Nicky has been involved in the field work, research and editing of publications on the archaeology of Antigua and Barbuda for the past 30 years.  Though she doesn’t hold a degree in archaeology, for the past 25 years she has managed the logistics, organization, and supplies of the annual Antigua Archaeological Field School single-handed. In addition to ensuring each field school season runs smoothly, she also analyses faunal and human remains as well as supervising excavation. This yearmarks the field school’s 25th anniversary.

Nicky holds the record as a field archaeologist in Antigua and Barbuda; most volunteers usually work a field season or two, but Nicky has been dedicated to uncovering the past each year for the last 30 years! She was the interior designer for the recent restoration of Clarence House Antigua, a Georgian period Naval Commissioners House, and is currently advising on the upgrading of the National Museum, of which her husband Reg is co-founder and President.

You can find out more about the field school here.

Article courtesy of Dr. Alicia J. M. Colson

Images courtesy of Reg Murphy and used with permission.


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