Rhea Sanchez, RPA
Cultural Resources Management; Zooarchaeology (analysis of animal remains in prehistoric and historic archaeological sites of North America); Inventory Survey; Excavation, Construction Monitoring; Hand-drawn Site and Artifact Mapping; Site Recording, Historical Evaluations and Technical Reports
- Mann Property on Antelope North Road Project, Antelope, California
- State Route 99 at State Route 120 Interchange Improvements Project, Manteca, California
- Doppins Street Parking Lot Project, Vacaville, California
WOULD YOU RATHER LIVE BY THE BEACH, NEAR THE MOUNTAINS OR IN THE WOODS?
I’d live in the woods. As a child, my favorite family trips included visiting my aunt in her house in the woods. My best archaeological work has been in the woods, and I would love the quiet and fresh air.
DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
Piano and clarinet. I tried bassoon unsuccessfully, but I have beginner’s knowledge of the recorder and guitar.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?
Triathlon, wire and bead jewelry making, rock collecting, reading fantasy books, watching sci fi, fantasy and action movies, lindy hop swing dance, body boarding, volunteering at my local wildlife hospital, taking care of and enjoying my pet cat and rabbit, and travelling with my family and husband.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?
A fluffy black cat named Mindy, a sleek short-haird black cat named Bodie, and a ruby-eyed white houserabbit (free roam and litterbox trained) named Bastille. All three are rescues.
TELL US YOUR JOURNEY AND THE STEPS YOU TOOK TO CHOOSE YOUR CURRENT CAREER.
During my senior year in high school my mentor and 11th grade English teacher asked me what I want to do. I didn’t know, and Mrs. Beagle asked me what I like. I answered, “History, writing, being outside, culture, and people.” She suggested I take an anthropology course. That fall I took an introductory course and knew I would be an archaeologist.