K. Kris Hirst Follow Twitter Archaeology Expert Education M.A., Anthropology, University of Iowa B.Ed., Illinois State University Introduction Archaeologist with several decades of field experience, including 14 years with the University of Iowa's Office of the State ArchaeologistAuthor of The Archaeologist's Book of QuotationsMember of the Society for American Archaeology (1986-present) and the National Association of Science Writers (2007-present) Experience Kris Hirst is an archaeologist and science writer. She has worked as a principal investigator for the Louis Berger Group (2000-2005) and a project archaeologist for the University of Iowa's Office of the State Archaeologist (1986-2000).In addition, Kris has published her work in a number of scholarly magazines, including Science and Archaeology Online. She has also participated in panel discussions and presented conference papers related to use of the Internet as a tool for sharing archaeological information with the public. Education Kris earned her M.A. in anthropology from the University of Iowa. She received a B.Ed. from Illinois State University.Publications The Archaeologist's Book of Quotations. (2009, Routledge)"Archaeology Today." (2008, Encyclopedia of Archaeology, Academic Press)"A Visionary Act. The Centenary of the American Antiquities Act." (2006, Archaeology Online) ThoughtCo and Dotdash Meredith ThoughtCo, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is an award-winning reference site offering education content created by experts. ThoughtCo reaches 13 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines. Read more from K. Kris Hirst History of Frankincense The Three Sisters: the Traditional Intercropping Agricultural Method Khotan - Capital of an Oasis State on the Silk Road in China Step Pyramid of Djoser - Ancient Egypt's First Monumental Pyramid Southern Dispersal Route: When Did Early Modern Humans Leave Africa? What Is a Hominin? Ostrich Egg Shells Omo Kibish (Ethiopia) - Oldest Known Example of Early Modern Humans The (Pre) History of Clovis - Early Hunting Groups of the Americas The History of Ostrich Domestication Sima de los Huesos, the Pit of Bones The Domestication of Maize in America National Parks in Ohio: Wright Brothers, Mounds, Buffalo Soldiers National Parks in Illinois: Politics, Commerce, and Religious Freedom How Black Seminoles Found Freedom From Enslavement in Florida National Parks in Florida: Beaches, Mangrove Swamps, Sea Turtles The Domestication of Sesame Seed - Ancient Gift from Harappa National Parks in Missouri: History and Karst Topography Ancient Scandinavian Viking Raiders Linearbandkeramik Culture - European Farming Innovators Archaeological Dating: Stratigraphy and Seriation Biography of Charles Babbage, Mathematician and Computer Pioneer Angkor Civilization Biography of Chinua Achebe, Author of "Things Fall Apart"