Amanda Adams

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Amanda Adams (born September 12, 1976) is an American author and archaeologist.[1] She is also a former fashion model and was featured in the 1996 Buffalo Jeans campaign.[1] 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.[2]


Adams first book. A Mermaid's Tale, was about mermaid legends from around the world.[1] It received a starred review in Booklist.[3] Her second book, Ladies of the Field details the adventurous lives of early, female archaeologists.[4][5][6]


  • 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 [4][5]


  1. ^ a b c Shulman, Polly (22 December 2006). "A Model Archaeologist". AAAS. Science News. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Adams, Amanda Shea (2003), Visions cast on stone: a stylistic analysis of the petroglyphs of Gabriola Island, BC (dissertation), University of British Columbia. Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology (thesis), University of British Columbia, OCLC 606458277 
  3. ^ "A Mermaid's Tale". Booklist. ALA. 15 September 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Arrieta, Julio (25 May 2014). "La reina del desierto". El Correo. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Arrieta, Julio (24 May 2013). "La arqueóloga peligrosa". El Correo. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ladies of the Field: Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure". Publisher's Weekly. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 

Others sources[edit]

  • 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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