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Student Helpers
  • Spring 2023:

    • Student employees who help at the front desk include: Samantha, Ethan, and Jordan​

    • Undergraduate employee, Samantha, is continuing to rehouse Miles Collection materials with new archival-quality packaging, photographing the collection, and entering catalog information into Past Perfect.

    • Undergraduate employee, Ethan, is continuing to rehouse Calvin Smith (Charlie Parks) Collection materials with new archival-quality packaging and entering catalog information into our Excel database.

    • Undergraduate employee, Meghan, is scanning Blackwater Draw photo slides and entering catalog information into an Excel database. Meghan is also doing her internship at the museum and is creating condition reports for various collections that the museum houses.

  • Fall 2022:

    • ​​Student employees at both the archaeological site and museum who helped at the front desk include: Dennis, Tara, Ethan, Jonathan, Jordan, and Samantha.

    • Undergraduate employee, Samantha, helped rehouse Miles Collection materials with new archival-quality packaging and entered catalog information into Past Perfect.

    • Undergraduate employee, Jonathan, helped rehouse Calvin Smith Collection materials with new archival-quality packaging and entered catalog information into our Excel database.

    • Undergraduate employee, Ethan, helped rehouse Calvin Smith (Charlie Parks) Collection materials with new archival-quality packaging and entered catalog information into our Excel database.

    • Undergraduate employee, Meghan, scanned Blackwater Draw photo slides and entered catalog information into an Excel database.

Meet Our Team

Our staff members, especially our students, are the heart of Blackwater Draw. It's true!

 

Student docents lead tours, answer questions, and bring prehistory to life for our visitors. Their coursework in the anthropology program at ENMU prepares them for a professional career in archaeology, and they bring those skills to their work at Blackwater Draw.

Our student curation technicians aid in the protection and preservation of our collections, ensuring that best practices for collections management are followed. These students are building skills that are becoming more and more valuable to employers.

Bottom line: our staff is dedicated to giving you a great visitor experience.

 

Interested in joining our university community?

    

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Director
Brendon Asher
Collections Manager
Taylor
McCoy

Brendon has been with BWD since 2017. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 2015. His dissertation addresses Clovis and Folsom land use and lithic procurement across the Central Plains. Although specializing in chipped stone studies, his interests are wide-ranging, from early peopling of the Americas through the historic period.

brendon.asher@enmu.edu

Taylor is the Collections Manager of the Blackwater Draw Museum starting July 2022. Her interests are in Paleoindian lifestyles, the peopling of the Americas, and the best practices of museums and their collections. She has a master's in Anthropology, and experience in Arts and Heritage  Administration and Archaeology.

taylor.j.mccoy@enmu.edu

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Collections Specialist
Kylie
Colvill

Kylie is the Blackwater Draw Museum Collections Specialist starting January 2023. Her interests are the Miles Collection, curation procedures, collections care, and all things museum related. She graduated from ENMU in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in History and Minor in Anthropology. 

kylie.colvill@enmu.edu

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