Annual Scholar Symposium
2014 Scholarship Recipients
Jesica Jayd Lewis
Sunday, January 18, 2015
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Yolo County Library, Arthur F. Turner Branch
1212 Merkley Avenue,
West Sacramento, CA 95691
In 2014 Sacramento Archeological Society awarded six scholarships to support archeological/anthropological education. Antonietta Catanzariti was unable to use the award in 2014. If conditions in Iraq improve, she hopes to use it in 2015. Julia Prince’s the stable isotope analysis of a sample population from the Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center Cemetery for her thesis has been delayed; hence she will be presenting later in 2015 after the analysis is complete.
Three of the recipients will be speaking on the experiences made possible by the scholarships.
• Kasey Cole is a graduate student at California State University, Chico majoring in Anthropology. She intends to work in the field of Zooarchaeology. To strengthen her research and communication skills she attended the Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology Field School organized by Jack Broughton, Ph.D. from the University of Utah. This field school was an intensive four-week course located at Eagle Lake in Northern California.
• Jesica Jayd Lewis is a graduate student at North Carolina State University (NVSU) majoring in Ancient History with a minor in Classical Archaeology. Her goal is to earn a Ph.D. and teach and research history and archaeology professionally. This year Jesica participated in the Palatine East Potter Project (PEPP; Rome, Italy) and the Najerilla Valley Research Project (NVRP; Camprovin, Spain). Both projects will contribute to her research for her Master’s thesis on cycles of economic complexity in marginal spaces of the Roman Empire.
• Heather Macinnes is a graduate student at California State University, Chico majoring in Anthropology. She plans to work as a professor of bioarchaeology and consult on forensic anthropology cases. She attended the Aditu Servicios Arquelogicos Mortuary Archaeology Field School in Uharte-Arakil, Navarre, Spain. This field school was involved with the excavation of a 12th century Romanesque church that was built on an earlier Roman Mansion. The main objective of the project was to lean about the medieval population of Navarre through the assessment of skeletal indicators of diet, pathology, and biological profile (age, sex, ancestry and stature).