UNM Anthropology is a highly regarded, affordable program at both graduate and undergraduate levels of study. Located in the American Southwest, the school is well placed to take advantage of the region’s cultural diversity, deep historic roots, and remarkable archaeology. The Department’s faculty work here, throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Students have an opportunity to participate in a variety of field training and laboratory programs, develop their professional skills, and contribute to Anthropology’s distinctive perspective.

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CHOICE IDEOLOGY AND THE PARAMETERS OF ITS PRACTICE: ALTERNATIVE ABORTION NARRATIVES IN NEW MEXICO, Abigail Adams

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Making Modernity: Ideological Pluralism and Political Process in Zinacantán, Kristen Adler

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Mens Life History, Testosterone, and Health, Louis Alvarado

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THE HUMAN SKULL: DEFINITION BY INTEGRATIONIST AND MODULAR MODELS, John Y. Anderson

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Application of GIS and Spatial Data Modeling to Archaeology: A Case Study in the American Southwest, Veronica Arias

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Domestic Architectural Production in Northwest Mexico, Elizabeth A. Bagwell

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Sowing Seeds for the Future to Honor Tigua History and Tradition: Diabetes Prevention and Management at Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, Sean Bruna-Lewis

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Ecological Constraints and Life History Tradeoffs among Human Foragers and their Prey, Oskar Burger

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A GIS-Based Investigation Into Social Violence and Settlement Patterns in the Gallina Area of the American Southwest, Adam M. Byrd

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Paradise Found? Local Cosmopolitanism, Lifestyle Migrant Emplacement, and Imaginaries of Sustainable Development in La Manzanilla del Mar, Mexico, Jennifer Cardinal

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Questions of Sovereignty: Pyramid Lake and the Northern Paiute Struggle for Water and Rights, Andrew W. Carey

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Ambivalent Subjects in Neoliberal Times: Non-Governmental Organizations and Binational Same Sex Couples in the United States, Jara M. Carrington

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Florentine Palaces, Costly Signaling, and Lineage Survival, Michael Church

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Looking Forward Rather Than Backward: Cultural Revitalization at the Poeh Cultural Center and Museum, Kaila Cogdill

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Of Muslim Persuasion: The Politics of Convivencia in Ceuta, Spain, Gabriel Alejandro Torres Colón

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Ceramic Resource Selection and Social Violence in the Gallina Area of the American Southwest, Connie Constan

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Predicting Body Mass from the Skeleton with an Application to the Georgia Coast, Shamsi Daneshvari

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Variable Education Exposure and Cognitive Task Performance Among the Tsimane, Forager-Horticulturalists., Helen Elizabeth Davis

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PREDICTIVE GEOSPATIAL MODELING FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION: CASE STUDIES FROM THE GALISTEO BASIN, VERMONT AND CHACO CANYON, Wetherbee Bryan Dorshow

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NEW PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES IN ARCHAEOLOGY: Applications in Greece, New Mexico, and Portugal, Brandon Lee Drake

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Colono Wares in the Western Spanish Borderlands: A Ceramic Technological Study, Jennifer Dyer

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Feeding Ecology and Life History Strategies of White-faced Capuchin Monkeys, Elizabeth Eadie

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Explanations For Morphological Variability In Projectile Points: A Case Study From The Late Paleoindian Cody Complex, Cheryl Fogle-Hatch

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Economies Set in Stone? Magdalenian Lithic Technological Organization and Adaptation in Vasco-Cantabrian Spain, Lisa Marie Fontes

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The Discourse and Practice of Native American Cuisine: Native American Chefs and Native American Cooks in Contemporary Southwest Kitchens, Lois Ellen Frank

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Nanta Hosh Chahta Immi? (What Are Choctaw Lifeways?): Cultural Preservation in the Casino Era, Sean Everette Gantt

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Against the Odds: Indian Gaming, Political Economy, and Identity on the Pala Indian Reservation, Shasta Gaughen

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Basketmaker II Warfare and Fending Sticks in the North American Southwest, Phil R. Geib

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Why Conical Pots? An Examination of the Relationship among Vessel Shape, Subsistence, and Mobility, Claire K. Helton-Croll

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SOCIAL AND RITUAL DYNAMICS AT EL CHOLO: AN UPPER GENERAL VALLEY FUNERARY VILLAGE OF THE DIQUÍS SUBREGION, SOUTHERN COSTA RICA, Roberto Herrera

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Finding Hope: Guatemalan War Orphans' Responses to the Long-Term Consequences of Genocide, Shirley Heying

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Maturing Temporal Bones as Non-Neural Sites for Transforming the Speech Signal during Language Development, Lisa Hogan

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The structure of energy production and redistribution among Tsimane' forager-horticulturalists, Paul L. Hooper

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The Past in the Present: Federal Implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Erin J. Hudson

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The Women Potters of Mata Ortiz: Growing Empowerment through Artistic Work, Kiara Maureen Hughes

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Women Living Islam in Post-War and Post-Socialist Bosnia and Herzegovina, Emira Ibrahimpasic

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"We're Parents Too!" Changes in Father Involvement in Domestic Labor Among Urban Middle Class Dual-worker Couples, Ruth Burgett Jolie

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Storied Lives in a Living Tradition: Women Rabbis and Jewish Community in 21st Century New Mexico, Miria Kano

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CHANKA SETTLEMENT ECOLOGY: HILLTOP SITES, LAND USE AND WARFARE IN LATE PREHISPANIC ANDAHUAYLAS, PERU, Lucas Kellett

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TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY WOODLAND ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE LOWER ILLINOIS RIVER VALLEY: A REGIONAL MODEL, Jason Louis King

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Estimating Ancestry and Genetic Diversity in Admixed Populations., Anthony Koehl

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Albuquerque the Frontier? Exploring Migration and Social Identity in the Albuquerque Area During the Late Developmental to Coalition Period Transition, Dorothy L. Larson

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RECOGNIZING INDIANS: PLACE, IDENTITY, HISTORY, AND THE FEDERAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE OHLONE/COSTANOAN-ESSELEN NATION, Philip Blair Laverty

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Changing Hearts and Minds: The Politics of Sentimentality and The Cultural Production of the Gay Family in New Mexicos Same-Sex Marriage Debate, Nicolae Lavinia

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The Biological Evidence of the San-Pau-Chu People and Their Affinities, Hsiu-Man Lin

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The Paradoxes of Poverty: Urban Space and Ideologies of Intervention in the "Compassionate" City of San Francisco, Andrea Lopez

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Identity and Material Practice in the Chacoan World: Ornamentation and Utility Ware Pottery, Hannah Mattson

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LOCAL FOOD AND POWER DYANMICS IN SOUTHEAST GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, Christy Mello

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Lost Worlds: Locating submerged archaeological sites in southeast Alaska, Kelly Monteleone

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Spanish Missionization and Maya Social Structure: Skeletal Evidence for Labor Distribution at Tipu, Belize, Lara Noldner

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THE SOCIOECONOMIC ORGANIZATION OF COMMUNAL HUNTING: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF SHOSHONE COLLECTIVE ACTION, Matthew O'Brien

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New Deal Navajo Linguistics and Language Documentation, Char Peery

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Taxonomic implications of basicranial variation in Australopithecus africanus, Timothy R. Petersen

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"Ellos Son Mi Familia." Testing the Embodied Capital Theory in Dominican Populations in the Dominican Republic and in New York City, Elvira Pichardo

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The Prevalence of Osteoarthritis in Wild vs Captive Great Ape Skeletons, Demelza Poe

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Evidence for a change in the rate of aging of osteological indicators in American documented skeletal samples, Wendy Elizabeth Potter

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Cultural interaction and biological distance among Postclassic Mexican populations, Corey Steven Ragsdale

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Exploring Social Interaction at the Ancient Maya City of Copan, Honduras: A Multi-Scalar Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis of Access and Visibility, Heather Richards-Rissetto

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Cerro Chepen and the Late Moche Collapse in the Jequetepeque Valley, North Coast of Peru, Marco Rosas

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Women's Toolkits: Engendering Paleoindian Technological Organization, Susan Ruth

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Women and Cultural Production: Fiestas, Families, and Foodways in San Rafael, New Mexico, Stephanie M. Sanchez

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Tsehootsooidi baa hane: Emergent oral histories from a Navajo community based oral history project in Ft. Defiance, AZ, Gwendolyn Saul

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The Role of Standardization in Specialization of Ceramic Production at San Marcos Pueblo, New Mexico, Kari Schleher

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Testing Hypotheses of the Demographic Transition in San Borja, Bolivia, Kristin Snopkowski

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The Bioarchaeology of Changes in Social Stratification, Warfare, and Habitual Activities among Iron Age Samnites of Central Italy, Vitale Sparacello

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Coffee and the Countryside: Small Farmers and Sustainable Development in Las Segovias de Nicaragua, Patrick Staib

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Nuclear Family Conflict and Cooperation among Tsimane' Forager-Horticulturalists of Bolivia, Jonathan Stieglitz

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Through the Eye of the Needle: Investigations of Ethnographic, Experimental, and Archaeological Bone Tool Use Wear from Perishable Technologies, Elisabeth Ann Stone

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Investigating Epistemological Implications of Geospatial representation in the Making of Histories of the Pueblos, Using an Exploratory Mixed Methods Approach, Judith van der Elst

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The Evolutionary Ecology of Human Infancy, Amanda Veile

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Health Parameters Across the Lifespan Among the Ache of Paraguay, John Wagner

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"Aquí­ No Pasó Nada": Terror, Remembrance and Healing in a Guatemalan "Green Zone", William G. Wagner

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From Rural Street Theater to Big City Extravaganza: The Meaning of the Manaus Boi-bumbá in an Urbanizing Brazil., Margaret Kathleen Watson

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Early-life influences on body composition, metabolic economy, and age at menarche, Megan Workman

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Tribes, States, and Landscapes: The Ecological Impacts of Changing Land Use During the Islamic Period in Southern Portugal, F. Scott Worman

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Sleep as an evolved behavior: ecological opportunity costs and sleep optimization, Gandhi Yetish

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THE EFFECTS OF GENETIC ANCESTRY AND SOCIOCULTURAL FACTORS ON PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS SUSCEPTIBILITY IN NORTHEASTERN MEXICO, Bonnie Young

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Pottery of the Mesa Verde and the Pueblo Area North of the San Juan, Leland J. Abel

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Variations of Two Culture Traits in the Plains Area, Harold Lindsay Amoss

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Zapatista Materiality Disseminated: A Co-Construction Reconsidered, Ilse Biel

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Preservation of the Murals of Kiva III, Kuaua Pueblo Ruins, Wesley Lloyd Bliss

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Echo-Reactions in Arctic Hysteria and Latah, Helen Carpenter

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A Study in the Classification, Distribution, and Sequence of the Archaeological Cultures of Missouri, Carl Haley Chapman

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The Pentecostal Move at Sia Pueblo: Individual Deviation and Group Reintergration as a Result of Peer Pressure, Jennifer Chatfield

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Erosion Control in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico for the Preservation of Archaeological Sites, William Chauvenet

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The Ethnobotany of Jemez Indians, Sarah Louise Cook

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Comparative Mexican Penutian: Huave, Zoque, and Popoluca, Clark A. Davis

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Santa Ana Phonology, Irvine Davis

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The Prehistoric Population and Architecture of the Cebolleta Mesa Region, Central Western New Mexico, Alfred E. Dittert Jr.

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A Study of the Water-Color Paintings of Modern Pueblo Indians, Margaret Dorman

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A Tentative Description and Classification of Tewa Verb Structure, Edward Dozier

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"I'm afraid [of] my future.": Secrecy, Biopower, and Korean High School Girls, Noelle Easterday

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The Excavation and Repair of the Quarai Mission, Albert Grim Ely

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A Plan for An Archaeological Survey of the Pueblo Plateau, Reginald G. Fisher

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Some German Interpretations of Neolithic Origins During the Period of Nazi Influence, Eugene Thomas Frosio

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An Approach to the Study of Non-Literate Law in Three North American Societies, Elizabeth C. Funk

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The Sun Dance of the Shoshone-Bannock: A Study in Integration, William W. Gerritsen

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Probable Origins of the Modern Pueblos, Nan Ashton Glenn

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Notes from the Documentary History, the Language, and the Rituals and Customs of Jemez Pueblo, Blanche Wurdeck Harper

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Afro-Colombians and the Encroachment of Paramilitaries on the African Palm Oil Sector, Stacie Hecht