource Utilization in the Clear Lake Basin Interpreted Through Use-wear and Protein Residue Analysis of Lithics