Master's in Anthropology with experience in archaeological fieldwork in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado as well as GIS database compilation and management for archaeological sites.
Master of Arts: AnthropologyUniversity of Wyoming － Laramie, WY
Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies - AnthropologyUniversity of Northern Colorado － Greeley, COMinors in Geography and Spanish
"Reconstructing a Prehistoric Ute Sacred Landscape in the
Southern Rocky Mountains Through Visibility and Orientation Analysis" examines the interconnectedness of suspected sacred archaeological features in Rocky Mountain National Park and North Park through their potential intervisibility and orientations toward one another using GIS mapping and analysis.
Archaeological Field Crew Member/Crew ChiefUniversity of Northern Colorado － Greeley, CO
Spent 8 summers (ranging from 1 week to more than a month each summer in the field) at several archaeological sites in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, working with professors and students to excavate, survey, and map archaeological sites; lead field school students; and participate in local geological surveys
Independent Contractor - GIS SpecialistUniversity of Northern Colorado － Greeley, CO
Data entry, modifications, and finalization of the
GIS project for the North Park Archaeological Project
Anthropology Lab AssistantUniversity of Northern Colorado － Greeley, CO
Mapped findings of UNC archaeological projects along with related layers of information (e.g., environmental data)
Collaborated with professors on a predictive model of
archaeological sites in Rocky Mountain National Park
Graduate Assistant, Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Wyoming － Laramie, WY
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Brunswig, Robert, David Diggs, and Christine Montgomery
2009 Native American Lives and Sacred Landscapes in Rocky Mountain National Park. Report to Rocky Mountain National Park, National Park Service.
Chady, Christine, Robert Brunswig, and David Diggs
In prep Reconstructing a Prehistoric Ute Sacred Landscape in the Southern Rocky Mountains. In
Spirit Lands of the Eagle and Bear: Numic Archaeology and Ethnohistory
in the American West, Chapter 9, edited by Robert Brunswig. University Press of Colorado, Niwot.
2007 GIS Data Entry Explanation. Manual prepared for the University of Northern Colorado, Department of Anthropology.
2008 What can be seen from here?: GIS visibility analysis of selected stone features at an archaeological site. Poster presented at the 66th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference, Laramie, WY.
2010 Coyote's Adventures: Landscape Perception in Ute Oral Narratives. Paper delivered at the Landscape and Memory Conference, Laramie, WY.
2013 An Analysis of Past Visual and Directional Connections between
Sacred Places in North Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Paper delivered at the 11th Biennial Rocky Mountain Archaeological Conference, Taos, NM.
2013 Reconstructing a Prehistoric Ute Sacred Landscape in the Southern Rocky Mountains. Paper delivered at the 78th Annual Society for American Archaeology Conference, Honolulu, HI.
archaeological survey, excavation, and mapping experience; GIS data entry, database management, and data analysis; GPS data collection; total station