Undergraduate students concentrating in Archaeology and the Ancient World with Honors are required to produce a senior thesis. The following is a list of theses that have been submitted in recent years:


Adam Savat
Non-Elite Mastery of Etruscan Sacred Space: A Phenomenological Approach


Sara Al-Rabiah
Saudi Arabia’s ‘New’ Ancient Past

Zhiping Ding
PESTILENTIAE EVRASIAE ANNIS ANTONINI JIANANIQVE: Eurasian-Scale Pestilences in the Antonine and Jianan Periods: The Antonine Plague, the Han Chinese outbreaks, the inter-continental trade routes, and the Sino-Romano Climate Optimum

Sam Kimball
Breaking Laws and Burning Bridges: A DIY Contemporary Archaeology of the East Side Railroad Tunnel and Crook Point Bascule Bridge


Ingrid Mader
Identity and Indigeneity in Latin America: Considerations for Ethical Ancient DNA Research

Kelley Tackett
Constructed Pasts and the Contested Present in Petra Archaeological Park


Michael Garth
An Archaeological Experiment on the Effects of Excavation Techniques on DNA Contamination

Emily McCarthy
Social Organization in Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Nuragic Communities: An Examination of Elite Activity at Class III Sites


Rhea Stark
Persia and the Parlour: Intercultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Tehran and London


Maria Averkiou
Bones, Stones & Stories: (Re)discovering Heritage and Habitus on Cyprus?

Axel Getz
An Archaeological Catch-22: The Dilemma of Heritage Advisory within the Military

Ciara Hayden
Ancient Sites in a Modern World: Challenges UNESCO Faces in an Increasingly Complex Web of World Heritage Stakeholders

Luiza Silva
The Myth of the Mundane: Situating Mudbrick Royal Palaces in Ancient Egyptian Cosmology

Rhea Stark
Persia and the Parlour: Intercultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Tehran and London


David Elitzer
Cultural Property, Civilians, and Violence: Attacks by Non-State Actors on Shia and Sunni Arab Mosques and Shrines in Iraq, 2003-2011

Angela Marie Teng
Colonialism and Contact: Continuity and Change in Philippine Ceramic Trade from the 14th through 18th Centuries

Charlotte Francis Tisch
Egyptian Mummies in American Museums: The Ethics of Housing and Displaying Human Remains


Nathan C. Lovejoy
Monumental Memories and Engagements with the Past: The Reception of Anatolian Tumuli from the Archaic Period to the Present

Monica J. Roth
Anabaptists in America: A Multidisciplinary Approach to 18th Century Palatine Mennonite Migration to Pennsylvania

Robert S. Weiner
A Sensory Approach to Exotica, Ritual Practice, and Cosmology at Chaco Canyon


Walker Mills
Monuments, Memory, Myths: A Comparative Study of Coventry Cathedral, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the A-Bomb Dome

Kellie Roddy
Tumbas de Tiro: West Mexican Shaft Tomb Sculptures from the Brown Haffenreffer Collection

Chase Shaffar-Roggeveen
The Skjoldehamn Burial: An 11th Century, North Norwegian Costume, in Its European Context

Jacob Weber
The Decision to Strike: Quantifying Roman Mint Output and the Case for Roman Monetary Policy


Caitlin Deal
A Work in Progress: Decolonizing Archaeology in the United States of America

Christina DiFabio
Public Fountains and Social Memory in Hellenistic Anatolia

Catherine Teitz
Seen from the Watchtower: Visibility and Viewshed Analysis on the Borders of Attica

Andrew Waters
Rome beyond the Frontier: The Expeditions of Aelius Gallus, Gaius Petronius, and Cornelius Balbus

Marco Ziff
The Mausoleum of Halikarnassos: Origins and Legacy


Laura Leddy
Drawing Archaeology at Labraunda


Allison Barker
Keeper of the Keys: Examining the Stereotypes of Viking Age Women and Burial Keys

Nicholas S. Bartos
The Decline of Maritime Activity at India Point (Providence, Rhode Island): A Study of the India Point Ship and Its Port Context

Valerie E. Bondura
Moments in the Life of the Athenian Tetraconch: A Site Biography AD 2012-267

Ian D. Brownstein
Archaeo-gaming: Making and Keeping It Real through Three-Dimensional Visualization: A Case Study from the Brown University Abydos Project

Hannah E. Sisk
Art Collections vs. Archaeology: The Origin and Consequences of Differences in Ethical Standards Regarding the Acquisition of Looted Antiquities


Danielle Candelora
The Cultural Significance of Color in Ancient Glass

Asia del Bonis-O’Donnell
Landscape, Water, and the Etruscan City: Contextualizing the Cuniculi around Veii

Samuel Holzman
Reappraising Sphinxes

Elise Nuding
Experience Insites: Fragmentation and Place Making in the Providence Urban Landscape

Harrison Stark
The Past Is a Foreign Country -- and It’s Occupied: Reflecting on the ‘Military-Archaeology-Complex’


Caitlin Howitt
Recent Reinstallations of Classical Art in American Museums

Maia Peck
A Comparative Analysis of the Funerary Complexes of Augustus and Qin Shi Huangdi

Whittaker Schroder
Transforming Rhode Island Hall

Cynthia Swain
Dreaming of Eros: A Translation and Commentary of Eustathios Makrembolites' "Hysmine & Hysminias"

Reem Yusuf
Visual Heritage in Palestine: Documentation and Representation of Archaeological Practice


Christopher Jameson Kendall
Transfer of Material Culture and Meaning Between Prepalatial Crete and Egypt from EM IIA - MM IB


Eleanor Alice Power
The Roman-Byzantine Bath Complex at the Petra Great Temple in Jordan