Topic ID #34278 - posted 12/15/2014 7:03 PM

Motivated Field Archaeologist seeking Field Work, Can Travel as Required



mjp2205

Matthew Joseph Previto

mjp2205@columbia.edu

 (631) 678-5591

28 Emm Lane

Roslyn, New York 11576

 

EDUCATION

Columbia University,                                                                                                                     October 15, 2014

Masters of Anthropology, Concentration: Archaeology                                                                         

Master’s Thesis: The City and the Villa: Entangled Identities at Roman Lindum and Gorhambury

Overall GPA: 3.66

Binghamton University, State University of New York                                                           December 15, 2011

Bachelor of Arts with High Honors, Specializing in Anthropology and History with a concentration in Archaeology

Overall GPA: 3.8; History GPA: 3.95; Anthropology GPA: 3.74

Dean’s List: Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011

Honors Thesis: The Sterling Great House in the Chacoan Regional System

Utica College

Overall GPA: 3.65; Anthropology GPA: 3.6; History GPA: 3.93

Dean’s List Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009

EXPERIENCE

Hartgen Archaeological Associates, Albany, New York                                                          10/13/2014-present

·         Participated in Phase I and Phase II projects

·         Dug STPs and conducted pedestrian surveys on Pennsylvania pipeline project

·         Excavated 2x1 meters units during Niagara State Park Bridge Project

·         Engaged with prehistoric and historic sites as well as material culture

Halmyris Archaeological Excavations, Murighiol, Romania                                                   6/28/2014-7/27/2014

Volunteer

·         Excavated 2nd to 6th century Roman Fort

·         Excavated large scale military architecture

·         Identified, cleaned and catalogued artifacts

Thompson House Excavation, Setauket, NY                                                                        6/30/2013-7/28/2013                       

Intern

·         Excavated archaeological features and artifacts

·         Engaged in archival research project focusing on the slaves of the Thompson family

·         Handled eighteenth century diaries and letters

·         Researched other colonial era houses on Long Island

Columbia University Intern in Digital Social Sciences Center in GIS                                        10/2012-6/2013

Intern

·         Learned Basics of ARCGIS

·         Mapping, raster and vector data storage

·         Prepared presentation for Library Board on the application of GIS to archaeology

·         Designed instructive exercises for symposium on archaeological GIS

Totah Archaeological Field School, Farmington, NM                                                                               06/2011

Student

      Excavated archaeological features and artifacts

      Profiled and mapped Test Units and trenches

      Cleaned and Catalogued artifacts

      Conducted architectural, ceramic, and lithic analysis of Sterling Great House Site for Honors Thesis

Binghamton Archaeological Field School, Lowman, NY                                                                          06/2010

Student                                                                         

·         Excavated archaeological features and artifacts

      Used Total Station to survey archaeological site

      Profiled and mapped Test Units and Shovel Test Pits

      Cleaned and catalogued artifacts

      Researched context and historical significance of archaeological artifacts

American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan, NY                                                                8/2009-12/2009

Fall Intern

·         Classified and catalogued archaeological artifacts

       •    Researched context and historical significance of archaeological artifacts

      Cleaned and preserved archaeological artifacts

      Handled and analyzed nineteenth century site reports and seventeenth century manuscripts.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Cold Spring Harbor, NY                                                                        05/2009-08/2010

Summer Intern

        •   Researched and handled historical documents for summer exhibit

        •   Cleaned and preserved archaeological artifacts

Utica College Albanian Archaeological Field School, Smithtown, NY                                           05/2008-07/2008                                                                                                        

Student

        •   Traveled to Butrint, Albania, Corfu, Greece, and Bucharest, Romania

·         Studied and researched classical to 19th century period artifacts

      Conducted physical anthropological research on 13th century human remains

      Helped diagnosis evidence of pathological damage in human remains

      Researched the history of European cultures through their physical and cultural remains

SKILLS

Computer Skills

      • ARCGIS, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Archaeological Skills

  Excavation and artifact conservation

  Handling and cleaning of artifacts

  Research

 






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