Alexis Ohman

August 09, 2021

Alexis Ohman received her BA (Hons) in Anthropology at the University of Victoria before joining the MA program in the SFU Department of Archaeology, where she became a specialist in zooarchaeology.

She joined excavations at Betty’s Hope plantation in Antigua, West Indies, and became interested in the marine foodways at the plantation. Alexis continued working with materials from Betty’s Hope while completing her PhD at William & Mary University, adding a military site known as the Blockhouse within the Shirley Heights complex to further examine how plantation and military foodways practices differed on the island.

Alexis worked at Jamestown Rediscovery/Historic Jamestown as an Associate Curator and Zooarchaeologist where she used her expertise to create an archaeological reference collection for faunal material, accumulating complete specimens for a modern comparative collection, and help customize the database of 3 million artifacts. After completing her PhD, she began working for the Department of Defense as an Archaeologist for Naval Facilities Systems Command Atlantic (NAVFAC LANT). As a subject matter expert, this position not only provides cultural resource support across the United States as needed, but also for installations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.