Topic ID #35673 - posted 5/5/2015 9:31 AM

10 years experience, looking for on-call work in the Northwest



bethanymathews@hotmail.com

My archaeological experience covers much of the Northwest, including most regions of Washington and parts of British Columbia, Oregon and Nevada. Throughout my archaeological career I have worked in various capacities for cultural resource consulting firms, tribes, public land managers, academic departments, and museums.

I began my archaeological career at the waterlogged Mud Bay site in Olympia, WA. Due to this site’s remarkable preservation I developed life-long interests in paleoethnobotany and ancient landscapes. I have since had the privilege to work on a wide variety of archaeological sites including coastal shell middens, clam gardens, Gold Rush encampments, early Holocene camps, pithouse villages, waterlogged sites, historic districts, precontact and historic rock cairns, a WWII military training camp, and numerous historic farmsteads.

I am experienced in all phases of cultural resource management, performing and supervising pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, archaeological monitoring, research, mapping, and report production. I have worked on a wide variety of project types including environmental conservation, road and bridge construction, storm water systems, natural gas pipeline maintenance and construction, wind farm development, mineral mining, transmission lines, logging and fuels management.

I earned my BA in Anthropology from Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA), with a concentration in Archaeology and minor in Public History. I am currently working on an MA thesis in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC) titled “Spatial Analysis of Early Holocene Sites in the Southern Columbia Plateau and Northern Great Basin of North America.” My research interests include spatial analysis, human ecology, and the archaeology and ethnohistory of the Northwest Coast, Plateau, and Great Basin regions.


BETHANY K. MATHEWS

Olympia, WA
360.463.2622
bethanymathews@hotmail.com
CV and papers available: http://sfu.academia.edu/BethanyMathews

EDUCATION

ABT

MA Archaeology

Simon Fraser University,

Burnaby, BC, Canada

Thesis: Spatial Analysis of Early Holocene Sites in the Southern Columbia Plateau and Northern Great Basin of North America

 

December 2008

 

BA Anthropology

Archaeology Concentration

Public History Minor

Western Washington University,
Bellingham, WA, USA

 

June 2006

AA Psychology and Anthropology

Foothill College,

Los Altos Hills, CA, USA

RESEARCH INTERESTS

·         Early Holocene Archaeology

·         Waterlogged and Wetland Archaeology

·         Human Ecology

·         Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems

·         Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Northwest Coast,
Plateau, and Great Basin

FIRST AID TRAINING

2013
March

Wilderness First Aid Essentials (50 hour), Slipstream First Aid, Burnaby, BC

2013
March

CPR A, Slipstream First Aid,
Burnaby, BC

PUBLICATIONS

2014

(in review)

“Plant Foods” in Qwu?gwes—The Archaeological Site (45TN240), Fish Trap, and Homestead; Comprehensive Eleven-year Scientific Description and Cultural Explanatory Report,
edited by Dale Croes, Rhonda Foster and Larry Ross.

 

2010 [2011]

Balanophagy in the Pacific Northwest: The Acorn-Leaching Pits at the Sunken Village Wetsite. Journal of Northwest Anthropology 43:125-140.

Reprinted in 2011 Collection of Papers from the Journal of Northwest Anthropology Associated with Traditional Indigenous Resources, Part 1 General and Terrestrial.

2009

Acorns and Acorn-Leaching Pits.  In Sunken Village, Sauvie Island, Oregon USA: A Report on the 2006-2007 Investigations of National Historic Landmark Wet Site 35MU4, edited by Dale R. Croes, John L. Fagan, and Maureen Newman Zehendner, pp. 85-94. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 9.  Oxbow Books, University of Exeter, England.

PAPERS AND POSTERS PRESENTED

2013

Spatial Analysis of the Western Pluvial Lakes Tradition in the Southern Columbia Plateau and Northern Great Basin of North America, Society for American Archaeology Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 5.

 

2012

Testing the Western Pluvial Lakes Tradition Hypothesis in the Northern Great Basin and Southern Columbia Plateau, presented at Northwest Anthropological Conference in Pendleton, OR, March 15.

 

2011

Chelsey G.D. Armstrong, Jason Moore, Antonia Rodrigues, Bethany Mathews, Dale Croes, Dana Lepofsky, and Dongya Yang. Recovering Ancient DNA from Archaeologically Preserved Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) Acorns, poster presented at Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, May 5.

 

2010

Bethany Mathews and Leroy Keener, “The greatest of all delicacies”: Waterlogged Archaeology and the Search for Ancient Food Preference on the Northwest Coast of North America, presented at Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, May 7.

 

2008

Acorn Leaching Pits, Oak Woodlands and Comparative Ethnography of the Northwest Coast, presented at American Society for Ethnohistory Conference in Eugene, OR, November 13.

 

2008

Balanophagy in the Pacific Northwest: The Acorn-Leaching Pits at the Sunken Village Wetsite and Comparative Ethnographic Acorn Use, presented at 61st Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference in Victoria, BC, Canada, April 25.

 

2008

Balanophagy in the Pacific Northwest: The Acorn-Leaching Pits of the Sunken Village Wet Site 35MU4 and Comparative Ethnography of Acorn Use, presented at 73rd Annual Society for American Archaeology Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 28.

 

2007

The Acorn-Leaching Pits of Sauvie Island: Macroflora Analysis, Comparison of Regional Acorn Use, and Human Population Size Estimate, presented at 60th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference in Pullman, WA, March 15.

REPORTS AUTHORED

2015
Mar

Cultural Resources Assessment for the Habitat for Humanity Sammamish Cottages, King County, WA.
Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

 

2015
Mar

Cultural Resources Assessment for the Curbside Motors Development Project, Pierce County, WA.

Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

 

2015
March

Cultural Resources Assessment for the Johnson Road Industrial Project, Centralia, Lewis County, WA.

Prepared for Drayton Archaeological Research.

 

 

2015

Jan

Cultural Resource Survey Memorandum for the Amended APE for the Lake to Sound Trail, Segment A, King County, WA.

Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

 

2015

Jan

Cultural Resource Monitoring of the Lakewood Outfall Quality Retrofit Project, Pierce County, WA.

Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

 

2014

Nov

Cultural Resources Assessment for the Pierce Conservation District’s Upper Nisqually Vicinity Riparian Restoration Project.

Prepared for Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants.

 

 

2012

Apr

 

Glenn Wegner Natural Resource Conservation Service
Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2012 #120PB Cultural Resource Inventory, Franklin County, WA.

Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2012

Apr

 

William Reser Natural Resource Conservation Service
Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2012 #120BE Cultural Resource Inventory, Walla Walla County, WA.

Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

Nov

Sprecher Pestle Isolate Report, Lincoln County, WA.
Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

Nov

Sprecher Historic Domestic Refuse Dump Site Report, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

Nov

David A. Sprecher Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110NB Cultural Resource Inventory, Lincoln County, WA.

Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

Nov

Zietzke-Schutz Ranch Site Report, Adams County, WA.
Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

Nov

Rocky Top Ranch Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110CO and #110BN Cultural Resource Inventory, Lincoln County, WA.

Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

Nov

C & A Farms Inc Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #1109L Cultural Resource Inventory, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

Nov

 Larry A. Hoffman Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110CG Cultural Resources Inventory, Adams County, WA.
Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

Nov

K & V Ziemer Farms Inc Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110CJ Cultural Resource Inventory, Adams County, WA.
Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

 Oct

Rod A. Goodwin Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110FR Cultural Resource Inventory, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

 Oct

Leslie Spencer Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110AW Cultural Resource Inventory, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 


2011

Sep

Christine Harder Tangvald Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program 2011 #110CS Cultural Resource Inventory, Adams County, WA.
Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

May

Aspen Camp CCS Core Isolate Report, Adams County, WA.

Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

 

2011

May

Aspen Camp Ranch Inc Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program Cultural Resource Inventory Report, Adams County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011

May

DBO Farms Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program Cultural Resource Inventory Report, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2011

May

R & K Farms Natural Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program Cultural Resource Inventory Report, Lincoln County, WA. Prepared for Columbia Historical Consulting.

 

2010

Oct

Box O Ranch Site Report, Jackson County, OR. Prepared for Medford District Bureau of Land Management.

 

2010

Sep

Camp White Fortification Zone Site Report, Jackson County, OR. Prepared for Medford District Bureau of Land Management.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD EXPERIENCE

2015
Feb-Mar

Project Archaeologist, Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Produced cultural resources methodology memorandum for WSDOT project in cooperation with project historian.

2015
Mar

Project Archaeologist, Drayton Archaeological Research, Cosmopolis, WA

Pedestrian survey and subsurface testing of 1.5 acre development site.

2015
Mar

Archaeological Monitor, Statistical Research Inc., Filucy Bay, WA
Archaeological monitoring of bulkhead removal. Required several work stoppages, site recordation, and radiocarbon sampling of newly discovered portion of 45PI1303.

2015
Mar

Project Archaeologist, Drayton Archaeological Research, Centralia, WA
Pedestrian survey and subsurface testing of 4 acre development site.

2015 Jan

Project Archaeologist, Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants,
Spokane, WA

Archaeological monitoring of geotechnical testing prior to cultural resources assessment for a new transit center in the West Plains area.

2015
Jan

Project Archaeologist, Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants,
Renton, WA
Geotechnical bore monitoring and subsurface testing for cultural resources survey of pedestrian trail. Required cultural resource assessment memo production and crew supervision.

2014
Nov-Dec

Project Archaeologist, Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Assisted in production of assessment report for WSDOT project.

2014
Oct

Project Archaeologist, Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants, Upper Nisqually River

Archaeological survey along Nisqually River with one crew member. Required assessment report preparation.

2014

Sep-Dec

Archaeological Monitor, Historical Research Associates, Tukwila, WA

Archaeological monitoring of French drain pipeline trenching.

2014
Oct

Archaeological Monitor, Historical Research Associates, Arlington, WA

Archaeological monitoring of natural gas pipeline lowering.

2014

Jul-Sep

Archaeological Monitor, Historical Research Associates, DuPont, WA

Archaeological monitoring of sewer pipeline trenching.

2014

Sep-Dec

Archaeological Screening, Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants, Seattle, WA

Screening of sonic core bores after geotechnical processing. Assisted with cultural resources assessment report production.

2014

Sep

Archaeological Monitor, Historical Research Associates, Suquamish, WA

Archaeological monitoring of transmission tower replacement.

2014

Sep

Archaeological Survey, Historical Research Associates, Eatonville, WA

Survey and testing of timber unit under direction of HRA Archaeologist.

2014
Aug

 

Archaeological Survey and Testing, Statistical Research Inc.,
Camp Murray and Eatonville, WA

Subsurface testing of proposed construction and conservation areas.

2014

Jul-Aug

Archaeological Monitor, Tierra Right of Way, Chehalis, WA

Archaeological monitoring at bridge construction site. Activities included tree felling, clearing, grubbing, and deep excavation. Required testing and recordation of an historic domestic refuse scatter and historic refuse dump site.

2014
Jul

Archaeological Survey, Statistical Research Inc., Filucy Bay, WA

Survey and testing of middens along Puget Sound for predictive model.

2014
Jun

Archaeological Survey, Statistical Research Inc., Olympia, WA

Survey and testing of a storm-water system improvement.

2014
Feb-Jun

Archaeological Monitor, Historical Research Associates, Dayton, WA

Cultural resources monitor on a wind farm construction site. Activities included underground cable trenching, road, building, and wind turbine construction. Required testing of early twentieth century domestic refuse scatters for evaluation.

2014
Mar

Archaeological Survey, Statistical Research Inc., Washougal, WA

Survey and testing of a transmission line update.

2014
Jan-
present

Archaeologist, Harstine Island History Project, Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services

Independent research project on the archaeology and history of Harstine Island, Mason County, WA, in cooperation with Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services.

2013
Oct-Nov

Volunteer, Mission Creek Salvage Project, Olympia, WA
Salvage screened spoil piles for Hudson’s Bay Company era artifacts on several Saturdays in Oct-Nov.

2013
May-Jun

Archaeologist (Independent Contractor), Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council, Hope, British Columbia
Worked with Nlaka’pamux Nation members and permit-holding archaeologists to survey and test within BC Hydro Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission alignment.

2013
May

Field Assistant (Volunteer), Simon Fraser University

Provided excavation assistance on several clam gardens and a shell midden on Quadra Island, British Columbia. Required field camping.

2012
Oct

 

GIS Technician (Independent Contractor), VARCA Consulting, Pavillion, B.C.

Produced navigation maps prior to pedestrian survey, mapped regional archaeological site distributions for analysis, created spatial data files from survey data, and produced maps for industry consultation.

2012
Sep

Field Assistant (Volunteer), Simon Fraser University

Provided excavation and logistical assistance on a shell midden column (bulk) sample on Quadra Island, BC, for an Archaeology Master of Arts student thesis research. Required field camping and canoeing.

2012
Apr

Archaeologist (Independent Contractor), Columbia Historical Consulting

Produced two reports in consultation with field archaeologist.


2011
Sep-Nov

Archaeologist (Independent Contractor), Columbia Historical Consulting

Supervised field technician while surveying and testing eight NRCS Section 106 cultural resource inventory projects in Lincoln and Adams counties, WA. Reported field methods and findings, created report maps, and researched local geology, history, and archaeology.

2011
Aug

Field Assistant (Volunteer), Simon Fraser University

Provided excavation and logistical assistance at Keatley Creek pithouse village site near Lillooet, BC. Fieldwork consisted of pithouse rim excavation, use of total station for in situ mapping, pollen/phytolith/radiocarbon sample collection, and sample processing.

2011
May

Archaeologist (Independent Contractor), Columbia Historical Consulting
Worked independently and as a supervisor to test project locations for three NRCS cultural resource inventory projects in central WA. Reported field methods and findings, created report maps, and researched local geology, history and archaeology.

2010
May-Sep

Archaeologist Technician (GS-06), Medford OR BLM

Worked under direction of Medford District Bureau of Land Management district archaeologist on independent surveys, site recordation, and report writing. Projects included recordation and research of a cattle ranch in the Soda Mountain Wilderness as well as a WWII U.S. Army training camp (NHPA Section 110 inventory).


2009
Jul-Sep

Archaeologist Technician (GS-06), Medford OR BLM

Worked independently in the field, under direction of Grants Pass Resource Area archaeologist. Survey projects included fuels reduction and timber sale projects, ranging in size from less than 1 acre to several hundred acres. Training included Hazardous Materials and First Aid.

2009
Apr-Jul

Archaeology Field Technician, Summit Envirosolutions

Excavation of previously identified prehistoric and historic mining sites on Bureau of Land Management land prior to disturbance caused by gold mining activity at Cortez Hills, NV by Barrick Gold Corporation.


2009
Jan-Feb

Archaeological Technician, AMEC Bothell WA

Six week excavation of Olcott-age sites (45SN28, 45SN303) prior to county road expansion.

2008

Jun-Sep

Archaeological Technician (GS-05), Burns OR BLM

Survey of resource restoration project areas (NHPA Section 106), site monitoring, and flagging previously recorded sites for avoidance during restoration projects. Worked with crews of 3-8 people to identify and record prehistoric and historic sites and isolates.

2007

Sep

Archaeological Field Technician, South Puget Sound Community College

Supervision of excavation crew at 35MU4, Sunken Village site OR. Directed feature identification, created and organized project forms, conducted and monitored digital photography, led community tours, excavated and conserved perishable materials.

2007

Jun

Passport in Time Volunteer, National Forest Service

Project “Vigilant.” One week of rock cairn mapping and recording, prior to landscape restoration in Umpqua National Forest OR.


2007
Jul

Passport in Time Volunteer, National Forest Service

Project “Following the Smoke.” Preparing woodland prior to low-intensity burning for hazel management in Six Rivers National Forest CA. Included introduction to Karuk tribe tradition and knowledge, and removal of invasive species from tribal garden.

2006

Sep

Archaeological Field Technician(Volunteer), SPSCC

Two week excavation at Sunken Village site. Included wet- and dry-site excavation, photography, illustration, site survey and cataloguing.

2006

Jun-Aug

Archaeological Field School, South Puget Sound Community College

Twelve credit field school at an ancient Squaxin Island Tribe site.

Required excavation of wet- and dry-components of a village and midden site, cataloguing, excavation notes, level and artifact illustration.

LAB AND MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

2013
Dec-
2014
Feb

Collections Volunteer, Squaxin Island Museum Library
& Research Center

Archaeological data management and exhibit assistance.

 

2011
Jul

Collections Volunteer, Squaxin Island Museum Library
& Research Center

Cleaned portion of donated ethnographic collection with heavy insect infestation. Materials included basketry and leather.

 

2008
Sep-
Dec

WWU Independent Study, Repatriation of Materials

Inventoried materials collected by Bureau of Indian Affairs teacher working in the Shageluk Alaska community from the 1940s to 1970s, prior to return to community. Materials included reel-to-reel tapes (reviewed and digitized in part) and children’s writings and drawings.

 

2007
Dec-
Jan

Intern, Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Review of site forms for information required by DAHP, GIS and other database updates, assigning Smithsonian trinomials and various clerical tasks.

 

2007
Jan-
2008
Jan

Anthropology Lab Technician, South Puget Sound CC

Wet-lab artifact cleaning, including macrobotanical, basketry and wood objects. Preservation of perishable artifacts in polyethylene glycol solution. Artifact cataloguing and data entry of artifact and feature information. Photography, photo cataloguing of two seasons of field and lab photography. Research on artifacts and features.

 

2007

Jun-

Aug

Museology Internship, Western Washington University

Internship at Squaxin Island Museum, Library & Research Center at Kamilche, WA. Internship focused on photography of excavations at the Mud Bay site, which was co-managed by the Squaxin Island Tribe. Photo work included activities and events at the site, excavation levels and artifacts during and after excavation. These photos are used for research at SPSCC and for public display at MLRC.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION TRAINING

2012

Oct

Section 106 Essentials, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Two day course on Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

 

2008
Apr

Preserve America Workshop

Workshop on researching the history of properties, followed by volunteer research of historic district tenant history.

TEACHING AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2010 Dec-

2012

Apr

Seminar Series Coordinator, Archaeology Department, SFU
Organized internal and external speaker talks for weekly seminar series at Simon Fraser University.

2010 Dec-

Apr

2012

Proseminar Series Coordinator, Archaeology Department, SFU

Coordinated professional development opportunities with Archaeology grad students and faculty for Simon Fraser University Archaeology Department.

 

2011
Jan-

Apr

Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University

Course: Introduction to Archaeology, Archaeology Department

Instructor: B. Hayden

 

2010
Jan-

Apr

Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University

Course: Ancient Peoples and Places, Archaeology Department

Instructor: D. Lepofsky

 

2007
Jun-

Aug

Teaching Assistant, South Puget Sound Community College

Course: Archaeological Field School

Instructor: D. Croes

Included instruction in wet- and dry-site excavation, cataloguing techniques, and guidance on independent projects.

AWARDS

2013

Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University

2012

Professional Development Grant, Graduate Student Society,
Simon Fraser University

2012

Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University

2012

Northwest Regional Scholarship, Washington State Scholar,
Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. Awarded to attend National Preservation Conference in Spokane, WA

2012

Roy F. Jones Memorial Scholarship, Oregon Archaeological Society

2012

Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University

2011

Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University

2011

Dr. Jack Nance Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Archaeology,
Simon Fraser University

2010

Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University

2010

Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University

2010

J.V. Christensen Graduate Scholarship, Simon Fraser University

2009

Targeted Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Simon Fraser University

2008

Undergraduate Paper Award, Northwest Anthropological Conference

2007

Social Science Research Paper Award, South Puget Sound Community College

 






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