Hello, my name is Jasmine Brown and I am the current Nealis Hall Curator-Registrar at the Clarke. I graduated from Cal Poly Humboldt in 2020 with a BA in Anthropology with a dual emphasis in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology. I am interested in the study of ancient human cultures and inspiring others to become curious about our shared human history. At The Clarke Museum I work to record, care for, and display the Indigenous collections which includes baskets, stone tools, ceremonial regalia and much more. My favorite part about the job is using my detective skills to find out more about the collections. For example, I recently came across a really interesting pestle made from very fine grained quartz. This led to myself and the museum director asking more questions about the origins of the stone and what the cultural implications could be if it were from out of the area. We are currently working with a geology professor at Cal Poly Humboldt to help identify the quartz type and uncover more about the history of the pestle. It is research like this that makes me love working in the museum everyday.