Topic ID #36353 - posted 11/13/2015 3:44 PM

Itinerant Archaeological Technician seeking winter work, will travel.


David Dixon

Phone: (509)-868-3057

Address: 11735 Holm RD SW

Rochester WA, 98579



Current Status/Affiliation

            Washington State University Alumni.



Washington State University


·         BA Washington State University- Anthropology. Archaeological field method and practice. Minors in History and Comparative Ethnic Studies.

·         RPA level 5 Archaeological Field School under Professor Andrefsky-Washington State University Anthropology Department/Emeritus.


Community Colleges of Spokane


·          Assoicate of Arts degree- Colville Community College IEL for CCS. 


Colville Highschool


·         High school diploma graduated  1999


Work Experience


November 1, 2015 to November 6, 2015. SWCA Environmental Consulting. Pittsburgh PA 15017. Archaeological Technician @ 13.00 dollars per hour, 60 hours per week with Per Diem. 80% shovel probes and 20% Pedestrian photo logging of project area Supervisor was Shawn Joy


  • Project was the Revolution pipeline C3 lateral. Project consisted mostly of phase 1 investigations determining the location of sites within the project boundary, pedestrian photo logging of project corridor, and use of Trimble to map photo locations, as well as shovel probes.



September 1, 2015 to September 23, 2015. AquaTerra Cultural Resource Consultants, Tumwater Wa 98511. Archaeological Technician @ 17.00 dollars per hour. 40 hours per week 50% pedestrian survey, 50% shovel probes. Supervisor was Sarah Ammel


  • Projects included the JBLM I-5 corridor expansion, and the Titlow Beach restoration. Both projects consisted primarily of phase 1 investigations, and the use of GPS to mark shovel probe locations.


November 2014 to August 15, 2015. Rick’s Family Foods Clarkston WA 99403.

Night Supervisor @ 9.73 dollars per hour. 40 hours per week. Supervisor was Willie Ball


  • Duties included staff management, cash handling, stocking, display setup, closing tills, and running nightly reports.



June 15, 2014 to August 13, 2015. Grumpy’s Restaurant Clarkston WA 99403


  • Duties included waitstaff/server, customer service, and prepping work stations for the next day.



June 4, 2012 to August 6, 2012. USFS Malheur National Forest Prairie City Ranger District.

Prairie City Oregon 97869. Archaeology Technician GS06 @ $16.73 dollars per hour. 40 hours per week. 50% pedestrian survey. 50% site monitoring and recording.  Supervising Archaeologist: Stephen Todd Jankowski


·         USFS seasonal crew for the Malheur National forest, Prairie city Ranger district with a team of six persons. Projects were the Central Malheur Grazing Allotment project and Starr Healthy Forest Restoration Act project. Duties during the Central Malheur project consisted of site monitoring, site record updating, as well as describing and evaluating grazing impacts to the cultural resources within the Prairie City Ranger District. Duties during the Starr HFRA project were comprised of pedestrian survey, identifying prehistoric and historic sites and isolates, site recording, and identifying culturally significant Flora.


June 29, 2011 to March 3 2012. Hastings Entertainment LLC. Lewiston Idaho 83501.

Video department manager @ 10.00 dollars per hour, 40 hours per week. Supervisor was Anna Seward


·         Video Department manager. Duties included, task management, product placement, cashiering, customer service, and overseeing the completion of weekly projects within the department.


Washington State University Department of Anthropology Clerical Assist 1.

Paid Work-study program @ 10.00 per hour, 20 hours per week, Supervisor was Dr Diane Curewitz from August 2007 to September 2010.


·         Data entry, artifact sorting, cataloging, arranging, description, retrieval, identifying, processing artifacts for archival, and inventorying, Museum archival and curation, use of Past Perfect museum data system, familiar with Excel.

·         Three years of lab work with Dr Diane Curewitz at WSU under whom duties included, artifact cataloging, sorting, arranging, description, retrieval, identifying, and processing artifacts for archival; entering archaeological data into WSU data system, museum artifact inventory, museum data entry, cataloging museum specimens, rehousing collections, archaeological file sorting, and one project the Cedar Mesa project contracted to WSU by the BLM.


June 1, 2008 to August 23 2008. United States Forest Service-Colville National Forest.

Three Rivers Ranger District. Kettle Falls Washington 99141. Archaeological technician aide GS04 @ $12.73 dollars per hour plus per diem. 40 hours per week. 40% pedestrian survey. 40% file transfer and research. 10% documentation. 10% excavation. Principle Archaeologist Steve Kramer Supervisor; Eileen Spencer


·         USFS seasonal crew for the Colville National Forest, Three Rivers Ranger District with a team of three persons. Duties included the Three Rivers mining survey, Three Rivers Archaeological file S.O. transfer. Research assistant to district Archaeologist Eileen Spencer, Data collection, site monitoring, relocation and mapping, Identifying Prehistoric and Historic sites and isolates, Photographic reconnaissance of Historic mine sites. Identifying Flora and Fauna of region. Data entry of aerial photographs into district ARC GIS system.



June 11, 2007 to August 22, 2007. United States Forest Service-Colville National Forest. Three Rivers Ranger District. Kettle Falls Washington 99141. Archaeological technician aide GS04 @ $11.01 dollars per hour plus per diem.  40 hours per week. 80% archaeological pedestrian survey. 10% documentation. 10% excavation. Principle Archaeologist Steve Kramer Supervisor; Eileen Spencer

·         USFS 2007 seasonal crew for the Colville National Forest, Three Rivers Ranger District, with a team of three persons. Duties included documentation, site relocation, field survey and reconnaissance. Projects included the Hanlon Survey Project which identified archaeological resources such as historic properties, cabin sites, historic artifacts / isolates, and Republic PIT 2007 excavations, which identified a cache of prehistoric artifacts relevant to the middle archaic period at the Republic USFS district office in Ferry County Washington.


June 1, 2006 to September 14, 2006. United States Forest Service-

Colville National Forest- Colville, Washington 99114.

Archaeological Technician Aid GS03 @ $10.73 dollars per hour plus per diem.  75% survey, 10% documentation and 15% excavation. Full time 40 hours. Principal Archaeologist: Steven Kramer. Crew Chief: Stephen Todd Jankowski

·      USFS 2006 seasonal crew member for the Colville National Forest supervisor’s office working with a team of three to four persons. Duties included excavation, documentation, and field survey reconnaissance. Projects included South Boulder creek excavations, Little Pend Oreille excavations, Log Flume excavations, Curlew excavations, Vulcan Mountain Surveys, Bend Lake Trail Surveys, Pend Oreille River/River Bend Surveys, Sweet Creek Survey, and Millpond PIT 2006 excavations. Identified historic isolates, historic sites, and 1 prehistoric riverine occupation / seasonal fishing village. Trained by Stephen Jankowski in archaeological field methods such as excavation techniques, recordation, lithic analysis, compass, field safety, survey and some geomorphology/geoarchaeology

Colville Community College- February 2005 to June 2007. Colville Washington 99114.


·         Library aide for Addie Johansen.

·         Duties included assisting students with research, book checkouts and returns, familiar with Dewey decimal system, library maintenance, volume shelving, and answering calls.


Research Interests

·         Northwest settlement patterns, trade methods, and cultural practices

·         American Archaeology primarily in the Southwest, Great Basin and Columbia Basin Plateau regions focusing on group interaction at geo/cultural boundary zones

·         Stacked Rock Features of the Columbia Plateau and Great Basin boundary

·         Lithic source material and manufacture of the Columbia Plateau and Great Basin regions and the Birch Creek Canyon site, Owyhee Region Snake River Drainage

·         European Iron age and pre-iron age Celtic culture and technology


Research Skills


  • Trained in archaeological survey and field lab methods,
  • data entry, artifact sorting, cataloging, and inventorying,
  • Museum archival and curation,
  • archaeological excavation methods,
  • Archaeological site relocation,
  • researching information on archaeological sites,
  • historic and prehistoric artifacts within the archaeological record.
  • Familiar with ARC GIS mapping system software as well as Past Perfect.
  • Trained in use of ArcMap,
  • Use Garmin GPS,
  • GIS Trimble,
  • Excel, Publisher,
  • Map reading and site sketch map,
  • off road driving and 4x4,
  • pedestrian survey methods,
  • Lithic analysis,
  • site recording analysis, site form documentation

and digital camera use.




Government Vehicle License USFS Malheur National Forest expires 2016

Prairie City Ranger District Malheur National Forest

P.O. Box 909
John Day, OR 97845





Certificate of Appreciation

  June 19th 2006 – September 14, 2006

 Colville National Forest USFS 765 south main street Colville WA

 99114 Phone (509)-684-7000





Washington State Drivers License

  May 25, 2012 – June 17, 2017

            License # DixonDW204L6


Other Skills / Training


  • Leadership training,
  • personal motivation,
  • personal relations,
  • team building,
  • cultural awareness through Comparative Ethnic Studies,
  • First Aid CPR 2012 – 2014,
  • over 7 years of experience in cashiering and customer service (public interaction),
  • two years of editorial and journalism experience,
  • GPS
  • ArcPad
  • Archaeological survey methods and field practices





Stephen Todd Jankowski, M.Sc.

Asst. District Archaeologist

USDA Forest Service

Willamette National Forest

Middle Fork Ranger District

46375 HWY 58

Westfir OR 97492

503-505-1388 cell




Dr Diane Curewitz

Collections Manager

Department of Anthropology,

PO Box 644910, Washington State University,

Pullman WA 99164-4910

Phone: 509-335-3441




Dr William Andrefsky Jr

Professor Anthropology,

Former Chair Anthropology department

Department of Anthropology,

PO Box 644910, Washington State University,

Pullman WA 99164-4910

Phone: 509-335-1127



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