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Masters Theses

Name Year  Degree Title
Harding, Jon 2021 M.A.  Survival and signaling: An assessment of environmental and social influences on the richness and complexity of hunter-gatherer clothing
Hathway, Ailidh 2021 M.A. A Micromorphological Approach to Inferring Paleo-Lake System Phases: The Case Study of the Earlier Stone Age at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa
Homewood, Walter  2021 M.A. Rethinking Ribbed Stones: Defining a Northwest Coast Artifact Class
Smith, Sarah 2021 M.A. HRM Analysis of the Efficacy of LiDAR Data as a Tool for Archaeological Prospection at the Highland Valley Copper Mine
Ruffett, Amalea  2021 M.A.  Plants and Presumptions: An Assessment of the Impact of Plant Macronutrient Variation Among Hunter-Gatherers on the Recommendations of the Paleo Diet
Rondeau, Rob 2021 M.A. Assessing the Ability of the LAMAP Predictive Model to Locate Hunter-Gatherer Sites: An Alaskan Case Study 
Latimer, Andrew 2020 M.A. Encoded Knowledge in Oral Traditions: Skwxwú7mesh Transformer Sites and their Relationship with Landscape
Perception and Use
Matheson, Teresa 2020 M.A. Investigating Site Formation Processes at EjTa-4 on Calvert Island, British Columbia: Results from a Microstratigraphic Study of Excavation Units 12 and 10/15
Payne, Neal 2020 M.A.  The Archaeological Foodscape of Roman Kent and Essex
Rabinow, Sophie 2020 M.A. Reconstructing Ceramic Age Interactions between South America and Carriacou (Lesser Antilles) with a Novel Commensal Proxy: Translocated Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) Mitochondrial aDNA
Wiederick, Brock 2020 M.A.  Archaeological Site Distribution and the Formation of Early Polities in Eastern Tigrai (Agame), Ethiopia  
Testani, Alessandria  2020 M.A.  Zooarchaeology and Ethnozoology at Tse’K’wa (Charlie Lake Cave), North Peace Region, British Columbia
O'Neill, Derek  2020 M.A. HRM Where are the children? An experimental archaeology study concerning the role of practitioner bias in the recovery of juvenile skeletal remains
Meier, Christian  2020 M.A. HRM Indigenous Involvement in the Heritage Resource Management Industry in Southern Ontario: Conversations with Three Nations
Fontaine, Joshua 2020 M.A. Changing Channels: Past, Present, and Future Land Use on the Salmon River Delta, British Columbia
Taylor, Breanne  2020 M.A. HRM Material Culture and the Social Dynamics of Residential Life at a Company Town:
Archaeological Investigations at the Fairfax Townsite (45PI918), Pierce County, Washington, USA
Wiebe, Matthea  2020 M.A.  Striking Light: Experimental methods for the production, characterization, and description of iron disulphide pyrodebitage
McKillop, Vanessa  2019 M.A. HRM Weji-sqalia’tiek, they ‘sprouted up from the earth’:
Archaeology and Management of Shubenacadie River Valley Paleoshorelines, Nova Scotia
MacMillan, Jodie 
2019 M.A. HRM An Archaeological Investigation of Subalpine and Alpine Use in the Southeast Yukon
Pitul, Michael  2019 M.A. HRM Underwater Cultural Heritage Law and Policy in Ontario: History and Prospects for Reform
Stefanyshen, Earl 
2019 M.A. HRM
Microstratigraphic protocol to assess the impact of wildland fires on subsurface archaeological sites
O'NeillCasey  2019 M.A.
Luck of the Draw: Risk Considerations, Management Responses, and Policy Implications for Archaeological Chance Finds in British Columbia, Canada
Settle, Kathleen 2019 M.A. HRM Vacuum Truck Excavation as a New and Effective Technique in Urban Archaeology; an In-depth Assessment and Comparison against Traditional Methodology
Johnson, Meghan 2019 M.A. HRM Technological Analysis of Site 35MA375: A Biface Cache Site
Allan, Alec 2019 M.A. Risk and Toolkit Structure in the Pacific Northwest
McCauley, Brea 2019 M.A.
A multidisciplinary analysis of ancient Maya finger caches
Koopowitz Candice 2019 M.A. An evaluation of the infrared 630cm-1 O-H libration band in bone mineral as evidence of fire in the early archaeological record
Kobes, Tyrel 
2019 M.A.
River Through the Dry Prairie: Heritage Resource Management and the Archaeology of the Southeastern Qu’Appelle River Valley in Saskatchewan
Nahal, Harman  2019 M.A. Assessing the Impact of High versus Low Velocity Thoracic Trauma: A Study of Experimental Rib Fracturing using Juvenile Pigs (Sus scrofa)
Tinkcom, Marina 2019 M.A.
The Present Status of the Curation Crisis and Deaccessioning in the United States
Pollock (McLeod), Jaclyn 
2018 M.A. Building Representation: The Development of Barkerville Historic Town & Park’s Chinese Narrative
Pollock, Cameron  2018 M.A. In Pursuit of the Quarry: Exploring Lithic Exchange on the Interior Plateau of British Columbia
Walder-Hoge, Zoe  2018 M.A. Adapting to Environmental Change: An ethnoarchaeological approach to traditional farming knowledge in Northern Ethiopia
Vanderwel, Megan 2018 M.A.
A Critical Evaluation of Winter Archaeological Impact Assessments for Proposed Oil and Gas Developments in Northeast British Columbia
Fisk, Shera 2018 M.A. The Differential Degradation of  Immature and Mature Bone in Diverse Environments: A Controlled Experiment Using Pig (Sus scrofa) Skeletal Remains
Gooderham, Ellie 2018 M.A. Growth as an Indicator of Social and Economic Transition from the Islamic to Late Medieval Christian Period in Portugal: A Comparative Study of Linear and Appositional Growth
Pendleton, Roxanne 2017 M.A. Microfauna at Tse’K’wa: Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction in the Peace River Region, Northeast British Columbia
Simons, Eric 2017 M.A. Archaeologists and Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in British Columbia
Crowell, Travis
2017 M.A. Settlement and Sea-Level Histories: Refining Holocene Sea-Levels in Kanish and Waiatt Bays, Quadra Island
Lison, Sarah
2017 M.A. The Sacred and the Digital: Managing Heritage in an Open Access World
Toniello, Ginevra
2017 M.A. 11,000 Years of Human-Clam Relationships on Quadra Island, Salish Sea, British Columbia
Harris, Megan 2017 M.A. From English Camp to Bible Camp to Spirit Camp:  Ground Stone Disk Beads in the Salish Sea
Edmunds, Hannah
2017 M.A.

More than Food: An exploration of the social significance of faunal remains at st’ám̓es (DkRs 6)

Brown, Kelly 2016 M.A. Developing Minimally Impactful Protocols for DNA Analysis of Museum Collection Bone Artifacts
Mathews, Bethany 2016 M.A.
A Spatial Analysis of Pleistocene-Holocene Transition Sites in the Southern Columbia Plateau and Northern Great Basin of North America
Thibodeau, Megan 2016 M.A.
Identifying 1 Mya Fire in Wonderwerk Cave with Micromorphology and Fourier - Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy
Spake, Laure  2016 M.A. Selecting an appropriate reference sample for juvenile age estimation methods in a forensic context
Simon, Lisa 2015 M.A. Testing Gerasimov's Two-Tangent Nose Projection Method in Craniofacial Approximations of Children
Roth, Melissa 2015 M.A. Using Ancient mtDNA to Track Temporal Genetic Changes of Pacific Herring Populations in the Central Coast of British Columbia
Hardy, Evan
2015 M.A. The Bioarchaeological Examination of the Skeletal Remains of Warring States Period Tuchengzi, Inner Mongolia
Walker, Alexa  2015 M.A. Ancient Human DNA Research in North America and Abroad: Challenges and Opportunities
Halseth, Cara  2015 M.A. Reconstructing Northern Fur Seal Population Diversity through Ancient and Modern DNA Data
Beaulieu, Sarah 2015 M.A. Remembering the Forgotten - Archaeology at the Morrissey WWI Internment Camp
Dickie, Ryan 2015 M.A. Identifying Microblade Function at EeRb-140 and EeRb-144, Kamloops, British Columbia
Lynch, Michelle 2015 M.A. Heiltsuk Adoption of Euro-American Material Culture at Old Bella Bella, British Columbia, 1833-1899
Huard, Kody  2015 M.A. Expedient Shell Scrapers in the Kingdom of Tonga
Darcus, Laurie 2014 M.A. The Cultural Context of Grinding in Northern Ethiopia - An Ethnoarchaeological Approach
Gustavsen, Jenifer 2014 M.A. Developing a method for assessing the skillfulness and practice time for Upper Palaeolithic artists
Aloua, Ruth 2014 M.A. Reauthorizing KÇnaka '¦"iwi Heritage Discourse at Kaloko-Honokÿhau National Historical Park, Hawai'i
Kendall, Heather 2014 M.A. A Rocky Road: Chert Characterization at ST 109, Keatley Creek Site, British Columbia
Royle, Thomas 2014 M.A. There's More than One Fish in the Sea:  Investigating the Composition of Middle and Late Period Fisheries at EeRb-144, British Columbia, Canada through Ancient DNA Analysis
Ohman, Alexis 2014 M.A. Saltfish vs. Parrotfish:  The Role of Fish and Mollusks in English Colonial Foodways at Betty's Hope Plantation, Antiqua, West Indies
Zimmerman, Kasia 2014 M.A. Changing Ways, Constant Companions: The Ancient DNA and Local Knowledge of Tla'amin Dogs
Goode, Annique 2014 M.A. Featuring Wetlands: Feature Analysis of Wetland Resource Use at DhRp-52, British Columbia
Hogg, Erin 2014 M.A. Community Engagement in British Columbia Archaeology
Schepers, Kathleen 2013 M.A. Do Orangutans Really Laugh?  An Investigation into the Existence of Tickle-Induced Play Vocalization among Pongo Pygmaeus at the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine in Kalimantan, Indonesia
Velliky, Elizabeth 2013 M.A. pXRF and Place Names: Painting a Narrative on Squamish Ochre Sources and Rock Art
Oas, Sarah
2013 M.A. Revisiting Bosumpra:  Examining 10,000 years of Plant Use at the Bosumpra rockshelter, Ghana
Sellers, Ian 2013 M.A. A Historic Archaeology of Nuu-chah-nulth Barkley Sound: Material and Economic Change through the Nineteenth Century
Freeland, Travis 2013 M.A. Beyond Sourcing:  Portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF) and archaeological ceramics
Williams, Louise 2013 M.A. Revisiting the Locarno Beach Site (DhRt-6), Vancouver, BC
Rodrigues, Antonia  2012 M.A. Experimental Investigation into the Preservation and Recovery of Degraded DNA from Sediments
Tarle, Lia 2012 M.A. Clothing and the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans
Capper, Mairi  2012 M.A. Urban Subsistence in the Bronze and Iron Ages: The Palaeoethnobotany of Tell Tayinat, Turkey
Dielissen, Sandie 2012 M.A. Teaching a School to Talk: Archaeology of the Queen Victoria Jubilee Home for Indian Children
BalanzateguiDaniela  2012 M.A. Colonial Indigenous and Mastizo Foodways: Ceramic Analysis and Ethnoarchaeology in the Highlands of Ecuador
HannisKristina  2011 M.A. On the Edge of Change:  Shifting Land Use in the Pikani Timber Limit, Porcupine Hills, Alberta
JackleyJulia  2011 M.A. Weaving the Histories of Klehkwahnnohm:  A Tla’amin  Community in Southwest British Columbia
Moore, Jason 2011 M.A. Comparative Study of Ancient DNA Extraction Methods for Archaeological Plant Remains
Solomon, Simon 2011 M.A. Shattered Glass and Broken Bones: Pikani Domestic Space 1880-1960
Peters, Alana 2011 M.A. The Real Wild West: The Archaeology and History of the 'Casa Grande'
Ruttle, April 2011 M.A. Risk and Technology: Exploring the Causes of Toolkit Variation among Subsistence Farmers
LeBlanc, Kathleen 2011 M.A. Ceramic Ethnoarchaeology in Fiji: The Role of Social Processes in Ceramic Diversity
Pierson, Nova
M.A. Bridging Troubled Waters: Zooarchaeology and Marine Conservation on Burrard Inlet, Southwest British Columbia
Johnson, Sarah 2010 M.A. Combining Traditional Knowledge With Archaeological Investigation in Grace Harbour, Desolation Sound, B.C.
Ewing, Robyn 2010 M.A. Finding Middle Ground:  Case Studies in Negotiated Repatriation
Duke, Guy 2010 M.A. Acequia Maria Mayancela: The San Andrés Canal System, Chimborazo, Ecuador
McGrath, Krista M. 2010 M.A. The Effects of High Temperature on the Quantity and Quality of Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA in Non-Human Skeletal Remains
Ritchie, Morgan 2010 M.A. From House to Watershed: The Cultural Landscape of the Sts'ailes People
Springer, Chris 2009 M.A. Tracking Identity in a Harrison Valley Pithouse
McKerracher, Luseadra 2009


An Assessment of the Impact of Population History and Risk on Human Weaning Behaviour
Hammond, Joanne 2009 M.A. Archaeology Without Reserve:  Indigenous Heritage Stewardship in British Columbia
Morrissey, Greg 2009


Tools and Change: The Shift from Atltatl to Bow on the British Columbia Interior Plateau
Hall, Jonathan B. 2009 M.A. Pointing it Out: Fluted Projectile Point Distributions and Early Human Populations in Saskatchewan
Elliott, Marina 2008 M.A. Craniometric ancestry determination and FORDISC 3.0
King, Amanda 2008 M.A. Archaeology and Local Governments:  The Perspectives of First Nations and Municipal Councillors in the Fraser Valley, BC
Fothergill, Brooklynne 2008 M.A. Analysis and Interpretation of the Fauna from the Bluff Great House
King, Shannon 2007 M.A. What's the Point?  A Morphological Study of Small Bone Points from Nuu-chah-nulth Territory, Vancouver Island, B.C.
Dunk, Chelsea L.W. 2006 M.A. An Archaeobotanical Investigation of Shields Pueblo's (5MT3807) Pueblo II Period
Locher, Peter 2006 M.A. Time of Change: Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Landscape Transformation and Human Presence in the Pitt River Drainage System, British Columbia, Canada
Weiser, Andrea 2006 M.A. Exploring 10,000 Years of Human History on Ebey's Prairie, Whidbey Island, Washington
White, Elroy/Xanius 2006 M.A. Heiltsuk Stone Fish Traps: Products of My Ancestors' Labour
McKechnie, Iain 2005 M.A. Five Thousand Years of Fishing at a Shell Midden in the Broken Group Island, Barkely Sound, B.C.
Ouellet, Richard 2005 M.A. Tales of Empowerment: Cultural Continuity within an Evolving Identity in the Upper Athabasca Valley
Pasacreta, Laura 2005 M.A. White Tigers and Azure Dragons: Overseas Chinese Burial Practices in the Canadian and American West (1850s - 1910s)
Reid, Mike 2005 M.A. Plasmodium sp. Infections in Ex-Captive Bornean Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) Housed at the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine, Pasir Panjang, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia
Speller, Camilla 2005 M.A. One Fish, Two Fish, Old Fish, New Fish: Investigating Differential Distribution of Salmon Resources in the Pacific Northwest Through Ancient DNA Analysis
Trost, Teresa 2005 M.A. Forgotten Waters: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of the Cove Cliff Site (DhRr 18), Indian Arm, B.C.
Watt, Kathy 2005 M.A. Decontamination Techniques in Ancient DNA Analysis
Weber, Nick 2005 M.A. The Distribution and Use of Cattle Products in Northern Highland Ethiopia
Huculak, Shauna Ann Grace 2004 M.A. Middle Period Hunter-Gatherers of the Thompson River Drainage, British Columbia: A Critical Review
Johansen, Shirley 2004 M.A. Prehistoric Secret Societies: An Ethnoarchaeological Model of Origin and Identification
Storey, Alice A. 2004 M.A. SAVE ME A DRUMSTICK: Molecular Taphonomy, Differential Preservation and Ancient DNA from the Kingdom of Tonga
Vallieres, Claudine 2004 M.A. The Paleoindian Bison Assemblage from Charlie Lake Cave
Castillo, Victoria Elena 2003 M.A. Ceramicists at the Convención del 45 Neighbourhood: Contemporary Ecuadorian Artisans and Their Material Culture
Jessee, Erin Denise 2003 M.A. Exhuming Conflict: Some Recommendations for the Creation of a Series of Experimental Mass Grave and Mass Grave-Related Test Sites
Karpiak, Monica 2003 M.A. Modeling Nuu-chah-nulth Land Use: The Cultural Landscape of Clayoquot Sound
Lindsay, Corene Texada 2003 M.A. Investigations into the Ethnographic and Prehistoric Importance of Freshwater Shellfish on the Interior Plateau of British Columbia
Nimmo, Eve 2003 M.A. The Concepción Convent of Cuenca, Ecuador: Examining Gender, Class, and Economy in a Latin American Convent.
Tsukamoto, Suyoko Anne 2003 M.A. The Prevalence and Timing of Enamel Hypoplasia in the Bonobo, Pan Paniscus
Budhwa, Rick 2002 M.A. Correlations Between Catastrophic Paleoenvironmental Events and Native Oral Traditions of the Pacific Northwest
Commisso, Robert 2002 M.A. Foliar delta 15N as an Indicator of Anthropogenic Sediments
Marshall, Amanda L. 2002 M.A. M.A Culturally Modified Trees of the Nechako Plateau: Cambium Utilization Amongst Tradional Carrier (Dakhel) Peoples
Adams, Ron 2001 M.A. Ethnoarchaeology of Feasting in Tana Toraja, Indonesia
Crucefix, Lanna 2001 M.A. Copper Use in the Old Copper Complex: A Comparative Analysis of Wittry VI-C Copper Axes and Three-quarter Grooved Stone Axes
Park, Julie 2001 M.A. Food from the Heartland: The Iwawi Site and Tiwanaku Political Economy from a Faunal Perspective
Spurgeon, Terrence C. 2001 M.A. Wapato (Sagittaria latifolia) in Katzie Traditional Territory
Franck, Ian 2000 M.A. An Archaeological Investigation of the Galene Lakes Area in the Skagit Range of the North Cascade Mountain, Skagit Valley Park, B.C.
Lyons, Natasha 2000 M.A. Investigating Ancient Socioeconomy in Sto:Lo Territory: A Palaeoethnobotanical Analysis of the Scowlitz Site, Southwestern, B.C.
Reimer, Rudolph 2000 M.A. Extreme Archaeology: The Results of Investigations at High Elevation Regions in the Northwest
Seip, Lisa 2000 M.A. Early Nuxalk Masks
Wollstonecroft, Michèle Mary 2000 M.A. The Fruit of Their Labour: A Palaeoethnobotanical Study of Site EeRb 140, A Multi-Component Open-air Archaeological Site on the British Columbia Plateau
Wright, Kristine Elizabeth 2000 M.A. Mortuary Patterning: A Burial Analysis from Northwest Coast Archaeological Sites
Yoshida, Sara Jane 2000 M.A. The Replication of Depressed, Localized Skull Fractures: An Experiment Using ‘Sus domesticus' As a Model For Human Forensic Trauma
Hammer, Thomas John 1999 M.A. On the Periphery of the Klondike Gold Rush: Canyon City, An Archaeological Perspective
Jackman, Nicole Denise 1999 M.A. Tef and Finger Millet: Archaeobotanical Studies of Two Indigenous East African Cereals
Pegg, Brian 1999 M.A. The Taphonomic History of the Vertebrate Faunal Assemblage from British Camp, San Juan Islands, Washington
Chu, Pei Pei 1998 M.A. Dietary Variation Among the Prehistoric Asiatic Eskimo
Clarke, Michael Joseph 1998 M.A. Feasting Among the Akha of Northern Thailand: An Ethnoarchaeological Case Study
Hall, David Rodenhurst 1998 M.A. Tsini Tsini: A Technological Analysis of a Biface Production Centre in the Talchako River Valley, B.C.
Schaepe, David Michael 1998 M.A. Recycling Archaeology: Analysis of Material from the 1973 Excavation of an Ancient House at the Mauer Site
King, Jerome Hardy 1997 M.A. Prehistoric Diet in Central Baja California, Mexico
Darwent, John 1996 M.A. The Prehistoric Use of Nephrite on the British Columbia Plateau
Hannah, John G. R. 1996 M.A. Seated Human Figure Bowls: An Investigation of a Prehistoric Stone Carving Tradition from the Northwest Coast
Mitchell, Lesley Susan 1996 M.A. The Archaeology of the Dead at BoundaryBay, British Columbia: A History and Critical Analysis
Crellin, David Frederick 1995 M.A. Is There a Dog in the House: The Cultural Significance of Prehistoric Domesticated Dogs in the Mid Fraser River Region of British Columbia
Darwent, Christann M. 1995 M.A. Late Dorset Faunal Remains from the Tasiarulik Site, Little Cornwallis Island, Central High Arctic, Canada
Marais, Anthony P. 1995 M.A. Kolo Velata: An Analysis of West Polynesian Fortifications
Odwak, Hartley 1995 M.A. A Study of Neandertal Scapular Shape with Special Reference to Kebara Mousterian Hominid 2
Rahemtulla, Farid 1995 M.A. An Analysis of Lithic Debitage from the Early Period at Namu
Sauer, Sandra Rochelle 1995 M.A. The O'Keefe Ranch: An Archaeological Perspective
Barton, Andrew John 1994 M.A. Fishing for Ivory Worms: A Review of Ethnographic and Historical Recorded Dentalium Source
Dahm, Inge Rosemarie 1994 M.A. Cultural and Social Dimensions of the Prehistoric Gulf Islands Soapstone Industry
Dale, Jacqueline M. 1994 M.A. Cribra Orbitalia, Nutrition and Pathogenic Stress in Prehistoric Skeletal Remains from the Pender Island Canal Sites (DeRt 1, DeRt 2), British Columbia, Canada
Holmberg, Daniel Arthur 1994 M.A. Arrow Heads and Spear Points an Experimental Study of Projectile Points
Linklater, Eva Mary Mina 1994 M.A. The Footprints of Wasahkacahk: The Churchill River Diversion Project and Destruction of the Nelson House Cree Historical Landscape
Maas, Alexandra 1994 M.A. The Adoption and Use of 19th Century Ceramics at Old Bella Bella, British Columbia
Morrison, Donna M. 1994 M.A. Validity in Lithic Debitage Analysis: An Experimental Assessment Comparing Quartzite to Obsidian
Munro, Natalie D. 1994 M.A. An Investigation of Anasazi Turkey Production in Southwestern Colorado
Oakes, Nicole Rae 1994 M.A. The Late Prehistoric Maohi Fare Haupape—An examination of Household Organization in Mo'orea, French Polynesia
Richards, Michael Phillip 1994 M.A. Luminescence Dating of Quartzite From the Diring Yuriakh Site
Schulting, Rick J. 1994 M.A. An Investigation of Mortuary Variabilityand Socioeconomic Status Differentiation on the Northwest Plateau
Breffitt, John Robert 1993 M.A. The Skoglund's Landing Complex: A Re-examination of the Transitional Complex of Artifacts from Skoglund's Landing, Queen Charlotte's Islands, British Columbia
Sullivan, Gregg Matthew 1993 M.A. Postdepositional Leaching of Shell in Two Northwest Coast Shell Middens
Yellowhorn, Eldon Carlyle 1993 M.A. Since the Bad Spirit Became our Master
Johnstone, Dave 1992 M.A. The Function(s) of a Shellmidden Site From the Southern Strait of Georgia
Oliver, Lindsay J. 1992 M.A. The Golden Pioneer Cemetery: Health and Mortuary Practises of the Early Pioneers 1882–1894 Archaeological Site EhQf–3
Prince, Paul 1992 M.A. A People with History: Acculturation and Resistance in Kimsquit
Purss, Catharina Maria 1992 M.A. Continuity or Replacement: The Origin of Modern Humans in Southeast Asia and Australia
Spafford, James G. 1992 M.A. Artifact Distribution on Housepit Floors and Social Organization in House Pits at Keatley Creek
Wood, Shannon Raye 1992 M.A. Tooth Wear and the Sexual Division of Labour in an Inuit Population
Brown, Thomas A. 1991 MSc. 10Be Production Rate Variations Over the Last Twenty Thousand Years as Recorded in a Lake Sediment
Duffy, Jacqueline B. 1991 M.A. An Appraisal of the Stability of Sex Chromatin and the H-Y Molecule in Forensic Contexts
Vasey, Paul L. 1991 M.A. Feeding Ecology and the Rise of Primate Intelligence: With Special Reference to the Orangutan
Bedard, Elizabeth Louise 1990 M.A. The Historic and Ethnographic Backgroud of Fort d'Epinette (HaRc 27): Considerations for the Archaeological Determination of Ethnicity
Beram, Luisa Jane 1990 M.A. The Capital Regional District Parks: A Case Study in Archaeological Resource Management
Hanna, Donald Thomas 1990 M.A. Architectural Variability in Palaeoeskimo Tent Rings From Jones Sound, NWT
Quackenbush, William George 1990 M.A. Tastes of Canadians and Dogs: the History and Archaeology of McLeods Lake Post, British Columbia, GfRs-2
Kujit, Ian 1989 M.A. Subsistence Resource Variability and Culture Change: An Alternative Interpretation of The Middle-Late Prehistoric Cultural Transition On the Canadian Plateau
Maxwell, David Bruce Saxon 1989 M.A. Growth Coloration: A Method for Determining the Season of Collection of Archaeological Shellfish
Rousseau, Michael Keith 1989 M.A. Significance and Function of Key-Shaped Formed Unifaces Onthe Interior Plateau of Northwestern North America
Nagy, Murielle Ida 1988 M.A. Caribou Exploitation at the Trail River Site (NorthernYukon).
Quirolo, Mary M. 1988 M.A. Culture History of Canyon Del Muerto, Arizona: Basketmaker II - Peublo I
Burton, Sandra Gaye 1987 M.A. Wooden Features on the Coast of British Columbia: An Input Management Approach
Casey, Joanna Louise 1987 M.A. Prehistoric Exploitation of Unionacean Bivalve Molluscs in the Lower Tennessee - Cumberland - Ohio River Valleys in western Kentucky
Langemann, Elisabeth Gwyn 1987 M.A. Zooarchaeology of the Lillooet Region, British Columbia
Mohs, Gordon 1987 M.A. Spiritual Sites, Ethnic Significance and Native Spirituality: The Heritage and Heritage Sites of the Sto:lo Indians of British Columbia
Godfrey-Smith, Dorothy I. 1986 M.A. X-Ray Flouresence Characterization of the Obsidian Flows From the Mount Edziza Volcanic Complex of British Columbia, Canada
Kusmer, Karla Dawn 1986 M.A. Microvertebrate Taphonomy in Archaeological Sites: An Examination of Owl Deposition and the Taphonomy of Small Mammals from Sentinel Cove, Oregon
Lazenby, Richard Allan 1986 M.A. Interaction of the Bone Porosity and Cross-Sectional Geometry For the Conservation of Bone Strength
Muckle, Robert Jones 1986 M.A. Archaeological Considerations of Bivalve Shell Taphonomy.
Curtin, A. Joanne 1985 M.A. Human Skeletal Remains from Namu (ElSx 1): A Descriptive Analysis
Nelles, Wayne C. 1985 M.A. Archaeology, Myth, and Oral Tradition: A Problem in Specialization, Consciousness, and the Sociology of Archaeological Knowledge.
Carbone, Larry A. 1984 M.A. Environmental Change and Cultural Transition in the Early Prehistory of South-Coastal California  
Walsmith, Deborah Lynne 1984 M.A. Middle Palaeolithic Assemblage From Nubiaand Its Cultural Relationships
Albright, Sylvia Louise 1983 M.A. Ethnoarchaeological Study of Tahltan Substance and Settlement Patterns
Collier, Stephen 1983 M.A. Australian Aboriginal Immature Dentition
Damkjar, Eric R. 1983 M.A. Coulter Site and Late Iroquoian Migration to the Upper Trent Valley
Dodd, Christine Frances 1983 M.A. Ontario Iroquois Tradition Longhouses
Gotthilf, Vivian 1983 M.A. Maize Storage Strategies: An Ethno- Archaeological Perspective
Horsfall, Gayel A. 1983 M.A. Design Theory Perspective On Variability in Grinding Stones
Warrick, Gary Arthur 1983 M.A. Reconstructing Ontario Iroquoian Village Organization
Bobrowsky, Peter T. 1982 M.A. Quantitative and Qualitative Significance of Fossil and Subfossil Gastropod Remains in Archaeology
Cormie, Alison Barbara 1981 M.A. Chemical Correlation of Volcanic Ashes for Use as Stratigraphic Markers in Archaeology
Nicholson, Beverly Alistair 1981 M.A. An Investigation of the Potential of Freshwater Mussels As Seasonal Indicators in Archaeological Sites.
Oetelaar, Gerald A. 1981 M.A. Deer Remains in Archaeology With Special Reference to the Mandible of Mature Rocky Mountain Mule Deer
Titus, Lawrence W. 1981 M.A. Hair Identification For the Archaeologist, A Yukon Sample
Trace, Andrew Alexander 1981 M.A. An Examination of the Locarno Beach Phase As Represented at the Crescent Beach site, DgRr 1, British Columbia
Ball, Bruce Frederick 1980 M.A. Regional Sampling in a Forested Situation: Archaeology and the Northeast Coal Study
Copp, Stanley Arthur 1980 M.A. Archaeological Investigations at the McCall Site, South Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Prager, Gabriella 1980 M.A. Behavioural Implications of Cultural Formation Processes: An Example From Fur Trade Archaeology
Blacklaws, Richard William 1979 M.A. Excavation at Esquimalt Lagoon: A Contribution to Straits Salish Prehistory
Stevenson, Marc G. 1979 M.A. Looking For Gold: Historic Sites Survey of Kluane National Park, Southwest Yukon
Williams, Jean Helen 1979 M.A. Fort d'Epinette: A Description of Faunal Remains From An Early Fur Trade Site in Northern British Columbia
Wilson, Ian Robert 1979 M.A. Archaeological Investigations At the Atigun Site, Central Brooks Range, Alaska
Charlton, Arthur Sidney 1978 M.A. The Archaeology of the Belcarra Site: A Contribution to the Strait of Georgia Prehistory
Montgomery, Pamela 1978 M.A. Stone Artifacts From the Punchaw Lake Site (Area C) : A Late Prehistoric Occupation in Central British Columbia.
Apland, Brian Carl 1977 M.A. Early Chipped Stone Industries of the Central Coast of British Columbia
Bussey, Barbara Jean 1977 M.A. The Comparison of Lithics at Three Sites in the East Kootney Area of British Columbia
Boucher, Nichole Diane 1976 M.A. Prehistoric Subsistence at the Helen Point Site
Chapman, Margaret Winifred 1976 M.A. Archaeological Investigations at the O'Conner Site Port Hardy, British Columbia
Ham, Leonard Charles 1976 M.A. Shuswap Settlement Patterns
von Krogh, Georg Henning 1976 M.A. Archaeological Investigations At the Flood and Pipeline Sites, Near Hope, British Columbia
White, James Murray 1976 M.A. The Cultural Sequence at Chicomucelo, Chiapas
Wilson, Robert Laird 1976 M.A. Archaeological Investigations Near Kamloops, BritishColumbia
Hoover, Alan Lewis 1975 M.A. Socketed Harpoon Heads From the Northwest Coast
Lundy, Doris Marion 1975 M.A. The Rock Art of the Northwest Coast
Percy, Richard Charles William 1975 M.A. The Prehistoric Cultural Sequence at Crescent Beach, British Columbia
Crowe-Sword, David Bruce 1974 M.A. The Carruthers Site: A Late Prehistoric Site in the Lower Fraser Valley
McMurdo, John David 1974 M.A. The Archaeology of Helen Point, Mayne Island
Baker, James W.E. 1973 M.A. A Linguistic and Ethnographic Approach to Bella Coola Prehistory
McMurdo, Ann de Gruchy Tighe 1973 M.A. A Typological Analysis of Barbed Bone and Antler Projectile Points From the Northwest Coast
Pyne, Garry H. 1970 M.A. The Pre-Reserve Blackfoot: Cultural Persistence and Change

Ph.D. Dissertations

Royle, Tom 2021 Ph.D. Ancient DNA Analysis of Archaeological Fish Remains: Methods and Applications
Tarle, Lia 2020 Ph.D.
Exhibiting Respect: Investigating Ethical Practice for the Display of Human Remains in Museums
Spake, Laure 2020 Ph.D.
Using anthropometrics and dental formation stages of contemporary children to investigate the impact of biological mortality bias on interpretations of past population health
Marinho, Luisa  2020 Ph.D.
The relationship between fracture morphology and bone biomechanics:  A study of changes occurring in juvenile porcine ribs over the early postmortem interval
Hogg, Erin 2019 Ph.D. Archaeological Data as Evidence in Aboriginal Rights and Title Litigation in Canada
Taddesse, Habtamu 2019 Ph.D. The Pre-Aksumite to Aksumite Transition in Eastern Tigrai, Ethiopia: The View from Ona Adi
Beaulieu, Sarah 2019 Ph.D. Archaeology of Internment at the Morrissey WWI Camp
Springer, Chris 2018 Ph.D. Territory, Tenure, and Territoriality Among the Ancestral Coast Salish of SW British Columbia and NW Washington State
Freeland, Travis 2018 Ph.D. Monumental Architecture and Landscape History of the Tongan Classical Chiefdom
Henry, Shea 2018 Ph.D. Late pre-contact era Taíno subsistence economy and diet: zooarchaeological perspectives from Maima
Lewis-Botica, Jennifer
2017 Ph.D. Revaluing “looted” archaeological materials at Fort Apache and Theodore Roosevelt School National Historic Landmark, Arizona  
Astudillo, Fernando
2017 Ph.D. Environmental Historical Archaeology of the Galápagos Islands:  Paleoethnobotany of Hacienda El Progreso, 1870-1904
Balanzategui, Daniela
2017 Ph.D. Archaeology of Afro-Ecuadorians in La Concepción, Ancestral Territory of the Chota-Mira Valley, Carchi, Ecuador
Armstrong, Chelsey
2017 Ph.D. Historical Ecology of Cultural Landscapes in the Pacific Northwest
Carleton, Chris
2017 Ph.D. Archaeological and Palaeoenvironmental Time-series Analysis
Peterson, Elizabeth
2017 Ph.D. Development of craft specialization during the Pre-Aksumite period in Eastern Tigrai, Ethiopia:  A study of hide-working traditions
Kasstan, Steven 2016 Ph.D. Caribou is Life:  An Ethnoarchaeology of Ethen-eldèli Denesųłiné Respect for Caribou
Zhang, Hua Grace 2016 Ph.D. Human Osteoarchaeological Research on Stress and Lifeways of Bronze Age populations in North China
Dembo, Mana 2016 Ph.D. Exploring morphological phylogenetics of fossil hominins
McKerracher, Luseadra 2016 Ph.D. The Evolutionary Ecology of Human Lactation: Correlates of Duration of Breastfeeding
LeBlanc, Katie 2016 Ph.D. A Structural Approach to Lapita Design Analysis: Investigation of the Eastern Lapita Province
Jones, Jennifer 2016 Ph.D. Historical Archaeology of Tourism at Port Arthur, Tasmania, 1885-1960
Scott, Audrey
2015 Ph.D. The Influence of Surgical Stress on Human Hair Fiber Dimensions
Carr-Locke, Sarah 2015 Ph.D. Indigenous Heritage and Public Museums: Exploring Collaboration and Exhibition in Canada and the United States
Elliott, Marina 2015 Ph.D. Estimating Body Mass In Biological Anthropology: An Evaluation Using Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography
Connaughton, Sean 2014 Ph.D. Emergence and Development of Ancestral Polynesian Society of Tonga
Hickok, Andrew  2013 Ph.D. Palaeopathological and Palaeoepidemiological Analyses of Treponemal Infection on the Northwest Coast:  A Unitarian Perspective
Klassen, Michael 2013 Ph.D. Indigenous Heritage Stewardship and the Transformation of Archaeological Practice: Two Case Studies from the Mid-Fraser Region of British Columbia
Cockle, Diane  2013 Ph.D. Human Decomposition and the Factors that Affect It:  A Retrospective Study of Death Scenes in Canada
Arndt, Ursula 2011 Ph.D. Ancient DNA analysis of north east Pacific humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Congram, Derek 2010 Ph.D. Spatial analysis and predictive modelling of clandestine 
graves from rearguard repression of the Spanish Civil War
Speller, Camilla
2009 Ph.D. Investigating turkey domestication in the Southwest United States through ancient DNA analysis
Mundorff, Amy 2009 Ph.D. Human identification following the World Trade Center Disaster:  assessing management practices for highly fragmented and commingled remains
Michaels, Gina Claire 2009 Ph.D. Poverty, chastity and obedience: monastic masculinities in Spanish Colonial Riobamba
Ross, Doug 2008 Ph.D. "Headhunters", "Headless Men", and the material lives of Asian transmigrants
Badenhorst, Shaw 2008 Ph.D. The zooarcheology of great house sites in the San Juan Basin of the American Southwest
Apaak, Clement 2008 Ph.D. The socio-economic role of salt in northern Ethiopia
Ramsay, Jennifer 2008 Ph.D. Seeds of imperialism: A core/periphery analysis in the eastern Roman empire
Taché, Karine 2008 Ph.D. Structure and regional diversity of the Meadowood interaction sphere
St. Denis, Michael 2008 Ph.D. El Hospital de la Real Caridad: A historical archaeology of institutional power at a late Spanish Colonial Period hospital in the Ecuadorian Andes
Commisso, Rob G. 2007 Ph.D. Plant δ15N: A New Archaeological Tool
Adams, Ron L. 2007 Ph.D. The megalithic tradition of West Sumba Indonesia: an ethnoarchaeological investigation of megalith construction
Arnold, Thomas George 2006 Ph.D. The ice-free corridor: biogeographic highway or environmental cul-de-sac
Copp, Stanley Arthur 2006 Ph.D. Similkameen Archaeology (1993–2004)
Delgado, James 2006 Ph.D. Gold Rush Entrepôt: The Maritime Archaeology of the Rise of the Port of San Francisco
Rahemtulla, Farid 2006 Ph.D. Design of Stone Tool Technology During the Early Period (ca. 10,000–5,000 B.P.) at Namu, Central Coast of British Columbia
Rawlings, Tiffany 2006 Ph.D. Faunal Analysis and Meat Procurement: Reconstructing the Sexual Division of Labor at Shields Pueblo, Colorado
Woodward, Robyn Patricia 2006 Ph.D. Medieval Legacies: The Industrial Archaeology of an Early Sixteenth Centruy Sugar Mill at Sevilla La Nueva, Jamaica
Kessy, Emanuel 2005 Ph.D. The Relationship Between the Later Stone Age (LSA) and Iron Age (IA) Cultures of Central Tanzania
Sandgathe, Dennis M. 2005 Ph.D. An Analysis of the Levallois Reduction Strategy Using a Design Theory
Tarcan, Carmen 2005 Ph.D. Counting Sheep: Fuana, Contact and Colonialism at Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, A.D. 1300–1700
Sawatzky, Roland Meyer 2004 Ph.D. The Control of Social Space in Mennonite Housebarns of Manitoba (1874–1940)
Smith, Cameron 2004 Ph.D. The Social Organization of Production in Three Protohistoric Lower-Columbia River Plank Houses
Brand, Michael James 2003 Ph.D. Transience in Dawson City, Yukon, During the Klondike Gold Rush
Chen, Ying-ying 2001 Ph.D. In the Colonies of Tang: Historical Archaeology of Chinese Communities in the North Caribou District, British Columbia (1860–1940)
MacLeod, Carol Elizabeth 2000 Ph.D. The Cerebellum and Its Part in the Evolution of the Hominoid Brain
Muir, Robert James 1999 Ph.D. Zooarchaeology of Sand Canyon Pueblo, Colorado
Rogers, Tracy Lea 1999 Ph.D. The Attribution of Ancestry for European and Indian (South Asian) Individuals Within a Forensic Context
Roksandic, Mirjana 1999 Ph.D. Transition from Mesolithic to Neolithic in the Iron Gates Gorge: Physical Anthropology Perspective
Hutchings, W. Karl 1997 Ph.D. The Paleoindian Fluted Point: Dart or Spear Armature? The Identification of a Paleoindian Delivery Technology Through the Analysis of Lithic Fracture Technology
McMillan, Allan D. 1996 Ph.D. Since Kwatyat Lived on Earth: An Examination of Nuu-chah-nulth Culture History
Winter, Barbara J. 1996 Ph.D. Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Reposition of Archaeological Collections in Canada
Klimko, Olga 1994 Ph.D. The Archaeology of Land Based Fur Trade Posts in Western Canada: A History and Critical Analysis
Milne, Laurie A. 1994 Ph.D. Coping With Uncertainty: Cultural Responses to Resouce Fluctuations in the Northern Plains
Marshall, Yvonne May 1993 Ph.D. A Political History of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Peoples: A Case Study of the Mowachaht and Muchalaht Tribes
Lyons, Diane Elaine 1992 Ph.D. Men's Houses: Women's Spaces: An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Gender and Household Design in Dela, North Cameroon
Hamilton, James Scott 1991 Ph.D. Fur Trade Social Inequality and the Role of Non-Verbal Communication
Hanson, Diane Kay 1991 Ph.D. Late Prehistoric Subsistence in the Strait of Georgia Region of the Northwest Coast
Knüsel, Christopher John 1991 Ph.D. Biomechanics of the Hominine Cranium with Special Reference to Homo erectus and the Archaic Homo sapiens
Sykes, Kathleen H. 1991 Ph.D. Symbolic Structure, Social Strategies, and the Built Environment of an Ancient Andean Village: A.D. 1250–1460
Pyszczyk, Heinz Walter 1988 Ph.D. Economic and Social Factors in the Consumption of Material Goods in the Fur Trade of Western Canada
Anderson, Barbara Cage 1987 Ph.D. Parturition Scarring as a Consequence of Flexible Pelvic Architecture
Chisholm, Brian Stewart 1987 Ph.D. Reconstruction of Prehistoric Diet in British Columbia Using Stable Carbon Isotopic Analysis
Haley, Shawn D. 1987 Ph.D. The Pasika Complex Cobble Reduction Strategies on the NWC
Mignon, Molly Raymond 1987 Ph.D. Maya Animal Protein Procurement and Utilization: An Assessment of the Ethnohistoric Evidence
Nicholson, Beverly Alistair 1987 Ph.D. Human Ecology and Prehistory of the Forest Grassland Transition Zone of Western Manitoba
Conaty, Gerald Thomas 1986 Ph.D. Middle and Late Archaic Hunter-Gatherer Mobility Strategies in Western Kentucky
Spurling, Brian Eyton 1986 Ph.D. Archaeological Resource Management in Western Canada
Deal, Michael 1984 Ph.D. Pottery Ethnoarchaeology Among the Tzeltal Maya
Ellis, Christopher John 1984 Ph.D. Paleo-Indian Lithic Technological Structure and Organization in Lower Great Lakes Area
White, James M. 1983 Ph.D. Late Quaternary Geochronology and the Palaeoecology of the Upper Peace River District, Canada
Benmouyal, Joseph 1982 Ph.D. North Gaspe Prehistory
Fredlund, Lynn Berry 1982 Ph.D. Southeastern Montana in the Late Prehistoric Period, Human Adaptation and Projectile Point Technology
Beattie, Owen Beverly 1981 Ph.D. An Analysis of Prehistoric Human Skeletal Material from the Gulf of Georgia Region of British Columbia
Pomeroy, John Anthony 1980 Ph.D. Bella Bella Settlement and Subsistence
Burley, David Vincent 1979 Ph.D. Marpole, Anthropological Reconstruction of a Prehistoric NWC Cultural Type
Masao, Fidelis Taliwawa 1977 Ph.D. The Late Stone Age and the Rock Paintings of Central Tanzania