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Student Conference Presentations

2017

Society for Historical Archaeology – Fort Worth, Texas – January 4-7, 2017

  • Politics, The Public, and Archaeology in Texas. Lee Reissig (graduate)
  • Saenger Pottery Works: Preliminary Report, Unlocking a Town’s History Through Their Pottery.  Elizabeth Long (graduate)

American Academy of Forensic Sciences – New Orleans, Louisiana – February 13-18, 2017

  • The Accuracy of Estimating Ancestry in Undocumented Migrants along the South Texas Border using Dental Morphological Traits: A Comparison to Craniometrics. Chaunesey Clemmons (graduate)
  • Accumulated Decomposition Score (ADS): An Alternative Method to Total Body Score (TBS) for quantifying Gross Morphological Changes Associated with Decomposition. Devora Gleiber (graduate)

Society for American Archaeology – Vancouver, BC, Canada – March 29-April 2, 2017

  • Saenger Pottery Works: Unlocking A Town’s History Through Their Pottery. Elizabeth Long (graduate)
  • Cosmic Ventures of the Olmec Dwarf: An Analysis of the Dispersal & Transformation of Dwarf Imagery. Tara Smith (graduate)
  • The Dawning of Creation in the Western Mexican Highlands: Comparing Olmec Style Symbolism at the Sites of Chalcatzingo, Oxtotitlan, and Juxtlahuaca. Brendan Stanley (graduate)

American Association of Physical Anthropologists – New Orleans, Louisiana – April 19-23, 2017

  • The Effect of Mobility Impairment on Femoral Trabecular and Cortical Bone Structure. Devora Gleiber (graduate)

2016

American Academy of Forensic Sciences – Las Vegas, NV – February 22-27, 2016

  • The Effect of Plastic Tarps on the Rate of Human Decomposition during the Spring/Summer in Central Texas. Chloe McDaneld (graduate)
  • Bone Histology Sampling Sites for the Identification of Undocumented Border Crossers along the U. S. – Mexico Border.  Lauren Meckel (graduate)
  • A Reassessment of Walker Cranial Non-Metric Traits on Undocumented Border Crossers along the South Texas Border. Brittany McClain (graduate)
  • Evaluating Elongated Pubic Bones as a Potential Sexing Method for Juveniles. Cassie Skipper (graduate)

Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting – Vancouver, BC, Canada – March 29-April 2, 2016

  • A Comparative Analysis of the Impacts of Premarital Abstinence Discourses on Young Christian’s Sex Lives.  Katherine Shackelford (graduate)
  • The Experiences of the Central Texas Elderly with Animal-Assisted Therapy.  Heather Yonce (graduate)
  • Intersections of Dental Care at the Texas/Mexico Border.  Caleb Miller (graduate)
  • The Intersection of Reiki, Health and Medicine in Central Texas. Lauren Chapman (graduate)
  • Impact of the 2014-15 Ebola Outbreak on the Liberian-American Community of the Dallas, Texas Metroplex. Rex Long (graduate)

Society for American Archaeology– Orlando, FL – April 6-10, 2016

  • Curation and Best Practice with Human Remains in Northwest Belize.  Dorothy Riegert (graduate)
  • A Bound World Unveiled: Bundled Iconography on Prehistoric Caddo Pottery. Jesse Nowak (graduate)

American Association of Physical Anthropologists – Atlanta, GA – April 13-16, 2016

  • Play Behavior in Black Crested Mangabeys (Lophocebus aterrimus). Nina Paloma Rhoton (graduate)
  • Variation in the Trabecular Structure of the Proximal Tibia between Obese and Non-Obese Females. Devora Gleiber (graduate)
  • Understanding Skeletal Decomposition through Physical Changes caused by Bone Weathering. Justin Pyle (graduate)
  • Cranial Base Height as an Indicator of Developmental Stress in Native Mexican & American-born Mexican Populations. Alexis Goots (graduate)
  • Craniometric Analysis of Unaffiliated Native American Remains from Texas.  Courtney Siegert (graduate)
  • Nutrition and Proportionality: A Study of Undocumented Migrants from the Texas-Mexico Border. Alejandra Ayala Bas (graduate)

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting - Nacogdoches, Texas - October 28-30, 2016

  • The Developing Tale of Sayles Adobe.  Victoria Pagano (graduate)
  • The Deficits in the Collaboration between Museums and Archaeologists. Amelia Dall (graduate)
  • Rock Shelters and Open Sites in Eastern Brewster County. Caitlin Gulihur (graduate)

South Central Conference of Meso-America – Tyler, Texas – November 4-6, 2016

  • Sacred Mountains of Central Mexico: Comparing Olmec Style Symbolism of the Periphery & the Heartland. Brendan Stanley (graduate)
  • Guided through Creation: The Olmec Dwarfs at La Venta. Tara Smith (graduate)

Center for Big Bend Studies Annual Conference – Alpine, Texas – November 11-12, 2016

  • Rockshelters and Open Sites I Eastern Brewster County. Caitlin Gulihur (graduate)

American Anthropological Association – Minneapolis, Minnesota – November 16-20, 2016

  • Colonizing the Sacred: The Globalization of Indigenous Plant Medicines. Juliana Willars (undergraduate)

2015

Cedar Ridge High School – Round Rock, TX – February 12, 2015

  • Presentation at area high school informing students and public about the mission of FACTS and ongoing research. Cassie Skipper (graduate)

Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting – Pittsburgh, PA – March 26-29, 2015

  • FIEL: Creating Visibility & Voice for Undocumented Immigrants in Houston. Lilia Loera (graduate)
  • City Year Volunteers’ Practices In The Discourse of Dropout Prevention. William Sheets (graduate)
  • Life and Limbs: Decision Making in the Case of Limb Salvage. Eric Gauldin (graduate)

Linda Schele Symposium – Los Angeles, CA – April 9-12, 2015

  • An Olmec Vision of Infinity: An Iconology of the Las Limas Monument. J. Grant Stauffer (graduate)
  • The mountain and the mirror: Bivalent Ontology and Chalcatzingo Monument 1.  Jesse C. Nowak (graduate)

Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference – San Francisco, CA – April 15-19, 2015

  • Methods of Examining and Creating a Typology of Bedrock Features in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands. Amanda Castaneda (graduate)
  • Archaeology of Paleoindians: Archaeological Investigation of the Stone Feature located at Area 12, Gault Site. Laura Vilsack (graduate)
  • Examining the Ceramic Assemblage from Washington Mounds: An Early to Middle Caddo site in Southwest Arkansas. Katie Wilson (graduate)
  • A Microstratigraphic Approach to Evaluating Site Formation Processes at Eagle Cave, 41VV167.  Christina Nielsen (graduate)
  • The Implications of Roasting Pits in the Sheep Range on the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Spencer Lodge (graduate)
  • A Deeper Look at Lake Jackson: New Insights into Settlement Patterns and Ritual Space at a Florida Mississippian Center.  Jesse Nowak (graduate)
  • In the Fields of the Thunder Lord, Playing the Apalachee Ball Game: Archaeological and Ideological Evidence. J. Grant Stauffer (graduate)
  • Remote Sensing within Lake Jackson's Mound Precinct. Jesse C. Nowak (graduate)
  • FIEL: Creating Visibility & Voice for Undocumented Immigrants in Houston. Lilia Loera (graduate)

57th Annual Caddo Conference – Henderson State University – Arkadelphia, AR – March 27-28, 2015

  • Examining the Ceramic Assemblage from Washington Mounds: An Early to Middle Caddo site in Southwestern Arkansas. Katie Wilson (graduate)

4th Annual Forensic Science Symposium hosted by the Simon Kramer Institute - Pottsville, PA – May 1-3, 2015

  • Presentation of “The Science of Human Decay” and discussion to enhance awareness of body donation program and promote FACTS. Justin Pyle (graduate)

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting - Houston, Texas - October 23-25, 2015

  • Preliminary Results of an Archaeological Survey in Eastern Brewster County. Caitlin Gulihur (graduate)
  • “Texas State University 2015 Field School Investigations at Horse Trail Shelter” as part of “Eagle Nest Canyon: Ongoing Investigations” Symposium. Amanda Castaneda (graduate)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar Data from an Antelope Creek Site (41PT283) in Potter County, Texas.  Michael Mudd (graduate)
  • Eagle Cave South Trench 2015: Initial Observations from PS015. Victoria Pagano (graduate)

Midwest Primate Interest Group – St. Louis, Missouri – October 8-10, 2015

  • Play behavior in captive black crested mangabeys. Nina Paloma Rhoton (Graduate)
  • Manipulating Macaques: Defining Types of Stone Handling in Long-Tailed Macaques @ Wat Khao Takieb, Thailand. Ashley Carter (graduate)

Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists – Lubbock, Texas – October 23-24, 2015

  • Analyzing the biological relatedness of individuals from a mid to late 1800s Missouri cemetery. Cassie Skipper (graduate)
  • An Assessment of Pathological Stress Indicators within Modern Migrants Found along the South Texas Border. Brittany McClain (graduate)

American Anthropological Association – Denver, CO – November 18-22, 2015

  • The Lived Experiences of the Central Texas Elderly and Animal-Assisted Therapy. Heather Yonce (graduate)

2014

American Academy of Forensic Sciences – Seattle, Washington – February 17-22, 2014

  • Age-at-Death Estimation of Historical Remains Using Dental Age Estimation and Skeletal Age Estimation Techniques: A Case Report. J P Fancher (Graduate)

NACCS 2014 Tejas Foco Conference – San Antonio, TX – February 20-22, 2014

  • Suspended Lives: The Lived Experiences of Mexican Immigrant Restaurant Workers in Austin, Texas. Winter Calaway (graduate)

Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting– Albuquerque, New Mexico - March 18-22, 2014

  • Hospice Care, Family Dynamics, and Anthropology: Moving toward Better Hospice Treatment, Michael R. Anstice (graduate)
  • S(ave) O(ur) S(anity): An Evaluation of Mental Health Resources on the Texas State University campus. Marilee Ratliff (graduate)
  • Ethnobotany, Ecotourism & Education: Achieving Sustainability in the Peruvian Cloudforest. Nate Stanley (graduate)
  • Reproducing and Challenging Ethno-Racial Ideologies in News-Media Practices. James Thomas (graduate)

American Association of Physical Anthropologists Conference - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - April 7-13, 2014

  • Craniometric Sexual Dimorphism in Hispanics using Geometric Morphometrics. Hailey Duecker (graduate)
  • Comparison of Decomposition Rates between Autopsied and Non-Autopsied Human Remains in Central Texas. Lennon Bates (graduate)
  • Sex Estimation from the Greater Sciatic Notch of the Human Pelvis: A Geometric Morphometric Approach. Amelia Hessey (graduate)

Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference - Austin, Texas - April 23-24, 2014

  • Nose to the Groundstone: Exploring Bedrock Features in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands. Amanda Castaneda (graduate)
  • Radiocarbon Dates for the Guadalupe Mountains Red Miniature Paintings. Lennon Bates (graduate)
  • Defining Older-than-Clovis at the Gault Site through the Statistical Analysis of the Lithic Debitage. Jennifer Gandy (graduate)
  • Patterns of Structure: The Fiber Artifacts of La Tiza (Central and Southern Coast of Peru symposium). Blair Mills (graduate)

Midwest Primate Research Group Annual Meeting – Madison, Wisconsin – October 3-4, 2014

  • A description of kissing behaviors in three species of captive owl monkeys. Ashley Carter (graduate)

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting - San Marcos, Texas – October 24-26, 2014

“Morphological Variation of Bedrock Features in Eagle Nest Canyon" as part of the Eagle Nest Canyon Symposium. Amanda Castaneda (graduate)
Sanger Pottery Works, no Provenience, Historic Ceramics: Size, Form & Function Analysis. Elizabeth Long (graduate)

Southeastern Archaeological Conference – Greenville, South Carolina – November 12-15, 2014

  • The House between Life and Death: Female Sepultures in Mississippian North Florida. J. Grant Stauffer  and Jesse Nowak (graduate students)
  • Remote Sensing within Lake Jackson's Mound Precinct. Jesse C. Nowak (graduate)

American Anthropological Association – Washington, DC – December 3-7, 2014

  • Hyphenated Identities: A Study of Contemporary Culture of Iranian Immigrants in the United States.  Bita Razavimaleki (graduate)
  • Producing Mental Health on Campus - An Evaluation of Campus Resources and Student Experiences at Texas State University. Marilee Ratliff (graduate)
  • Salvadoraness in Valley of Peace. Jonathan Hay (graduate)
  • The (in)Complete Warrior: Technology, Limb Loss, and the Reformation of Identity. Eric Gauldin (graduate)

2013

Paleoamerican Odyssey Conference – Santa Fe, New Mexico – October 17-20, 2013

  • Underwater Geoarchaeological Research at Spring Lake, San Marcos, Texas (poster). Jacob Hooge (graduate)

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting - Del Rio, Texas - October 25-27, 2013

  • Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Pictographs - A Case Study from the Lower Pecos Canyonlands. Amanda Castañeda (graduate), Charles W. Koenig and Karen Steelman
  • Investigating Burned Rock Features along the Canyon Edge, Eagle Nest Canyon. Matt Basham (graduate)
  • In “Hinds” Sight: Revisiting Saunders’ 1986 survey data from the Lower Pecos Canyonlands (poster). Jerod Roberts (undergraduate)
  • Ongoing Excavations at Skiles Shelter (41VV165) and Kelley Cave (41VV164). Daniel Rodriguez (graduate)
  • Investigation of the Cooking Features in Kelley Cave (41VV164) in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands. Jacob I. Sullivan (undergraduate) and Philip Schoch (undergraduate)

Southeastern Archaeological Conference – Tampa, Florida – November 6-9, 2013

  • Symbolic Keys to Symbolic Locations. J. Grant Stauffer (graduate)

Texas Association of Biological Anthropology – Austin, Texas – November 8-9, 2013

  • Geometric Morphometric Sex Estimation from the Greater Sciatic Notch of the Human Pelvis. Amelia Hessey (graduate)

American Anthropological Association – Chicago, Illinois – November 20-24, 2013

  • Werq!: The Production of Drag in Central Texas. Matthew Korn (graduate)
  • Religious Conversion from Islam to Christianity Among Iranian-Americans. Bita Razavimaleki (graduate)

2012

Texas Academy of Science Annual Conference - Alpine, Texas - March 1 – 3, 2012

  • Genetic Distance in Populations of African Ancestry by Allele Frequencies (poster). Lauren Springs (graduate)
  • Cranial Variation Among Three Regional Groups in Mexico (poster). Cristina Figueroa-Soto (graduate)
  • Geoarchaeological Investigations of Natural Site Formation Processes at the Gault Site, A Paleoindian and Pre-Clovis Site in Bell County, Texas. Anastasia Gilmer (graduate)

American Association of Physical Anthropology- Portland, Oregon - April 11-14, 2012

  • Excavations of St. George’s Caye Cemetery, Belize (poster). Lauren Springs (graduate)
  • Sexual Dimorphism: A Comparison of Migrant and Non-Migrant Mexican Populations. Cristina Figueroa-Soto (graduate)
  • Patterning of Sharp Force Trauma to Bone (poster). Caryn Tegtmeyer (graduate)
  • A Comparison of Craniometric and Molecular Data from North and Central Mexico (poster). Brianne Herrera(graduate)

Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference - Memphis, Tennessee - April 18-22, 2012

  • On The Burned Rock Trail: Archaeological Survey along Dead Man’s Creek (poster). Charles Koenig (graduate)
  • Men, Women and Power: Reassessing Conventional Ideas of Mississippian Society. Christopher Bolfing (graduate)

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting - Tyler, Texas - October 25-28, 2012

  • The Angostura Anomaly: A Comprehensive Examination of This Unique Projectile Point Type. Jennifer B. Anderson (graduate)
  • The Science of Art: Systematic Approaches to Recording and Analyzing Red Linear Style Pictographs of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands. Carolyn E. Boyd, Amanda Castañeda (undergraduate), and Charles Koenig (graduate)
  • Analysis of the Lithic Debitage from the Older-Than-Clovis Stratigraphic Levels of the Gault Site, Texas. Jennifer Gandy (graduate)
  • Microscopic Use-Wear Analysis: A Comparative Study of Experimental and Archeological Use-Wear on Stone Tools. Sarah E. Himes (undergraduate)
  • Underwater Geoarcheological Investigations at Spring Lake, San Marcos. Jacob Hooge (graduate)
  • Patellar Morphology at Hitzfelder Cave. Maggie McClain (graduate)
  • Large Animal Processing at the Rowe Valley Site: Faunal Analysis and Experimental Results. Haley E. Rush (graduate)
  • Geoarcheological Investigations of Natural Site Formation Processes at the Gault Site, A Paleoindian and Pre-Clovis Site in Bell County, Texas. Anastasia Gilmer (graduate)
  • Quantifying Plant Baking. Vicky Munoz (undergraduate)

2011

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting - Fort Worth, Texas – October 28 – 30, 2011

  • Little Sotol: An Archaic Earth Oven Facility in the Lower Pecos, Ashley Knapp (graduate)
  • On the Burned Rock Trail: Archaeological Survey along Dead Man’s Creek, Charles Koenig (graduate)
  • Toward a Useful Radiocarbon Chronology for Central Texas, Jon Lohse and Laly Cholak (undergraduate)
  • Preliminary Use-Wear Analysis of Plant Processing Tools at an Archaic Earth Oven Facility, Sarah Himes (undergraduate)
  • Ongoing Investigations of Earth Ovens in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, Charles Koenig (graduate), Ashleigh Knapp (graduate) and Steve Black

Southeastern Archaeological Conference - Jacksonville, Florida - November 2-5, 2011

  • Symbol-Bearing Ornamentation as Ritual Objects of Sacred Power and Personal Objects of Community Membership. Christopher Bolfing (graduate)
  • Cane Curtain Copper: Gorget Production at the Archaeological Sites of Etowah and Moundville. Matthew Colvin (graduate)
  • Shell Gorgets as Social Markers and Conduits of Female Power. Alexander Corsi (graduate)

Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists Meeting - San Marcos, Texas - November 4-5, 2011

  • Patterning of Serrated and Non-Serrated Sharp Force Trauma to Bone. Caryn Tegtmeyer (graduate)
  • Variation in Sexual Dimorphism Between Migrant and Non-Migrant Groups. Cristina Figueroa-Soto (graduate)
  • Metric Analysis of Individuals Interred in St. George’s Caye Cemetery, Belize. Lauren Springs (graduate)

American Anthropological Association Meeting - Montreal, QC, Canada - November 16-20, 2011

  • Khipu, Language, and Cosmology: The Dualism of Andean Culture and Language as Reflected in the Binary Coding System of the Khipu. Anastasiya Travina (undergraduate)
  • The Osage and Cultural Transmission: An Exercise in Practice Theory and Cultural Reproduction. Nathan M. Heep (graduate)
  • Music and Homelessness in Austin, Texas. Eric Dees (graduate)
  • Economics, Globalization, Deforestation, and Land Reform: Changes Affecting Diet and Health in the Lacandon Community of Mensäbäk. Aisha Sharif  (graduate)
  • “La Montaña Esta Viva:” Economic Gains and Social Exclusions in the Nahá Reserve. Cristina Ocon (graduate)

2010

American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Seattle, Washington - February 22-28, 2010

  • Estimating Sex of the Human Skeleton Based on Metrics of the Sternum. Rosanne Bongiovanni (graduate)
  • Sex Estimation using Discriminant Function Analysis from the Calcaneus. Daniel DiMichele (graduate)
  • Differential Decomposition in Terrestrial, Saltwater & Freshwater Environments: A Pilot Study. Laura Ayers (graduate)
  • Postcranial Sex Estimation of Individuals Considered Hispanic. Meredith Tise (graduate)
  • The Effects of Fire Suppression Techniques on Burned Bone. Briana Curtin (graduate)
  • Burned Beyond Recognition: Can the Biological Profile be Estimated from Unprocessed Human Cremated Remains. Teresa Nugent (graduate)

Texas Academy of Science Conference - Stephenville, Texas – March 4-6, 2010

  • Investigating the Perimortem Interval in Central Texas: A Preliminary Study. Rebecca Shattuck (graduate)
  • A Metric Analysis of the Postcranial Skeleton of Hispanic Individuals to Improve the Estimation of Sex. Meredith Tise (graduate)
  • Differential Decomposition in Terrestrial, Saltwater and Freshwater Environments: A Pilot Study. Laura Ayers (graduate)

Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference – Merida, Mexico - March 24-27, 2010

  • Globalization & Changing Ritual Landscape. Mike Saunders (graduate)
  • Unsuitably Modern: Economic Opportunities & Social Exclusions in the Lacandon Jungle. Cristina Ocon (graduate)
  • The Compromised Social Position of Maya Women in the Yucatan. Crystal Sheedy (graduate)

American Association for Physical Anthropologists - Albuquerque, New Mexico – April 14-17, 2010

  • The Impact of Physical Activity on Dietary Choices of a Western Population and its correspondence to hunter gatherer macronutrient profiles. Stephanie Schnorr (graduate)
  • An Assessment of Forest Loss and Habitat Connectivity regarding Alouatta Pigra in the Natural Protected Area of Metzabok, Chiapas, Mexico. Ashley Hurst (graduate)

Society for American Archaeology Conference - St. Louis, Missouri – April 14-18, 2010

  • The CCC and Garner: Archeological Inventory of the Materials and Aesthetics from the Creation of One of Texas’ Most Prized State Parks.  John Campbell  (graduate)

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting - Corpus Christi, Texas - October 22-24, 2010

  • Black Cave, from Start to Finish: Rock Art Recording Techniques Put to the Test. Amanda Castaneda (undergraduate)
  • Analysis of Chipped Stone from the Burris Site (41VT41). Jason B. Perez and Antonia L. Figueroa  (undergraduates)
  • Function vs. Form: An Examination of Atlatls in Pecos River Style Rock Art. Charles Koenig (graduate)
  • A Recalibrated Geoarchaeological Framework of Texas. Ken Lawrence (graduate)

2009

American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Denver, Colorado - February 16-21, 2009

  • Estimating Ancestry through Nonmetric Traits of the Skull:  A Test of Education and Experience. Amber Wheat (graduate)

American Association for Physical Anthropologists - Chicago, Illinois - April 2-4, 2009

  • A Preliminary Study on Vocal Communication of the Gray's Bald-Faced Saki. Dara Adams (graduate)

Midwest Primate Interest Group - Allendale, Michigan - October 9-10, 2009

  • A comparison of macronutrient intake and exercise between extant hunter-gatherers and a modern western population. Stephanie Schnorr (graduate)
  • A Preliminary Assessment of the Population, Potential Food Resources, and Habitat Connectivity of Alouatta pigra in Metzabok, Chiapas, Mexico. Ashley Hurst (graduate)
  • A Preliminary Study of Vocal Communication in the Gray's bald-faced saki monkey (Pithecia Irrorata). Dara Adams (graduate)

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting - Del Rio, Texas - October 23-25, 2009

  • A Progress Report of the Mapping and Spatial Analysis of Flint Quarry Pits at Alibates National Monument, Fritch, Texas. Robert Wishoff (graduate) and Chris R. L. Davis (undergraduate)
  • Results of Cultural Resource Investigations at the Colorado Bend State Park, San Saba and Lampasas Counties, Texas. Ken Lawrence (graduate)
  • Lower Pecos Rock Art Recording and Preservation Project. Carolyn Boyd, Angel Johnson, Charles Koenig (graduate) and Ben Dwyer
  • Analyzing Rock Art with Infrared Photography. Sandra Wier (graduate)
  • A Metric Analysis of the Postcranial Skeleton of Hispanic Individuals to Improve the Estimation of Sex. Meredith Tise  (graduate)
  • Color of Dentine as an Age Indicator for Hispanic Populations in Southwest Texas. Ingrid J. Marrero (graduate)
  • Differential Decomposition in Terrestrial, Saltwater, and Freshwater Environments: a Pilot Study. Laura E. Ayers (graduate)

Southeastern Archaeological Conference - Mobile, Alabama - November 4-7, 2009

  • Mississippian Period Gemini: The Hero Twins in Myth and Society. Jesse Dalton (graduate)

2008

American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Washington, DC - February 18-23, 2008

  • Taphonomic Effects of Vulture Scavenging. Nicole Reeves (graduate)
  • Society for Applied Anthropology Conference, Memphis, Tennessee – March 25-29, 2008
  • Mexican American Cemeteries. Marta Salazar (graduate)

Mountain, Desert & Coastal Conference - Las Vegas, Nevada – May 20-24, 2008

  • The Graduate Program at Texas State: Forensic Anthropology at the Texas State University. Elizabeth Brandt (graduate)
  • Conducted workshop to gather data for thesis on certain nonmetric traits used to determine European, Asian, African, and Hispanic ancestry. Amber Wheat (graduate)
  • Presentation of The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (F.A.C.T.S.). Kristina Gavit (graduate)

Midwestern Primate Interest Group Conference at Notre Dame University - September 18-20, 2008

  • Encouraging Gummivory in Captive Callitrichids. Huber, Hillary (graduate)
  • Southeastern Archaeology Conference - Charlotte, North Carolina – November 12-15, 2008
  • Identity and Meaning in Mississippian Period Female Regal. Johann Sawyer (graduate)

2007

Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting - San Antonio, Texas - October 26-28, 2007

  • An Evaluation of Antelope Creek Phase Interactions Using INAA. Holly Meier (graduate)
  • An Analysis of Foreshafts and other Wooden Dart Components from the Northern Chihuahuan Desert: Patterns and Implications.  Gregory LaBudde (graduate)
  • Over Painting and Stylistic Variations in the Pecos River Style Rock Art at Curly Tail Panther. Sandra Wier (graduate) and Angel Johnson