Archaeological Sites Planner
Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Division.
In addition to ensuring that archaeological and historical sites are not impacted by development, Anatasia Poulos works closely with several non-profits to develop public outreach opportunities in historic preservation and archaeology, as well as implements a number of research and field projects on local history and archaeology. She received a bachelor degree in Anthropology and a bachelor degree in Art History from the University of Maryland, with minors in geochemistry and German medieval literature. After that, she became a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, where her studies focused on Hellenistic Near East and Egypt, particularly cross-cultural interactions and its manifestation in material and ritual culture during the Ptolemaic period. Her interest in historic preservation developed over the course of her early career, which motivated her to change her career course to North American archaeology and architectural history, where she felt she could play a stronger role in saving threatened sites. One of the essential tools in historic preservation and archaeological research is Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), so she went back a few years ago to the University of Maryland to get a master in GIS and a graduate certificate in historic preservation. In Maryland, she worked as an archaeological consultant for the Lost Towns Project and Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation for several years, which gave her a wide-range of experience in excavating sites dating from prehistory to the early 20th centuries, including the widely renowned sites of Pig Point and Belvoir in Anne Arundel. She has written and executed a number of grant projects to completion on behalf of the County and these non-profits.