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Yoli Ngandali

Archaeology PhD student

Yoli is a Ronald E. McNair Research Fellow who started her education in a Digital Media Production program. Her video, audio, and animation background still drives the way she thinks about archaeology today.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Archaeological Studies at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in 2015. She completed the requirements for the Master’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Washington in 2017. She has participated in community-based archaeological projects in Wisconsin (Tremaine Site Complex), Alaska (Nunalleq Project), and Oregon (Field Methods in Indigenous Archaeology). Yoli’s research interests include: Computer applications in archaeology, community and Indigenous archaeology, GIS, digital curation, re-analysis of legacy data, and Pacific Northwest archaeology.

On digital technologies in archaeology...

In graduate school, Yoli intends to elaborate upon the idea that digital media are valuable educational tools for cultural heritage collections.  Digital technologies have analytical potential which can be used to engage local and descendant communities. Stay tuned for more (3d modeling, multi-spectral imaging, photogrammetry, and Reflectance Transformation Imaging) from Yoli in the coming years.