Topic ID #15147 - posted 12/5/2011 5:05 PM

Recent grad with BA looking for work in Southern CA



fastwesley


Graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA in Anthropology. I am applying to grad school for martime archaeology begin in the Fall of 2012. I'm currently in the Santa Barbara area but willing to work in southern CA, although I would like to work in the Santa Barbara area. Here is my current CV. Contact me anytime, either through email or cell phone.

   Wesley A. Korpela

57 La Cumbre Circle

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Phone: 805-451-3861

Email: fastwesley@cox.net

 

 

Education:

B.A.    2011    Humboldt State University, Anthropology

 

A.A.    2009    Santa Barbara City College, Anthropology

Skills:

 

Certified scuba diver, Microsoft Office, research, fieldwork, analysis artifact, and curator

 

Research Interests:

Underwater Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology Laboratory Technician, Pirate History, Pirate Settlements, Pirate Shipwrecks, Caribbean Shipwrecks, East Coast Shipwrecks, 16th-18th Century Ship Construction, Underwater Cities, and Mesoamerican Cultures.

 

Highlights:

  • Artifact laboratory curator for 2011 ADMAT Tile Wreck
  • Sailor’s Bar Research
  • 2 years of volunteering for Cultural Resource Facility
  • Active archaeologist for 2010 Belize Archaeology Program
  • Proficient in archaeological survey, excavation, and artifact analysis and curator

 

Teaching Experience:

Teaching Assistant:

Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Prof. Marisol Cortes-Rincon, Mesoamerican Archaeology. Spring 2011. Duties included preparing exams, grading assignments, overseeing classroom activities, and upload reading assignments to moodle.

 

Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Prof. Marisol Cortes-Rincon, Artifact Analysis. Fall 2010. Duties included preparing exams, grading assignments, and overseeing laboratory activities.

 

Archaeological Experience:

 

2009-2011    ADMAT Tile Wreck, Dominican Republic (2011). Experienced in photographing, curatorial, underwater sighting, metal detecting, and cataloging artifacts. Artifact Analysis course.   

 

Sailor’s Bar Research (2010-2011). Research about William P. Reynolds and his claim of mining gold at Sailor’s Bar in Trinity River in 1842. Historical Archaeology research.

 

Belize Archaeology Program, Belize (2010). Experienced on surveying, global positioning system (GPS), total mapping station (TMP), mapping structures, photographing features, reconnaissance, and was exposed to all of the different cultures in Belize. 

 

Falk Town Excavations, Humboldt County (2009-2010). Field Technician. Phase II excavations at the Bachelor Cabin and Dance Hall. Experienced in mapping, excavating, photographing, curatorial, and cataloging artifacts.

 

Relevant Course Work:

 

Archaeology Field Methods, Archaeology of the Northwest Coast, History and Theory of Anthropology, Method and Theory of Archaeology, Ethnography, Linguistics, Introduction to Archaeology, Introduction to Culture Anthropology, and Physical Anthropology.    

 

Published Papers about my Research:

 

Mann, Paul.

2011     Student’s Research Gives Clues to Famed Pirate’s Identity. Humboldt State Now online. www.now.humboldt.edu

 

Froloff, Danny.

2011    The Search for the Pirate of Trinity. The Lumberjacks Newspaper online. www.thejackonline.org

 

 

2011    Student Finds Clues to Framed Pirate’s Identity. Humboldt Magazine online. www.magazine.humboldt.edu    

 

Guest Speaker:

 

April 15, 2011   State of Jefferson, Arcata, California. Presented on Sailor’s Bar

      Research.

 

March 29, 2011   Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Mary Scoggin,

     Media: Folklore to Urban Legend. Presented on Sailor’s Bar

    Research.

 

    March 29, 2011   Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Marisol Cortes-

    Rincon, Cultural Resources Management. Presented on Sailor’s

        Bar Research.   

 

 

 

Reference:

 

Marisol Cortes-Rincon, Ph.D.

Cultural Resources Facility, Co-Director

Department of Anthropology

Humboldt State University

Tel: 707-826-4335

Email: Marisol.Cortes-Rincon@humboldt.edu

William Rich, M.A.; R.P.A.

Cultural Resources Facility

Department of Anthropology

Humboldt State University

Tel: 707-826-5248

Email: William.Rich@humboldt.edu

       






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