Austin-based archaeologist seeking work in TX/LA/NM/OK region
S. Colby Phillips
3502 Eldorado Trail, Austin, TX 78739
- Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Washington, 2011
- Research and project management experience
- Field survey, monitoring, artifact analysis, report writing experience
Project Archaeologist, Cultural Resource Consultants, Bainbridge Island, WA (July – December 2011).
Planned and managed archaeological survey and monitoring projects in Western Washington in accordance with local, state, and federal cultural resource management laws. Conducted pre-project background research, executed field studies, and drafted cultural resource assessment reports. Coordinated work schedules with clients, conducted field surveys and construction monitoring independently and with a field technician, wrote site reports and updated official state site forms.
Field Archaeologist, Paragon Research Associates, Seattle, WA (March – June 2011).
Worked independently as well as in a team on archaeological survey and monitoring projects in Western Washington. Responsible for coordinating work schedules with construction crews, conducting shovel/auger probe testing, monitoring construction excavations, recording survey data, and organizing/maintaining equipment.
Field Technician, BOAS Inc., Seattle, WA (June, December 2004). Participated as a crew member on several cultural resource testing projects in Western Washington. Responsibilities included digging shovel test probes and recording stratigraphic and artifact information.
Doctoral Dissertation Research, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Washington (2006 – 2011).
Managed a multi-component research project that incorporated archaeological field work, lab artifact analysis, theoretical modeling, and the use of qualitative and quantitative analytical methods for my doctoral dissertation “Networked Glass: Lithic Raw Material Consumption and Social Networks in the Kuril Islands, Far Eastern Russia.”
Research Assistant for Dr. Ben Fitzhugh, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Washington (2004 – 2009).
Served as a research assistant for the Kuril Biocomplexity Project (KBP), an international and interdisciplinary research project examining the 5,000 year history or human-environmental interactions in the Kuril Island of the North Pacific Ocean. Managed project components including archaeological field work and logistics planning, report writing and editing, artifact catalog data entry, and meeting coordination.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Teaching, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (September 2005 – August 2010).
Taught introductory “Archaeological Principles” course about the history of the discipline, theoretical paradigms, analytical techniques, and ethics. Also taught an intermediate-level “Archaeology of the American Southwest” course that introduced students to the archaeology of the Four Corners Region from the Paleoindian to the Spanish Colonial period. Created course content, led lecture and discussion sections, evaluated and interacted with students, managed teaching assistants. Also assisted teaching courses on the principles of archaeology and human biological and cultural evolution. Attended lectures, led weekly lab sections, graded assignments and exams, managed course web sites.
Research Assistant, New Mexico Sentencing Commission, Albuquerque, NM (August 2001 – May 2004).
Responsible for researching academic papers, media reports, and state and federal government reports on criminal and juvenile justice topics, and compiling information into concise overviews for New Mexico state legislators.
Public Relations and Marketing Management and Account Positions (September 1991 – May 2001).
Ten-year career in high-tech public relations and marketing with several companies in San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR. Most recently member of company management team responsible for planning financial strategies and directing office operations activities. Managed the strategic planning and coordination of projects and activities that affected the operations of the company. Provided strategic communications and marketing consulting for technology industry standards organizations and technology companies, managed client budgets, and communicated key results. Negotiated projects and contracts with key company vendors.
Phillips, S. Colby and Erik Gjesfjeld. Evaluating adaptive network strategies with geochemical source data: a case study from the Kuril Islands. In Network Analysis in Archaeology, edited by C. Knappett, in press. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Fitzhugh, Ben, S.Colby Phillips, and Erik Gjesfjeld. (2011). Modeling Hunter-Gatherer Information Networks: An Archaeological Case Study from the Kuril Islands. In Information and Its Role in Hunter-Gatherer Bands edited by R. Whallon and W. Lovis, pp.89-116. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, University of California: Los Angeles.
Phillips, S. Colby (2010). Bridging the Gap Between Two Obsidian Source Areas in Northeast Asia: LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Obsidian Artifacts from the Kuril Islands of the Russian Far East. In Crossing the Straits: Prehistoric Obsidian Source Exploitation in the Pacific Rim, edited by Y.V. Kuzmin and M.S. Glascock, pp. 121-136. Archaeopress: Oxford.
Phillips, S. Colby and Robert J. Speakman (2009). Initial source evaluation of archaeological obsidian from the
Nadooshan, Farhang Khademi, S. Colby Phillips, and Mohammad Safari (2007). WDXRF Spectroscopy of Obsidian Tools in the Northwest of
“Exploring Raw Material Procurement and Network Relationships in Far Eastern Russia,” S. Colby Phillips and Erik Gjesfjeld, Symposium paper presented at 2010 Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 16, 2010.
“Initial source evaluation of archaeological obsidian from the Kuril Islands of the Russian Far East using portable XRF,” S. Colby Phillips and Robert J. Speakman. Poster presented at the 6th Biennial Workshop on Japan-Kamchatka-Alaska Subduction Process, University of Alaska Fairbanks, June 26, 2009.
“The Initial Source Evaluation of Archaeological Obsidian from the Kuril Islands of the Russian Far East,” S. Colby Phillips and Robert J. Speakman. Symposium paper presented at 2008 Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference,
“Networking and Isolation in the North Pacific: Information in the
“Human Migration and Mobility in the Kuril Islands,” S. Colby Phillips, James W. Taylor, and J. Ben Fitzhugh. Poster presented at 2007 Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference, Austin, TX, April 24, 2007.
Ph.D. in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology (2011)
Master of Arts in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology (2006)
Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology (2003)
Bachelor of Science in Communications, College of Communications and Information (1990)
Glenn Hartmann, President, Cultural Resource Consultants, Bainbridge Island, WA
Paula Johnson, President, Paragon Research Associates, Seattle, WA
Ben Fitzhugh, Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Erik Gjesfjeld, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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