Amanda Adams

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Amanda Adams (born September 12, 1976) is an American author and archaeologist. She is also a former fashion model and was featured in the 1996 Buffalo Jeans campaign. She attended University of California, Berkeley, Department of Anthropology in the late 1990s and completed her degree with the Kroeber prize. She then obtained a Master's degree in archaeology from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Her thesis was titled Visions Cast on Stone, abstracts were published in the journal The Midden.[1]

Her first book, A Mermaid's Tale, was released in 2006. It received a starred review from Booklist. Singer/songwriter Tori Amos endorsed the book calling it "a magic talisman."[citation needed]

Adams was also featured in the 2005 national Levi's print campaign as an archaeologist.


  • Adams, Amanda (2006), A mermaid's tale: a personal search for love and lore, Greystone Books, ISBN 978-1-55365-117-8 
  • Adams, Amanda (2010), Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure, Douglas & McIntyre, ISBN 978-1-55365-433-9 


  1. ^ Adams, Amanda Shea (2003), Visions cast on stone : a stylistic analysis of the petroglyphs of Gabriola Island, B.C (Thesis/dissertation), University of British Columbia.; Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology.; Thesis., University of British Columbia, OCLC 606458277 

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  • Booklist STARRED review; September 15, 2006
  • Visions Cast in Stone: The Petroglyphs of Gabriola Island, B.C. The Midden 216(2):2-9. Publication of the Archaeological Society of British Columbia

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