Work study Profile: Samantha
My name is Samantha Keller and this summer I am working as an Education Assistant at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. I just finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Specialization in Archaeological Anthropology and a Minor in History. I am very excited to be working at the Museum this summer with the excellent summer staff!
In June, my job mostly consisted of running programs for the visiting school groups who came to see the Museum. Once school was over at the end of July, I began working on developing a new program. The program I am working on is called “Context in Archaeology”. This program has to do with looking at the artifacts we find at a dig site as “clues” to understand what a room or area was used for. It also has to do with understanding how the different layers in the soil can give us some idea about how old an artifact or a site is.
I also run the Dig It Archaeology Day Camp with the other Education Assistant, Jonathan. This past week we had a lot of fun learning about Ontario Archaeology and Archaeology around the world.
This job provides me with a very unique opportunity to share the knowledge and experience I’ve gained while also learning about local history and culture. I can’t wait to see what the summer brings!