Topic ID #36382 - posted 11/19/2015 11:42 AM

Archaeological Technician Seeking Work in Pacific Northwest--Lab and Field Experience



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SARAH RAIN HIBDON

hibdonsr@comcast.net

 

EDUCATION

            2011—2014                   B.A. in Anthropology: Archaeological Sciences,

                                                Graduated: March 2014 (3.84 GPA, 3.89 GPA in major)

                                                University of Washington, Seattle WA

                    

IMPORTANT COURSES TAKEN

Archaeological GIS, Python Programming and Advanced GIS, Quantitative Archaeological Analytic Techniques, Zooarchaeology, Geoarchaeology, Archaeological Mapping, Archaeological Lab Techniques, Pacific Archaeology, Archaeological Extinctions, Human Fossil Evolution, Human & Comparative Osteology

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

August 2015—present             Archaeological Field Technician with Statistical Research Inc, Lacey, WA; August 2014—present; 40 hours/week on call.  Work as part of a team responsible for Cultural Resource Management work within Washington State. Duties include data recovery (excavation, screening), documentation (technical mapping, trimble units, SRID mobile), construction monitoring, survey (pedestrian, shovel probes, historic properties assessment), artifact lab analysis (historics: glass, ceramic, metal), and historic properties inventories/national register of historic places record searching in accordance with DAHP regulations. Work under the direction of Stephanie Jolivette, MA, RPA and Sarah Van Galder, MA, RPA at Statistical Research Inc.

 

July 2015—present      Lab Volunteer at the Washington State Capital Museum, Olympia, WA; July 2015—present; 8-16 hours/week. Lab volunteer in charge of the Centennial Trail archaeological collection (prehistoric and historic materials) and donated unprovenienced materials. Duties include organizing, consistency-checking, cataloguing, and preparing the collection for full curation and safe storage. Work under the direction of Alicia Woods, Curator of Collections, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

 

2014                            Temporary Laboratory/Research Employee at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado; September—December 2014); 40 hours/week. One of two temporary lab research employees responsible for tasks similar to those during laboratory/research intern position, but with increased responsibility and analyses conducted.  More responsibility in assisting with teaching and activities for middle school through adult groups, and in charge of teaching elementary school groups during various annual and evening programs (Intro to Artifacts, Dendrochronology, Spoonful of Dirt, Intro to Crow Canyon, Outdoor Museum on the Ground, Annual Meeting). Assisted with fieldwork (excavation and documentation of features and structures), backfill monitoring, and site closing.

 

2014               Laboratory/Research Intern at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado; July 2014—September 2014; 40 hours/week. One of two lab research interns responsible for assistance in washing, cataloguing, categorizing, analyzing (chipped-stone [flakes, cores, projectile points, bifaces, drills] and ground-stone analyses [manos, metates, hammerstones, peckingstones] of geological material type and artifact function/designation, ceramic temper and design analysis, reconstruction of whole vessels from fragments, flotation and constant volume analysis), organizing, illustrating, photographing, and curating artifacts from the Basketmaker Communities Project. Assist with teaching and activities for middle school through adult groups. Part of a team conducting in-field surveys and pottery analysis in accordance with a contract for PaleoWest. Responsible for the correct documentation, interpretation, and handling of artifacts. Perform consistency checks on current and previous projects to ensure correct information and comparability of data between projects. Streamline lab procedures and organization to ensure lab is more efficient and productive.

 

2014                           Volunteer at the Maya Research Program, Blue Creek, Belize; June—July, 2014; 48 hours/week. Assisted with excavation and site mapping of the Xnoha complex (Xnoha, Ma Pitz Nah), and bioarchaeological analyses—conducted osteological and bioarchaeological analyses on skeletal remains procured from various sites (Blue Creek, Chum-Balam-Na, Ma Pitz Nah, Nojol Nah, Tulix Mul, Xnoha) in order to compile a more complete bioarchaeological profile of inhabitants of the region, as well as any pathological anomalies or trends among them. Assisted with the correct documentation, excavation, removal, and handling of bioarchaeological remains from the above-mentioned sites.

 

2013                    Geoarchaeology Laboratory Assistant at University of Washington, WA; September—December 2013; 8 hours/week. Part of a team responsible for lab analyses of geoarchaeological material from Gua Talimbue, Sulawesi for class in Geoarchaeology. Worked under the direction of Dr. Ben Marwick, Professor of Archaeology.

 

2013                            Volunteer/Field School Participant at the Maya Research Program, Blue Creek, Belize; July, 2013; 48 hours/week. Assisted with excavation, site mapping, and lab work—helped with preparing, labeling, and curating artifacts (ceramics, lithics, other) from various sites (Chum-Balam-Na, Ma Pitz Nah, Nojol Nah, Tulix Mul, Xnoha).

 

2013                                Laboratory Volunteer at University of Washington, WA; April—June 2013; 4 hours/week. Assisted with sorting, categorizing, labeling, and interpreting stone artifacts from Gua Moho Hono, Sulawesi. Worked under the direction of Dr. Ben Marwick, Professor of Archaeology.

SCHOLARSHIPS

2014                            Welker Scholarship Endowment Fund, Welker scholarship for advanced undergraduate/early graduate students in archaeology at the Maya Research Program, 2014 field season.

 

2013                            Welker Scholarship Endowment Fund, Welker scholarship for advanced undergraduate/early graduate students in archaeology at the Maya Research Program, 2013 field season.

 

 

 

 

AWARDS  &  HONORS

2011—2014                 Member of the University of Washington Dean’s list of academic achievement every quarter from Winter 2011 through Winter 2014 (with the exclusion of Fall 2011), and of the Annual Dean’s List for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

 

2012—2014                Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars at the University of Washington, from Winter 2013-2014.

 

2011—2012                 Member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honors Society at the University of Washington, from Fall 2011 to Spring 2012.

 

RELEVANT SKILLS

 

o   OSHA-Certified

o   ArcGIS (ArcMap 10.1, ArcCatalogue, ArcReader, ArcPad)

o   R Statistical Program (RStudio 0.97.551)

o   Python 2.7.6 (PyScripter, IDLE)

o   PastPerfect Museum Database Software; other Database proficiency

o   Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data (WISAARD)

o   Adobe Photoshop CS

o   Total Station and GPS Units (Trimble)

o   Technical Mapping

o   Artifact Illustration (portfolio available upon request)

 

REFERENCES

 

Mrs. Sarah Van Galder

MA, RPA, Statistical Research, Inc

1110 Golf Club Road SE, Suite 102

Lacey, WA 98503

svangalder@sricrm.com

(360) 918-8621 (office)

 

Ms. Stephanie Jolivette

MA, RPA, Statistical Research, Inc

1110 Golf Club Road SE, Suite 102

Lacey, WA 98503

sjolivette@sricrm.com

(360) 918-8621 (office)

 

Mrs. Alicia Woods

Curator of Collections, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

PO Box 42650

Olympia, WA 98504-2650

alicia.woods@parks.wa.gov

(360) 586-0206 or (360) 902-0939

 

Dr. Kari Schleher

Laboratory Manager, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

23390 Road K

Cortez, CO 81321

KSchleher@crowcanyon.org

(970) 564-4397 (direct) ; (800) 422-8975, ext. 137

 






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