Amy E. Reid

Amy E. Reid, M.A.
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Amy Reid

Amy Reid is the Curator for the Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos. She has a background in Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management (CRM) in Central, South and Coastal Texas. Prior to working in Texas, Amy participated in and supervised Archaeological investigations in Belize, where her graduate research was focused on Prehispanic music and ceramic instruments in the archaeological record. At CAS, Amy has served as a Project Archaeologist on various investigations around Hays County and has served as Principal Investigator for data recovery investigations at Site 41HY160, a multicomponent site adjacent to Spring Lake in San Marcos, TX. Amy also serves as Principal Investigator for CAS’s annual permit issued by the THC authorizing CAS to conduct archaeological investigations on property owned by Texas State University. During her time at CAS, Amy has conducted various artifact analyses and contributed to the center’s growing list of publications. In addition to her field experience, Amy has supervised lab work and managed CAS’s curation program. As the Curator at CAS, Amy is responsible for overall administration of CAS's Curation Services Program. In addition to the day-to-day care of collections, she conducts archaeological research and writes grant applications for research, collections care, and public outreach. Amy supervises the processing of new collections submitted for curation and manages the organization, maintenance and reporting of curated collections. Amy enjoys training CAS personnel in proper curation procedures and methods, and finding ways to help Archaeologists prioritize and budget for curation in their own projects. Amy has helped to incorporate a public outreach function within CAS’s curation program and strives to bring value to the collections curated at CAS through providing access for research, guiding tours of the facility, public presentations, as well as creating virtual and museum exhibits. Amy also teaches a curation course for the Anthropology department at Texas State University.