Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants

Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants (ACE Consultants) was established to assist agencies, organizations, communities, and tribes in the development of accurate, high-quality educational materials that are based on archaeological, anthropological, and traditional (Native) cultural information. We work with the clients, communities, and stakeholders to develop ideas, projects, and products that specifically fit their needs, cultural concerns, audiences, locations, time constraints, and budget. ACE Consultants understands and delivers the most appropriate product for each situation.

Our goals are to:

  • Work with anthropologists, archaeologists, scientists, educators, and native peoples to create outreach materials that present multiple perspectives on people, communities, and cultures, both past and present.

  • Make current archaeological and anthropological research findings accessible and understandable to multiple audiences.

  • Assist Native American tribes and other indigenous groups with developing ways to incorporate traditional and Western ways of knowing into programs and materials.

  • Develop high-quality educational materials based on traditional and Western knowledge for use in formal and informal educational environments.

  • Assist educators in formal and informal learning environments by providing culturally and educationally relevant materials.

For more information on ACE Consultants and the services we provide, please contact us.

Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants
PO Box 11115, Takoma Park, MD 20913 (405) 308-0225
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Carol Ellick

Summer Anthropology Career Boot Camp and Internship Program

Taught by ACE Consultant and author of “The Anthropology Graduate’s Guide: From Student to a Career,” Carol Ellick, the Boot Camp aims to provide students with some of the knowledge and skills desired by employers. The 10-day Boot Camp will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus followed by a 6-week long internship within the DC metro area or anywhere across the U.S.

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Carol Ellick


The Archaeology Graduate’s Guide: From Student to a Career (Left Coast Press, 2011). by Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins

Applied anthropologists Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins present a set of practical steps assist you through the transition from your career as a student into a career in a wide range of professions that an anthropology degree can be used. The stories, scenarios, and activities presented in this book are intended to assist you in learning how to plan for the next five years, write your letter of introduction, construct your resume, and best present the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in class to prospective employers. Ellick and Watkins’ step-by-step approach helps you create a portfolio that you will use time and time again as you build your career.

You can order this book online from the publisher or with the attached order form.

Joe dressed in traditional clothing

Ellick and Watkins with Major Sumner, Uses of Abuses of Archaeology for Indigenous Populations, World Archaeological Congress, Inter-Congress, Auckland, New Zealand


Ellick with Glenn, Gammang sister, Beswick Community, Northern Territory, Australi