A.M. Richter


A. M. Richter is an archaeologist, historian, and technology advocate. She writes freelance for travel guides, archaeology magazines, and pop culture websites, publishing on her research adventures around the world and in the library. Her areas of formal expertise include all things cultural heritage and travel-related, history, digital archaeology, and the terrifying realms of academia and university life in the United States and abroad.


Travel,Camping,Tattoo Art


  • Archaeologist
  • Historian
  • Professor


  • Durham University: BA Joint Honours in Archaeology and Ancient History
  • University of Leicester: Masters of Arts
  • University of California, San Diego: Anthropological Archaeology

Certifications and Awards

  • Senior Events Coordinator: UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Castle
  • Digital Archaeology and Technology Lecturer: University of California, San Diego
  • Professor of History and Anthropology: College of the Sacred Mists

Travel Expertise

In addition to personal experience from long stints living abroad in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Italy, Ashley is the queen of packing tips, destination advice, and recommendations for the latest and greatest on the international food, museum, and art scenes.


Be it glamping on the Northern Coast of California or hard-core camping among the Bedouin of southern Jordan, Ashley has experimented personally with all the tricks and trials of camping. After decades spent in and out of campsites the world over, she has it down to an art.

Vast College Experience

Ashley has earned degrees and taught in almost every kind of degree-granting institution available. She has a Bachelor of Arts Joint Honours in Archaeology and Ancient History from Durham University in the United Kingdom (where she was also the Senior Events Coordinator for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Castle). She acquired her first Masters of Arts via distance learning from the University of Leicester and facilitated the development of their social media outreach.

Graduate Director

Ashley snagged a second MA in Anthropological Archaeology from the University of California, San Diego where she was lectured on digital archaeology and technology, organized the public outreach and events for collaborators, and was the graduate director of the Undergraduate Research Innovation Internship at the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (the CURII at CISA3).


In between Ashley's accumulation of degrees, she was a professor of history and anthropology: regularly lecturing, creating course content, and editing the far-reaching material taught at the College of the Sacred Mists for almost a decade.

College Life Aficionado

A seasoned veteran of the physical and digital academic systems around the world, Ashley has a huge interest in the education bureaucracy, the evolution of college life, the development of STEM to STEAM, and the future of interdisciplinary research.


In addition to having some fabulous body art of her own, the anthropology and history of tattoos is a subject very near and dear to Ashley's heart. Literally. She also has an abiding interest in tattoo choice, skincare, and the global tattoo art scene.

Connect With Ashley Richter

Whether you want to know more about Ashley's writing or her other career paths, you can find out more by connecting with her on LinkedIn.