Past CRM Theses


  • Jamie Frattarelli: Analysis and Interpretation with Minimal Invasion: Exploring Archaeological Applications for Remote Sensing at Saddleback Ranch
  • Erin Hess: A Descriptive and Analytical Framework for Native American In-Ground Cooking Features in Western North America
  • Sydni Kitchel: Macrobotanical Analysis of Cacalotepexi Cave: A Late Postclassic Site in Guerrero, Mexico
  • Samantha Steindel-Cymer: Oh, Humbug! Resistance, Conformity, Identity and Migration in North Bloomfield from 1850-1930
  • Amber Tedrow: Restoring Memory with Ground Penetrating Radar at Hilltop Cemetery


  • Rudy Dinarte: Remembering the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846: Today's Narratives of Sonoma County's Past
  • Roberto Mora: Culturally Modified Bone vs. Culturally Unmodified Bone; c̓íc̓a c̓íti ho-wéla t̓ól of the Mishewal-Wappo and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
  • Bee Thao: Social and Cultural Identity Changes of Asian American Women in Sonoma County, 1900-1950


  • Stephanie Bertagnole: Edging Forward: The Contributions of Twentieth-Century Maritime Women to the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Laurel Lueders: For the Sake of Salt: A Landscape-Level Management Approach for the Saline Valley Salt Tram
  • Ryan Poska: An Archeological Study of Culture Contact, Colonialism and Colonial Landscapes in the Cache Creek Watershed: A Case Study of the Bear Creek Unit


  • Jocelyn Brabyn: Forgetting Qowíšal: History and Memory at Sea Ranch
  • Lauren Carriere: Under the Parking Garage: Public Interpretation of the San Luis Obispo Chinatown
  • Caitlin Chang: “The Chinese Way”: Foodways and Archeology from the San Luis Obispo Chinatown
  • Jessica Faycurry: Chutes and Landings: Maritime Communities and the Maritime Cultural Landscape of the Sonoma Coast
  • Andrew Von Pinnon: Landscapes of Quicksilver: Toward a Historic Context of Mercury Mining in the Mayacamas Mountain Range


  • Chelsie Brokenshire: American River Townsites: Examining Connectivity and Community in Physically Discrete Populations
  • Brian Denham: Mapping the Black Butte River: Applied Technology and Perceptions of the Past
  • Samantha Dollinger: A Cultural Landscape Approach to Management and Interpretation of Cultural Resources in the Mojave National Preserve
  • Jason Field: Big Sur Doghole Ports: A Frontier Maritime Cultural Landscape
  • Phil Hanes: To Dig or Not to Dig: Managing Buried Resources at Sonoma State Historic Park
  • Scott McGaughey: In the Context of Climate Change: A Landscape Approach to Interpreting Indigenous Resources at Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Ashleigh Sims: Make Yourself at Home: Rethinking Occupation at Multi-Component Sites Using a Case Study of the Greenfield Ranch, Ukiah, California
  • Erica Thompson: Allensworth: Preserving the Cemetery of “The Town That Refused to Die”


  • Irma Cuevas Rosas: Heritage in The Outdoors - Creating A Cultural Bridge Between the Latino Community and Parks: A Case Study in Sonoma County, California
  • Lily Henry Roberts: Mad As A Hatter: Defining the Negative Impacts of Historic Gold Mining In Nevada County, California
  • David Price: Niches in Bedrock: Beginning the Integration of Bedrock Milling Technology into a Niche Construction Framework
  • Camilla Rockefeller: “Stronger Than Family”: Framing Modern Day Seamen as the Figurative Descendants of 19th Century Merchant Mariners Buried at the Presidio of San Francisco


  • Gilbert Browning: Loved to Death: Updates to the Cultural Resource Management Plan for Annadel State Park
  • Mark Castro: There’s Salt in Them Thar Hills! The History and Role of Salt Exploitation and Conveyance in the North-Central Sierra Nevada
  • Robert Gleaton: Geoarchaeological Investigations at CA-CCO-297, a Prehistoric Shellmound: A Study of Archaeological Site Formation and Paleoenvironment Reconstruction along the San Francisco Bay Estuary, California
  • Lacey Klopp: Reading the Landscape: Managing Cultural Resources in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
  • Jennifer Lucido: The Old Stand: A Historic Resource Study of the Royal Presidio of Monterey, 1770 – 1840
  • Whitney McClellan: “Tell Me What You Eat and I’ll Tell You Who You Are”: The Zooarchaeological Analysis of Four Nineteenth-Century San Francisco Maritime Households
  • Erin Mick: Re-imagining our Contested Past: A Local Application of Landscape Archaeology in Santa Rosa, California
  • Angela Turner:  From Millingstones to Mortars: The Exploration of Gender Performance through a Long-Curated Ground Stone Collection
  • Megan Wells: Staying Relevant: A Case Study of the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society and Community Inclusion
  • Stacey Zolnoski: Education, Preservation, and Stewardship: A Cultural Resources Management Plan for the Galbreath Wildlands Preserve, Mendocino County, California


  • Sally Evans: Auditory Exostosis: A Marker of Behavior in Pre-contact Populations from the San Francisco Bay Region of California
  • Charles Mikulik: The Glen Ellen Cultural Heritage District: Collaborative Ethnography, Cultural Resources Management, and Historical Societies
  • Kyle Rabellino: A Cultural Resources Inventory and Management Plan for the Fairfield Osborn Preserve


  • Angela Locke Barton: An Archaeological Resources Protection Program for the City and County of San Francisco
  • Steven Hilton: A Cultural Resources Management Plan for Empire Mine State Historic Park, Nevada County, California
  • Wesley Wills: A Home in the Yosemite Wilderness: An Archaeological Investigation of Prehistory at Laurel Lake


  • Cassidy DeBaker: The Rediscovery of Mission San Rafael Arcangel: An Archaeological Snapshot of the 20th California Mission
  • Jules Evans-White: Neighborhood Archaeology: Using Archaeology Education to Teach Local History
  • Erin Saar Hanes: Opening Pandora’s Box: A Traditional Cultural Property Evaluation of the Amache World War II Japanese Internment Camp, Granada, Colorado
  • Alden Neel: Indian Ruins: A Comprehensive Approach to Rock Ring Research
  • Patricia Paramoure: Life in an Industrial Village: The Archaeology of Cabin B at the Cowell Lime Works National Historic District
  • Naomi Scher: A Geoarchaeological Context for the Greater Vacaville Area, Solano County, California
  • Jessica Tudor: Interpreting the Excavation of CA-LAK-424: A Collection Based Analysis of a Prehistoric Archaeological Site in the Clear Lake Basin, California


  • Kristin Converse: Like Nuggets from a Gold Mine: Searching for Bricks and Their Makers in the Oregon Country
  • Evan Elliott: Trails, Tribelets, and Territories: The Ethnographic, Prehistoric, Archaeological, and Management Contexts of the Indian Valley/Walker Ridge Recreation Area
  • Paul Engel: Toward an Archaeology of Ranching on the Point Reyes Peninsula
  • Gavin Gardner: Home is Where the Homestead Is: A Management Plan for Seven Homestead Sites at Pinnacles National Monument
  • Mary Gerbic: A Path Through Time: Hopland to Clear Lake on an Old Indian Trail
  • Annamarie Leon Guerrero: The Life of a Living Landscape: A Cultural Resources Management Plan for Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
  • Carrie Reichardt: Dead Cat Alley: An Archaeological Analysis of the Overseas Chinese of Woodland, California
  • Marisa Solorzano: CRM, Education, and Community: Designing a Teacher's Toolkit for Third Grade Classrooms in Duarte, California


  • G. Wesley Allen: Protecting Cultural Resources from Fire and Fire Management Activities: The Cultural Resource Element for Redwood National Park Fire Management Plan
  • Michelle Blake: Drill Baby, Drill! An Analysis of Late Period Chumash Microdrills from CA-SLO-214
  • Emily Darko: There and Back Again: An Artifact Tale
  • Kristel Daunell: Community Heritage in Sonoma: Building a City Inventory of Heritage Sites
  • Kate Erickson: Dust in the Wind: a Cultural Resources Management Plan for the Bureau of Land Management South Cow Mountain Off-highway Vehicle Recreation Area
  • Thea Fuerstenberg: A Circle of Influence: People Influencing Laws and Laws Influencing People in California Cultural Resource Management
  • Greg Greenburg: Beneficial Bill or Bust? A Critical Analysis of Senate Bill 18 (SB18)
  • Ben Harris: Reconciling Public Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management: An Ethnographic Exploration
  • Kathleen Kubal: Archaeology, Technology, and Tribal Participation: Using GIS to Retrace Barrett’s Steps Through Northern Pomo Territory
  • Kristina Montgomery: Consumed Identity: Consumer Strategies of Female Headed Households of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Bryan Much: Up on the 'Pile’: A Study of Petroglyphs in North-Central Sonoma County


  • Eileen Barrow: Excavating the Past for the Future: A Synthesis of Marin County Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Erin Sugako Davenport: The ABCs of Archaeological Literacy: Exploring Public Archaeology through Elementary Social Studies Education
  • Christopher Lloyd: Central Pomo Travel Corridors: A Least Cost Path and Corridor Analysis
  • Alicia Perez: The Reinvented Naval Training Landscape: Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area and its WWII Naval Land Use History
  • Jennifer Redmond: Tesla: Interpreting an Invisible Landscape
  • Chelsea Rose: “A Sound of Revelry by Night”: Archaeology, History, and the Myth of the Mining Camp, Kanaka Flat, Oregon
  • Leslie Smirnoff: A Cultural Resources Inventory and Management Plan for Sonoma Land Trust’s Little Black Mountain Property
  • Richard Stradford: Cultural Landscape of the Laguna de Santa Rosa


  • Benjamin Elliott: Landscape as Text: California Indian History at Olompali State Historic Park
  • Ellen Johnck: The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: A Cultural Landscape Approach for the Resource Management Plan
  • Jay Rehor: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Prehistoric Archaeology and Management of a Unique Serpentine Upland Environment, Lake and Napa Counties, California
  • Kathleen Ungvarsky: Assessing the Effects of Federal Cultural Resources Management on the Archaeological Record: A Case Study of CA-SMA-163 – a Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, Civil Works Project


  • Julie Burcell: Trails, Ground Figures and Rock Circles: The Cultural Geography of Southern Panamint Valley, California
  • Beatrice R. Cox: The Archaeology of the Allensworth Hotel: Negotiating the System in Jim Crow America
  • Ruth Rhoades:  Rush for Gold, Rush for Water: A Historical Archaeology of Late Gold Rush Era Water Conveyance Systems Near Oroville, California
  • Allison Vanderslice: Illuminating Places: The Introduction of Electric Carbon Arc Lamps to Late Nineteenth Century San Francisco


  • Melissa Gallagher: The Archaeology of late Nineteenth-Century Health and Hygiene: A View from San Francisco
  • Christina MacDonald: F is Not for Forgotten: F Ranch - A California Cultural Landscape
  • Christa Bigue: Public Archaeology: Historical Interpretations of Hendrickson Homestead at Hood Mountain Regional Park
  • Philip Kaijankoski: Down by the Beach: A Geoarchaeological Study Searching for the First Humans in America
  • Sandra Massey: The Tailor's Table: Ceramic Tableware from a Late 19th Century Household in San Francisco, California
  • Richard Shultz: Burned, Broken, and Buried: The Effects of Fire and Fire Management on Cultural Resources


  • Susan Doherty: Sonoma Stories and the Song Wong Bourbeau Collection: A Model for an Exhibition and a Public Outreach Program
  • Christian Gerike: Managing the CRM Archaeology Project
  • Tomalene Evans: An Examination of Theoretical Discussions on how Natural Landscapes Inform Indigenous Identity Constructions
  • Karin Goetter: Lime Light: The Lime Manufacturing Industry in 19th Century Oroville, Butte County, California
  • Rae Schwaderer: The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of San Felipe Valley, San Diego County, California
  • Damon Haydu: An Archaeological Investigation of Four Historic-Period Resources within Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California


  • Timothy Jones: Petroglyphs In Context: Ritual Functions Of Cupule Petroglyphs In The Southern North Coast Ranges, California.
  • David Nichols: Managing Cultural Resources in the Mojave National Preserve: Prehistoric Site Distribution at Twelve Perennial Spring Locations.


  • Hannah Ballard: The Hite's Cove Cultural Landscape: Where Community, Mode of Production and Place Intersect
  • Dina M. Coleman: A Technological and Morphological Analysis of Flaked Stone Tools from the North Central Troodos Region, Cyprus
  • Julia E. Huddleson: The Railroad Exchange Hotel: A Working Class Boardinghouse in West Oakland
  • Heidi Koenig: An Archaeological Investigation in the City of Sonoma


  • James Barnes: The Life of Reilly: The Archaeology of an 1880s Silver Mine in Panamint Valley, California
  • Bruce Dahlstrom: Late Prehistoric Shellfish Utilization in Mendocino County
  • Robert Douglass: The Sawmill in Miller Gulch: History and Archaeology on the Redwood Coast
  • Laura Eklund: The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: Statutory History, Common Law Development
  • Pamela Sonn: Primary Documents: Picturing Cultural Resources in the Russian River Watershed
  • Adam Sriro: A Cultural Resources Management Plan for the Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, Lake County, California
  • Noelle Storey: The Archaeology of Industrial Agrarian Capitalism and Framework for the Evaluation of a Rural Historic Landscape: A Case Study on San Clemente Island
  • Annita Waghorn: "A Wilderness on Your Doorstep": Cultural Landscapes and the Management of Public Lands


  • Stacy Schneyder Case: Hogg Wild: Archaeological Analysis of a 19th Century Railroad Construction Camp, Idanha, Oregon
  • Theodore E. Jones, Jr.: Hobos, Stone Soup and Camp Sierra: A Case Study for Experimentally Assisted Obsidian Hydration Analysis
  • Lorinda Ruth Miller: For the Birds: A Cultural Resources Inventory and Management Plan for the Madrone Audubon Society's Mayacamas Mountain Sanctuary Near Healdsburg, California
  • Glenn D. Simpson: Evaluating Shipwreck Significance in the Humboldt Bay Region