Katherine Sepahi (B.Sc. Integrated Science ‘08), completed an interdisciplinary archaeometric analysis for her Honour’s thesis, successfully exploring archaeological questions using forensic science techniques. She continued her studies to complete an M.Sc. at the University of Manchester.

Fieldwork and research took her to Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge for a multi-national excavation for early hominid fossils at the former site of paleoanthropologists Mary and Louis Leakey; to northern England’s Yorkshire Dales for excavation of neo-lithic foetal remains; throughout Egypt to study Greco-Roman period pottery; and the UK’s Manchester and British Museums to conduct research on Egyptian antiquities as part of her master’s dissertation.

Katherine currently works in Canada’s foreign service with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development and is embarking on her first diplomatic posting to Kabul, Afghanistan in summer of 2015.

Katherine Sepahi Olduvai Gorge Northern Tanzania

Overlooking Olduvai Gorge in Northern Tanzania, which has yielded early hominid fossils of Homo habilis, Paranthropus boisei, and Homo erectus dating back 1.9-1.2 million years.

Katherine Sepahi Yorkshire UK Fieldwork

Fieldwork in Kettlewell, Yorkshire, UK.

Katherine Sepahi Olduvai Gorge Tanzania

Digging at Olduvai Gorge in Northern Tanzania.