Topic ID #23346 - posted 9/21/2012 7:28 AM

experienced field archaeologist seeking employment, willing to travel



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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – Archaeologist

District Archaeologist, April 2008 - June 2009 Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest. HC 78, Box 1, Coyote, NM 87012.  (575) 638-552.

Environmental conditions consisted of high desert vegetation at 7000 feet elevation in northern New Mexico. . Terrain consisted of rolling hills, sagebrush forests, Ponderosa pine forests, mountain ranges above 10,000 ft in elevation. Climatic conditions varied from 20F to 100F. Working conditions required the usage of personal protection equipment such as  safety helmet, leather boots, and gloves. Additional protective training included Driver training, CPR, First Aid, ATV training, 2 way radio communication, wilderness first aid.  Was responsible to train and ensure 12 person crew had training in all areas before project implementation. Additionally trained crew in use of GPS, survey methodology, field note methodology, site mapping techniques, site form recordation, digital camera use, artifact identification and field curation of artifacts. Responsible for writing all Phase I reports. Assisted in writing Phase II report for Rio Chama Landscape Fuel Reduction Project. 2008. Artifact  management , sorted, classified and catalogued artifacts within all field collections. Prepared artifacts for curation according to guidelines established by the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office.

 

Phase II in Rio Chama Fuels Reduction Project, a 91,000 acre landscape  project within and surrounding the Rio Chama Wilderness on the Coyote and Cuba Ranger Districts of the Santa Fe National Forest.

o   Excavations of shovel tests on sites to establish site boundaries and data recovery phase

o   Screening excavated materials through a ¼”, ⅛” screen

o   Identification of prehistoric materials such as faunal and worked lithics, i.e. obsidian, chert.

o   Documentation of finds and notation of sterility of test pits

o   Photographing overviews of sites, isolates, and completed shovel tests

Contract Archaeologist, June  2005 – November 2005 Pisgah National Forest, Asheville, North Carolina

Environmental conditions consisted of eastern Blue Ridge Mountains environment. Mountain peaks, rolling hills, steep valleys and broad flood plains. Climatic conditions varied from 20F to 85F.

Phase I in Asheville area and Uhwarrie National Forest to conduct assessment of storm damage on heritage resources.

o   Pedestrian survey covering an average of 45-50 acres per day

o   Notation , photography  of historical and prehistoric surface observations, natural disturbances to heritage resources.

o   Documentation of survey to Forest Archaeologist and State Historic Preservation Office.

Archaeologist  June 1983 – June 2005 – October 2009  George Washington/Jefferson National Forest. 5162 Valleypointe Parkway, Roanoke, Virginia 24019 (540) 265-5100

Environmental conditions consisted of eastern Blue Ridge Mountains environment. Mountain peaks, rolling hills, steep valleys and broad flood plains. Climatic conditions varied from 20F to 85F.

Climatic conditions varied from hot, humid summers to dry, cool winters.

Responsibilities included conducting Phase I archaeological surveys for proposed earth disturbing activities on federal lands. Locate, identify and assess historic and prehistoric resources based on guidelines established by federal regulations and National Historic Preservation Act. Assist in evaluating sites to determine eligibility for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Assist in Phase II evaluations of potentially eligible sites. Artifact  management , sorted, classified and catalogued artifacts within all field collections. Prepared  artifacts for curation according to guidelines established by the Virginia Historic Preservation Office. Volunteer coordinator for the Forest Service Passport in Time Public Archaeology program. Develop predictive models for site locations. Develop protective strategies in cooperation with other resource managers to achieve project goals.

 

Other duties:

  Federal wildland firefighter/helicopter crew member, ignition specialist, and squad boss certified.

  Member of the Forest Civil Rights Team of the George Washington/ Jefferson National Forest.

  Federal Mediator for Workplace Disputes, certified 1998.

Selected Phase I surveys and reports

11/20/85    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Neese Hollow Timber Sale, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

1/21/86   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Love Lady Timber Sale, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

10/31/88   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Peter Ridge Timber Sale, James River Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

11/10/88     The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Big Rocky Row Timber Sale, Pedlar Ranger    District, George Washington National Forest.

9/25/89   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Bennetts Run Timber Sale, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

9/25/89   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Terrapin Creek Timber Sale, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

9/26/89       The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Piney Ridge Timber Sale, James River Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

5/6/91     The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Peavine Mountain Road Construction  Project, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

8/15/91   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Gas Pipeline Timber Sale, James River Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

9/26/91    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Clementine Timber Sale, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

4/10/92   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Doyle Land Exchange, James River Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

4/28/92   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Felix Timber Sale, Dry River Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

6/9/92     The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Braley Branch Timber Sale, Deerfield Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

6/9/92     The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Straight Hollow Salvage Timber Sale, Dry River Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

6/29/92   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Wilson Cove Salvage Timber Sale, Lee Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

12/22/92   The Phase I Archaeological survey for the Proposed Alleghany Trail Parking Lot, James River Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

2/8/93 The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Naola Timber Salvage Sale, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

5/3/93 The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Devils Branch Timber Sale, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest. 

6/23/93    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Blackwater Timber Sale, James River Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

8/16/94    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Scattershot Timber Sale, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

3/13/95    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Mau-Har Trail Relocation Project, Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington National Forest.

4/24/95    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Tomcat Timber Sale, Glenwood/Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forests.

9/25/95   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Hematite Timber Sale, James River Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

11/16/95 The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed South Pedlar ATV Trail Construction Project, Glenwood/Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

4/2/96    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Dancing Otter Ecosystem Management Project, Glenwood/Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

4/15/97 The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Sweetpea Timber Sale, Glenwood/Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

9/3/97    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Peters Mountain Timber Sale, New Castle Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forests.

11/26/97     The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Little Mare Timber Sale, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

12/16/97     The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Bogen Run Trail Relocation Project, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

4/23/98   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed enterprise Timber Sale, New Castle Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forests.

6/8/98     The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Turner Land Exchange, New Castle Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

4/15/99   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Barranca Timber Sale, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest. 

12/9/99   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Clifton Forge - Waynesboro Telephone Line Project, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

5/31/00     The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Strobus Timber Sale, Dry River Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

11/07/00   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Neal Run Prescribed Burn and Erosion Control Project, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

2/13/01 The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Cedar Bridge Timber Sale, Glenwood/Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

11/05/01   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Uneven Steven Timber Sale, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

12/17/01 The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Wedge Shot Prescribed Burn Project, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

7/02/02    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Open Trail Timber Sale, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

6/12/03   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Kane Gap Timber Sale, Clinch Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

9/12/03   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Warm Springs Horse Trail Project, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

9/29/03   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Robinson Lane Timber Sale, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

12/3/03   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Arnold Valley Timber Sale, Glenwood/Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

3/3/04 The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Mill Creek Prescribed Burn, New Castle Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

5/6/04 The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Big Cobbler Mountain Prescribed Burn, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

6/22/04    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Chestnut Flats Prescribed Burn, Deerfield Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

9/20/04 The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Trout Branch Timber Sale, Deerfield Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

10/4/04    The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Pulaski Tract Thinning Project, Glenwood/Pedlar Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

11/17/04   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Larkin Timber Sale, New Castle Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

12/20/04   The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Wilson Mountain Timber Sale, James River Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

1/6/05  The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Hickory Hollow Timber Sale, Dry River Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

1/12/05     The Phase I Archaeological Report for the Proposed Cubville Timber Sale, Warm Springs Ranger District, George Washington/Jefferson National Forest. 

 

 

 

 

Selected Phase II surveys, reports, presentations and publications

The Functional Analysis of a Late Archaic Site in the Big Levels Area of the George Washington National Forest.   Presented at Symposium IV of the Upland Archaeology in the East Conference,

February 16, 1990, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. 

 

A Summary Report: FY95 Heritage Resource Management for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Virginia. Written by Michael Barber, George Tolley, Mark Martin,. Joel Hardison and Michael Madden. 1996.  Manuscript on file with the Virginia Dept. Of Historic Resources and the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

 

The Phase II Evaluation of the Smith Bridge Site (44AY68) A Late Woodland Occupation on the Jackson River. ,

 Written by Michael Barber, George Tolley, Mark Martin, Joel Hardison and Michael Madden. 1996.  Manuscript on file with the Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources and the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

 

Middle Archaic Settlement Patterns along the Jackson River in Bath County, Virginia.  Presented at the Virginia Academy of Science, Mary Washington College, Fredricksburg, VA. 1997. Written by Mark Martin.

 

Comparative Analysis of Trace Elements of Mt. Rogers and Uwharrie Rhyolite.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Society of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA. October 13, 1998.  Written by Mark Martin and Joel Hardison.

 

Archaeological Investigations on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests During Fiscal Years 1996-2000 With Appendices for 2001 and 2002

Written by Michael Barber, George Tolley, Mark Martin, Joel Hardison and Michael Madden. 2003. Manuscript on file with the Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources and the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.

 

Mountain Cave: A Preliminary Report and Comparison with Williams Cave and Mud Glyph Cave.

Published in vol. 58 no. 2 of the Quarterly Bulletin of the Archeological Society of Virginia.  

June, 2003. Written by Mark Martin.

 

Excavations at the Keyser Farm Site (44PA1): Then and Now.

Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Archeological Society of Virginia, Williamsburg, Va. October 25, 2003.  Written by George Tolley, Michael Barber, Joel Hardison, Michael Madden and Mark Martin. 

 

Outreach and educational work

Presented archaeological education program at Boy Scout Jamboree (1996)

Presented archaeological education program to Natural Bridge High School students (1996)

Presented archaeological education program to public and private school elementary students in Rockbridge County (1989-93)

Developed and taught archaeological education program for gifted students at Maury River

Middle School (1992-93)

Forest Service representative at International Boy Scout Jamboree, Fort A.P. Hill, Va., 1989

 

AWAR     Awards, Accomplishments and Training

  3/21/03  Certificate of Completion: USFS ArcGIS8 Training course

  5/21/01   Certificate of Completion: S-234 Ignitions Operations Training

 11/01/97 Certificate of Merit: U.S. Forest Service, Outstanding accomplishment award

 11/3/95    Certificate of Training: S-230 Single Resource Crew Boss Training

 4/01/93   Certificate of Training:  Management and Supervisory training

 12/11/91  Certificate of Recognition: Kentucky Marijuana Eradication Strike Force

 12/14/90  Certificate of Training: Archaeological Resources Protection Training Program

 7/13/90  Certificate of Graduation: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

 

 

 

Awards, Accomplishments and Training, cont.

 4/30/90  Certificate of Training: Land Management Controlled Substances Specialized Training

 10/11/89  Certificate of Appreciation: Boy Scout Jamboree

 6/23/89   Certificate of Completion: I - 272 Helispot Manager Training

 6/23/89   Certificate of Completion: S-217 Interagency Helicopter Training

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree/Anthropology   1982     Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC

Major:    Anthropology with emphasis in North American prehistory

Minor:    Geography with emphasis in Geomorphology

 

Educational Activities:

Summer, 1981: Internship with WCU, supervised field crew at phase II evaluations of Jaybird Branch rockshelter sites, Jefferson National Forest, Coeburn, Virginia.

Autumn, 1980: Contract work with Soil Systems, Inc. Phase II evaluation of Bay Springs archaeological site in Belmont, Mississippi.

Summer, 1980: Attended field school at the Plum Grove archaeological site on the Cherokee National  Forest. 

Spring, 1980: Contract work through WCU to conduct Phase I and Phase II archaeological work on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Cherokee, North Carolina.

 

References

Available upon request.

Contact information:

Mark Martin

60 Elm St.

Potsdam, NY 13676

(315) 566-9713

Xcmark10@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 






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