Kirstina D Williams

Kirstina D Williams
University of Washington Seattle | UW · Museology

Master of Arts

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Introduction
KD Williams currently is finishing up her Master of Arts in Museology (class of 2021). She also studied Anthropology, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Geosciences, and Scandinavian Area Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington (Class of 2019). She has been an independent researcher in the areas of Archaeology, Historical Anthropology and Cultural History.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - July 2020
University of Washington
Position
  • Visitor Services
January 2017 - September 2019
Pacific Lutheran University
Position
  • Collections Intern
Description
  • Manage and care for museum collections and artifacts. Design and set up exhibits.
May 2012 - present
The Glamfolk Inc.
Position
  • Trustee
Education
September 2019 - June 2021
University of Washington Seattle
Field of study
  • Museology
September 2016 - June 2018
Pacific Lutheran University
Field of study
  • Anthropology, Scandinavian Area Studies, Geosciences, Norwegian, and Native American and Indigenous Studies
March 2015 - June 2016
Pierce College
Field of study
  • Anthropology

Publications

Publications (23)
Poster
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By plotting out the locations of individual bead finds in the region, analyses were made to determine if there were any specific geographic patterns and/or connections concerning these different finds based on a number of factors. Bead finds analyzed were found to be relatively spread across the whole of the region and warrant further analysis.
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A large-format color-coded Timeline of the Native American’s resistance to European and government powers starting with their first contact with the Vikings and continuing to present day.
Research
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Much like most societies throughout history, the Norse of the Viking Age practiced a hierarchical society consisting of multiple class levels. At the top were the ruling class of kings, jarls, and landsmen who oversaw their lands. The middle class included freemen; these were the landowners, skilled workers, and farmers. The lowest social class was...
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While we may never fully know or understand the story of what exactly happened to the individuals found in the Ridgeway Hill Burial, one can appreciate the enlightenment made possible by advances in forensic archaeology. By studying the skeletal remains of the individuals found in the burial pit, an anonymous pile of bones was identified to be of S...
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Settled agriculture significantly changed life in early societies of the Western Sudan and the Bantu-speaking societies of central and southern Africa led to numerous migrations, population booms, and the establishment of various communities and kingdoms throughout Africa. The people of Africa were no longer comprised of small bands of nomadic hunt...
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The establishment of Islam changed Arab society in many significant ways, paramount in Muslim society, was social equality; which affected many aspects of daily life for people of various social strata including non-Muslims, slaves, and women.
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Tablet woven bands were widely used to embellish various garments and even in some cases worn alone as a headband throughout the Viking Age. Numerous surviving examples have been found at Viking Age Norse archeological sites all throughout Europe including (but not limited to) Scandinavia, the European Mainland, and the British Isles. Considering t...
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During the Viking Age, a number of women’s head adornment accessories were in fashion including scarfs, woven headbands, caps and hoods. In the Norse settlement located at what is now Dublin, Ireland a distinctive hood-styled cap made from a small rectangle folded in half lengthwise and sewn up the back edge was popular. A point at the rear crown o...
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Initially, communities of early Christian believers were able to choose their own leaders; however, as centuries passed, the practice of having secular rulers appoint church leaders became routine. These appointed leaders were eventually able to establish permanent institutions, which not only expressed Christian values, but also drew from many Gre...
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The unification of China affected many parts of politics, culture, and social life during the Qin and Han dynasties. Culture, trade, and religion went through vast changes during the time, but eventually all were able to grow to unprecedented levels.
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In the Roman Empire, Christianity vastly and permanently changed the Roman Empire from the worship of the Greco-Roman Gods and traditions, by its spread throughout and later adopted by the Roman Empire and laying the foundation for the church’s subsequent growth worldwide.
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Following Greek’s “Dark Age,” the Archaic Age (circa 800-500 B.C.E.) led to important political changes in Greece, with the most important one being the development of the city-state called a polis (plural poleis). While there were a number of developments during the Archaic Age, perhaps the most valuable lessons that can be drawn from Greek civili...
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One can often wonder how ideas and cultures spread throughout the world. Many scholars dedicate their lives to trying to track and understand how ideas and cultures evolve through time and space in order to develop a number of plausible theories of how things happened in ancient times. The dissemination of Mesopotamian and Egyptian culture througho...
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Ancient China was cut off from much of the rest of the world by dry deserts to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the East and impassible mountains to the south until the Silk Road was established during the Han Dynasty circa 206 B.C.E. to 220 C.E. (Department of Asian Art). As a result, Chinese societies were geographically isolated from the...
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Humans are a product of millions of years of specialized hominid evolution. After breaking away from their common ancestor with chimpanzees and other primates, physical evolution allowed them to become primarily bipedal and live on the ground rather than in the trees like many other primates. Over time hominids evolved into modern humans by develop...
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In Stephen Jay Gould’s article “Nonmoral Nature,” he discusses the religious interpretation of animals in nature and suggests a scientific rather than anthropomorphic (applying human traits to nonhuman things) approach to the study and interpretation of nature. He presents the reader with the case of the ichneumon wasp in significant detail to illu...
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Since the beginning of the feminist revolution, the discussion of Traditional Family structure has been a topic of strong debate and discussion on a relatively constant basis. Due to this revolution one thing can be plainly seen, “the traditional single-role family, where the wife stayed at home and the husband went to work is disappearing” (Rowbot...
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While it is very important for us to make every effort to protect our environment and ensure a healthy future for our planet, it must also be recognized that being green is not as simple as it looks. Ignorance does not always constitute bliss. It is important for people to recognize that simply following the hype of going green does not always mean...
Conference Paper
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An overview of the different forms of Sea-life consumed by the Norse peoples of the Viking Age.

Questions

Questions (2)
Question
I am wondering if RG Scores are really reflective of scientific proficiency. It seems many people who have published hardly anything seem to have decent scored while some individuals who I know to be experts in their fields hardly have a score (if at all). Is this something that I should worry about when considering the expertise of my sources, or even in working to make sure my own score goes up.  What do you think about this?
Question
I am writing a paper on Skeletal remains in a mass grave at Ridgeway Hill Burial and I need references for what actually happens to someone anatomically and physiologically when they are beheaded (aside from swift death). Can Anyone help?
Link is to a news article about the mass grave at Ridgeway Hill Burial

Projects

Projects (7)
Project
This project is a catch-all for random writings that can not be categorized under any of my other projects.
Project
Documentation for various Experimental Archaeology projects. Material posted in this project will either be by me or material referencing me.