12 Jun Greetings from the Sunshine State
Hola! My name is Sophie Lange and I am 21 years old. I graduated from Boston Univerisity this past January with a B.A. in Archaeology and am so thrilled to be working at the Southeast Archaeological Center (SEAC) this summer! I grew up in Maryland and have spent the past four years living in Boston, with semesters abroad in Spain and London. I completed my archaeological field school in Menorca, Spain where I first developed an interest in heritage management and historic preservation. This fall I will be furthering my studies as I begin my masters degree in International Cultural Heritage Management at Durham University.Working at SEAC has, so far, been an amazing experience. As part of my internship, I will spend a few weeks in each department in the center, such as NAGPRA, Sections 106 & 110 Compliance, Museum Curation, Community Outreach, and Administration. My first two weeks will be spent excavating at Byrd Hammock, a prehistoric site just outside Tallahassee. Even though the mosquitoes are relentless and the foliage traps in the Florida heat like a greenhouse, I absolutely love working in the field alongside the students and National Parks Service (NPS) volunteers. I am also excited to work with the HAF to improve the relationship and accessibility between the Latino community of Tallahassee and National Parks. I am so grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to sharing more of my experiences in the field!