Students in the Curriculum in Archaeology undertake a wide range of interesting and innovative research projects, some of which result in Honors Theses. Here are some recent examples:


An Analysis of Early Mississippian Burials from Mound C at Ocmulgee, Georgia • Rachel Metcalf


Nutrition and Health in the Piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia: A Bioarchaeological Study • Carson Rouse

Analysis of Faunal Remains at the Wall Site in Hillsboro, NC • Ava Wells


Seeking Clarity in Postholes: An Examination of Coles Creek Earthfast Architecture • Isaac Warshauer


An Interpretation of the Sepphoris Synagougue Mosaics • Megan Hynek

Foodways in Transition: Plant Use and Community at the Wall (31Or11) and Jenrette (31Or231a) Sites, Hillsborough, North Carolina • Mallory A. Melton

The Fort of the Natchez • Brandon Prickett


A Study of Moundville Copper Gorgets • Jonathan J. Branch

Refining Point Types in Southwest Mississippi • Natalie DeMasi

Housed Within: A Museum Display Critique and Investigation of a Classic Maya Household at K’axob •  Anthony J. Meyer


Treponemal Infection in its Biosocial Context at Late Woodland Garbacon Creek, North Carolina • Amy Anderson

Fortaleza de Quirihuac: A Chimú Fortress in the Middle Moche Valley • Patrick James Mullins

An Ethnobotanical Analysis of Two Late Mississippian Period Sites in the Upper Yazoo Basin • Sarah E. Settle

Camp Coker Creek: Investigation of the Presence and Spatial Configuration of a Confederate Encampment within the Multicomponent 40Mr708 Archaeological Site • Andrius Valiunas


Geochemical Analysis of Catawba Ceramics • Rosanna Crow

The French Natchez Settlement According to the Memory of Dumont de Montigny • Melissa Litschi

Epiphyseal Union of the Seal Union of the Vertebral Rib Ends: A Comparison of Archaeological and Modern Populations • Caitlin Bonham Smith