Topic ID #35996 - posted 8/5/2015 10:36 AM

MA with GIS Cert. seeks any position. Willing to relocate.


M. Wrenn





M.A.      Anthropology (four field with focus in archaeology) Magna cum laude

              Graduate Certificate in GIS (24 additional graduate hours)

              Archaeological Field School

B.A.       Anthropology (minor in classical civilizations and languages)

               2008 LSU Arts and Sciences Senior of the Year



2014 “Crafting Orange Pottery in Early Florida: Production and Distribution” in New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida with Dr. Rebecca Saunders


2012 “Designing Pots: Determining Orange Incised Design Variation and Distribution At The Rollins Shell Ring Site and the Guana Shell Ring Site in Florida”  (Presented at Southeastern Archaeological Conference)


Skill Set:

-ESRI 10.2 Suite of Products

-Microsoft Office Suite



-Data analysis

- Education and Lesson Prep

-Archaeological Illustration

-In-depth Research

-Ceramic Analysis

-Faunal Analysis

-Technical Writing

-Academic Writing


Field Experience:

2013 Chatsworth Archaeological Project (Field tech)

              -CRM mitigation effort

              -Total Station Survey

              -Sugar house and slave quarters excavation and mapping

              -Artifact recovery, research, and identification

              -Lab analysis and cleaning of artifacts

                Principal Investigator: Dr. Dennis Jones (LSU Rural Life Museum)


2011 Port Hudson (Field tech)

              -Battery A Excavation

              -Shovel testing

                Principal Investigator: Dr. Rob Mann (LSU Anthropology Department)


Lab Experience:

2010-2011 LSU Museum of Natural Sciences (Graduate Researcher Rollins and Guana)

              -Analyzed archaic pottery sherds for motif, construction, and individualization

              -Created a database of all motifs, pottery types, and characteristics

              -Created drawings of all motifs and archaeological illustrations of notable and typified artifacts

              -Conducted archaeological experiment to determine tools used to create incisions

              -Repaired and cross-mended artifacts

             (Many previously unidentified as being from the same vessel)

              Lab Administrator: Dr. Rebecca Saunders (LSU Museum of Natural Sciences)

2008-2009 LSU Maya DIVA Lab (Dendrochronology Project)

              -Processed tree core samples

              -Desalinized wooden artifacts

              -Cross sectioned waterlogged artifacts with the goal of identifying tree ring structure

              (Compared with modern tropical hardwood varieties)

              -Worked in conjunction with Forestry Department to identify tropical growth ring patterns    
  -Compared tree ring structure of tropical specimens to that of known dendrochronologal sequences

              Lab Administrator: Dr. Heather McKillop (LSU Doris Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Studies)


Archival Experience:

2010 LSU Museum of Natural Sciences (Curatorial Assistant)

              -Rehoused collections

              -Checked provenience and culled collections without provenience

              -Compared provenience with museum database and updated database

              -Processed Faunal Remains and Other Artifacts

              Administrator: Dr. Rebecca Saunders (LSU Museum of Natural Sciences)


Educational Experience:

2011-2015 Runnels High School (Teacher)

              - Experience teaching Latin I, Latin I honors, Latin II, Latin II honors, Latin III, Latin III Honors, Latin               Pre-AP, Latin V honors, Latin VI honors, Latin VII honors, Greek I honors, Greek II honors, Greek III  
        honors, and High School Earth Science

              -Developed lesson plans to facilitate student learning

              -Utilized classroom management techniques to create a cohesive learning environment

              -Devised experiments to reinforce understanding of subject material

              -Organized fieldtrips to tie student learning to real world settings


Volunteer and Organizational Activities:

              -Baton Rouge General Hospital Arts in Medicine Program

              -Spot It Free Skin Cancer Screening Program

              -Sponsor of Runnels Junior Classical League

              -Convention Chairperson Louisiana Junior Classical League

              -West Baton Rouge Museum Guest Relations Volunteer

              -National Young Leaders Conference Nominating Committee Member

              -Students for the Promotion of Antiquities founding Member and President

              -Member Phi Kappa Phi

              -Member Eta Sigma Phi

              -Member American Classical League




Dennis Jones

LSU Rural Life Museum

Chatsworth Head Archaeologist


Heather McKillop

Louisiana State University

Doris Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Studies



Rebecca Saunders

Louisiana State University

Associate Professor



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