Topic ID #28027 - posted 4/3/2013 9:00 PM

Los Angeles Based Archaeologist with Technical and Media Skills


Matthew P. Dames, MSc

326 South Normandie Avenue, Apt 303, Los Angeles, CA 90020 - 213.507.2711 -


2008- 2013 Archaeological Field Supervisor/Monitor, California, Northeast US, Europe Conducted assessment, excavation, and analysis of several terrestrial and underwater archaeological field projects. Conducted monitoring for various types of construction and industrial projects. Supervised and instructed more than forty archaeology students during field excavations.

2006-2008 Archaeological Crew Chief, Northeast US
Acted as a cultural resource management field and laboratory technician for several contract archaeology and environmental firms in the northeast US. Also, supervised field crews and drafted reports in compliance with federal and state regulations.

2007 Forensic Technician, City of New York, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Excavated skeletal remains and personal effects from the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Using familial DNA to compare against the missing person database, the project was able to identified 1,632 of the victims.

Academic Qualifications
2015 PhD Archaeology (anticipated) – University of Southampton, United Kingdom
2009 MSc Maritime Archaeology (Distinction) - University of Southampton, United Kingdom
2006 BA Anthropology (Honors Society) - William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, USA

Select Academic Coursework, Training, and Study

Archaeology Field Methods Forensic Osteology Ground Penetrating Radar Training Archaeology Field School Geology Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Underwater Field School Environmental Geology          Total Station and SmartNet Mapping     
History of Archaeology Marine Geoarchaeology      Report Preparation
Maritime Cultures Collections Management    Underwater Archaeology    
Artifact Conservation   Archaeological Theory        Remote Sensing Data Analysis    
PADI Divemaster
PADI Rescue Diver
NAUI Certified Emergency First Responder (CPR, AED, Blood Borne Pathogen) PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Lectures Presented
June 2010 Underwater Archaeology, South Jersey Dive Club
June 2008 A New Intertidal Photo-mosaicing Technique, University of Southampton, UK June 2008 Survey of Grace Dieu Corner Wreck, University of Southampton, UK
May 2008 The Discoveries of Cape Gelidonya, University of Southampton, UK Dec 2008 Archaeology of Wooton Quarr, University of Southampton, UK
Seminars/ Workshops/ Conferences
October 2011 Nautical Archaeology Society Conference (Portsmouth, UK) October 2011Wessex Archaeology Conference (Southampton, UK)
Sept 2011 International Congress on Underwater Archaeology (Zadar, Croatia) Jan 2011 Society for Historical Archaeology Conference (Austin, TX)
Nov 2010 Nautical Archaeology Society (Portsmouth, UK)
June 2009 Viking Ship Museum, Square-rigged Sail Instruction (Roskilde, Denmark) April 2009 Mary Rose Trust, (Portsmouth, UK)
Dec 2008 Theoretical Archaeology Group (Southampton, UK) Nov 2008 Shipwreck Conference (Plymouth, UK)

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