University of Evansville, B.A. Archaeology and History
Illinois State University, M.A. History
Rachel Lawrence was born and raised in the open Illinois prairies. She earned her BA in archaeology and history from the University of Evansville in 2012, with a focus on Mediterranean archaeology, and earned her MA in history from Illinois State University in 2016, with her research focus on the medieval period and Eastern Europe. As an undergrad, Rachel completed two field schools (one in Kampsville, Illinois and one in Romania), worked for the Evansville office as an intern, as well as numerous museum internships. She worked CRM in Illinois for four years, gaining extensive experience in historical archaeology, phase I, II, and III surveys, and served as a crew chief. In addition, she has participated in geophysical surveys. She has presented research at national and state conferences and has had training in Section 106 compliance.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys hiking, skiing, reading, and playing with her hamsters and pet rats. Her research includes Historic tribes, migration, climatic change, and the medieval period.