About Kelsey Hanson
Kelsey Hanson ia an anthropological archaeologist with broad interests in religion, ritual, and cultural landscapes in North America. She is currently engaging with these topics through the study of caves, using concepts of performance to consider the role of secrecy in religious traditions.She is also interested in the intersection of geologic events and the construction of social histories.
Additionally, she has conducted experimental archaeological research in the Laboratory for Traditional Technology exploring the role of ceramic technology in acorn oil rendering, a short description of which can be found here.
2017–Present. Graduate Research Associate, National Register of Historic Places Nomination for Atsinna and North Atsinna Pueblos, El Morro National Monument, New Mexico.
2017. Las Cuevas Archaeological Reconnaissance Project, Cayo District, Belize.
2016–2017. Graduate Research Associate, Multiple Property Documenation Form and National Register of Historic Places Nominations for Trails at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona.
2014–2015. Graduate Research Assistant, Grand Island Rockshelter Research Program,
North American archaeology; Ritual and religious practice; Karst landscapes; Dark zone caves; GIS and geospatial analysis; Landscape archaeology; Interpretations of Linear Resources; Archaeologies of movement; Experimental archaeology
M.S. in Anthropology (Prehistoric Archaeology), Illinois State University, 2016
B.S. in Anthropology, Grand Valley State University 2014