Area F

University of Saskatchewan Registrar

 

 C. MacKay Curriculum Vitae

606 Forsyth Cr.

Saskatoon, SK

S7N 4H8

Home Phone: 1-(306)-249-0908

Mobile Phone: 1-(306)-220-0913

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A. Educational History

2014-2015 M.Sc. in Osteoarchaeology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

- Main focus on studying human and animal remains in an archaeological context.

2013 B.A. Honours in Archaeology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK

- Main focus on prehistoric archaeology of the Near East.

2005 Post-Secondary Education, Evan Hardy Collegiate Institute, Saskatoon SK

B. Employment/Volunteer History

2012-Present Teaching Assistant, Saint Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology. Courses: Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology, The Archaeology of Syria Palestine, Near Eastern Archaeological Fieldwork, The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, The Archaeology of Mesopotamia (ARCH 116, 244, 252, 257, and 258 respectively).

2012-Present Volunteer Library Assistant, Urve Linnamae Archaeology Library, University of Saskatchewan, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

2012-2013 President of the Archaeology Students Association (Volunteer), University of Saskatchewan, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

C. Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

2013 Student Travel Award, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

2013 Zenon Pohorecky Memorial Bursary, Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, Saskatoon, SK

2013 Maingon and Meyer Book Prize in Archaeology, Saskatoon Archaeological Society, Saskatoon, SK C. MacKay Curriculum Vitae

D. Public Presentations

2014 “Exposing History: The First Season of Excavations at Abel Beth Maacah” Presented at

the Annual Student APALA Conference (Anthropology, Physical Anthropology,

Linguistics, and Archaeology), Jan. 18, Saskatoon, SK.

2013 “The Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment (OCHRE) Database and Its Application in Archaeological Fieldwork” Presented at the 50th Annual General Meeting of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, April 26, Regina, SK.

2013 “Geophysical Survey Without Boundaries: An Example from the Saqqara Plateau and the Area of Gisr el-Mudir” Presented at the Annual Student APALA Conference (Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Linguistics, and Archaeology), Jan. 19, Saskatoon, SK.

2012 “Fieldwork in Bulgaria 2011 and Khirbet Qeiyafa Israel 2012” Presented at the Field Work Meet and Greet put on by the Archaeology Students Association, Nov. 2, Saskatoon, SK.

2012 “Kite Aerial Photography and its Importance in Archaeology” Presented at the 49th Annual General Meeting of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, April 28, Swift Current, SK.

E. Archaeological Field Experience

2014 Abel Beth Maacah, Israel (Hebrew University, Azusa Pacific University, and Cornell University, Nava Panitz-Cohen, Robert Mullins, and Lauren Monroe directors) – Will be on staff as the registrar for Area F.

2013 Ein el-Jarba, Israel (Hebrew University, Jezreel Valley Regional Project, and Institutum Archaeologicum Germanicum, Katharina Streit director) – Served as a volunteer(K61A, K60C).

Duties: Excavating using picks, shovels, and trowels to move large amounts of earth, sifting earth for additional artifacts, recording finds, assigning new basket and loci numbers, filling out artifact cards for finds, setting up engineers level at the start of the day and taking additional measurements throughout the day, pottery washing, pottery readings/analysis, pottery labelling, writing the daily log entries for the unit, driving other volunteers and staff around in the rental vehicle, helping to organize and lead trips on the weekend to other archaeological sites throughout the country.

2013 Abel Beth Maacah, Israel (Hebrew University, Azusa Pacific University, and Cornell University, Nava Panitz-Cohen and Robert Mullins directors) – Served as a volunteer (A13).

Duties: Excavating using picks, shovels, and trowels to move large amounts of earth, sifting earth for additional artifacts, pottery washing, pottery readings/analysis, pottery labelling, sorting through wet-sieving for micro-fauna, also helped write locus sheets and C. MacKay Curriculum Vitae

fill out paperwork.

2012 Khirbet Qeiyafa, Israel (Hebrew University, Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor directors) – Served as a volunteer (KK21).

Duties: Excavating using picks, shovels, and trowels to move large amounts of earth, sifting earth for additional artifacts, recording finds, assigning new basket and loci numbers, filling out artifact cards for finds, setting up engineers level at the start of the day and taking additional measurements throughout the day, pottery washing, pottery readings/analysis, pottery labelling.

2011 Balkan Heritage Field School “Fresco-Hunting Photo Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches in Western Bulgaria”, (New Bulgarian University, Ivan Vasilev, Angel Angelov, Kalina Stoyanova, Vassil Tenekedjiev, and Christo Popkostadinov directors and lecturers) – Served as a volunteer and received university credit.

Duties: Setting up engineers level at the start of the day and taking additional measurements throughout the day, creating new top plans and architectural drawings, photographing frescoes contained within Orthodox churches, also photographic artifacts found within said churches, giving brief presentations on the iconography of certain frescoes.

F. Languages

Modern: German (read, spoken), Spanish (read, spoken), Hebrew (read, spoken), French (read)

Ancient: Biblical Hebrew

G. Professional Associations

International Council for Archaeozoology (January 2014-Present)

American Schools of Oriental Research (2012-Present)

Archaeological Institute of America (2012-Present)

Israel Exploration Society (2012-Present)

Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (2010-Present)

Saskatoon Archaeological Society (2010-Present)

Archaeology Students Association (University of Saskatchewan) (2010-Present)

H. Additional Teaching Experience

 

While on excavations I have led several informal archaeological and historical tours both in the city of Jerusalem and in other areas of the country. These tours were geared towards university students and for other non-professionals and were conducted both on foot and by car.

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