Topic ID #28361 - posted 4/20/2013 8:19 PM

B.A in Anthropology/Historical Archaeology


I am looking for a Archaeology field tech. position in South Carolina. I will be relocating there in late June early July. I completed a field school at a civil war site called Fort Hoskins in 2010 and completed my B.A. in Anthropology with a focus in historical archaeology with a minor in horticulture in 2012. I have lab experience in cleaning and labeling artifacts.

Melissa Giancola

501 Springhill Rd.

Lexington, SC, 29072



Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Anthropology/Archaeology, June 2012

    Earned a B.A. in Anthropology with a focus in Historical Archaeology

    Archaeology focus GPA: 3.87

    Minor in Horticulture

    2010 Historical Archaeology Field School: Fort Hoskins Civil War site.

Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon

Transfer Degree Program, June 2010

    Earned an Associates in Arts Transfer Degree.

Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Completed coursework towards horticulture

    Transfered horticulture credits to Oregon State University to complete Minor in horticulture.

Volunteer Work

Oregon State University Historical Archaeology Lab

    2011 -Cleaned and recorded artifacts from Fort Hoskins Civil War site.

    2012 -Labeled artifacts recovered from the 1840s-1860s Manson-Newell farmstead located in Champoeg State Heritage Area.

Work Experience

Peoria Gardens Inc., Albany Oregon

Grower/Propagator June 2006- Present

    Currently water and fertilize eight greenhouses as well as care for plugs. Transplant perennials and annuals, sow seeds, mix fertilizer, apply pesticides, scout for insects and disease, as well as clean and cut back perennials, pick orders, restock plants and write up invoices.

Oregon State Archaeology Field School at Fort Hoskins, Hoskins, Oregon

Student July- August 2010

    Unearthed Civil War artifacts.

    Created a grid of each site and drew maps of units, stratum surfaces, features, and findings.

    Recorded the exact locations and conditions of artifacts uncovered in diggings or surveys, using drawings and photographs as necessary.

    Collected artifacts made of stone, bone, metal, and other materials, placing them in bags and marking them to show where they were found.

    Cleaned, restored, and preserved artifacts.

Additional Skills

    Computer: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Navigating the internet for research purposes.

    Communication: sensitive, self-confident, writes clearly and concisely, speaks effectively, listens attentively, confidently speaks in public.

    Organizational: Coordinates tasks, manages projects effectively, multi-tasks.

    Management: Leads groups, teaches/trains/instructs, delegates responsibility.


    Michele Wilson, Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology at Linn-Benton Community College:


    Dr. David Brauner, Professor of Anthropology/Historical Archaeology at Oregon State University: 541-737-3855

    Tom Verhoeven, President and General Manager at Peoria Gardens Inc.: 541-753-8519

    Kathy Cafazzo, Office Manager at Peoria Gardens Inc.: 541-753-8519

    Lauren Brown, Propagation Supervisor at Peoria Gardens Inc.: 541-753-8519


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