Dr. Katie Biittner
Dr. Katie Biittner is an assistant professor in MacEwan’s Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science. As an archaeologist, she has been privileged to excavate in several countries – from Tanzania, investigating our origins as modern humans, to Mill Creek Ravine, examining Edmonton’s early industrial days. Recently, her research has shifted to understanding cultural heritage in Tanzania’s Iringa Region, through the local tradition of basket making. Reflecting on her diverse field experiences, including an unforgettable incident when she was accused of practicing witchcraft, Katie has come to understand truths about both her discipline and identity.