As a child growing up in New Mexico, Christine VanPool remembers visiting museums and state parks with her family. By all accounts, VanPool was a normal kid who loved to ask questions. Living on the edge of the Mescalero Apache reservation, VanPool developed an appreciation for the rich cultural history of her Native American friends, which led naturally to her interest in anthropology.
VanPool describes her work with ceramic analysis in which she studies the configuration and design of pots and jugs.
VanPool talks about growing up in New Mexico, where she lived just a few miles from the Mescalero Apache Reservation and soon discovered that she had an interest in North American and Mesoamerican Indian cultures.