The following list is a selection of recent open access dissertations from Open Access ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT Open). My sense is that this resource will be particularly useful in places (particularly outside the USA) where UMI Dissertations are not routinely licensed though university libraries. This list is by no means complete. I urge you to search the database yourself.
Virtue and veiling: Perspectives from ancient to Abbasid times by Dossani, Khairunessa, M.A. San Jose State University. 2013: 146 pages; 1547087.Pushing the boundaries of myth: Transformations of ancient border wars in Archaic and Classical Greece by Bershadsky, Natasha, Ph.D. The University of Chicago. 2013: 450 pages; 3557392.When contemporary design constructs new narratives: A look at the art of the ancient Americas installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art by Rohkea, Seija Sisko, M.A. California State University, Long Beach. 2013: 102 pages; 1523246.Ancient Maya Reservoirs and their Role in the Abandonment of Tikal, Guatemala: A Multi-Proxy Investigation of Solid Sediment Cores by Tamberino, Anthony T., M.A. University of Cincinnati. 2013: 177 pages; 1548561.The Yalahau Regional Wetland Survey: Ancient Maya Land Use in Northern Quintana Roo, Mexico by Leonard, Daniel Ian, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside. 2013: 695 pages; 3600580.Ancient sedimentary fill of the Waucobi Lake Beds as an archive owens valley, California tectonics and climate by De Masi, Conni L., M.S. California State University, Long Beach. 2013: 104 pages; 1527312.Using Ancient and Modern Fishes to Track Environmental Change in the Illinois River by Little, Kayla, M.S. Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. 2013: 75 pages; 1545516.Matriarchy in Minoan Crete: A perspective from archaeomythology and modern matriarchal studies by Cichon, Joan Marie, Ph.D. California Institute of Integral Studies. 2013: 564 pages; 3606922.Triclinium pauperum: Poverty, charity and the papacy in the time of Gregory the Great by Doleac, Miles, Ph.D. Tulane University. 2013: 301 pages; 3569007.The decline of Egyptian sea power: The intersection of economic and political influence in the third century B.C. by Blanchard, Heather D., M.A. California State University, Long Beach. 2013: 126 pages; 1527360.Prehispanic Water Management at Takalik Abaj, Guatemala by Alfaro, Alicia E., M.A. University of South Florida. 2013: 274 pages; 1547711.Animacy, Symbolism, and Feathers from Mantle's Cave, Colorado by Sommer, Caitlin Ariel, M.A. University of Colorado at Boulder. 2013: 257 pages; 1539391.Finding the "middle ground": The Roman-Numidian alliance and the creation of identities during the Punic War Period, 218-146 B.C.E. by Dill, Amber Lynn, M.A. California State University, Long Beach. 2013: 88 pages; 1527370.Using the visual to "see" absence: The case of Thessaloniki by Stein, Nancy Carol, Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University. 2013: 210 pages; 3571437.Evaluation of Dentition and Mandibular Morphology of Egyptian Mummies through Computed Tomography by Li, Michael C., M.S. University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. 2013: 68 pages; 1550284.Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae: Messages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla by Gensheimer, Maryl B., Ph.D. New York University. 2013: 617 pages; 3591218.1 - 30 of 706 displayed.