Topic ID #27670 - posted 3/15/2013 8:31 AM

MA seeks position in NE USA; fieldwork, laboratory, or research


Alaina Kaiser

Telephone: 412-952-8035


OBJECTIVE: An enriching position with a cultural resource management or consulting firm, for whom I may utilize my degrees and continue to develop my skills as a field and laboratory technician.



Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

M.A. in Archaeology (March 2013)

Boston University, Boston, MA

B.A. in Archaeology; minor in Classical Civilizations (2009)

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinction

    Athienou Archaeological Project in Cyprus Field School

· Summer 2007 - Six week field season under the direction of Dr. Michael Toumazou (Davidson College, NC) and Dr. Derek Counts (U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI)


    Archaeological Technician and Pottery Analyst

    Kissonerga-Skalia Archaeological Project in Cyprus, University of Manchester (July 2011)

· Excavation of Bronze Age settlement; analysis of excavated ceramic materials.

Teaching Assistant

Cornell University (August 2010 – May 2011)

· Dendrochronology

· Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Dendrochronology Laboratory Assistant

Cornell University (August 2010 – December 2010)

· Treated, prepared, and analyzed dendrochronology samples.

Historic Preservation Intern & Archaeological Field Technician

National Park Services / Student Conservation Association (May 2010 – August 2010)

· Assisted in conservation and preservation of historic buildings, artifacts, park grounds.

Archaeological Field Technician

Public Archaeology Laboratory (July 2009 - August 2009)

· Conducted surveys for archaeological remains in various environments in northeast USA.

· Laboratory work – cleaning, conserving, cataloguing.

Research Assistant

Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources (June 2009)

· Help compose proposals for projects and announcements; data entry.

Athienou Archaeological Project in Cyprus, Davidson College, NC (June 2008 – July 

Volunteer Archaeological Technician

University of Florida Excavations at Kingsley Plantation (May 2010 – June 2010)

Atkins House Project, Dartmouth MA (June 2009)

Collections Volunteer

Boston University Gabel Museum (2006-2008)

Pittsburgh Carnegie Museum of Natural History PaleoLab (2002-2005)


    Sales Representative

    Piercing Pagoda (November 2011 – Present)

Student Manager

Boston University Dining Services (September 2005- May 2009)

Customer Service Representative, Summer and Holiday Staff

    ESB Bank (June 2005 – January 2009)


SSI Scuba Certification, April 2009

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Master Diploma (

Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs

Familiar with ArcGIS



American Schools of Oriental Research

Archaeological Institute of America

I am happy to supply references upon request.


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