Hello! My name is Kristen Squires and I am one of the four Women in Archeology interns this summer. I grew up in Pennsylvania in a town about 45 minutes north of Philadelphia. I graduated from the Honors Program at Hood College, located in Frederick, Maryland, this May with bachelor degrees in Archeology and Religion. My field school experience was completed at an excavation in Turkey during the summer of 2014, and I returned to work as a supervisor in 2015. I am published in the journal Anatolica for a reconstruction drawing that I drew in the summer of 2014. I will also be published in the same journal in the site report for the 2015 excavation season. While an undergraduate at Hood College, I wrote thesis papers on the Christian conversion of Vikings in Britain and on the presence of social stratification at Cahokian Mounds. I plan to go to graduate school within the next year or two to get my Master’s Degree and PhD in archeology. In my free time, I enjoy learning languages. I have taken classes in French, German, Akkadian Cuneiform, Ancient Greek, and Turkish.

This is me at Hattusa (the Hittite Capital)

This is me at Hattusa (the Hittite Capital) in Turkey.

 

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