Rachel Burger


Rachel Burger is an Archaeology Ph.D. Candidate at Southern Methodist University and has been working in the ARC since 2015. She received her Master's degree from SMU in 2013 and her Bachelor's in Archaeology and Anthropology in 2010 from the University of Virginia with a focus on Southwest Archaeology, zooarchaeology, and archival preservation. Rachel's dissertation research examines food security and the development of Pueblo social and religious institutions during the period leading up to Spanish Contact in the Northern Rio Grande, New Mexico.


Bonnie Etter


Bonnie Etter is a graduate student in the SMU Department of Anthropology and has been working with the collections since 2018. Bonnie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s degree in Archaeology in Material Science from Cornell University, where she focused in historical preservation and museum studies. Her current dissertation focuses on the Spanish Colonial era in Texas, with an emphasis stone-tool production.



Jordan Hardin



Jordan Hardin is a junior studying Anthropology, with minors in History and Chinese. She is interested in pursuing graduate studies in either archaeology or museology after she completes her studies at SMU. Her favorite part of working in collections is having the opportunity to interact with Texas history through its archaeological materials. 



Barrett Strout



Barrett Stout is a Junior from McKinney, Texas. She is majoring in Anthropology and History with minors in Spanish and European Studies. Barrett started working in the collections in January 2018. Her favorite part of working at ARC has been in using the material remains to add to or change the existing historical record. After she graduates, Barrett wants to use what she's learned in the lab to go to graduate school and possibly study bioarchaeology. 



Gloria Zhao