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Kathryn Killackey

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Class of 2010

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B.A. (Anthropology) University of California, Berkeley, M.A. (Archaeology) University College London


I am a freelance science illustrator. I have a B.A. in Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley, a M.A. in Field and Analytical Techniques in Archaeology from University College London, and a Certificate in Science Illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay. My education has given me strong research skills which I am interested in applying to a range of scientific topics. I balance scientific accuracy and artistry in each of my illustrations to create detailed and beautiful images. Each illustration completed adds to my knowledge of the natural world and increases my wonder at the beauty to be found at both the macro and micro levels. While I enjoy illustrating a range of scientific topics, I specialize in archaeological illustration and have many years experience as an excavator and archaeobotanist. This experience informs and enriches my artifact illustrations, building reconstructions, and illustrations of past people. I am currently the site illustrator for the Çatalhöyük Research Project in Turkey and the Stelida Naxos Archaeological Project in Greece.