Jessica McGinn, Archaeologist

Jessica Rose McGinn has been in love with archaeology since she first watched Harrison Ford wield his famous bull whip. Her passion for history and love of storytelling led her to complete a Bachelor (Honours) in Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology. She pursued graduate school at the University of Sheffield in England, graduating with a Master’s of Science in Funerary Archaeology, her dissertation focusing on the archaeological demographics of human disaster.

Jessica has worked as an archaeologist all over the world, from being a dirt digger on the island of Crete to identifying ancient human remains in Egypt’s Western Desert. Most recently she has consulted on archaeological projects in North America, and is using her knowledge of population demographics in a position with the Canadian government. Jessica speaks English, French, and Italian, and has studied Latin as well as Biblical Hebrew. Her experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm landed her expert roles on Spike TV’s Egyptian Vice (2015) and the History Channel’s Ancient Top Ten (2017).