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Heather Jones

Areas of Speciality
  • M.A. Nautical Archaeology
First Year In the Program


Heather Jones graduated from Trinity University, San Antonio, with B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in Medieval & Renaissance Studies in 2007. She has participated in both and nautical excavations, most recently the Anthony Wayne 2009 field season. Her thesis research is centered around analysis of the personal possessions from Heroine, a 19th century steamboat excavated on the Red River, Oklahoma by Dr. Kevin Kevin Crisman (Texas A&M University) in conjunction with the Oklahoma Historical Society from 2003 – 2008. Besides her thesis research, she works as a research assistant managing the Heroine artifact assemblage. Research interests include conservation issues and Early-19th American century material culture, especially as it relates to shipboard life. Currently, she has undertaken a personal conservation project to stabilize and conserve a collection of iron and brass artifacts from the La Villita Earthworks excavation (41BX677), which was completed in 1985 as part of work around the Alamo in San Antonio, TX. She is also interested in the management and application of existing archaeological collections with regards to pubic education and research, especially through web-based mediums and databases.