Kim UrbanStaff Archaeologist - NCDOT Project Registrar

Originally from Pennsylvania, Kim received her B.S. in Anthropology/Archaeology at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a student, she worked on sites in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Mexico. After graduating in 2015, Kim moved to North Carolina to pursue a Master’s degree in Anthropology from East Carolina University and work as a graduate assistant for the Queen Anne’s Revenge Project. Her Master’s research focused on the identification of the glass beads recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge and the ships involvement with the Transatlantic Slave Trade. She graduated with her M.A. in 2017.

Kim began volunteering at the Office of State Archaeology and joined OSA staff in 2018 as an archaeological technician. She is currently the staff archaeologist responsible for NCDOT projects. Her responsibilities include management of NCDOT compliance review projects, which she logs, distributes, and monitors during the environmental review process in the Raleigh Office, Western Office, and the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the OSA.  | 919.814.6556