Archaeology Commission

Name: Angel R_________

Date: May 2, 2002

Biography of Ms. Ellen Berkland

If you look at Ms. Berkland's resumé, in the space next to PROFESSIONAL FIELD, it says "Archaeology." It is important it know that, in addition to being a full-time archaeologist, Ms. Berkland takes time to make presentations to other professional colleague and organizations.

Among the presentations Ms. Berkland has conduced are:
* Constructing/Reconstructing Community: The African Meeting House
* The Archaeology of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project: Highway to the Past
* Fishing in the Back Bay: The Archaeology of Boylston Street

Having listened to Ms. Berkland talk about "digging up the past," I know that she knows how to entertain an audience as well as how to teach. Ms. Berkalnd makes archaeology both interesting and important.

Name: Michael M_________

Date: May 2, 2002

Biography of Ms. Ellen Berkland

Ms. Ellen Berkland is a very busy archaeologist. When she is not working with high school students, she is doing lots of other things, such as providing archeological expertise for environmental review of the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project and other projects within the city of Boston.

Outside the city of Boston, Ms. Berkland has worked in Nantucket, Massachusetts, at the Nantucket African Baptist Society Meeting House Archaeologist Investigation, collaborating with Dr. Mary C, Beaudry, Principal Investigator.

Over the years, she has collaborated with other professionals in the field of archaeology like: Dr. Steven Pendery, Michael Roberts, Dr. Ricardo J. Elia, Director of the Office of Public Archaeology, and many, many others.

Ellen Berkland is definitely a woman on the go, and extremely devoted to her career in archeology.

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