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Sherry Gibbs

I currently reside in Belize, where I have worked on and off for the past 9 years. I first came to Belize in 1996 after harassing Dr. Awe for a chance to work on his new cave project. He reluctantly agreed and has not been able to get rid of me since.

I analyzed the human skeletal remains from Actun Tunichil Muknal and Actun Uayazba Kab for my Master's Thesis, which I did through Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario (my BA came from Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's where there is a great archaeology department). In addition to those two caves I had the opportunity to work in other caves in the Roaring River Valley over the 5 years I was with BVAR/WBRCP. Some of the best experiences of my life were during those 5 years.

After I finally got that thesis monkey off my back I managed to get hired in California with an archaeological consultant excavating a mortuary cave (I could see some of my experience finally paying off!). From California I managed to get my work visa renewed and got a couple of jobs in Texas. But after a year of living in the states, I finally found a way out! I gave up a rather cushy job in Houston to join the Tourism Development Project at Caracol. It was fantastic being able to live 'back-a-bush' again.

I am now trying to develop a career as a consultant archaeologist since I realized that so many sites in Belize are buried under mangrove swamps, and who wouldn't want to hangout there!