Hello! My name is Amanda Wissler and I am one of the four Women in Archaeology Interns for the summer of 2015 who will be supervising the CAA’s Education Programs which include the High School and Adult Field Schools. I just received my master’s degree in bioarchaeology from Arizona State University. This coming year I will be continuing my graduate studies, soon starting research for my dissertation on the biological and cultural effects of imperialism. The area of the world I am interested in is the ancient Near East, especially ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. I am also interested in mortuary studies, palaeopathology, stress indicators, and ancient languages. In the past few years I have excavated in Jordan and Sudan where I was immersed Middle Eastern culture. The picture above shows me in front of an impending dust storm in Sudan. I also completed the ASU Kampsville Field School for Bioarchaeology and Human Osteology. I am excited to be a CAA intern this summer as it is a great opportunity to work with newcomers to archaeology and help them figure out their strengths and interests.
Upcoming EventsFeb20TueMay27Sunall-day Flintknapping Workshop with Tim ...Flintknapping Workshop with Tim ...May 27 – Jun 2 all-dayThe CAA offers a week-long, hands-on workshop in chipped stone technology with Tim Dillard. Tim is an expert flintknapper with over twenty-five years of experience. Informal lectures on tool forms, chert, quarrying strategies, local geology,[...]Jun10Sunall-day ASU Kampsville Field School 2018ASU Kampsville Field School 2018Jun 10 – Jul 21 all-dayThe Center for American Archeology is proud to host the annual Arizona State University Field School in Kampsville, IL. The field school offers two concurrent six-week, nine-credit hour programs. Students may enroll for one of[...]all-day High School Field School 2018High School Field School 2018Jun 10 – Jul 7 all-dayHigh School Field School is a great way to explore your interest in archeology! Our High School Field School is your opportunity to participate in archeological research and learn about prehistoric peoples while working alongside[...]Jun12Tueall-day Eco Adventure Day Camp 2018 – Se...Eco Adventure Day Camp 2018 – Se...Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-dayEco Adventure Day Camp is a one-to-three day educational adventure open to students entering 5th-8th grades. Explore the outdoors in scenic Calhoun County with staff from the Center for American Archeology and McCully Heritage Project,[...]