Topic ID #29318 - posted 7/1/2013 4:25 PM

Field/Lab Technician With Experience in Southwest


             Jeannette Woerner

6521 Wystone Ave #5 Ÿ Reseda, CA  91335

Phone (818)309-7846 Ÿ


Hard-working, energetic, detail-oriented college graduate with a BA in Anthropology seeking

archeological excavation work. Has experience in excavating paleontology and historic archaeology sites, as well as lab experience in identifying and cataloging artifacts

Qualification Highlights

Excavation field experience includes:

·                     Identification of mammalian and avian bones

·                     Site Profiling

·                     Data Management

·                     Survey experience

·                     General excavation expertise


University of California, Santa Cruz

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology, 2011

Relevant Experience


Volunteer at the Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits

February 2013 to present

Tasks: Excavation of Project 23, a collection of 23 pit deposits containing dense concentrations of Pleistocene–era fossils. Fossils were uncovered, identified, measured, and removed, and detailed notes were taken regarding their position and condition. Soil types were sorted based on concentration of asphalt, and were analyzed for micro-fossil data.


Lab Intern at University of California, Santa Cruz Osteology Lab     

September to December 2011

Tasks: Dissected numerous mammalian, avian, and reptilian lab specimens for storage in the UCSC osteology collection. Worked on various lab research projects as assigned by lab director, including the measurement of the response of Dermestid beetles on flesh prepared with different chemicals. Helped maintain lab order and cleanliness.


Santa Barbara Presidio Field School                                             

July 5th to August 13th 2011

Tasks: Worked on the excavation of the Santa Barbara Predisio, digging through modern deposits to expose the historic ground level of the Spanish Predisio settlement. Surveys were taken of the surrounding area, as well as other historic sites in areas owned by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Lab work included identifying and sorting lithic, faunal, and shell artifacts, which were then recorded in the artifact database system and stored.


Field School Director: Dr. Robert Hoover


Volunteer in Castroville Mammoth Dig                                        

April 2011

Tasks: The project focused on the uncovering and removal of mammoth fossils found in a private farm field. The excavation process included soil screening, STP’s, profile drawing, preparation of fossils for safe removal, and the recording and photographing site features


Excavation Director: Mark Hylkema





Robert Hoover


Phone: (805) 544-0176


Katie Savacool


Phone 459-5076


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