My name is Amanda Balough. I am a recent graduate (May 2014) from the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and with honors.
I have always had in interest in history and mysteries of the past. When I was younger, I went through phases like every child where I fantasized about my future career. More often than not, my imaginary career usually involved either digging up dinosaur bones (Paleontology) or studying mummified pharaohs (Egyptology). As I grew older and my family moved to more locations, my interest in the human species grew, but I wasn't quite certain what my career would be in. It wasn't until my first year in community college did I discover the discipline of anthropology and archaeology.
This blog is dedicated to the study and sharing of archaeology and history. By learning about our past, we can hopefully learn and grow from those mistakes while still treasuring our past and identity. By understanding our history, we can understand our present and ourselves.
If you have any questions or comments, please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and happy digging.