K. Kris Hirst

  • Archaeologist with several decades of field experience, including 14 years with the University of Iowa's Office of the State Archaeologist
  • Author of The Archaeologist's Book of Quotations
  • Member 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).

Kris has written for ThoughtCo and About Education since 1997. In addition, Kris has published her work in a number of magazines, including Science and Archaeology. 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 

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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