dissertations and senior theses

Dissertations and MA Theses

Montgomery, Lindsay. 2015. Yndios Barberos: Nomadic Archaeologies of Spanish New Mexico. PhD dissertation, Stanford University, Department of Anthropology.

Bishop, Lindsey. 2015. Pueblo Shrines at the Edge of the Cosmos. MA thesis, Columbia University, Department of Anthropology.

Sese, April. 2015. The En-Lightened Landscape: An Archaeological Exploration of Sunlight on Petroglyphs of the ‘Houses of the Holy’ Cave Complex. MA thesis, Columbia University, Department of Anthropology.


Undergraduate Senior Theses

Strait, Madeleine. 2016. Dog People: Transitions in Canine Sociality at Pot Creek Pueblo, New Mexico. Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Markman, Elizabeth. 2016. The Embudo Valley, New Mexico, 1598 to the Present Day: 400 Years of Imperialism, Resistance and Reinvention. Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Peck, Julia. 2016. Embudo Wide, Embudo Deep: A People’s Exhibit of the Pre-Colonial Archaeology of the Rio Embudo Watershed. Undergraduate thesis, Columbia College, Department of Anthropology.

Hayflick, Emily. 2015. TBD. Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Lee, Michelle. 2015. TBD. Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Miller, Hannah. 2015. TBD. Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Thekdi, Riya. 2015. Trade, Power, and Perception: Unearthing Late Spanish Colonial Governance in Northern New Mexico Through Ceramic Trade. Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Villarreal Anzaldo, Ana. 2015. Whispering Ruins: Immigration, Social Integration and the Creation of a Villagescape in 13th Century Northern New Mexico. Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Reavill, Maud. 2014. TBD. Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Schlagel, Maura. 2014. TBD.Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Frosch, Caroline. 2014. TBD. Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Santiago, Emilio. 2013. “The Evolution of Moieties in the Northern Rio Grande: The Sovereignty of Sacred Landscapes and the El Bosque Site.” Undergraduate thesis, Columbia University, Department of Anthropology.

Matzkin, Rose. 2013. “‘Self’ and Stone: The Voice of Textual Petroglyphs in Northern New Mexico.” Undergraduate thesis, Columbia University, Department of Anthropology.

Darro, Sarah. 2012. TBA. Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Sarah Darro participated in the Gorge Project during the summer of 2010. She graduated from Barnard in 2012, receiving distinction in the Anthropology department for her thesis on the earthship communities just west of the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos. Sarah is now studying anthropology at Oxford and preparing to continue her project on the earthships of New Mexico.

McCleary, Alexandra. 2012. “Converging Traditions: Exploring the Development of Religious and Artistic Confluences in Northern New Mexico.” Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Alexandra McCleary participated in the Gorge Project during the winter of 2011-12. She graduated from Barnard in 2012 and is now working toward a PhD in anthropological archaeology at the U.C. Berkeley.

Boone, Galen. 2012. “Counter-Cultural Femininities: An archaeological portrait of the women of the New Buffalo Commune.” Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Galen Boone participated in the Gorge Project during the summers of 2009, 2010 and 2011. She graduated from Barnard in 2012, at which point she was quoted in the Columbia Spectator as having the following plans: “What I want to do in the short term is make furniture out of animal bones. That’s just kind of where I am right now.”

Kligman, Hannah. 2011. TBA. Undergraduate thesis, Columbia University, Department of Anthropology.

Hannah Kligman participated in the Gorge Project during the summers of 2009, 2010, and 2011. She graduated from Columbia in 2011 and moved to Taos where she now performs archaeological survey, plays mandolin, and fights forest fires.

Danis, Annie. 2010. “Hide and Stone: Exploring Plains Tradition Images and Landscapes at Pictured Tipi Site (New Mexico, USA)” Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Annie Danis participated in the Gorge Project during the summers of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. She graduated from Barnard in 2010, receiving distinction in the Anthropology department as well as the Solecki Award in Archaeology at Columbia University. Annie is now working toward a PhD in anthropological archaeology at the U.C. Berkeley.

Spear, Jeffrey. 2010. “Analyzing Occupation, Movement, and Identity through Projectile Points Recovered from the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos, New Mexico” Undergraduate thesis, Columbia University, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology.

Jeff Spear participated in the Gorge Project during the summers of 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. He graduated as the Columbia salutatorian in 2010 and went on to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics as a member of the U.S. fencing team.

Perry, Christina. 2009. “Social Lives of Petroglyphs: Interpreting Imagery in the Rio Grande Gorge of Northern New Mexico through the Lens of Art and Agency” Undergraduate thesis, Barnard College, Department of Anthropology.

Christina Perry participated in the Gorge Project during the summers of 2007 and 2008. She graduated from Barnard in 2009 and now is working toward a PhD in anthropological archaeology at the University of Michigan.