Trina Hess, center, at the Tall Hisban site in Jordan
Trina Hess was part of a community archaeology team that has been in existence for 50 years. Workers at the Tall Hisban site represented 19 nationalities.
In July 2018, Trina Hess M’95 joined a community archaeology team working at the Madaba Plains Project’s Tall Hisban site in Jordan.
She said Tall Hisban is considered a model site for archaeological research on rural communities of the 14th-century Mamluk Period (1250–1517).
Trina’s background is in teaching adult learners and helping them transition to higher education. She got involved in the archaeology project after talking with a high school classmate who is an expert in 13th-century Islamic pottery. A former comedian,
Trina is co-owner and social media manager of Clarion County’s Hi-Level Golf Course, which has been in her family for three generations.