Kathryn Killackey is a freelance science illustrator. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley, a M.A. in Field and Analytical Techniques in Archaeology from University College London, and a Certificate in Science Illustration from the internationally renown program at California State University, Monterey Bay. Her education has given her strong research skills which she is interested in applying to a range of scientific topics. Each illustration completed adds to her knowledge of the natural world and increases her wonder at the beauty to be found at both the macro and micro levels. She specializes in archaeological illustration and has many years experience as an excavator and archaeobotanist. This experience informs and enriches her artifact illustrations, building reconstructions, and illustrations of past people.