Two new research contractors have joined the Rogers Archaeology Lab Team: Meet Kelly and Kendra!
Kelly Lindberg is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from GWU, focusing in collections management and anthropology. While at the lab, she will be examining the development of and archaeological evidence for nomadic empires in Inner Asia, and she is also assisting in the inventory and cataloging of archaeological collections from the River Basin Survey.
Kendra Young is also a graduate student of Museum Studies at GWU. She currently studies museum management, collections management, and historic preservation, but her background is in anthropology and archaeology. Here at the lab, she will assist with research pertaining to North American archaeology, culture contact, agent-based modelling, and climate-societal dynamics. She also will be processing and cataloging the remaining River Basin Survey archaeological collections.
To learn more about our new researchers, visit our About Us page!
Recently, Kendra, Kelly, and Lotte have been continuing to process collections from the River Basin Survey out in Suitland, Maryland at the Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center (MSC). They are currently working on the Sommers Site, 39ST56, collection from South Dakota. Stay tuned this summer as more information regarding Sommers Site will be posted on the Blog.
In the meantime, mark your calendars for the next “Smithsonian Science How” live webcast titled “Unseen Connections - A Natural History of the Cellphone” by Joshua A. Bell, an anthropologist here at NMNH. On June 4, 2015, at 11am and 2pm EDT, join Joshua to reveal the global impacts of cell phones, exploring their social and environmental connections to our lives. The cost is FREE but registration is requested. You can sign up to register your class or group, or register as an individual here.