Rosie Blewitt-GolschStaff Archaeologist - NCDOT

Rosie Blewitt-Golsch joined the Office of State Archaeology (OSA) in February of 2017 as a laboratory technician. She became the staff archaeologist responsible for NCDOT projects in August of 2017. 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. She provides support and technical assistance to staff and visiting consultants. Rosie also works on many of the OSA's public outreach initiatives.

Rosie earned her BA in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her first field school with the Pambamarca Project in Ecuador during the summer of 2011. Following her graduation in 2012, Rosie spent a month working at the Berry Site in North Carolina, before moving to Illinois to work in the Archaeobotanical Laboratory at the Illinois State Archaeological Survey. In 2013, she moved to North Carolina to pursue a graduate degree in Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, she supervised field schools of 15-20 students in Rock Hill, South Carolina (Summer 2014) and Hillsborough, North Carolina (Summer 2015). Rosie also spent two months supervising students in Greece on the UNC Azoria Project (Summer 2016). She graduated with her MA in 2016. Rosie’s previous research has focused on paleoethnobotanical analyses of pre-historic and historic Native American sites in the southeastern U.S.

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