Last Friday the final member of our brave band at the Institute this fall arrived safely from Canada. She is Ailidh Hathway. Ailidh is an engaging fourth-year undergraduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario) majoring in Archaeology and Heritage studies. She is particularly interested in osteology and paleopathology, as well as the material culture of Bronze Age Crete. Her dedication to archaeology expands beyond the classroom, beginning with her participation in the excavations of the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project, located in Jordan, during the summer of 2014. This field school, under the direction of Professor Debra Foran, taught her basic excavation techniques, artifact analysis, pottery drawing and rudimentary zooarchaeological cataloguing, among many other fundamental skills. During the summer of 2015 Ailidh worked as an archaeological field technician for the CRM firm AECOM to enhance her knowledge and excavation skills at various locations across Ontario.
So when you come to our first event in mid-October you will have a chance to meet her and to welcome her warmly to our archaeological community. In the meantime you may see her on occasion on Tuesday evenings at that world-renowned center of advance learning and cutting-edge scholarship, the “Red Lion”.