Dr Kate Leonard, Archaeologist

Kate is an archaeologist and traveler who is passionate about sharing her love of archaeology with the world. Her doctoral research focused on the Irish Late Bronze Age but her fieldwork has no borders! Over her career Kate has surveyed, excavated, and messed around in museum collections in Ireland, Lesotho, France, Canada, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Mexico. She is currently in the midst of her self-directed project Global Archaeology where she is participating in 12 projects in 12 countries in 12 months. While lending an experienced helping hand to exciting archaeological projects she is exploring the world and documenting the journey through social media (www.globalarchaeology.ca). For Kate, archaeology is fascinating because it reveals stories of our shared global past, but equally as important is the way these stories can connect people in the present.