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Trina Hess M’95 Joins Archaeology Project in Jordan

Trina Hess working at Tall Hisban site in Jordan

Trina Hess, center, at the Tall Hisban site in Jordan

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.