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Pre-Columbian Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2006

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Banks, Joyce Lynn, "Attire and Accoutrement as Signifiers of Meaning: An Iconographic Analysis of Jama-Coaque Figurative Sculptures" (UT Austin, S. Bourget, M. Beyersdorff)

Brannen, Laura, "Two Millennia of Powerful Women in the Art of Ancient Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Greater Nicoyan Ceramic Effigies ca. 500 BCE–1500 CE" (Emory, R. Stone-Miller)

Brittenham, Claudia, "The Cacaxtla Paintings" (Yale, M. Miller)

Desai, Prajna, "The Body of History: Constructing Palenque's Palace, AD 654–783 (Yale, M. Miller)

Frassani, Alessia, "Art and Identity in Colonial Oaxaca: Dominicans, Spaniards, and the Mixtecs at the Convento of Yanhuitlan" (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Jones, Kimberly Lynn, "The 'Fine River': Ritual Canals in Ancient Peru" (UT Austin, S. Bourget)

Jordan, Keith, "Stone Trees Transplanted? Central Mexican Stelae and the Question of Maya Influence" (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Just, Bryan, "The Visual Discourse of Ninth-Century Stelae at Machaquila and Seibal" (Tulane University, E. Boone)

Machado, John Louis, Jr., "The Murals of Las Higueras, Vera Cruz, Mexico" (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

Matusik, Taryn, "The Image Breakers: Sculptural Mutilation among the Olmec and Maya" (Columbia, E. Pasztory)

Morán, Elizabeth, "The Sacred as Everyday: Food and Ritual in Aztec Art" (CUNY, E. Quiñones-Keber)

Nieves, Ana Cecilia, "Between the River and the Pampa: A Contextual Approach to the Rock Art of the Nasca Valley (Grande River System, Department of Ica, Peru)" (UT Austin, S. Bourget, T. Grieder)

Phillips, Ruth Anne, "'Pre-Columbian Revival': Problems and Characteristics of a U.S. Architectural Style, 1910–40" (CUNY, J. Sund)

Richter, Kim, "Huastec Sculpture and the Cult of the Feathered Serpent" (UCLA, C. Klein)

Robb, Matthew, "The Construction of Civic Identity at Teotihuacan" (Yale, M. Miller)

Rochaix, Fernando, "Prestige and Power: Darien Pendants from Ancient Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica" (UT Austin, S. Bourget)

Solari, Amara "Ritualizing the Maya Landscape: The Transformation of Religious Ideologies in Pre and Post-Contact Izamal, Yucatan" (UC Santa Barbara, J. Peterson)

Spencer, Kaylee Rae, "Toward an Understanding of Elite, Late-Classic Maya Representations at Palenque, Mexico" (UT Austin, J. Guernsey)

Steinbach, Penny Janice, "Sacrificing the Jaguar Baby: Understanding a Classic Maya Myth on Codex-Style Ceramics" (UT Austin, D. Stuart, J. Guernsey)

Terry, James, "Signifying Architecture: Maya Architecture of Chicanná and the Central Yucatán" (Yale, M. Miller)

Werness, Maline Diane, "Chocholá Ceramics and the Polities of Northwestern Yucatan" (UT Austin, D. Stuart)

Winn, Paula, "Ecuador Effigy Mortars: Ritual and Tradition in Ancient Andean Sculpture" (Virginia Commonwealth, J. Farmer)