Topic ID #23246 - posted 9/18/2012 11:07 AM

BA History and Archeology seeking archeological technician/museum/historical preservation job



sledmist


SAMANTHA EDMISTON
6566 Vera Cruz Road South
Zionsville, Pa 18092
(610)-741-4744
sledmist90@gmail.com


Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA
GPA: 3.45

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology/Archeology & History (dual major)    graduated: May 2012

Relevant Coursework

Archeology Field School, Archeology Lab Methods, Archeology Senior Seminar, Archeological Method and Theory, Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Management, History of Anthropological Method and Theory, Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, Collapse of Civilizations

Colonial Pennsylvania German Society, Craft of History, World War II, History of Pennsylvania, The New Nation Colonial Latin America, Civil War and Reconstruction, Crusades, History of Medicine 


ACADEMIC PROJECTS AND PAPERS:

“‘Pray for His Repentence’: The Catholic Church and the Molly Maguires, 1860 - 1878”, History Departmental Honors, Spring 2012

Archeology Field School - The Weisenthal Site, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Fall 2011

Conducted shovel test pits. Exhumed artifacts through excavation. Cleaned and catalogued artifacts in a customized database. Analyzed artifacts from a site unit. Performed stratigraphic and depositional mapping. 

“Weisenthal Site Report”, Millersville University Archeological Field School, Fall 2011 (Co-author)

“The Irish Immigrants of Philadelphia: Ethnic Bonds”, History of PA Term Paper, Fall 2010

"Lambda Chi Fraternity: Why College Males Join Fraternities, the Mystery of Ritual, and the Permanence of Brotherhood”, Ethnographic Methods Project, Fall 2009

“The Molly Maguires: Justice Well Deserved”, Craft of History Term Paper, Fall 2008

INTERNSHIP/WORK EXPERIENCE:

Archeology Field Tech for A. D. Marble and Company, A. D. Marble and Company, Conshohocken, Pa, Jul 2012 to present

Excavated a Phase III in Slabtown, Pa (P1334A). Archeological Field Tech.

Volunteer at Schaeffer Farm Archeology Site, Schaeffer Farmstead, Schaefferstown, Pa, Jun 2012

Excavated shovel test pits. Conducted wall profiles of shovel test pits and various units. Cleaned and bagged artifacts.

Archeology Lab Supervisor, Millersville University Archeology Lab, Millersville, PA, Jan 2011 - May 2012

Independently reviewed field school students’ work for proper cataloguing. Analyzing artifacts and cross-mending ceramics from Kast Ruin Site in Southampton Parish, Bermuda. Photographing artifacts from Kast Ruin Site.

Archeology Lab Assistant, Millersville University Archeology Lab, Millersville, PA, August 2011 - May 2012

Independently reviewed field school students’ work for proper cataloguing. Analyzing artifacts and cross-mending ceramics from Kast Ruin Site in Southampton Parish, Bermuda.  

Archivist Intern, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA, Summer 2010

Assisted Pennsylvania State archivists in helping patrons conducting research. Maintained the collection and PILOT database. Reviewed films from the State Department of Health and Welfare to be stored and preserved. Cleaned and mended muster out rolls from Pennsylvania regiments in the Civil War.

Archivist’s Assistant, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA, Oct 2010 - May 2012

Working with archivists to provide aid to students and patrons in their research. Assisting archivists in the effort to digitize historical documents, including various documents important to the university, city of Millersville, and county of Lancaster. Scanning rare books.

Research Assistant, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, Pa, Nov 2010- Sept 2011

Worked under Dr. Ronald Frankum of the history department at Millersville University. Aided in research on the Vietnam War. Organized research material. Edited portions of his new publication on the Vietnam War.

Food Services Associate, Brookside Country Club, Macungie, PA, 2006-2009

Waitress, Windoz Bar and Grill, Millersville, PA, Summer to Fall 2010


ORGANIZATIONS:

President - Phi Alpha Theta, Historical Honors Society, Millersville University Chapter, Fall 2011 - Present

Treasurer - Phi Alpha Theta, Historical Honors Society, Millersville University Chapter, Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

Staff writer - The Snapper, Millersville University newspaper, 2009-2010

Fundraising Chairperson - Habitat for Humanity, 2009-2010


AWARDS: Dean's List – Fall, Spring 2008-2009; Fall, Spring 2009-2010; Fall, Spring 2011-2012

REFERENCES: Dr. Timothy Trussell

               email: Timothy.Trussell@millersville.edu

                phone: 717-872-3623

      Dr. Ronald Frankum

      email: Ronald.Frankum@millersville.edu

      phone: 717-872-3750

    Mr. Todd Kemmler

    email: tekemmle@marauder.millersville.edu

    phone: 570-772-5809

    Dr. Patricia Gibble

    email: pegibble@gmail.com

                               phone: 717-964-3147

                 Miss Jennifer Babiarz

    email:

    phone: 443-845-6868









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