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  1. An Exploratory Study of Burial Identification Using Historic Human Remains Detection Dog Alerts and Inorganic Soil Analyses

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    | Contributor(s):: Britt Schlosshardt

    One point at which forensic science and historical archaeology intersect, and the focus of this thesis, is using the decidedly forensic avenues of trained dogs, probing, and chemical analyses of soils, informed by archaeological survey, to locate burials. Human remains detection dogs have...

  2. "Crocodiles are the Souls of the Community" An Analysis of Human-Animal Relations in Northwestern Benin and its Ontological Implications

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    | Contributor(s):: Sharon Merz

    In this thesis I explore human-animal relations amongst the Bebelibe of the Commune of Cobly, in the northwest of the Republic of Benin, West Africa, with a focus on how they relate to their tikedimɔmɔnte (true totem(s), literally “interdict(s)-true”). I start with an historical...

  3. A terapia assistida por animais como uma forma de associação : um estudo antropológico sobre a relação humano-animais na promoção da saúde humana, no Brasil

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    | Contributor(s):: Ivana dos Santos Teixeira

    Este trabalho trata de estudo acerca da relação contemporânea entre humanos e animais no contexto das Terapias Assistidas por Animais – TAA, prática terapêutica crescente na promoção da saúde humana. A pesquisa de campo foi realizada...

  4. Vulnerable Becomings: Reimagining Human Relationships with Horses and Other Beings

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Blair Pfoutz

    This thesis is an ethnographic and auto-ethnographic exploration of the intersubjective nature of our inevitable entanglements with other humans, animals and the earth. It elucidates how relationships between horses and humans are often reflective of structural ideologies of domination and...

  5. Being with Bees: An Anthropological Study on Human-Animal Relations in Southern Beekeeping

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    | Contributor(s):: Kori Nadine Armstrong

    This thesis investigates the complex and dynamic communicative relationship between beekeepers and their managed honey bee colonies, providing insight into the relationship between bees, their stewards, and the interface between nature and culture. It also helps unravel the ways in which this...

  6. From Steppe to Stable: Horses and Horsemanship in the Ancient World

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    | Contributor(s):: Carolyn Willekes, Waldemar Heckel

    This dissertation is a re-evaluation of the horse in the ancient world. The approach is not based on humans and human controls, rather it seeks to examine the equines of antiquity from the viewpoint of the horses themselves. This is accomplished by looking at equine conformation and how form...

  7. Both Ends of the Leash: Pit Bull Ownership and Activism in Atlanta, Georgia

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Goss

    This thesis follows and examines the lives of people in Atlanta, Georgia who own and advocate for the controversial group of dog breeds and mixed breeds known as “pit bulls.” The greater meaning of pit bulls within the United States is also considered from a historical and...

  8. Intimacy and Investment in Canterbury Thoroughbred Horse Racing: A Study in Equine Anthropology.

    | Contributor(s):: Colette Holdorf

    This thesis is concerned with equine attachment as a form of interspecies fictive kinship, in relation to the practices, social relations, and motivations of participant groups within the Canterbury thoroughbred racing industry. Exploring the interconnections between intimacy and investment, as...

  9. Laços brutos : vaqueiros e búfalos no baixo Araguari – Amapá

    | Contributor(s):: Pedro Stoeckli Pires

    O presente estudo aborda a atividade do vaqueiro no trabalho com o búfalo do pântano (Bubalus bubalis) em uma região de várzea amazônica numa perspectiva monográfica. A etnografia enfoca as práticas e relações de vaqueiros e outros...

  10. Native Dog Burials and Associated Ritual in Coastal Virginia and Beyond

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Fitzgerald

    The only domesticated animals on the continent, dogs held a special place among the fauna of North America. Their symbolic and ritual significance is especially evident within Late Woodland sites along the Chickahominy River where several modal patterns of dog burial are present at four sites....

  11. Zooarchaeology and Historical Archaeology of Historic Shasta County Hospital 1855-1900: A Case Study

    | Contributor(s):: Rhea Maricar Sanchez

    The use of faunal analysis from historic archaeological sites for determining  status and economics has successfully contributed to a growing body of anthropological  literature concerning socioeconomic factors in the 19th century. This study joins other  historic studies in the...

  12. How has the domestication of dogs impacted native North American culture and way of life?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mikaela E. Reisman

    Dogs, as the only domestic mammal in North America, were a part of the life and culture of the people who migrated to the Americas from Eurasia. Originally domesticated from Eurasian wolves, the uses of dogs expanded once the Native American ancestors spread throughout the continents. I...

  13. Determining the antiquity of dog origins: canine domestication as a model for the consilience between molecular genetics and archaeology

    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Jeanette Raisor

    Archaeologists have favored a date of 14,000-15,000 years before present (BP) for canine domestication. However, recent studies of mutations in the mitochondrial DNA sequence by molecular geneticists have implied that dogs were domesticated over 100,000 years ago, which has challenged traditional...

  14. The canine connection: an anthropologically grounded philosophical perspective on caring for dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Siobhan M. Baggot

    Most philosophical discussions of moral consideration for animals focus on animals as a single category, neglecting to differentiate them by type or role (such as wild, domestic, laboratory, or companion). Moreover, the importance of the individual animal in terms of relationship...

  15. Animal Madness: A Natural History of Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Braitman, Laurel

  16. The connection between domestic violence and animal cruelty in Puerto Rico: An anthropological study

    | Contributor(s):: Vazquez Soto, Nancy Y.

    Violence against women is one of Puerto Rico’s most critical social problems and for this reason, anthropological thought is critically necessary. Some women in Puerto Rico are vulnerable to situations of violence and control through domestic violence while their animals become involved in...

  17. Animal Resources in Ancient Maya Economy and Exchange: Zooarchaeological and Isotopic Perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Erin Kennedy Thornton, Kitty F. Emery (adviser)

    In this study, I examined how animal resources were incorporated into ancient Maya economic and exchange systems. Although substantial research has been dedicated to understanding Maya economy and exchange, animals and animal products are one important category of natural resources that has not...

  18. Zooarchaeology and Human-Environment Interactions at Pre-Columbian Sitio Drago, Panama

    | Contributor(s):: Michael Kay, Kitty F. Emery (adviser)

    The archaeological site of Sitio Drago in Bocas del Toro, Panama provides an opportunity for investigation into animal resource use and pre-Columbian people’s interaction with their environment. Sitio Drago is important because of its location in a generally overlooked, but essential,...