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Honors Theses, Masters Theses, and Ph.D. Dissertations

Ebert, Claire E. (2017) Preclassic Maya Social Complexity and the Origins of Inequality at Cahal Pech, Belize. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University.

Solmo, Keith. (2017) Rain Don't Stop the Reggae Jam: Locating Early Archaic Materials through Paleosol Identification and Predictive Modeling, Belize River Valley, Cayo District, Belize. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University.

Sullivan, Kelsey. (2017) Caching it In: Local Patterns in Ancient Maya Ritual Caches of Eccentric Lithics in the Belize Valley. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University.

DeLance, Lisa L. (2016) Enchaining Kinship: Figurines and State Formation at Cahal Pech, Cayo, Belize. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of California Riverside.

Galvan, Dagmar. (2016) Images from the Dark: Dating the Pictographs and Petroglyphs from Actun Uayazba Kab, Belize. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University.

Green, Kirsten A. (2016) The use of stable isotope analysis on burials at Cahal Pech, Belize in order to identify trends in mortuary practices over time and space. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Montana, Missoula.

Kollias III, George Van. (2016) Investigating the Maya Polity at Lower Barton Creek, Cayo, Belize. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University.

Peniche May, Nancy. (2016) Building Power: Political Dynamics in Cahal Pech, Belize during the Middle Preclassic. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of California San Diego.

Petrozza, Michael Louis. (2015) Archaeological Investigations of the Lower Dover Periphery, Cayo District, Belize, Central America. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University.

Novotny, Anna. (2015) Creating Community: Ancient Maya Mortuary Practice at Mid-Level Sites in the Belize River Valley, Belize. Unpublished Dissertation, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University.

Petrozza, Michael Louis. (2015) Archaeological Investigations of the Lower Dover Periphery, Cayo District, Belize, Central America. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University.

Kulig, Shannon R. (2015) What Were the Elites Doing? Understanding Late Classic Elite Practices at Lower Dover, Belize. Unpublished Honors Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.

DuMenil, L. (2014) An Investigation of Mound-410 at Baking Pot, Belize. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University.

Villarreal, A. (2014) An Investigation of Preclassic Maya Architecture: The Round Platforms of Cahal Pech, Belize. Unpublished Honors Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University.

Santasilia, C.E. (2013) Investigations of a Late Classic elite burial at the summit of Structure B1 at the site of Cahal Pech, Belize. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Cross-Cultural and Religious Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Hoggarth, J.A. (2012) Social Reorganization and Household Adaptation in the Aftermath of Collapse at Baking Pot, Belize. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.

Freiwald, C. (2011) Maya Migration Networks: Reconstructing Population movement in the Upper Belize River Valley during the Late and Terminal Classic. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Johnson, L. (2010) Expedient Flaked Stone Tools at a Maya Center: Analysis of a Lithic Collection from Baking Pot, Belize. Unpublished Honors Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Pacific Lutheran University.

Zweig, C. (2010) The Formative Ceramic Figurine Collection from the Site of Cahal Pech, Cayo, Belize. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Helmke, C. (2009) Ancient Maya Cave Usage as Attested in the Glyphic Corpus of the Maya Lowlands and the Caves of the Roaring Creek Valley, Belize. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Institute of Anthropology, University of London.

Jobbova, Eva. (2009) House Mounds as Indicators of Social Organization at the Maya Site of Baking Pot. BSc dissertation. Institute of Archaeology, University of London, London.

Jordan, J.M. (2008) Persistence in the Periphery: Archaeological Investigations at Baateelek, Caves Branch River Valley, Belize. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Mississippi.

Mirro, M.J. (2007) The Political Appropriation of Caves in the Upper Belize Valley. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Los Angeles.

Audet, C.M. (2006) The Political Organization of the Belize Valley: New Evidence from Baking Pot, Xunantunich, and Cahal Pech. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University.

Moyes, H. (2006) The Sacred Landscape as a Political Resource: A Case Study of Ancient Maya Cave Use at Chechem Ha Cave, Belize, Central America. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Piehl, J.C. (2005) Performing Identity in an Ancient Maya City: The Archaeology of Houses, Health, and Social Differentiation at the Site of Baking Pot, Belize. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University.

Sunahara, K.S. (2003) Ancient Maya Ceramic Economy in the Belize River Valley Region: Petrographic Analyses. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University.

Jack, S.M.P. (2004) Ancient Maya Cave Mortuary Practices: A Reinterpretation Using Isotopic Evidence from West-Central Belize and Naj Tunich, Guatemala. BA dissertation. Oxford University, Oxford.

Aimers, J.J. (2002) Cultural Change on a Temporal and Spatial Frontier: Ceramics of the Terminal Classic to Postclassic Transition in the Upper Belize River Valley. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University.

Mirro, V.A. (2002) An Investigation of Ancient Maya Mortuary Practices at Barton Creek Cave, Belize. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

Audet, C.M. (2000) Excavations at the Yaxtun Group, Baking Pot, Belize. Unpublished Honors Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University.

Gibbs, S.A. (2000) An Interpretation of the Significance of Human Remains from the Caves of the Southern Maya Lowlands. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Trent University.

Schwake, S.A. (2000) On the Road Excavations Along the Maya Sacbe at X-Ual Canil Cayo District, Belize. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Trent University.

Ferguson, J. (1999) The Ballgame at Baking Pot Belize: The Analysis of the Ballcourts at a Maya Civic Center. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Trent University.

Moore, A.F. (1999) Micro-Settlement Analysis in the Belize River Valley: Archaeological Investigations at Atalaya, a Formal Patio Group at Baking Pot. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Institute of Archaeology, University of London.

Cheetham, D. (1998) Interregional Interaction, Symbol Emulation, and the Emergence of Socio-Political Inequality in the Central Maya Lowlands. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Archaeology, University of British Columbia.

Iannone, G.J. (1996) Problems in the Study of Ancient Maya Settlement and Social Organization: Insights from the Minor Centre of Zubin, Cayo District, Belize. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Institute of Archaeology, University of London.

Powis, T.G. (1996) Excavations of Middle Formative Period Round Structures at the Tolok Group, Cahal Pech, Belize. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Trent University.

Awe, J.J. (1992) Dawn in the Land between the Rivers: Formative Occupation at Cahal Pech, Belize and its Implications for Preclassic Development in the Maya Lowlands. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Institute of Archaeology, University of London.




This section is a work in progress. The remaining reports will be uploaded soon. If you have any questions or would like a copy of one of the BVAR reports, please contact Julie Hoggarth (juliehoggarth @ yahoo.com)