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Bio : Amelia S. Dall; M.A., RPA
Amelia was born and raised in Maryland and received her Bachelor’s degree from Gallaudet University in Art History, and her Master’s from Texas State University in Anthropology and Archaeology. She is currently enrolled in an Advanced GIS Certification program and works full time as an Archaeological Technician at a U.S. Army base, Fort Carson, in Colorado. In her position, she ensures the inventory of ~8,000 cultural resources housed in the Curation Facility are consistenly updated, and develops collection management procedures.
As a deaf person and an archaeologist, she dedicates her time volunteering for several organizations. She is the Chair of National Association of the Deaf: Deaf Culture and History Section (NAD DCHS), one of the commissioners of Colorado Commission of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind (CCDHHDB), a team member of the Gene S. Steward Award Committee for Society of American Archaeology (SAA), and one of the Communications Committee team members of Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums (CWAM).
In her off time, she manages Amelia the Archaeologist, a Public Archaeology account which efforts are largely of social media outreach. By being inclusive (e.g. adding captions to her videos), she aims to bring her archaeological knowledge and experience to the deaf community and beyond. One of her goals with this endeavor is to widen the lens of deaf youth to the variety of employment and specialized positions in the working world. Another is to meet and introduce such deaf people in this field due to the lack of online and in-person representation.
Her current personal project is Deaf Prehistory. Amelia, as a deaf archaeologist, is especially curious about deaf people during prehistoric times! She is hopeful for a future where deaf prehistory research, among other topics deaf-related, is readily accessible and plenitful. She would also love a future of being involved in a mentorship program consisting of deaf professionals in fields matching deaf students for available opportunities (internship/volunteer/etc)!
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