Topic ID #31870 - posted 3/20/2014 2:07 PM

Archaeologist/ GIS analyst


Jolene Keen

• Education •

George Mason University

     Fairfax, VA

     Currently attending

     Expected graduation December 2014

     Masters of Science

     Geographic and Cartographic Science

     GPA 3.50/4.00

Middle Tennessee State University

     Murfreesboro, Tennessee

     Graduated May 2010

     Bachelors of Science

     Anthropology and Geography

          Minor in Archaeology

          Concentration in Geographic


     Cum Laude/Dean’s List

     GPA 3.50/4.00


• Work Experience •

George Mason University Intern for the United States Geological Survey

Geospatial Intern

     Work as a team with project scientists and other interns to assess the environmental impact of wind farms on wildlife. Work includes journal research to collect biological, environmental, geographic, and industry data. Research is conducted independently then written and presented to the supervisor and team in weekly or bi-monthly reports. Results are then used to build working geospatial models in ESRI ArcGIS and FRAGSTATS software.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Museum Support Center


     Digitization of records, processing digital imagery, updating catalog records in KE EMu Museum Collections Management Software, proper object handling, file naming guidelines, according to Department of Anthropology protocols.

ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC.

Archaeological Field Technician

     Conduct archaeological surveys through shovel test pits, mapping, documenting and reporting results, and processing and storing artifacts. Research historic records in county and state archives. Work performed independently and as a team.

Enegis LLC

Intern/Research Assistant

     Collect and present data related to energy resource projects. Compile data in excel spreadsheets and maps using ArcGIS. Update EndNote reference library.

Tennessee Space Grant at Middle Tennessee State University

Research Fellow

     Analyze satellite imagery to determine the rate of urban development in the Mobile Bay area and the effects on the environment using ERDAS IMAGINE and ArcGIS.


• Awards •

Outstanding Geography Student Award

            Middle Tennessee State University

            April 18, 2009


• Field School •

Middle Tennessee State University Castalian Springs Archaeological Project

June 2-July 3, 2008


• Skills •

Analyzing geospatial data

Analyzing satellite imagery


Artifact processing

KE Emu Museum Collections

Management Software

ERDAS Imagine


Geospatial modelling

Environmental Impact Analysis

Global Positioning Systems

Metal detectors

Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Phase I, II, and III archaeology


Shovel tests

Site maps

Trimble GeoXH

• Publications •

“A Driving Tour: Place Names in Rutherford County.” (2010) [Brochure map]. Heritage

Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.


• Symposia Presentations •

“Mapping Castalian Springs Archaeological Site Using Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems.” Tennessee Undergraduate Social Science Symposium 2009. Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, Tennessee. November 11, 2009

• Poster Presentations •

“UDECAL: Urban Development and Environmental Change in Alabama” Scholars Week 2010. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. March 26, 2010


“Mapping Castalian Springs Archaeological Site (40SU14) Using Geographic Information Techniques.”

- Scholars Week 2010. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. March 26, 2010

- Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology 2010. Ellington Agricultural Center. Nashville, Tennessee. January 22-23, 2010

- Middle Tennessee Geographic Information Systems User’s Conference. Lebanon, Tennessee. September 16, 2009


“Remains of Shamanism in Pecos River Valley.”

Human Impacts on Ancient Environments Student Research Exhibition, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. December 5, 2007


• Notable Classes •

Applied Statistics

Archaeological Methods

Archaeology of Southeastern United States


Environmental Archaeology

Forensic Anthropology

Geographic Information Systems

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Geomorphic Regions of the United Sates

Historical Archaeology

Image Interpretation

Mesoamerican Archaeology

North American Prehistoric Archaeology

Remote Sensing

Advanced Remote Sensing

Resource Management and Conservation

World Prehistory

• Volunteer Work •

Clean up of tornado damage in:

Castalian Springs, Tennessee / February 2007

Gallatin, Tennessee / April 2006

Nashville, Tennessee / Spring 1998


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