Topic ID #23422 - posted 9/25/2012 6:52 PM

BA in Anthropology seeking archaeological technician job



torro90

CHRIS TORRES
Fort Worth, Texas 
  Phone: 817-223-0518 E-Mail: torro90@aol.com


    Looking for work as a field tech or lab tech. I'm located in Texas but willing to relocate. I am a hard worker and my attention to detail is one of my best qualities.  You will find me to be a committed and knowledgeable professional who can contribute superior attention-to-detail and sharp analytical skills. 

Objective

To learn new skills and develop my personal and professional interests in the discipline of archaeology

Experience

Sphere 3 Environmental, Inc.                                                                                               2012

    Archaeological
 Technician for summer fieldwork (May through August) involving cultural resources investigations.

·       Phase I survey of a 60 mile natural gas pipeline near Weatherford, Texas, excavating
shovel tests and completing field data forms.

·       Phase I survey of a 1 mile gas line near Oklahoma City, OK,  excavating shovel test
and field data forms.

·       Field mapping utilizing a global positioning system.

Baylor University Field School, Coryell County, Texas                                                         2011

The Baylor University field school is under the direction of Carol Macaulay-Jameson, offers students a
 hands-on experience of archaeological research methods, with an emphasis on excavation techniques,
laboratory procedures and artifact analysis.

·       Excavation held at Barnhill Rockshelter #3 (41CV1646) in Coryell County, Texas.

·       Completed a preliminary lithic analysis of Barnhill Rockshelter #3.

·       Presented lithic analysis research project at the annual Texas Archeological Society
meeting in Fort Worth, Texas (2011).

·       Presented lithic analysis research project at Baylor University Scholars Week presented
by the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (2012).

Texas Archeological Society Field School, Medina County, Texas                                                               2011

With 1,500 members the Texas Archeological Society is committed to the preservation and study
 of Texas prehistory and history.

·       Excavations held at the Eagle Bluff site (41ME147) in Medina County.

·       Excavated in Area 4, to continue research on the Toyah component present at
 Eagle Bluff site.

The Gualt Site, Williamson County, Texas                                                                     2011-2012                                  

      The Gault Site is one of the largest and most important Clovis sites in North America.

·       Volunteered to excavate at the site in order to continue research of the earliest
inhabitants of the western hemisphere.

Salado College Hill, Bell County, Texas                                                                             2012

·       Participated in a Texas Historical Commission volunteer opportunity, which
emphasized in shovel testing near the historic site of Salado College.

Education

    Baylor University                                                                                      2009-2012
        Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology 

·       3.53 GPA

·       Spring 2011 and 2012, Dean Academic Honor List

    Howard Payne University                                                                        2008 - 2009                        

Skills

·       Archaeological research methods

·       Identify historic and prehistoric artifacts

·       Complete sketch maps of sites

·       Excavation techniques,

·        Laboratory procedures and artifact analysis.

·       Establish a site datum,

·       Operate an automatic level for elevation purposes,

·       Lay out an excavation grid

·       Shovel Testing

·       Using Trimble GPS

·       Use of GIS applications, ArcMap 10

ESRI Certifications

·       12 hours of training towards Creating and Integrating Data for Natural Resource Application

·       3 hours of training towards The 15-Minute Map: Creating a Basic Map in ArcMap






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