BA (Hons) and MA, Monash University; Postgraduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Australian Catholic University
Johanna Petkov (BA [Hons] and MA, Monash University; Postgraduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Australian Catholic University) has several years of experience in archaeological research both in Australia and overseas. She specialises in mortuary archaeology, in particular focusing on child and infant burials from New Kingdom Egypt.
Johanna has worked as an archaeologist in Australia since 2008, excavating both historical and Indigenous sites throughout Victoria and Queensland and has taught undergraduate classes at Monash University. She has excavated at several sites in Egypt including Ismant al-Kharab and Deir Abu-Metta in Dakhleh Oasis, and the South Tombs Cemetery at Amarna. In 2013, Johanna undertook the role of teaching assistant and assistant site supervisor for Monash University’s archaeological field school in Prato, Italy.
In 2015, Johanna completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) and taught English and Humanities at several secondary schools. Her pedagogical interests include inquiry and object-based learning, in particular helping student’s engage with people who lived in the past through interpretation of archaeological material.