We’re pleased to welcome aboard these seasonal archaeology staff members to help Germanna’s archaeologist, Eric Larsen, Ph.D., with new excavation work at the Fort Germanna and Enchanted Castle site, and to supervise the VCU field school students later in the summer. Thank you to all of our members and supporters for making this possible. If you wish to make an additional donation to help the Foundation support these young archaeologists in their work this summer, please make a donation online here, or call us at 540-423-1700.
Amelia Chisholm, Assistant Field Director
Amelia received her B.S. in Anthropology with a concentration in Historical Archaeology from Mercyhurst College and her Master’s of Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. Chisholm has worked as the Laboratory Director for Archaeology in Annapolis, MD, as the Archaeological Laboratory Director for the Restoration Department at the Historic Mount Vernon Estate, and for Brockington & Associates, Inc. as a Laboratory Manager for the Veterans Curation Project. She is also the vice president of the Board of Directors for Archaeology in the Community, an archaeology education non-profit based out of Washington, D.C.
Marissa Kulis, Intern Archaeologist
I’m originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and recently graduated from the University of Mary Washington with two degrees, one in historic preservation and the other in anthropology. This is going to be my second year on the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference Student Committee. I’m currently the social media coordinator! When I’m not working in archaeology, I work back in Baltimore for a human resources office.
Emily Lew, Intern Archaeologist
Emily graduated from the University of Georgia in December 2015 with a B.A. in Anthropology and Criminal Justice. Prior to this internship she completed field school on a Mississippian mound site in Georgia and attended the Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology held by the University of Pisa. Most recently, she completed an internship with the American Museum of Natural History in the North American Archaeology Lab. She hopes to continue to pursue a career in archaeology, focusing on southeastern North American societies.
Rachel Manning, Intern Archaeologist
I am here this summer from Albany, New York. I recently graduated with my Master’s in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Albany. While completing my Master’s degree I maintained an internship in the Anthropology Department at the New York State Museum conducting a complete inventory of what is housed in their collections. While my primary interest is historical archaeology, my internship at the museum allowed me to gain knowledge of artifacts from both historic and prehistoric periods. I am looking forward to interning at The Germanna Foundation and to seeing
what Virginia has to offer in the summer.
Zoë Rahsman, Intern Archaeologist
I studied at Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology in December of 2015. I was introduced to archaeological fieldwork as a student in a summer field school at James Madison’s Montpelier. I have additionally gained experience with preserving artifacts through three-dimensional scanning and printing technology in the Virtual Curation Laboratory at VCU. I am looking forward to this opportunity with The Germanna Foundation as I continue to pursue a career in archaeology.