Now studying to complete an M.A. in Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Tennessee, Elisabeth’s prior degrees include a B.A. in English with a minor in violin from Olivet Nazarene University, where she acted as concertmaster for the university’s orchestra for four years. In December of 2019, she graduated with a B.S. in Anthropology with a focus in archaeology from Kennesaw State University.
During her time at KSU, she spent several semesters volunteering in the archaeology lab cleaning, sorting and organizing artifacts from excavations in the surrounding area. Her last semester she found an internship with the curator at the Tellus Science Museum, where she continued as a volunteer in collections after graduation. She has been able to participate in two study abroads in the form of a semester spent at Oxford University during her first degree and, during her second degree, an osteological field school at the Institute for the Study of Aegean Prehistory on Crete in the summer of 2019 where she analyzed dentition and reconstructed skulls of human remains from 600-800 C.E.
Her research interests include ancient burial practices, bioarchaeology, the archaeology of medicine, ancient warfare, and experimental archaeology, and her goal is to pursue a career in the museum field. Outside of academics, she teaches violin and enjoys traveling and visiting museums and historical sites in Europe and the U.S., backpacking, reading, and archery.
Chair: Stephen Collins-Elliott