Topic ID #26932 - posted 2/9/2013 9:44 PM

Experienced Field Tech with Zooarchaeological experience looking for work at Museum or in the Field



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Andrew D. Brown

 

 

201 Walnut Drive                                                                                                Cell:  (205) 335-4529

Franklin, Tennessee 37064                                                                  andrew.brown1234@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

December 2011                       Middle Tennessee State University      Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Bachelor of Science in Anthropology/Archaeology. Minor in Music.

Senior thesis: An Exploration of Turtle Shell Rattle Manufacture in the Mississippian Period. Thesis Director: Dr. Tanya M. Peres.

 

May 2008                    Freed-Hardeman University                 Henderson, Tennessee

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Natural Sciences

 

May 2008                    Freed-Hardeman University                 Henderson, Tennessee

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

 

August 2005                Wallace State Community College       Hanceville, Alabama

Associate of Arts in Pre-Engineering

 

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Area Specialization:     Prehistoric Southeastern United States; Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Levant; Paleo-American

 

Topical Interests:         Modified and un-modified uses of animals (included intentional/non-intentional and subsistence/non-subsistence use); subsistence; paleoecology/paleoenvironment; isotope analysis; taphonomy; environmental archaeology; ethnoarchaeology; experimental archaeology; chiefdoms; ethnozoology; archaeomusicology/zooarchaeomusicology

 

Analytical Skills:          Zooarchaeological analyses of vertebrate and invertebrate faunal remains. Lithic

analysis.

 

Other Interests:            International study and travel abroad; public archaeology and anthropology; public site tours; public outreach; community service

 

FUNDED RESEARCH

2011                Zooarchaeological Evidence for Turtle Shell Rattle Production, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Grant, MTSU, $3500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2013    Deter-Wolf, Aaron, Benjamin A. Steere, and Andrew D. Brown

Pit Features. In The Fernvale Site (40WM51): Late Archaic and Multicomponent Occupations Along the South Harpeth River in Williamson County, Tennessee. Edited by A. Deter-Wolf. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Archaeology Research Series No. 19, Nashville.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

in prep                         Shake, Rattle, and Dance: Turtle Shell Rattles in the Mississippian Period.

for submission             Tennessee Archaeology. 2013

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (Single Author, unless otherwise noted)

2013    Shaking Things Up in the Tennessee: Turtle Shell Rattles in the Mississippian Period. Paper presented at the Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology Conference, January 25-26, 2013, Nashville, Tennessee.

2012    Shaking Things Up in the Southeast: Turtle Shell Rattles in the Mississippian Period. Paper presented at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 7-10, 2012, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

2012    An Exploration of Turtle Shell Rattle Manufacture in the Mississippian Period. Paper presented at the Society of Ethnobiology Conference, April 11-14, 2012, Denver, Colorado.

 

2012    An Exploration of Turtle Shell Rattle Manufacture in the Mississippian Period. Paper presented at the Southern Anthropological Society Conference, March 14-17, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

2012    An Exploration of Turtle Shell Rattle Use in the Mississippian Period. Poster presented at the Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology Conference, January 27-28, 2012, Nashville, Tennessee. (with Tanya M. Peres)

 

2011    An Exploration of Turtle Shell Rattle Use in the Mississippian Period. Poster presented at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 3-5, 2011, Jacksonville, Florida. (with Tanya M. Peres)

2011    Drilling the Carapace: Experimental Archaeology and Turtle Shell Rattles. Paper presented at the Tennessee Undergraduate Social Science Symposium, October 31-November 1, 2011, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

2009    A Modern Refuse Investigation of the Lower and Upper Socioeconomic Status Groups, East Main and South Hancock Streets, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Paper presented at the Tennessee Undergraduate Social Science Symposium. October 30-31, 2009, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. (with Lauren Hughes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIELD EXPERIENCE

August 2012 to September 2012

Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

Cultural Resources Associate I - Archaeological Field Technician, Phase I Archaeology for the TDOT SR-30 Improvement Project, Rhea County, TN

Duties: Excavation shovel test, walkover survey, screening, use of handheld GPS (Trimble), filling out shovel probe forms, setting up transects, use of compass, bagging and tagging artifacts, probing around historic structure, troweling, photography, mapping, surveying historic and prehistoric sites, use of a munsell and describing soil sediments.

Field Director: Ryan Robinson

 

June 2012 to August 2012

Texas A&M University, Center for the Study of the First Americans

Archaeologist Field Technician, Excavations at Coats-Hines, Franklin, Tennessee

Duties: Photographing units by level and profile views; water screening; screening soil matrix; collecting samples; completing field forms, drawing sketch maps, preparing profile and plan view
field drawings; completing field inventory and artifact inventory forms, cataloguing of artifacts, use of munsell; testing designated areas;
using a variety of tools (shoveling, patishing, troweling, margin troweling), digging in steep and rough terrain.

Project directed by Dr. Michael Waters (Texas A&M)

 

May 2012 (1 day)

Middle Tennessee State University

Field crew volunteer, Excavations at Middle Cumberland Archaeology Project, Davidson County, Tennessee.

Duties: Record data on forms, munsell soil samples, auguring about four meters below surface for survey

Directed by Dr. Tanya Peres (MTSU)

 

June 2011 (3 days)

Middle Tennessee State University

Field crew volunteer, Excavations at Castalian Springs (40SU14), Sumner County, Tennessee

Directed by Dr. Kevin Smith (MTSU)

 

June 2010 to July 2010

Middle Tennessee State University

Field crew and student, Excavations at Castalian Springs (40SU14), Archaeological Field School, Sumner County, Tennessee

Directed by Dr. Kevin Smith (MTSU)

 

June 2008 to July 2008

Tel-Aviv University

Field crew, Tel Beth-Shemesh Site, Beth-Shemesh, Israel

Directed by Dr. Zvi Lederman (graduate of Harvard University)

 

LABORATORY EXPERIENCE

Zooarchaeological Analysis, catalogue descriptions, and categorization of modified turtle specimens from various Mississippian sites at the McClung Museum. Analysis included counting, measuring, weighing, NISP, MNI, MNI of turtle rattles, photography of specimens, examining site files (such as burial, field specimen forms, and feature forms).

 

Cataloguing and Analysis of lithics, cermaics, carbon-14 materials, and faunal remains from the County, Kentucky (Moss site), 2012, Tennessee Division of Archaeology, under the supervision of Aaron Deter-Wolf.

 

Zooarchaeological Analysis of faunal remains from Sumner County, Tennessee (Castalian Springs site - 2008 remains), 2012, under the supervision of Dr. Tanya Peres.

 

Zooarchaeological Analysis of turtle remains from Williamson County, Tennessee (Fewkes site) and Sumner County, Tennessee (Castalian Springs site), 2011, under the supervision of Dr. Tanya Peres.

 

Zooarchaeological Analysis of a Mississippian village in Williamson County, Tennessee (Fewkes site), Fall 2010, under the supervision of Dr. Tanya Peres.

 

OTHER ZOOARCHAEOLOGY EXPERIENCE

Processing and preparation of specimens for comparative collection and experimental research. Methods including burying and uncovering specimens after decomposition, boiling specimens, placing specimens in controlled environment above ground, and soaking/rinsing specimens with solutions.

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Tennessee State Division of Archaeology. Duties include artifact analysis and cataloging, assisting with site inspections, and contributing to reporting and technical reports, February 2012 to June 2012. Under the Supervision of Aaron Deter-Wolf.

 

RELATED COURSEWORK

Archaeological Field School (Castalian Springs, Tennessee)

Zooarchaeology with lab

Environmental Archaeology

Archaeological Methods with lab

Independent Research with lab work

Senior Thesis:  Worked with site maps and older site documents. Library research on ethnographical record and historical record. Including experimental archaeology and lab analysis.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English: native fluency

French: intermediate reading and writing skills

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Southeastern Archaeological Conference ( member)

Middle Tennessee State Anthropological Society (member)

Southern Anthropological Society (student member)

Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology (member)

Society of Ethnobiology (student member)

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

August 2008 – May 2009

Lexington High School

Substitute instructor in Math, Chemistry, Art, English, Physics and Engineering, and History.

 

STUDY ABROAD

August 2007 - December 2007

Citerna, Italy

Subjects: Art, History, and Archaeology

 

Tour Experience

August 2006 – May 2007

Campus Delegate Team which led campus tours to prospective students and gave detailed information about the university throughout the tour.

Freed-Hardeman University

 

REFERENCES

Several references upon request (Not available to post on public site)






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