Archaeology Dissertation Ideas
Some research you will do independently, under the guidance and supervision of world-leading experts in the field, could potentially lead to published papers.The Dissertation and the optional Practical Guided Study module give you the opportunity to develop your own research projects, fitted uniquely to your personal interests, experiences, and background.Jim Vint’s dissertation (2017, University of Arizona) focuses on early agricultural practices at the settlement of Las Capas, located on the Santa Cruz River in the Tucson Basin, and includes refined radiocarbon dating of early maize in the US Southwest.Jim found that agriculture was adopted and intensified in the absence of several of the causal factors seen elsewhere in the world.
Unpublished Ph D thesis, Department of Archaeology, Northern Territory University. 2006 Our Home Our Country: A Case Study of Law, Land and Indigenous Cultural Heritage in the Northern Territory, Australia. 2008 Determining Research Significance in Archaeological Collections from Historic Sites. 2010 An Archaeological Re-Investigation of the Mulka’s Cave Aboriginal rock Art Site, near Hyden, Southwestern Australia. 2004 An Archaeological Analysis of Gender Roles in Ancient Non-Literate Cultures of Eurasia. 1997 The Effect of Climate on Bone Collagen Stable Nitrogen Isotope Enrichment in Modern South Australian Mammals.
He now holds a position as a Preservation Archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest, where he continues to investigate both Salado and how to understand the impact of migration on late prehistoric communities in the southern Southwest through a series of National Science Foundation grants.
The grants also support volunteer and field school efforts.
Another Desert master’s thesis was just completed by Stacy Ryan (2017, University of Arizona), who examined the relationships among cultural affiliation, obsidian sources, projectile point function, and Classic period point design in the Tucson Basin and San Pedro Valley.
This research incorporated the projectile point analysis she conducted for Desert’s Yuma Wash investigations.