Sophia in open field, holding recovered artifact.


Sophia Jamaldin

Field Supervisor

University of Kentucky, BA Anthropology

University of Nevada, Reno, MA Anthropology

Sophia Jamaldin is a staff archaeologist in the Knoxville, Tennessee office. Ms. Jamaldin has over eight years of experience in survey, testing, monitoring, and data recovery and management throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Nevada, and Oregon, where she has gained extensive experience in both historic and prehistoric archaeology. Her technical skills include lithic artifact analysis, Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection and analysis, and report writing. Ms. Jamaldin has experience in Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance as well as report preparation for private cultural resource management companies.


In addition to her work in the private sector, Ms. Jamaldin served as a research assistant for the Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit (GBPRU) in the Department of Anthropology at the UNR between 2016 and 2018. In this position, she assisted in data recovery excavation and pedestrian survey in Oregon and Nevada, as well as analysis of artifacts collected at prehistoric sites in the region. Her graduate research focused on understanding prehistoric mobility, site use, and lithic technological organization in the northern Great Basin by analyzing the lithic assemblages from three rockshelter sites in central Oregon.