Sarah Wolff

About Sarah Wolff

Sarah Wolff originally hails from Cheyenne, Wyoming, and completed her undergraduate degrees in anthropology and history from the University of Wyoming in 2005.  Her Master’s degree was earned from Pennsylvania State University in biological anthropology working in the Puts’ Lab.  Sarah’s Master’s thesis was on vocal masculinity as a dominance signal in human males.  Sarah continued her anthropology research at University of Arizona by pursuing a Ph.D. in archaeology, focusing in historical archaeology and zooarchaeology.  Her dissertation is composed of a triad of articles discussing expressions of Victorian cultural ideals on the American frontier at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.  Sarah anticipates defending her dissertation in 2016, and intends to continue to be engaged in biological and archaeological teaching and research. 

I currently do my research in the Stanley J. Olen Laboratory of Zooarchaeology at the Arizona State Museum.  You can check out some of my research in this Arizona Public Media episode, "A Visit to the Bone Lab." https://ondemand.azpm.org/videoshorts/watch/2011/2/18/1830-a-visit-to-the-bone-lab/

Selected Publications

Wolff, Sarah E., Shana M. Wolff, and Anne Wolff

2014       Our Curious Tongues: A Bona-fide Tongue Test for Stickiness of Fossil, Faunal Bone, and Stone. Journal of Irreproducible Results 54(4): 10 – 14.

Wolff, Sarah E.

2013       Home on the Range: Biogeographic Distribution of Bison in Arizona.” Palarch’s Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 10(4): 1 – 11. 

 

Wolff, Sarah E., and David A. Puts (Master’s Thesis)

2010             Vocal Masculinity is a Robust Signal in Men. Journal of Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64:1673-1683.

 

Wolff, Sarah E.

2009      Out of the Lab and Into the Wild.  UWYO: The Magazine for Alumni and Friends of the University of Wyoming, Fall: 25 – 27. 

 

Wolff, Sarah E., and David A. Puts

2009      Book review: Sex differences: Summarizing more than a century of scientific research, by L. Ellis, S. Hershberger, E. Field, S. Wesinger, S. Pellis, D. Geary, C. Plamer, K. Hoyenga, A. Hetsroni, and K. Karadi. New York: Psychology Press, 2008.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, November 5, 2009.

 

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Wolff, Sarah E. (Dissertation – In Progress) “Livin’ It Up at the Rustic Hotel: The Use of Victorian Hotels on the Cheyenne – Black Hills Stage Line to Aid in the Settlement of the High Plains during the 19th Century.”  Plan to submit to the International Journal of Historical Archaeology in September 2015.   

 

Wolff, Sarah E. (Dissertation – In Progress) “Lady and the Tramp: Dogs as Social Status Signals in the Post-Civil War Frontier Military.” Plan to submit to International Journal of Historical Archaeology in January 2016.  

 

Wolff, Sarah E. (Dissertation – In Progress) “Food on Parade: The Use of Food to Create Social Identity and Status Differences within the Post-Civil War U.S. Army at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.” Plan to submit to Plains Anthropology in June 2016. 

 

Wolff, Sarah E. (In Progress) “Making a Monument: Devils Tower and the Creation of the First National Monument.” Plan to submit to Annals of Wyoming.

 

Wolff, Sarah E. (In Rewrite) “Home on the Range: Biogeographic Distribution of Bison bison in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Arizona.”  Plan to re-submit to Kiva.

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Degree(s)

EDUCATION

Ph.D., 2016 (anticipated graduation Spring), University of Arizona, Anthropology / Archaeology, GPA 3.93

·      Admitted September 2010

·      ABD January 14, 2014

·      Concentration in zooarchaeology and historical archaeology

·      Dissertation Title: Victorian Culture on the Frontier: The Use of Animals to Create 19th Century Social Identity and Status at Fort Laramie, Wyoming

M.A., 2009 (Dec), Pennsylvania State University, Biological Anthropology, GPA 3.88

·      Master’s Title: “Vocal Masculinity is a Robust Signal in Men.”

 

B.A., 2006 (Dec), University of Wyoming, summa cum laude, GPA 4.0

·      Dual Major: Anthropology and History

·      Dual Minor: Psychology and Honors Program

·      Emphasis in forensic anthropology

·      Phi Beta Kappa

 

      A.A., 2003 (May) Laramie County Community College, GPA 3.96

·      Anthropology Major

Dissertation Title

Victorian Culture on the Frontier: The Use of Animals to Create 19th Century Social Identity and Status at Fort Laramie, Wyoming