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Dana Keithly, MA, MFA

Dana Keithly

Dana Keithly has taught courses in biological and cultural anthropology, and archaeology at the community college level for over 15 years. She is an alumni of Chaffey College, where her love of anthropology began. She transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her bachelor's degree in anthropology. Always having an interest in archaeology, she decided to pursue a master's degree at California State University, Fullerton. Her thesis work focused on an analysis of marine mammal remains from several Holocene-era processing sites on one of the southern California Channel Islands, San Nicolas. She gained further fieldwork experience at several sites throughout southern California, including working as a paleontological monitor for a cultural resource management firm. During her time at CSUF, she became interested in visual anthropology and documentary filmmaking, and rather than pursue a Ph.D., she applied for the UCLA Producers Program, where she earned her master of arts degree. She is interested in working on film projects that have an anthropological focus, and currently working on several documentary proposals.

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