About the Author

Excavating at Villa delle Vignacce

I am an archaeologist with a background in public outreach, museum work, archaeological mapping and databases. I am currently working on my PhD in anthropological archaeology at Binghamton University (Binghamton, New York), studying the development of community-based archaeologies for my dissertation research.

Outside my academic work, I enjoy all things cats (both my own cats and internet memes), discussing womens’ issues, liberal use of hand and power tools, and crafting.

I have also started a digital and public archaeology consulting business, Heritech Consulting.

Email me at kate (dot) ellenberger @ gmail (dot) com (sorry for the format, I’m trying to evade the pesky spam robots!)


Curriculum Vitae

Download: Curriculum Vitae (6/2016, Technology focus)Resume (2/2016)

*I am in the process of updating my master CV, feel free to email if you want a copy!*

Selected Work and Research Experience

Public Outreach and Education

(2017) Invited Instructor, Winter Zoo School, Ross Park Zoo, Binghamton, NY

(2015-present) Coordinator, Vestal Historic Cemetery Documentation and Mapping Project

(2012-2015) Instructor, Community Archaeology Program for Teens, Public Archaeology Facility

(2013) Student Day Mentor, 78th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology

(2008-2009) Lead researcher, Building Community through Archaeology project, Western Washington University and Lummi Nation

(2008) Presenter at Public Archeology Day, Center for American Archeology, Kampsville, IL

Digital Archaeology

(2015-2016) Participant, Institute on Digital Archaeology Method and Practice, Michigan State University and National Endowment for the Humanities

(2012-2014) Co-Creator, Visible Storage Tablet Tour and Display, Binghamton University Art Museum

(2010-2012) “Scales of Visibility at a Chacoan Outlier: The Visual World of the People at Kin Klizhin”[PDF], Masters Thesis

(2008-2009) Three-dimensional modeling of the Ferndale archaeological site [DOC], capstone project for Geographic Information Systems Minor

(2008) GIS and Remote Sensing in Archaeology Field School, Arizona State University and Center for American Archeology — Capstone paper: “Geophysical Remote Sensing and Archaeological Data at the Mound House Site (11GE7)”

Documentation and Management of Collections

(2013-2014) Curator and public program coordinator, Vestal Museum

(Summer 2011) Lab research and education intern, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

(2010-2011) Graduate research assistant and GIS data manager, lab of Dr. Ruth Van Dyke, Binghamton University

(2008) Collection and research intern, Lynden Pioneer Museum

(2006-2007) Northwest Coast Archaeology lab assistant, Western Washington University

(2005) Artifact cataloguing assistant, Earthwatch Institute and University of Massachusetts Boston

Professional Conference Participation

2017 Online Presentation, “Institutional Pressures on Theory and Practice in #pubarch”[PDF] (Public Archaeology Twitter Conference)

2015 Paper, “Satisfying and reflecting on the urge to evaluate in public archaeology”, co-author Lorna-Jane Richardson (Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting)

2015 Session Organizer, “Assessing Outcomes in Public Archaeology: Imperatives, Perils, and Frameworks”

2013 Paper, “Chaco ‘Culture’ and the Kin Klizhin ‘Community’: Estimating Human Relationships in Southwest Archaeology” [PDF] (Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting)

2013 Paper, “The WAC Student Committee: an update and plans for the future”, co-authors Jacqueline Matthews and Anastasia Sakellariadi (World Archaeological Congress)

2013 Session Co-organizer, “Students as Contributors, Collaborators, Scholars” (World Archaeological Congress)

2012 Paper, “Feminist Archaeology: The Intellectual Roots of Community-based Archaeology” [PDF] & “Visibility at a Chacoan outlier: Directed inward or projecting outward?” [PDF] (Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting)

2010 Paper, “Building Community through Archaeology: A Method for Indigenous Community Involvement in Archaeology on the Northwest Coast” [PDF] (Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting)

2009 Paper, “Hearing Native Voices: A Method for Indigenous Community Involvement in Archaeology on the Northwest Coast” (Northwest Anthropology Conference)

2008 Poster “Harpoon Points and Pendants of the Ferndale Site (45WH34)” [PDF] (Northwest Anthropology Conference)

Professional Service

(2015-present) Editorial Board Member, OpenContext Digital Archaeological Data Publishing

(2013-2016) Chair, Student Committee, World Archaeological Congress

(2012-2015) Social Media Lead, Public Archaeology Interest Group, Society for American Archaeology