Hej from Karl

Hello, my name is Karl. I am a senior at UW studying archaeology and Scandinavian studies.My hobbies include photography and art, music (shredding the bass!), and exploring.  As of now, much of my focus is upon my own research for the honors programme within the anthropology department. My research looks at the ways in which Scandinavian immigrants and their families use decorative objects as identity markers within the greater Seattle area. I hope to further pursue the field of archaeology by attending grad school in Sweden.

Rocking the FMIA

Rocking the FMIA

Meet Cristina


Cristina Gildee is a culinary school graduate, yoga teacher, and undergraduate at the University of Washington. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, and seeks to find new ways in which to integrate her studies in human evolutionary biology and medicine with the sciences of yoga and nutrition. Outside of Washington, you can find her leading yoga retreats and volunteering in central Costa Rica, where she works with sustainable farming and self-sufficiency educational programs.

Hello from Roman


Hi there, my name is Roman Chichian, I am a senior anthropology student here at UW. I’ve lived in Seattle for almost 16 years now, although I was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and lived in Istanbul and Moscow before moving here with my mother and brother. With lack of direction, my travels across the world have helped me settle with anthropology as my major, as a result ive had some fantastic anthro classes both at Seattle Central and here at UW, I couldn’t ask for a more engaging major. I am also studying Russian this year and trying to find more about myself and my roots, there is something about Slavic cultures that is very agreeable with me(besides the booze of course). In my free time I am a music enthusiast and collector, I brew beer, run, snowboard and enjoy long backpacking treks.



Meet Daisy

Returning from the FMIA 2015 team, fourth- year undergraduate student Daisy Jaime has yet to crowd surf at a concert. But she has done other things, such as traveling to Ecuador, officially declaring her double major and minor, and starting her own research project. Much of her experience in FMIA 2015 inspired her current project, which focuses on indigenous women in post- revolutionary Mexico, and she hopes to continue learning more about historical archaeology’s relationship with indigenous populations, gender, and sexuality.

Daisy La Biblioteca Pública del Estado de Jalisco Juan José Arreola in Jalisco, Mexico

Daisy at La Biblioteca Pública del Estado de Jalisco Juan José Arreola in Jalisco, Mexico

You can still find Daisy at a local concert venue or trying a new restaurant in Seattle.

DaveH Bio

After a software career that included more than 13 years at Microsoft and 10 years as a founding partner and chief software architect of a small software company, I find myself back in grad school pursuing a life-long interest in archaeology. My hope is that I will be able leverage my experience in software development and technology with emerging technological opportunities in archaeology.

My research interests include life-ways of hunter/gatherer groups, geospatial analysis, maritime archaeology, the peopling of the Americas, and the archaeology of the Great Basin.

DaveH Alaska

The Future Looks Bright

About Me

     Hello, my name is Celena. I’m a first year undergraduate student at the University of Washington. I grew up in Kansas and moved to Washington state when I was ten. A few things I enjoy are hikes, biking, and walking my dog. His name is Barney and I don’g get to see him much because he lives at my parents, so when I can I take him on long walks on trials that he might not have seen yet. I was first introduced to the world of anthropology through the TV show Bones. Witch is the worst representation of what forensic anthropologists do but at least it led me to a major I enjoy. I choose to be involved in this project because I wanted to experience archaeology first hand instead of in textbooks.