Sherry Gibbs

 

Sherry first joined the WBRCP in 1996 during its infancy. She came down as project osteologist since the first cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal) that the WBRCP was to investigate contained a number of human remains. Through her work with the project she was able to use the research data for her Master's thesis, titled "An Interpretation on the Significance of Human Remains from the Caves of the Southern Maya Lowlands." Her M.A. was obtained from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. She received her undergraduate degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Sherry worked with the project up until 2000. She then took a year hiatus from working in Belize and did some contract archaeology in the States, including a mortuary cave project in California. In the fall of 2001 she moved down to Belize to work with the Tourism Development Project (under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and the Department of Archaeology) as supervisor of the work being conducted at Caracol, in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. So, she has been living down here since that time and hopes to continue until the project ends in August 2004.

She's gone from working deep underground to working on the tallest man-made structure in Belize (including modern structures!). But she still try to get back underground when ever she can, including cave reconnaissance trips for the Department of Archaeology, which involves documenting recently discovered caves.

 

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