Nick Altieri                                nickaltieri@csus.edu

 

B.A./Anthropology/2014/California State University, Sacramento

M.A./Anthropology/(in progress)/California State University, Sacramento

 

THESIS TOPIC

Diffusion of Desert Side-Notched projectile points in California and the Great Basin. Examining stylistic differences between culture areas using quantitative analysis.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

California and Great Basin archaeology, with an emphasis on the western Great Basin; hunter-gatherer adaptations; resource intensification; geoarchaeology.

Ryan T. Bradshaw

 

B.A./Anthropology/2012/California State University, Sacramento

M.A./Anthropology/(in progress)/California State University, Sacramento

 

THESIS TOPIC

Utility of Use-Wear Analysis in Understanding Technological Plasticity. I intend to investigate variation in tool specialization and multifunctionality through use-wear studies.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lithic analysis; California prehistory; paleoarchaeology; human behavioral ecology; cultural transmission theory; human-environment interaction.

Rachel Davies

 

 

 

THESIS TOPIC

TBD

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Brandon Foster

 

 

THESIS TOPIC

TBD

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Kathleen E. Hanrahan

 

B.A./Evolutionary Anthropology/2012/University of California, Davis

M.A./Anthropology/(in progress)/California State University, Sacramento

 

THESIS TOPIC

TBD

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Basketry and textile analysis; ground stone analysis; sexual division of labor in association with women's roles; tribal consultation in California and the Great Basin.

Katherine Holst

 

 

THESIS TOPIC

TBD

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Gloria Howat Brown              gloriabrown@csus.edu

 

B.A./Anthropology/2015/California State University, Sacramento

M.A./Anthropology/(in progress)/California State University, Sacramento

 

THESIS TOPIC

TBD

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

California and Great Basin prehistory, ethnobotany, and paleoethnobotany; human and plant interactions, including landscape management and small seed intensification; starch grain analysis; perishables; worked bone; experimental archaeology; tribal collaboration.

Martijn Kuypers

 

B.A./Anthropology/2012/University of California, Davis

M.A./Anthropology/(in progress)/California State University, Sacramento

 

THESIS TOPIC

TBD

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Obsidian studies, experimental archaeology, analysis of flake stone technology, California prehistory, coastal archaeology.

Jennifer Mak

 

B.A./Anthropology/2010/California State University, Sacramento

M.A./Anthropology/(in progress)/California State University, Sacramento

 

THESIS TOPIC

Addressing Oak Species Variability in the Archaeological Record

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Paleobotany/Archaeobotany; co-evolutionary dynamics between humans and plants; human behavioral ecology; resource conservation; the existence of free will.

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