Topic ID #29855 - posted 9/25/2013 10:55 AM

Recent M.A. Graduate Looking for Fieldwork in Eastern US



scott.f.morris

Scott F. Morris

4 Cherokee Drive, Browns Mills

 New Jersey, 08015

Phone: (609) 202-5831

Email: scott.f.morris@gmail.com

Objective


 

To obtain a position that will enable me to utilize my education, experience, and skills related to archaeology in the field.

 

Education


 

2012-2013       University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

MLitt in Archaeological Studies – To be awarded November of 2013

Master’s Dissertation: The Third Space in Viking Marketplaces: A Theoretical Approach to Market Formation, Stability, and the Urban Zone

 

2007-2011       The College of New Jersey, New Jersey, United States

                                    B.A. in History with minors in Anthropology and German

                                    Member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

Bachelor’s Dissertation: Food Trade and its Effect on Cuisine in the Pre-New World Era: An Examination of Economics, Politics, and Culture

 

2011                Goethe University, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

                                    Study Abroad Session, Spring Semester

Related Coursework: Archaeology of Fortifications, Roman Archaeology,                                      Introduction to Archaeology

 

2007                Pemberton Township High School, Pemberton, New Jersey

                                    Graduated with Honors, Member of National Honor Society

 

Archaeology Experience


 

June/July 2013

Leadketty, Dunning, Scotland ­­­­– Prehistoric Complex

Strathearn Environs Royal Forteviot Project

Directors: Dr. Kenneth Brophy & Dr. Dene Wright

Excavation

May 2013

                        Leadketty, Dunning, Scotland – Prehistoric Complex

                                    Strathearn Environs Royal Forteviot Project

                                    Director: Dr. Tessa Poller

                                    Geophysical Survey – Magnetometry & Resistivity

                                    Supervisor for Resistivity Team

 

March/April 2013

                        Castle Law, Perthshire, Scotland – Iron Age Hill Fort

                                    Strathearn Environs Royal Forteviot Project

                                    Director: Dr. Tessa Poller

                                    Excavation

February 2013

                        Castle Law, Perthshire, Scotland – Iron Age Hill Fort

                                    Strathearn Environs Royal Forteviot Project

                                    Director: Dr. Tessa Poller

                                    Geophysical Survey – Magnetometry & Resistivity

February 2013

                        Arrochar, Scotland – Viking/Norse

                                    Hidden Heritage Community Outreach Project

                                    Speaker: Dr. Colleen Batey

                                    Artifact Presentation and Handler

August 2011

                        SERF Field School – Perthshire, Scotland – Multi-Period

                                    Strathearn Environs Royal Forteviot Project

                                    Directors: University of Glasgow Archaeology Department

Comprehensive training in field techniques including: excavation, GPS usage, sketching/drawing, total station training, topographic survey, field walking/walkover survey, site photography, artifact analysis/processing, soil sampling.

Skills


            Excavation skills as learned through the SERF field school

            Artifact processing, identification, cataloging

            Capacity to perform manual labor in an archaeological setting

            Plan, section, and artifact drawing

            Total Station training

            GPS usage

            Knowledge of geophysical survey equipment

            Knowledge of how to create a site grid

            Knowledge of various survey methods

            Soil sampling

            Map & compass reading

            Site photography

            Software: ArchGIS, Quantum GIS, Microsoft Office

            Excellent oral and written communication skills

            Strong organization skills

            Languages: English & German

            Graduated Driver’s License

 

 

Employment History


 

2012                Oxymagic Carpet Cleaning

                        Technician

Primary, self-managed employee for an independently owned carpet cleaning franchise. Worked directly at client’s homes, advertised for the business, and maintained a punctual schedule.  

 

2011                United Parcel Service

                        Seasonal Driver Helper

Aided regular UPS driver in the delivery of packages during the holiday season.

 

2010                Department of Commerce: US Census Bureau                                                                                                     Enumerator Non-Response Follow Up Project

Conducted interviews to collect information from non-respondents for the 2010 US Census. Self-managed and completed forms in a timely manner.

 

2009                Goldbelt Eagle

                        Civilian on Battlefield                                                                                   

Aided in the training of US soldiers by posing as a mock terrorist in military simulations.

 

2006-2007       Power’s Pharmacy                                                               

Clerk

Assisted in sales, inventory, prescription refills and inquiries, direct contact with costumers, clerical duties of over the counter portion of the pharmacy.

 

References


 

Dr. Colleen Batey                                                                               Dr. Roman K. Kovalev

Department of Archaeology                                                               Department of History

University of Glasgow                                                                        The College of New Jersey

Gregory Building                                                                                Social Sciences Building

Level 3                                                                                                Level 2

Lilybank Gardens                                                                               2000 Pennington Rd.

Glasgow, United Kingdom                                                                Ewing, New Jersey

G12 8QQ                                                                                            08628

Colleen.Batey@glasgow.ac.uk                                                           kovalev@tcnj.edu






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