Topic ID #25456 - posted 12/10/2012 12:34 PM

Field Tech MD, WV panhandle, Southern PA


I am a archaeological field technician with one years worth of field experience with an archaeological company based in Baltimore, MD.  I have an interest and experience in caves and cave exploration, as well as cave mapping.  I am currently living in Martinsburg, WV, but I can work local jobs in the Baltimore area without Per-Diem.  Thank you for taking the time to review my resume.

Joseph E. Clemens


400 Boyd Ave

Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401 ~ 301-331-1062                              

Profile Overview_________________________________________________________

Recently graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, BA in anthropology with an archaeological focus pursuing a career in Historic North American Archaeology. 

v     Prior work experience with the National Park Service.

v     Disciplined and dedicated to quality workmanship. 

v     Competent in situations involving tight time schedules. 

v     Experienced in unsupervised work as well as collaboration with team members.


St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland

Bachelor of the Arts:  Anthropology

Graduated cum laude:  May 2011

GPA:  3.6 Lambda Alpha Anthropological Honors Society Member

Professional Work Experience______________________________________________


Archaeological Field Technician, Elizabeth Anderson Comer Archaeology

                                                                                                October 2011 –Present

  • Participated in Phase One survey utilizing both shovel test pits and pedestrian survey techniques.
  • Excavated on a 6 week long Phase Two project at Little Orleans, MD.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of historic building patterns during field excavations at Rose Hill, VA.
  • Identified Civil War era artifacts during field excavations and cataloguing.


Laboratory Technician, Archaeology, Historic St. Mary’s City

                                                                                                September 2010 – May 2011

  • Prepared artifacts for analysis and conservation through the use of approved cleaning techniques.
  • Organized and catalogued artifacts using current archaeological methods
  • Managed individual work time to complete goals.
  • Interpreted artifacts in collections with the aid of Dr. Miller, chief archaeologist.


Laborer STEP 1, Cultural Resources Management, Antietam National Battlefield

June – August 2009

  • Researched and constructed accurate 19th century timber frame tools.
  • Participated in dry-stone construction under the supervision of a master mason.
  • Specialized in various wood restoration measures inside of historic structures.
  • Displayed proficiency in both modern power tools and relevant 19th century construction styles.


 Laborer STEP 1, Cultural Resources Management, Antietam National Battlefield

June – August 2008

  • Assessed the paint quality of historic cannon, and applied restoration measures when necessary.  
  • Displayed knowledge of paint removal, cleaning methods, and proper application.
  • Operated independently and completed the required work ahead of schedule.
  • Organized event parking for the Salute to Independence program with the cooperation of co-workers in the Maintenance Division.
  • Catalogued completed work assignments for quality review and reference.


Construction Laborer, Historic Preservation Associates, Inc. – Hagerstown, MD        

                                                                             Intermittent: April 2007- March 2008

  • Assisted master timber framer in daily activities.
  • Utilized varied preservation techniques to restore damaged historic timbers.
  • Specialized in restoration and refinishing of damaged door and window frames.
  • Worked with relevant wood restoration chemicals such as Abatron.


Sales Assistant, Western Maryland Interpretative Association – Bookstore - Antietam                                                                                                            April – October 2007

  • Organized materials in the store, making them more accessible to the customer.
  • Calculated daily earnings and filed earnings reports.
  • Negotiated the planning of special tours for customers with licensed tour guides.


Short Order Cook, Red Byrd Restaurant, Keedysville, MD   August 2004 – March 2007

  • Managed high stress situations to provide service to the customer and balance fellow workers demands.
  • Communicated problems found inside the work environment and offered economically viable solutions.


Volunteer/unpaid work experience


  • Volunteered during archaeological excavations at the Piper Orchard at Antietam National Battlefield under the direction of Dr. Stephen Potter, NPS Regional Archaeologist.
  • Volunteered during archaeological excavations at the Roulette Farm at Antietam National Battlefield under the direction of Dr. Stephen Potter, NPS.
  • Conducted archaeological fieldwork employing metal detectors under the direction of Dr. Julia King, professor at St. Mary’s College.
  • Completed the Archaeological Field School at Historic St. Mary’s City during the summer of 2010.




Douglas C. Reed

Historic Structures Consultant, Preservation Associates inc.

9604 Anderson Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236

(301) 730-2699


Dr. Henry Miller, Historic St. Mary’s City

Professor, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD

(240) 895-4976


Dr. Julie King, Professor

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD

(240) 895-4398


Kevin Walker, Park Ranger, Cultural Resources Management Division

Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD

(301) 432-7893



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