Rachel Colby


Archaeologist

Rachel Colby is an Archaeologist who has worked in the Victorian heritage management industry for two years and worked in cultural resource management in the Southeastern United States prior. Rachel has worked on a range of projects including road, rail and utilities projects and residential subdivisions.
Rachel has experience in a variety of tasks, including due diligence assessments, archaeological survey, subsurface testing, salvage excavation, artefact illustration, GIS analysis, site mapping, cartography, recording and photography, communication and consultation with landowners, RAPs, and other community representatives.
Rachel completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Appalachian State University, majoring in Archaeology and minoring in Geography/GIS. During this time Rachel completed a research project on combining microscopy with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to analyse the manufacturing process of Woodland period faunal artefacts. This research was presented at the 2018 Southeastern Archaeological Conference.

Rachel’s formal qualifications are as follows:

• Bachelors of Arts majoring in Archaeology (Summa Cum Laude) minoring in Geography/GIS, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA (2018)
• Membership of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society
• Membership of the South East Eastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC)