caa blog picHello!   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.

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