Anthropology PhD and MA Theses, 1986- present

Graduates from the department of Anthropology have produced over 200 M.A. and Ph.D theses. The Ohio State University library maintains print, digital, and film copies of these documents, beginning with theses completed in 1986.  A searchable list of these theses is available at this link.

PhD and MA theses, 1986- present


Lepper, B. T., - (1986). Early Paleo-Indian land use patterns in the central Muskingum River Basin, Coshocton County, Ohio 

Turk, P. G., - (1986). Building bridges in the Negev : two Israeli development towns, Dimona and Arad 

Abdelrahman, A. M., - (1987). Influence of steer and heifer blood serum on unfrozen bovine semen stored at 5̊C and 37̊C 

Chedekel, E. D., - (1987). An ethnographic study of a senior center 

Church, F., -  (1987). An inquiry into the transition from late woodland to late prehistoric cultures in the central Scioto Valley, Ohio circa A.D. 500 to A.D. 1250 

Farslow, D. L. (1987). The behavior and ecology of the long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) on Angaur Island, Palau, Micronesia 

Nass, J. P., - (1987). Use-wear analysis and household archaeology : a study of the activity structure of the incinerator site, an Anderson phase Fort Ancient community in southwestern Ohio

Quintanales, M. N., -  (1987). The political radicalization of Cuban youth in exile : a study of identity change in bicultural context 

Salazar, R. C., - (1987). The implementation of an agroforestry project in a Philippine village: a study in direct change 

Wymer, D. A., -  (1987). The paleoethnobotanical record of central Ohio - 100 B.C. to A.D. 800 : subsistence continuity amid cultural change 

Reichwein, J. C. (1988). Native American response to Euro-American contact in the Columbia Plateau of Northwestern North America, 1840 to 1914 : an anthropological interpretation based on written and pictorial ethnohistorical data 

Bianchi, C. C., - (1989). Gubida illness and religious ritual among the Garifuna of Santa Fe, Honduras : an ethnopsychiatric analysis 

Aument, B. W., -  (1990). Mortuary variability in the Middle Big Darby drainage of central Ohio between 300 B.C. and 300 A.D.

Wu, T.-T., - (1990). Female faculty in higher education : a case study in Taiwan 

Firouzian, F., - (1991). Morphometric analysis of human middle ear ossicles

Maxey, J. D., - (1991). Kooris adapting : an anthropological case study of the maintenance and reconstruction of the cultural identity of Aboriginal Australians in New South Wales, Australia 

Smith, C. J., - (1991). The use of metaphor in applied organizational anthropology 

Zadeh, Y. Y., -  (1991). Effect of artificial brachycephalization on the craniofacial structures of Adena Indians

Bowen, J. E., -  (1992). The late prehistory of northwestern Ohio

Cooper, J. D., - (1992). An evaluation of mandibular dental arch form characteristics in Late Archaic and Late Prehistoric populations from the Ohio Valley 

Giesen, M. J., author (1992). Late prehistoric populations in the Ohio area : biological affinities and stress indicators 

Hartranft, L. B., - (1992). The ninth decade : six central Ohio women.

Corkern, C. J., - (1993). Formal and informal aspects of Japanese education as represented in a rural town in northern Honshu, Japan

Leitman, E. M., - (1993). Ethiopian immigrant women : transition to a new Israeli identity? 

Pacheco, P. J., (1993). Ohio Hopewell settlement patterns : an application of the vacant center model to middle woodland period intracommunity settlement variability in the Upper Licking River Valley 

Schnell, S., - (1993). The rousing drum : ritual, change, and adaptation in a rural mountain community of central Japan

Sheeran, L. K., -  (1993). A preliminary study of the behavior and socio-ecology of black gibbons (Hylobates concolor) in Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China 

Copenhaver, M. M., - (1994). Home as trading post : attachment factors in elders' decisions about living arrangements 

Foradas, J. G.,  (1994). Chert acquisition for ceremonial bladelet manufacture at three Scioto Hopewell sites : a test of the normative mineral composition method for sourcing cherts 

Green, S. M., - (1994). Mothers of rape survivors : coping strategies and activism

Sidky, M. H., - (1994). Irrigation and state formation in Hunza : the cultural ecology of a hydraulic kingdom

Spaulding, F. C., - (1994). The gujars of Islamabad : a study in the social construction of local ethnic identities 

Abdullah, Y. Y., - (1995). Social Functions of the Diwaniyya in Kuwaiti Society 

Ericksen, A. G. (1995). Shenks Ferry Subsistence and Settlement: The Archaeobotanical Record

Little, T. L., - (1995). An Ethnographic Study of Neo-Pagan Folklife: Festivals and The Creation of Neo-Pagan Identities and Cultures in The United States

Thurn, N. I. (1995). Customary practice and legal codes of succession and inheritance in Japan

Woods, R. J., -  (1995). Biomechanics and osteoarthritis of the knee 

Anderson, D. P., -  (1996). Rapid physical development and maturation, delayed behavioral maturation, and single birth in young adult Callimico : a reproductive strategy

Moore, D. L. (1996). The household division of labor in Hokkaido, Japan 

Zeck, C. A. (1996). Community Health Care Organizing: An Ethnographic Investigation of Capapayo, El Salvador

Applegate, D., -  (1997). Lithic evidence of prehistoric rockshelter use in Eastern Kentucky 

Bush, R. S., - (1997). Festivals, rituals and ethnicity among East Indians in Trinidad 

Francis, S. T., - (1997). The y'e'ii bicheii dancing of nightway : an examination of the role of dance in a Navajo healing ceremony 

Curtin, A. J. (1998). Prehistoric mortuary variability on Gabriola Island, British Columbia 

Harper, G. J., - (1998). Stress and adaptation among elders in life-care communities 

Keener, C. S., - (1998). An ethnohistoric perspective on Iroquois warfare during the second half of the seventeenth century (A.D. 1649-1701) 

Smith, C. J., - (1998). An anthropological investigation of three information technology firms using James C. Scott's theories related to everyday forms of resistance to power 

Zhao, Z., - (1998). The Tangs of Lung Yeuk Tau : a Chinese lineage in contemporary social context 

Abdullah, Y. Y., - (1999). Consanguineous marriage and its affect on spousal concordance among the "Al-Kandari" in Kuwait 

Fitton, L. J., -  (1999). Is acculturation healthy? : biological, cultural, and environmental change among the Cofán of Ecuador

Ross, L. L. (1999). Becoming deaf : an ethnographic exploration of enculturation and acculturation at a residential deaf school 

Tatarek, N. E., - (1999). Changing views of health : Spinal Stenosis and its impact on well-being

Chen, G., -  (2000). Death rituals in a Chinese village : an old tradition in contemporary social context 

Chiteji, L. S. (2000). Deciphering the ethnicity system of Cayo, Belize : an exploration of community and school discourse data 

Corr, J. A., - (2000). The effects of aging on social behavior in male and female Rhesus Macaques of Cayo Santiago.

Menke, S. D., - (2000). Metaphors of exchange and the Shanghai stock market 

Neal, B. E., - (2000). Indian identity within the Indian community in Northeast Oklahoma 

Akers, D. S. (2001). The tribal concept in urban Saudi Arabia

Kanner, M. C., - (2001). The most southern place on earth : negotiating identities through tourist encounters in Savannah, Georgia 

Severson, L. D., - (2001). HLA, Microsatellite, and Viral DNA Sequences in American Samoans and Yanomami Indians

Silva, H. P., - (2001). Growth, development, nutrition and health in Caboclo populations from the Brazilian Amazon

Swarts, E. D. (2001). Kaimyo (Japanese Buddhist Posthumous Names) as indicators of social status 

Edgar, H. J. H. (2002). Biological distance and the African American dentition [electronic resource] 

Johnston, C. A. (2002). Culturally modified human remains from the Hopewell Mound Group [electronic resource] 

Kawamura, H., - (2002). Symbolism and materialism in the ecological analysis of hunting, fishing, and gathering practices among the contemporary Nez Perce Indians

Mickelson, A. M. (2002). Changes in prehistoric settlement patterns as a result of shifts in subsistence practices in eastern Kentucky [electronic resource] 

Myers, G. P., - (2002). Sustainable communities : traditions, knowledge, and adaptations among Black farmers in Ohio

Pecora, A. M., - (2002). The organization of chipped-stone tool manufacture and the formation of lithic assemblages

Lease, L. R., - (2003). Ancestral determination of African American and European American deciduous dentition using metric and non-metric analysis

Long, S. E., - (2003). The complexity of labor exchange among Amish farm households in Holmes County, Ohio 

Mills, L. A., - (2003). Mitochondrial DNA analysis of the Ohio Hopewell of the Hopewell Mound Group

Robinson, J. P. P., - (2003). Sociocultural risk factors of non-insulin diabetes mellitus among middle class African Americans in central Ohio

Burke, A., - (2004). 'Household' ceramic assemblages at Vésztő-Bikeri : an early copper age Tiszapolgár culture site on the Great Hungarian Plain

Graver, S. M., - (2004). Consequences of contact : an analysis of the health of native populations in the Chesapeake Bay

Patil, C. L. (2004). Weanling needs and the next pregnancy among the Iraqw of Tanzania

Rice, J. L. Z. (2004). The effects of acculturation, diet, and workload on bone density in premenopausal Mexican American women

Tyler, E. A., - (2004). The effects of fronto-occipital deformation on the morphology and pathology of the human temporomandibular joint 

Zolvinski, S. P., - (2004). Lowland Khon Muang agriculture: dynamics of a system in change 

Al-Sejari, M. M., - (2005). Age at natural menopause and menopausal symptoms among Saudi Arabian women in Al-Khobar

Barrett, C. K., - (2005). Fluctuating dental asymmetry as an indicator of stress in prehistoric native Americans of the Ohio River Valley

Howard, S. P., - author (2005). The Caneadea Mound : a look at the Middle Woodland period in the Northeast

Larke, A. R., - (2005). Parental investment, late reproduction, and increased reserve capacity are associated with longevity in humans

Morris, M. R., - (2005). Intra-site analysis of Vésztő-Bikeri, Hungary : patterns and interpretations 

Peck, J. J., - (2005). Intraskeletal variability in bone mass 

Pilloud, M. A. (2005). The medieval climatic anomaly and its impact on health in the Pacific Rim : a case study from Canyon Oaks, California 

Williams, K. D., - (2005). A geospatial bioarchaeological perspective on behavior, lifestyle, and activity patterns in the eastern woodlands of North America

Agnew, A. M. (2006). Histomorphological aging of subadults : a test of streeter's method on a medieval archaeological population

Chambers, E. N., - (2006). Oxygen isotope analysis of human tooth enamel carbonate : implications for climatological and environmental research 

Harrower, M. J., - (2006). Environmental versus social parameters, landscape, and the origins of irrigation in Southwest Arabia (Yemen) 

Hubbard, A. R., - (2006). Assessing stress duration by means of linear enamel hypoplasias : a methodological comparison

Jakubowska, G. J., -  (2006). Skeletal height estimation in precontact and postcontact adult populations in northern coastal Peru

Martin, S. A., - (2006). Evaluation of the methods for estimating chronological age at linear enamel hypoplasia formation : a quatitative [i.e. quantitative] and theoretical comparison

Parker, J. S., - (2006). Land tenure in the Sugar Creek watershed [electronic resource] : a contextual analysis of land tenure and social networks, intergenerational farm succession, and conservation use among farmers of Wayne County, Ohio

Pederson Weinberger, J., - (2006). Ohio Hopewell earthworks [electronic resource] : an examination of site use from non-mound space at the Hopewell Site 

Soisson, S. P., - (2006). Moderate altitude (6,000-8,000ft.) and birthweight, preterm birth, preterm labor, and preeclampsia : a pilot study

Willman, E. E., - (2006). Human variation and knee osteoarthritis in the Hamann-Todd skeletal collection

Adamson, S. K., -  (2007). Positional behavior in bonobos (Pan paniscus) : how do age, sex, and context influence bipedality?

Arps, S. L. (2007). High fertility in a high-risk environment : a biocultural study of maternal health in Honduran Miskito communities

Barette, T. S., - (2007). A Bayesian approach to the estimation of adult skeletal age : assessing the facility of multifactorial and three-dimensional methods to improve accuracy of age estimation

Betsinger, T. K., - (2007). The biological consequences of urbanization in medieval Poland 

Blatt, S. H., - (2007). Biocultural implications of human dental calculus from two late prehistoric Ohio populations

Brady-Rawlins, K. L., - (2007). The O.C. Voss site : reassessing what we know about the Fort Ancient occupation of the central Scioto drainage and its tributaries

Giblin, J., - (2007). Strontium isotope analysis of Neolithic and Copper Age populations from the Great Hungarian Plain 

Gosman, J. H., - (2007). Patterns in ontogeny of human trabecular bone from SunWatch Village in the prehistoric Ohio Valley

Gregoricka, L. A., - (2007). Stable isotope analysis of weaning at St. Stephen's monastery in Byzantine Jerusalem : a biocultural approach 

Leone, K. L., - (2007). Sedentism in the middle woodland : archaeobotanical evidence from the strait site

Temple, D. H., - (2007). Human biological variation during the agricultural transition in prehistoric Japan

Klaus, H. D., - (2008). Out of light came darkness : bioarchaeology of mortuary ritual, health, and ethnogenesis in the Lambayeque Valley Complex, North Coast Peru (AD 900-1750) 

Kyle, B. R., - (2008). Lifestyle and activity in medieval Nubia : inferences from osteoarthritis and femoral morphology

Masters, M. P., - (2008). Modern variation and evolutionary change in the hominin eye orbit 

Perrin, E. M., - (2008). Using proximity to understand association patterns among adult mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta Palliata)

Reitsema, L. J., - (2008). Status and diet in medieval Poland : carbon and nitrogen stable isotope evidence

Ulvi, O. S., - (2008). Diet and craniofacial variation in three West African colobines 

Walz, J., - (2008). Male-female interactions among captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus) : who initiates?

Aubry, B. S. (2009). Population structure and interregional interaction in prehispanic Mesoamerica [electronic resource] : a biodistance study

Byars, L. E. (2009). Conceptualizing vulnerability : the impact, meaning and human response to social catastrophe 

Feeney, R. N. M. (2009). Microtomographic analysis of sexual dimorphism and dental tissue distribution in human molars

Martin, K. R. (2009). Eastern agricultural complex traditions in small Fort Ancient communities : the wildcat example

Martinez, D. J. (2009). Dirt to desk: macrobotanical analyses from Fort St. Joseph (20BE23) and the Lyne site (20BE10) 

Peck, J. J., - (2009). The biological impact of culture contact : a bioarchaeological study of Roman colonialism in Britain 

Pilloud, M. A., - (2009). Community structure at Neolithic Çatalhöyük : biological distance analysis of houshehold, neighborhood, and settlement

Pinto, D. C. (2009). Variability in the spine : a histomorphometric analysis of spinous processes from the posterior vertebral arch

Sadvari, J. W., - (2009). Diet, nutrition, and activity at Khirbat al-Mudayna : inferring health in an historical Bedouin sample 

Trask, L. M. (2009). The barriers to economic self-reliance : an ethnographic study of low-income single mothers in Prince George's County Maryland 

Watson, A. L. (2009). Normality and the aging process in the thoracic spine : two late prehistoric Ohio populations 

Zink, J. P., - (2009). Form and function : interpreting the Woodland architecture at the McCammon Circle in central Ohio 

Angel, J. R. (2010). Location, location, location : a probabilistic model of banked earthwork placement within the Central Ohio landscape during the early and middle woodland periods

Casado, A. M. (2010). Evaluation of features of the innominate for sex estimation

Goliath, J. R. (2010). Variation in osteon circularity and its impact on estimating age at death

Howard, S. P., - (2010). Northeastern Middle Woodland, from the perspective of the Upper Allegheny Valley

Hunter, R. L. (2010). Bioarchaeological implications of a differential diagnosis of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in Gorilla gorilla gorilla 

Ivanova, S. A. (2010). Dietary change in Ribeirinha women : evidence of a nutrition transition in the Brazilian Amazon?

McKinney, T. (2010). Social and ecological impact of anthropogenic disturbance on the sympatric white-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus) and mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata) 

Merino Chávez, N., - (2010). Mexicanidad in Ohio : identity and stress in Columbus .

Miller, G. L. (2010). Ohio Hopewell ceremonial bladelet use at the Moorehead Circle, Fort Ancient 

Nolan, K. C. (2010). Multi-staged analysis of the Reinhardt village community : a fourteenth century central Ohio community in context 

Tyree, D. J. (2010). Environmental change and the physical growth status of Somali children born in the United States 

Ullinger, J. M. (2010). Skeletal health changes and increasing sedentism at early Bronze Age Bab edh-Dhra', Jordan 

Zulandt, D. S. (2010). Subsistence strategies at the Zencor Site (33FR8) a faunal analysis of a late Woodland site.

Agnew, A. M. (2011). Histomorphometry of the Elderly rib : a methodological approach with implications for biomechanics, function, and fracture risk 

Chan, W. N. J. (2011). Craniofacial differences between modern and archaeological Asian skeletal populations

Giblin, J. I. (2011). Isotope analysis on the Great Hungarian Plain : an exploration of mobility and subsistence strategies from the neolithic to the Copper Age University.

Gregoricka, L. A. (2011). Mobility, exchange, and tomb membership in Bronze Age Arabia : a biogeochemical investigation 

Jarrell, H. M. (2011). Associations between skeletal fractures and locomotor behavior, habitat use, and body mass in nonhuman primates 

Rose, D. C. (2011). The use of geographical information systems software for the spatial analysis of bone microstructure

Royce, K. L. (2011). Geophysical investigation of an early Late Woodland community in the middle Ohio River Valley : the Water Plant Site

Schubert, R. L. (2011). The conservative nature of primate positional behavior : testing for locomotor and postural variation in Colobus vellerosus and Cercopithecus campbelli lowei at Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, Ghana

Stewart, M. C. (2011). Intraskeletal variability of relative cortical area 

Ulmer, G. L. (2011). From gold mining to the golden prison of ecotourism lodges in Madre de Dios, Amazonia Perú 

Winkler, L. A. (2011). The social structuring of stress in contact-era Spanish Florida  : a bioarchaeological case study from Santa Catalina de Guale, St. Catherines Island, Georgia 

Beiswenger, L. M., author (2012). Entertainment, provisioning, and shopping habits at North Market, Columbus, Ohio

Cooke, C. A., author (2012). The feeding, ranging, and positional behavior of Cercocebus torquatus (the red-capped mangabey) in Sette Cama, Gabon : a phylogenetic perspective 

Cosgriff-Hernandez, M.-T. J., author (2012). Histomorphometric estimation of age at death using the femoral cortex : a modification of established methods 

da Gloria, P. J. T., - author (2012). Health and lifestyle in the Paleoamericans : Early holocene biocultural adaptation at Lagoa Santa, central Brazil 

Hubbard, A. R., author (2012). An examination of population history, population structure, and biological distance among regional populations of the Kenyan coast using genetic and dental data

Ingvoldstad, M. E., author (2012). Femoral midshaft histomorphometric patterning : improving microscopic age at death estimates from adult human skeletal remains

Kane, E. E. (2012). The context of dietary variation in Cercopithecus diana in the Ivory Coast's Tai National Park

Maggiano, C. M., author (2012). Histomorphometry of humeral primary bone : evaluating the endosteal lamellar pocket as an indicator of modeling drift in archaeological and modern skeletal samples

McIlvaine, B. K., author (2012). Greek colonization of the Balkans : bioarchaeological reconstruction of behavior and lifestyle during Corinthian colonial expansion into ancient Apollonia, Albania 

Morris, H. R., author (2012). Paleoethnobotanical investigations at Fort Center (8GL13), Florida 

Reitsema, L. J., - author (2012). Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of human diet change in prehistoric and historic Poland

Rios, B. R., author (2012). Culture, migration, and sport : a bi-national investigation of southern Mexican migrant communities in Oaxaca, Mexico and Los Angeles, California

Schlecht, S. H., author (2012). A histomorphometric analysis of muscular insertion regions : understanding enthesis etiology

Shaffer, M., author (2012). "This is South Africa, not Somalia" : negotiating gender relations in Johannesburg's 'Little Mogadishu' 

Vercellotti, G., author (2012). Assessment of inter and intra-population variation in stature and body proportions : a comparative study between living and bioarchaeological populations.

Betz, B. J., author (2013). Pastoralism, agriculture, and stress : a comparative analysis of two 19th century Qing dynasty populations

Blatt, S. H., author (2013). From the mouths of babes : using incremental enamel microstructures to evaluate the applicability of the Moorrees method of dental formation to the estimation of age of prehistoric Native American children.

Dunham, N. T., author (2013). Positional behavior and habitat use of Peters' Angola black and white colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) in structurally distinct areas of the Diani Forest, Kenya 

Martin, S. A., author (2013). Expression of fluctuating asymmetry in primate teeth : analyzing the role of growth duration

McCormick, L. E., author (2013). Cortical and trabecular histomorphometry of the rib, clavicle and iliac crest of individuals from the chiribaya polity of ancient southern coastal Peru

Nugent, S. E., author (2013). Death on the imperial frontier : an osteobiography of Roman burial from Oğlanqala, Azerbaijan

Patton, P. E., author (2013). People, places, and plants : an appraisal of subsistence, technology and sedentism in the Eastern Woodlands

Rodrigues, M. A., author (2013). Stress and sociality in a patrilocal primate : do female spider-monkeys tend-and-befriend?

Thampy, G. S., author (2013). Indigenous contestations of shifting property regimes : land conflicts and the Ngobe in Bocas del Toro, Panama 

Weiland, A. W., author (2013). Marshelder (Iva annua L.) seed morphology and patterns of domestication in Eastern North America.

Williams, L. L., author (2013). From hot summer days to cold winter nights : an analysis of health in Little Ice Age Germany and Austria

Brettschneider, P. T., author (2014). Inequality, egalitarianism, and occupy Atlanta

Clark, A. N., author (2014). Investigating connections between lateral enamel formation and life history in new world monkeys

Cole, M. E., author (2014). Semi-automatic method for intracortical porosity quantification with application to intraskeletal variability

Gocha, T. P., author (2014). Mapping spatial patterns in cortical remodeling from the femoral midshaft using geographic information systems software : implications for age estimation from adult human skeletal remains

Huffman, M. M., - author (2014). Biological variation in South American populations using dental non-metric traits : assesment of isolation by time and distance

Leahy, R. E., author (2014). Allostatic load, senescence, and aging among Japanese elderly

Miller, G. L., author (2014). Ritual, craft, and economy in Ohio Hopewell : an examination of two earthworks on the little Miami River

Sharron, G., author (2014). Frailty and health in a Slovenian sample 

Buck, S. M., author (2015). The growing divide : understanding emergent social inequality in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile during the Middle Horizon through bioarchaeology

Foley, A. L., author (2015). Paleoethnobotanical analysis of Medieval Ziyaret Tepe (Southeastern Turkey) 

Hernandez, N. M., author (2015). Archaeological starch preservation and methodological parameters : where does Qaraqara fit? 

Hunter, R. L., author (2015). Variation in cortical osteocyte lacunar density and distribution : implications for bone quality assessment

Kolatorowicz, A., author (2015). Patterns of morphological integration in modern human crania : evaluating hypotheses of modularity using geometric morphometrics 

Margolis, J. A., author (2015). Tetracycline labeled bone content analysis of ancient Nubian remains from Kulubnarti 

Peart, D. C., author (2015). Continuous or pulse? Simulating speciation and extinction from east and south African fauna at plio-pleistocene fossil sites

Schwartz, J. W., author (2015). The novel application of emotional contagion theory to black and mantled Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra and A. palliata) Vocal Communication

Werling, K. R., author (2015). 'Boom' call variation in Cercopithecus mona as a possible proxy for genetic relatedness

Arceno, M. A., author (2016). On consuming and constructing material and symbolic culture: an anthropology of pictorial representations of food-based Dietary Guidelines (FBDGs)

Hubbell, Z. R., author (2016). Developmental mechanobiology of the metaphyseal cortical-trabecular interface in the human proximal tibia and proximal humerus