Topic ID #36819 - posted 3/9/2016 11:45 AM

Available Enthusiastic Field Technician, 1 Year Experience Level, Willing to Travel BA



Andrulamb

Field/Laboratory Skills and Other Qualifications


  • Phase I, phase II, and phase III in CRM

  • Shovel test probes, screening, Munsell soil color and texture, excavation units

  • Field mapping of prehistoric and historic features

  • Geospatial Data field collection with Trimble, Garmin, and Juneau handheld GPS units

  • Ceramic and lithic analysis Mississippean-Historic Period in Southeast Region

  • Curation conforming to the standards of ISHPA

  • Artifact processing, cleaning/drying, sorting, cataloging, accession/deaccession

  • Land navigation with topographic map and compass and GPS

  • Digital and paper field logs, record keeping, digital photography, and digital site forms

  • MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Studio, SPSS, QGIS, Google Earth, Adobe Acrobat

  • Safe operation of 4WD vehicles off road

  • Backpacking, camping, canoeing/kayaking, wild edibles, wilderness survival

  • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) security clearance US Waterways

  • CPR/BLS certification American Heart Association


Fieldwork Experience

2015 | October—December

American Resource Group, Ltd. Hot Spring County, Arkansas Ouachita National Forest

Phase I Archaeological survey of 3000 acres of rugged Ouachita National Forest parcels. Shovel test probes and pedestrian survey, screening, soil analysis, field mapping and site flagging. Utilization of digital PDF Maps to assist land navigation. Artifact recovery. Operation of FWD vehicles.

2015 | August—September

E3 Environmental, LLC, Mackenzie County, North Dakota

Bear Creek NGL-CR

Phase I Archaeological survey of Bear Creek/Oasis pipeline pipeline 250m right-of-way corridor approximate total lengths adding to 57 miles.

Archaeological Field Technician I

Pedestrian survey and shovel test probes (typical depth 50cmbs), screening. Historic and Prehistoric site/feature identification. Field logs and office recording keeping, site forms for North Dakota SHPO review, digital photography, profile and plan view mapping. Munsell System. Trimble GEO XH, XT and Juneau for geospatial data collection (points, polygons, etc). Site/feature mapping. Artifact recovery. Land and vehicle navigation, staging trucks for linear survey. Operation of 4WD vehicles.

2015 | July-August

USDA Forest Service, Union County, Jackson County, Illinois

Wyden RX 2015

Phase I Archaeological survey of the Shawnee National Forest, Jackson/Union County, IL

Archaeological Field Technician

Pre-survey cartographic research for map prepararation and organizing previously collected data. Phase I archaeological survey of mixed forest, pine and hardwood stands. Pedestrian survey and shovel testing, soil analysis. Field mapping various historic and prehistoric sites/features. Digital photography. Digital site forms in field. Wireless field communication/coordination with 2-way radios. Land navigation.

2015 | June 27-July 1

American Resource Group, Ltd. Columbia, Illinois

D&A Builders Site 11MO1005

Phase III Archaeological excavation of Mississippi Lowland Plains, Columbia, IL

Archaeological Field Technician

Assisted excavation of 47 archaic features on residential construction site. Record keeping and artifact recovery of Late Woodland/Emergent Mississipian cultural horizons. Profile mapping with line level, plan view mapping, cataloging, Munsell test matrix/fill identification and comparison, lateral shovel technique, bucket screening of zones/lenses, zooarchaeological sampling/field analysis, feature photography.

2015 | April-June

USDA Forest Service, Crawford County, Indiana

Phase I Archaeological survey of the Hoosier National Forest, Dubois/Crawford County Indiana

Archaeological Field Technician

Phase I archaeological survey of mixed forest, pine and hardwood stands. Surface and shovel test probes, screening, and soil analysis. Field mapping historic and prehistoric sites/features. Digital photography. Land navigation. Digital/paper field logs, recording, and documentation. Wireless field communication/coordination. Collection of geospatial data with Garmin GPS. Artifact collection.

2015 | January-March

USDA Forest Service, Vienna, Illinois

Archaeological Survey of the Shawnee National Forest, Johnston/Pope County Illinois

Archaeological Field Technician

Phase I archaeological survey of CCC pine stands. Surface and shovel testing, screening, and soil analysis. Field mapping sites/features. Land navigation. Collection of geospatial data with Garmin GPS. Road construction survey in Pope County.

2012 | June-July

Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Kincaid Mounds Archaeological Field School

Phase II excavation of plaza and Douglas Mound at Kincaid Mounds world heritage site. Preparation of 2m x 2m excavation unit. Prehistoric feature mapping plan view and profile view utilizing line level and plumbob. Intensive data collection and artifact recovery. Preparation of site forms. Artifact collection and cleaning. Topographic cartography with Total Station. Soil analysis with Munsell Color System.


Laboratory Experience

2015 | July-August Monday-Thursday

Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Lab Technician

Digital site plotting and natural resource associations. Washing, drying, sorting, and cataloging chert tools, faunal remains, ceramics, and misc. artifacts of the recently donated Henry W. Porter Collection.

2015 | March-April Monday-Thursday

Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Curation Specialist

Accession/deaccession of recovered artifacts from Crenshaw House excavation, Gallatin County, Illinois. Assisted PXRF scanning of copper material recovered from CAI Crawford Farm excavation.

2012-2013 | August—May

Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Stotlar Facility

Senior Research Thesis: Chronological Age Estimation of Archaic Remains: Reexamining the Sternal Rib End

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Methodological survey exploring the effectiveness of nondestructive chronological age estimation technique frequently used in forensic sciences in an archaeological laboratory context. Sternal rib analysis, closure of pubic symphysis, auricular surface examination.

2011-2013 | January—May

Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale

Gallery Attendant

Assist with exhibit preparation and maintenance. Basic curation and work in museum archives. Present data with regard to public accessability. Prepare artifacts for storage after display.

Represent museum during social functions.


Education

2010-2013 Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Minor Native American studies

Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Institutional GPA 3.922/Cumulative 3.577

2009-2010 Associate of Arts in General Transfer Studies

St. Louis Community College Meramec

Institutional GPA 3.22


Publications and Presentations

2013 | May

SIU Undergraduate Research Symposium, Carbondale, Illinois

Poster Presentation of senior thesis original research: Chronological Age Estimation of Archaic Human Remains: Re-examining the Sternal Rib End

2013 | April

AAPA Undergraduate Symposium (American Association of Physical Anthropology) UTK, Knoxville, Tennessee

Poster Presentation of senior thesis research: Chronological Age Estimation of Archaic Human Remains: Re-examining the Sternal Rib End

2012 | October

BARFAA Conference SIU Carbondale, Illinois (Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association)

Podium presentation of research, preliminary data collection and analysis: Chronological Age Estimation of Archaic Human Remains: Re-examining the Sternal Rib End


Research Interests

Cultural Resource Management

Experimental Archaeology

New World Prehistoric Archaeology

Complex Societies and Social Evolution

Native American Art and Material Culture

Subsistence and Fishing

Sedentism

Warfare

Paleopathology

Zooarchaeology

Cartography and Spatial Informatics

Archaeological Theory and Practice

Archaeometry


Awards

2012-2013 Research Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) Grant and Undergraduate Research Assistantship – $1500

2012 High Honors in Anthropology

2010-2014 Deans list for outstanding academic achievement—SIU

2009-2010 Deans list for outstanding academic achievement—St. Louis Community College






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