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Kimberly KenyonQAR Senior Conservator and Co-Prinicipal Investigator

Kimberly Kenyon, QAR Senior Conservator

Kimberly, originally from Texas, moved to North Carolina from Manchester, UK to join the QAR conservation team in 2013. In 2003, she received a BA in Maritime Studies from Texas A&M University at Galveston, minoring in both English and Anthropology. She is a graduate of the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University, where she completed her MA in Anthropology in 2012.

As a student there, she trained at the Conservation Research Laboratory from 2006-2009 and earned a certificate in Conservation. Her MA thesis is entitled Reconstructing the Assemblage of Iron Artifacts from the Late Hellenistic Shipwreck at Kizilburun, Turkey. She has worked as a field conservator on projects in Texas, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico, and she was involved as a diver and conservator for both the Kizilburun Column Wreck Excavation near Izmir, Turkey from 2006-2009 and the Cape Gelidonya Bronze Age Shipwreck near Finike, Turkey in 2010. She served as Interim Head Conservator for the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) in Bodrum, Turkey from 2009-2011. Kim now serves as an INA Research Associate.

Kim was appointed Field Director for the 2015 QAR excavation.

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