Yá’át’tééh (hello), my name is Rechanda Lee and I am from the Diné Nation. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a M.A. in Archeology. I am an archeologist at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, which is a significant prehistoric cultural complex that thrived in Northwestern New Mexico between 800-1250 AD. My interests in archeology focus around North and South American archeology, ethnoarcheology, public archeology, geospatial archeology, and museum practices. However, my area of expertise is in Southwestern archeology, researching both prehistoric (Anaasazí, Sinagua) and historic (Diné) cultures. I applied to the Center of American Archeology – Women in Archeology Internship, because my knowledge of the Woodland culture is minimal, but I consistently question if there is any evidence of interaction through trade or some other means between prehistoric peoples living in the Southwest and Midwest. In addition, I hope to gain some tricks of the trade, if you will, in public archeology that would be helpful in my home park unit. Especially to provide an educational experience while developing a good stewardship mentality.
Upcoming EventsMay27Sunall-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,[...]