Topic ID #32227 - posted 4/10/2014 8:45 PM

Southern Californian Archaeologist, With Much Experience, Seeking Employment



4307 W. 177th St. Torrance, CA. 90504

PHONE 310-920-9351 or 310-371-2138 EMAIL



A challenging position in the field of anthropology and archaeology.



Human osteology; prehistoric archaeology; historic archaeology; archival research, including record searches; site testing; site monitoring; survey; repatriation and curation; lab work and management.




RPA certified.

HAZWOPER 40 hour trained and certified.

Extensive knowledge in the identification of human remains, handling and cataloging.

Experience and knowledge in the identification of historical artifacts.

Fourteen seasons of field experience excavating and survey.

Monitoring construction sites.

Proficient with identifying and excavating artifacts and features.

Familiarity with radiographic identification.

Four years total experience working in a cultural resource lab both in Southern California and New Mexico.

Skilled at labeling and inventorying artifacts.

Experience with archival research.

Experience using both S.P.S.S. 13.0 and Fordisc 3.0.

Advanced skill level with MS Office, Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

Effective multitasking and time management skills.

Ability to research and analyze data.





Field Archaeologist, Applied Earthworks, West LA VA Medical Center Geoarchaeological Project,

                                                           West Los Angeles, California


September 24-26, 2012  December 4, 2012-Present


  Four ten meter by 2 meter trench was dug with a small excavator at designated sensitive areas.

  Screened at thirty centimeter arbitrary levels for cultural materials.

  Documented any materials that were discovered.

  Monitoring of any ground disturbing activities.

  Recorded and documented historic and prehistoric findings.


Field Archaeologist, Applied Earthworks, Biola University Parking Lot K, La Mirada, California

June 11-20, 2013

 Monitored large drill holes for any paleontological or archaeological material.

Field Archaeologist, Applied Earthworks, Lost City Project,

Guadalupe, California


October 8-17, 2012


 Excavated parts of Sphinx and other décor.

 Mapped, photographed, and documented findings.

 Assisted with removal and documentation of specific set pieces.


Field Archaeologist, Applied Earthworks, Caltrans SR 79 Road Widening Project,

Winchester, California


October 2-5, 2012


  Monitored SR-79 road widening project.

  Made sure ESA fencing was secure. 

  Documented any findings. 


Field Archaeologist, ECORP Consulting Inc., Sun Edison Solar Project, Edwards Air Force Base, Lancaster, California


May 7-July 13, 2012


 Performed Phase II pedestrian survey. Recorded new sites and updated pre-existing sites.

 Edited and wrote new site records for the new sites found during survey. 

 Entered artifact information into database. 


Field Archaeologist, ECORP Consulting Inc., Stateline Solar Farm Project, First Solar, Primm, Nevada


April 23-27, 2012


 Performed Phase II site testing prehistoric sites.

 Dug five 50cm x 50cm shovel test units.

 Screened for subsurface artifacts.

 Noted, but did not collect artifacts discovered in-situ or through screening.

 Recorded previously recorded sites in more specific detail.


Field Archaeologist, Applied Earthworks/URS/SWCA, Alameda Corridor Extension

San Gabriel Trench Project, San Gabriel Mission


December 14, 2011-March 23, 2012


    Performed Phase III excavations of 1X1 meter units.

    Recorded and mapped any features or noteworthy artifacts found in-situ.

    Screened and identified artifacts, prehistoric, mission era, and 20th century, on site.  

 Sorted, identified, weighed, and counted different types of mission era building material.

Field Archaeologist, BCR Consulting, Record Search, San Bernardino County Information Center


November 30, 2011


   Performed extensive record search for Morongo Valley area. 


Field Archaeologist, BCR Consulting, Temecula Valley Creek Inn Project


November 8-14, 2011


  Performed Phase II pedestrian survey. Recorded new sites and noted pre-existing sites.


Field Archaeologist, Applied Earthworks, Maricopa Sun Project


October 17-24, 2011


 Performed Phase II pedestrian survey for Maricopa Sun Project.  Recorded new sites and pre-existing   sites.


Field Archaeologist, AECOM, Long Beach Courthouse

August 6, 2011

  Salvage excavation performed in downtown Long Beach at the site of the old courthouse.

  Features of outhouses and historic refuse deposits identified.

  Data recovery performed thru the excavation of 1X1 meter units.

  All features and artifacts were properly recorded.


Human Osteologist/Field Archaeologist AECOM, Topanga Canyon Library Project LAN-8


July 19, 2011-August 5, 2011


Performed osteological identification in the field. 

Identified and separated human bone from faunal bone.

Data recovery performed through the excavation of 1X1 meter test units.

All 10cm arbitrary levels were recorded and photographed.

Assisted in wet screening and dry screening matrix. 

Sorted through screened materials for artifacts and bone. 

Monitored construction activities occurring in the vicinity of excavation area. 


Field Archaeologist, AECOM, Ontario, CA.


June 23-28, 2011


Record search completed at the San Bernardino County Museum Archaeological Information

Center, which included 30 different quadrants for Southern California Edison.

Quadrant information was gathered and organized in Access database.

All maps were digitized in ArcGIS.


Field Archaeologist, AECOM, Tehachapi, CA.


May 16, 2011-June 9, 2011


Performed Phase II pedestrian survey for Pahnamid Wind Energy Project.


Field Archaeologist, Monitor, Applied Earthworks, Pico Rivera, CA.


December 16, 2009-March 30, 2011


Site monitor for Sully Miller Construction Company, San Gabriel Basin project. Wrote final site

monitoring report.


Field Archaeologist, ECORP Consulting, Inc. Environmental Consultants

                                         Edward's Air Force   Base, Lancaster, CA


November 2-December 10, 2009


     Performed Phase III pedestrian in-fill survey, as well as historic site testing. 


Field Archaeologist, ECORP Consulting, Inc. Environmental Consultants

Edward's Air Force Base, Lancaster, CA


March 23-April 7, 2009 May 4-18, 2009


 Performed Phase II test excavation for both prehistoric and historic sites. This included: shovel test pits, 1x1 m test units, surface collection, surface scrape units, and surface recordation units. Updated previously recorded sites.


Field Archaeologist, ECORP Consulting, Inc. Environmental Consultants

Southern California Edison Transmission Line Project

Kernville, CA.


April 27-30, 2009


Performed Phase III pedestrian survey along the Kern River for SCE fiber optic pole line.

A record search was done at both California State University Bakersfield Information Center and

Kernville Forrest Service Ranger Station.


Field Archaeologist, KP Environmental LLC, Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project


January 26-29, 2009 February 9-12, 2009


Provided Class III pedestrian survey (archaeological as well as environmental/biological) services for the Desert Southwest Transmission Line Project.





Human Osteologist/Lab Technician, Statistical Research Inc., Playa Vista Project, Playa del Rey, CA.


March 2008-September 2008, November 4, 2008-December 8, 2008


Identified and separated human remains from faunal remains.

Identified and inventoried artifacts.

Prepared items (both osteological and artifacts) for curation and repatriation.

When necessary, performed osteological analysis.

Worked with proprietary software for inventory and analysis purposes.

Prepared data for tracking purposes.

Created deerskin bundles for ceremonial reburial.

Monitored the drilling of the reburial site.

Participated in the process of reburial.

Placed items to be reburied onto pallets to send out to the reburial site.

Participated in the reburial of all burial items at the site.


Lab Technician, New Mexico Highlands University Cultural Resource Lab, Las Vegas, NM.


Fall & Spring Semester 2004-2005, Summer 2006, Fall & Spring Semester 2006-2007


Identified and cleaned bones from the Science Building (faunal and human bone).

Identified and cleaned artifacts from several different field seasons and sites.

Cataloged artifacts according to field season year, site, level found, artifact type, number of artifacts, and weight.

Prepared a site report.

Helped put together exhibit for Donnelly Library.

Re-bagged and labeled artifacts.

Entered data into computer database.

Assisted lab manager with NAGPRA inventory update.

Directed the training of student staff in the preparation of cultural materials.


Graduate Assistant, New Mexico Highlands University Department of Anthropology, Las Vegas, NM


August 2005-May 2006


Tracked class attendance.

Graded quizzes.

Organized grades of quizzes and papers.

Gave make-up quizzes.

Was a special guest lecture on bone trauma for forensic anthropology class.


Archivist/Field Archaeologist, Centennial Park Project Northern Research Group Inc. Las Vegas, NM


August 2005-May 2006


Performed historic archival research for excavation permit proposal.

Assisted in the writing of the IRB/IEC (Institutional Review board/Independent Ethics Committee) application.

Set-up the site for excavation.

Surveyed and mapped site area.

Participated in the excavation of the site.


Field Archaeologist, Baca Valley Phone Company Survey: Des Moine-Folsom, Northern Research Group Inc., Las Vegas, NM.


November 8 & December 8, 2005


Surveyed along stretch of highway between Des Moine and Folsom.

Walked transects.

Mapped in possible historic artifacts.

1 possible site mapped: rock ring feature.


Field Archaeologist, Wagon Mound Landfill Survey, Northern Research Group Inc., Las Vegas, NM


September 3-5, 2005


Walked transects.

Mapped in possible historic artifacts.

Surveyed 100 acre field.

Mapped 2 possible sites: historic trash dump, and possible homestead.


Field Archaeologist, Turner Ranch Project, New Mexico Highlands University Archaeological Field School, Las Vegas, NM


Summer 2005


Chose areas to set-up 1x1 meter units.

Mapped rock ring features.

Set-up units and labeled each according to bearing from datum points.

Screened and sorted each level.

Recorded artifacts and/or features found at each level through level sheets, feature forms, field journals, and photographs.

Bagged, labeled, and sorted artifacts recovered.


Field Archaeologist, NMHU Centennial Park Archaeological Project, Northern Research Group Inc., Las Vegas, NM


September 26-29, 2004


Set-up 1x1 meter test unit.

Screened and sorted each 5cm. Level.

Recorded artifacts and features found at each level through mapping.

Bagged, labeled, and sorted artifacts as they were recovered.



Field Archaeologist, San Diego State University Archaeological Field School Lost Valley Boy Scout Reservation San Diego County, CA


May 29-June 28, 2002 June 2-June 28, 2003


Conducted surface surveys of possible sites.

Set-up of north, south, east, and west datum points in the chosen site: CA SDI 2506 Bog Site.

Chose areas to set-up with 2x2 meter units.

Set-up units and labeled each according to bearing from datum points.

Screened and sorted each level.

Recorded artifacts and/or features found at each level through level sheets, feature forms, field journals and photographs.

Excavated features and a cremation.

Bagged, labeled, and sorted artifacts found.

Completed four 2x2 meter units, an STP (shovel test pit), and three 1x2 meter trenches.

Mapped site using plane table, aledaide, and stadia rod.


Lab Assistant, SDSU Archaeology Lab, San Diego, CA


September 2001-June 2002


Identified and cleaned artifacts from several different field seasons.

Cataloged artifacts according to field season year, site, level found, artifact type, number artifacts, weight, and artifact composition.

Re-bagged and label artifacts.






March 2009, Member of Society for California Archaeologists (SCA). 


         August 2008, Registry of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certification.


           M.A.  Southwestern Studies, emphasis in Anthropology, New Mexico Highlands University (Sexing   the Human ClavicleAn analysis of the Valmora Radiographs), 2008.


         B.A.  Anthropology, San Diego State University, San Diego, 2002.


         A.A      El Camino Community College, Torrance, 2000


        November 11 & 12, 2005 New Mexico Historic Archaeology Council

        Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM

       Workshop & Symposium

       Presentations and lectures.

       Certification from council for 12 hours of participation.

       Certification from Bureau of Land Management for 3 field sessions.



   Robert Dorame, MLD, Playa Vista, Native American Monitor,  (562) 761-6417

M. Colleen Hamilton, MA, RPA, Historical Division Manager, Senior Historical Archaeologist, Applied Earthworks, Inc. (951) 766-2000

Josh Smallwood, MA, RPA, Historical Architect/Archaeologist, PD, Applied Earthworks, Inc.(760) 419-0092


Evelyn Chandler, MA, RPA, Senior Archaeologist, ECORP Consulting Inc.  (909) 307-0046


Bettina Kurues Principal Investigator, Turner Ranch Project, NMHU (480) 518-7321


Denise Cucurny, PhD. Associate Professor, California State University at Long Beach (562) 985-5172


Mario J. Gonzales, PhD Assistant Professor, New Mexico Highlands University (505) 454-3546


Ramona Perez, PhD. Associate Professor, San Diego State University (619) 594-1155

Post ID#20567 - replied 9/30/2014 6:58 AM


VSC is seeking a FT Principal Archaeologist Investigator for WSMR (Las Cruces NM area). This is a MON-FRI position with no weekends or holidays required.  All Principal Investigators must meet the qualifications for Archaeologists contained in the Secretary of the Interior Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation (48 FR 44720-44726) OR the New Mexico Administrative Code Qualification for Archaeological, This states that the individual must have a graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology and a minimum of 30 months of full-time professional experience. White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has the need to complete analysis and documentation for cultural surveys in order to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 as amended and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966. Phase II testing may be required on those sites that need more detailed analysis to assess their National Register eligibility status. Work will comply with WSMR Archaeological Standards and Procedures, Installation Cultural Resources Management Plan and the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan.  Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter that reflects relevant experience to  This is an urgent fill position.


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