BA in Anthropological Archaeology + 2yrs field exp seeks full time work anywhere!
Courtney “Meadow” Coldon
Address: 3 Keystone Park ● Middletown, NY 10940
Phone: (845) 544-0234 ● Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EDUCATION and TRAINING
B.A., Anthropological Archaeology, Green Mountain College
• Concentration: Paleoanthropology
Ethnographic Researcher, Nepal
Dec. 2011 - Jan. 2012
Professor: Dr. Mark Dailey
• Practiced ethnographic field methods in various cities and villages
throughout the Kathmandu Valley and Annapurna region.
Field School, Turkana Basin Institute, South Turkwel, Kenya
Jan. – March 2011
Professors: Doctors Richard and Meave Leakey, Craig Feibel (Rutgers
University), Helene Roche (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Fredrick Manthi (Director of the National Museums of Kenya), and Veronica
Waweru (Stony Brook University).
• Study abroad program focusing on paleoanthropology, geology,
archaeology, Paleontology and Paleobotanical studies specific to the Rift
Archaeological Field School, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
May – June 2010
Professor: Dr. John G. Crock (Teaching Assistant: Randy Crones, MA)
• Completed six week accredited archaeological field school, Middle
Woodland Occupation, Phase III excavation
Project Leader (Senior Project)
Ferncliff Project, Poultney Historical Society – Poultney, VT
Phase I Survey, Late Archaic
November 2011 – May 2012
• Organized and supervised project as a culmination of my undergraduate
• Worked independently as well as with volunteers.
• Excavated shovel tests, and processed artifacts in laboratory.
• Completed and submitted site report to the Vermont Archaeological
• Designed and produced a poster and pamphlets for the Poultney Historical
Society, as well as built a display case to house the recovered artifacts.
Assistant for Wilderness Skills Workshop
Green Mountain College - Poultney, VT
• Assisted professor and students with flint knapping, cordage making and bow
• Instructed undergraduate students in animal processing with stone tools.
Archaeological Field Technician
University of Vermont, Consulting Archaeology Program - Burlington, VT
Principal Investigator: Dr. John G. Crock
• Wells, VT: Phase I, Pedestrian Survey, Archaic Occupation. Assisted in
survey of prehistoric site located in drainage pathway. Responsible for
identifying and recording prehistoric artifacts.
May – August 2011
• Army National Guard, Williston, VT: Phase III, Middle to Late Woodland
Occupation. Responsible for systematic and scientific excavation of cultural
remains at this large project. Drew profiles and plan views. Identified and
excavated features. Worked with local television crews for public education.
• Allen Brook Project, Addison County, VT: Phase I Survey. Part of a small
crew responsible for expedient and thorough transect excavation.
• Vermont Wind Turbine Project, Lowell, VT: Phase I Survey. Participated in
archaeological survey in various locations in northern Vermont, evaluated
• Catamount Project, Colchester, VT: Phase III, Middle to Late Woodland
Occupation. Assisted in large excavation of prehistoric site. Worked in
expedient manner to identify and record artifacts.
June – August 2010
• Champlain Bridge, Chimney Point, VT: Phase III, Multi-Component Site.
Identified and recorded prehistoric and historic artifacts, careful and
organized excavation of units and features.
• Jamaica State Park, Jamaica, VT: Phase III, Archaic Site. Systematic
excavation and recording of prehistoric cultural remains. Also assisted in
public education by involving kids in screening and artifact washing.
Turkana Basin Institute - South Turkwel, Kenya
Principal Investigators: Dr. Meave Leakey, Dr. Veronica Waweru, Dr.
January – March 2010
• Lothagam and Aiyangiyang, Turkana Basin, Kenya: Pedestrian Survey,
Phase III, Neolithic Period Site
• Learned to determine paleoclimate through landscape interpretation
• Used hand-held Garmin GPS
• Learned to work in adverse weather conditions
• Became familiar with bone identification
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Charles Paquin, Archaeologist
Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
January – May 2012
• Responsible for the enthusiastic education and evaluation of undergraduate
• Presented topics on New England Archaeology, Deciphering the Maya Script
• Tutored students during weekly office hours
Crispell Middle School, Pine Bush, NY
• Guest lectured on New England and African archaeology to several 6th grade
social studies classes.
Progressive Program Outstanding Senior Award – Green Mountain
College - 2012
• Acknowledged for leadership and dedication to field of study as well as use of
travel and networking to create a cohesive, self-designed degree.
• Experience in use of hand-held Garmin GPS
• Working knowledge of ArcGIS
• Working knowledge of Total Station
• Site Mapping, drawing profiles, characterizing soils
• Artifact photography in lab/ on site
• Motivated towards public outreach and education
• Guest lectured middle school social studies classes, Crispell Middle School,
Pine Bush, NY
• Proficiency in American Sign Language
• Laboratory processing of a wide range of historic and prehistoric artifacts:
artifact analysis; water screening; flotation sampling; and cataloging
• Basic geological knowledge
Dr. John G. Crock: Director, University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology Program;
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. (802)
Dr. Mark Dailey: Associate Professor of Anthropology, Green Mountain College.
(802) 287-8267. email@example.com
Andrew Fletcher: Project Archaeologist, University of Vermont Consulting
Archaeology Program. (802) 656-4310. firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy Crones, MA: Assistant Project Manager, R. Christopher Goodwin and
Associates, Lawrence, KS. (510) 847-1011. email@example.com
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