Topic ID #39292 - posted 3/13/2018 3:24 PM

SoCal Archaeological Field Technician


Purdeep Dhanoa

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona                                                      Jan 2017 – Jun 2018

Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, Cultural Resource Management emphasis

Minor in Geographic Information Systems

GPA: 3.91

Long Beach City College                                                                    Feb 2016 – Dec 2016

Associate of Arts for Transfer in Anthropology

Associate of Science in Biological Sciences

GPA: 3.63

Archaeological Field & Lab Experience

Rock Camp, San Bernardino Mountains                                                                          Sep 2017 – Present

  • Initial excavation started in fall and will be resumed in Spring 2018.

  • Cataloging artifacts using Microsoft Excel from Fall excavations in winter quarter of 2018.

  • Analyzing milling features and lithic tools from current excavation, as well as 1969 excavation.

  • Analysis presented at the Society for California Archaeology’s annual meeting in March 2018.

  • Filling out DPR 523 forms and preparing arguments for National Register nomination.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona                                                         Jan 2018 – Present

  • Cataloging and photographing copper and glass bead based artifacts from Walalde, Africa, and cataloging and photographing crucibles and related slag from Gao-Saney, Niger, Africa under Dr. Thomas R. Fenn.

  • Cleaning and analysis of 9000-year old remains from Hora, Africa, under Dr. Jessica Cerezo-Roman.

  • Data from both studies is currently being complied into a preliminary report.

Long Beach City College                                                                                                          Feb 2018 – Present

  • Field survey course, under Dr. Laurel H. Breece, learning map reading and making, automatic level and compass reading.

Technical Skills

  • GIS Skills: ArcMap, ArcScene, Esri certificates in 3D Visualization Techniques and Address Geocoding

  • Lab Equipment: Dino-Lite digital microscope, 3D laser scanner

  • Experience with DPR 523 Forms

  • Familiar with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA)

  • Computer Programs: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • Languages: English (Native), Punjabi (Native), Hindi (Native), Spanish (Conversational)

Internship Experience

Society for California Archaeology                       Oct 2017 – Present

Social Media Coordinator, Southern California

  • Creating organic and engaging content for social media platforms to promote interest.

  • Developing an outreach program to incorporate new student members into the society.


Anthropological Society | California Polytechnic University, Pomona                Sep 2017 – Present

Activities Coordinator

  • Responsible for all aspects of planning activities, fundraisers, and socials hosted by the club.

  • Provide assistance to other executive board members with club activities.


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