Topic ID #28180 - posted 4/10/2013 11:10 AM

Experienced Southwest Archaeological Crew Member


Jeffrey Dennis Aiken
Albuquerque, New Mexico


B.S. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque: May 2011    

Major:  Anthropology, Archaeology Concentration

Minor:  Geology, Earth & Planetary Sciences


Professional Experience


Archaeological Survey: Sept 2012 - Present

SWCA Environmental Consultants ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Research site records of project area, gather LA forms or digital records
  • Read and interpret topographical maps
  • Conduct Archaeological field surveys in remote areas and in rough or steep terrain
  • Physically detect and document archaeological sites including features and artifacts
  • Navigate terrain using GPS Tremble units
  • Performing shovel test probes, photograph sites and artifacts
  • Responsible for the care of objects/artifacts
  • Enter data from field reports into spreadsheets


· (Natural Resources Field Crew) Critical habitat restoration.  Glenwood, NM 2013

· (Archaeological Survey) Linear survey of Historic and Prehistoric Sites. Carlsbad, NM 2012

· (Archaeological Survey) Block survey of Cibola National Forest. Magdalena, NM 2012


Archaeological Technician: July 2012 – Aug 2012

Southwest Archaeological Consultants Inc. ~ Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Conduct archaeological monitoring, testing, excavation under supervision
  • Screen, Bag and map any materials of cultural relevance
  • Responsible for the care of objects/artifacts
  • Use a variety of hand tools such as shovels, trowels and screens
  • Write technical field reports upon completion of every 10cm level of excavation including any significant archaeological or geologic data
  • Set up 1x1, 2x2 & 4x4  meter excavation units using measuring tape
  • Travel as necessary  to a field camp in remote locations
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs


· (Archaeological Excavation) Threatened prehistoric sites El Segundo mine Grants, NM 2012


Archaeological Laboratory Analyst: Volunteer   Dec 2010 – Feb 2011  

Eastern Washington University Archaeological and Historical Services

  • Wash and prepare artifact assemblages for analysis
  • Authenticate artifacts for analysis
  • Stage I artifact analysis and data entry
  • Stage II artifact analysis and data entry


Student Museum Technician, Exhibit Graphic Designer: Oct 2007 – July 2010

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico ~ Albuquerque, NM  

  • Assist educators with development and implementation of design, installation, and removal of cultural, historical, art, science, or other exhibits for public display
  • Routine care for archaeological artifacts in a museum, including artifact inspection, cataloging, tracking artifact storage locations, and monitoring environmental conditions, and store incoming artifact donations
  • Responsible for handling the permanent records of museum collections and loans to include acquisition, description, location, and disposition
  • Operate both Mac and PC systems, collections databases, digital cameras, and scanners to create graphic media such as artifact Id labels, text panels, and for museum exhibits
  • Expert with, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Bryce, and MS Office  
  • Frequent use of museum best practices and standards to make decisions regarding appropriate storage and packing materials for moving or shipping museum objects
  • Exercise understanding and apply protocols relative to Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990


Student Archaeological Technician: Aug 2008 – Dec 2008

University of New Mexico, Field School ~ Chaco Canyon, NM

  • Conduct extensive historical, scientific, and archaeological research
  • Archaeological excavation, use of laboratory tools and techniques
  • Differentiate artifact classes and visually recognize diagnostic artifact types
  • Descriptive artifact analysis using laboratory instruments, including microscopes, scales, and calipers
  • Work with site maps, archaeological inventory information and / or historical documents
  • Use of ESRI software including ARCPad, ARCMap
  • Collaborate with and report information to multiple divisions of State and Federal government and park administrators
  • Entering and plotting data  in the field, including collection of GPS data using Trimble handheld units
  • Research and present results of excavation, prepare technical written reports
  • Conduct archaeological interpretive programs and presentations


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