Topic ID #33074 - posted 7/9/2014 10:08 AM

BA seeking employment in Louisiana or surrounding areas


Jamie Hippensteel

I am relocating to Baton Rouge, LA and am seeking CRM work in Louisiana or surrounding areas.


Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Master of Arts, Applied Archaeology-All but thesis, August 2011-December 2014

Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology-Archaeology, History minor, August 2003-December 2007


Field Technician, HDR, Inc.  
March-May 2014 

Western Pennsylvania

· Phase I shovel testing project involving hiking steep and rugged terrain

· Completed standardized field forms including stratigraphic data and Munsell soil colors

· Identifying historic and prehistoric artifacts

Field Technician, URS, Inc.  
June-September 2013

Burlington, NJ

· Worked on various Phase I shovel testing projects in Pennsylvania

· Completed standardized field forms including stragraphic data and Munsell soil colors

Lab Assistant, IUP Archaeological Services    
January-May 2013

Indiana, PA

· Prepared collections for curation at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC)

· Used Microsoft Access to create and manage artifact databases

· Utilized Pennsylvania Cultural Resources Geographic Information (PACRGIS) to locate documented archaeological sites and view information about sites

· Completed Pennsylvania Archaeological Site Survey (PASS) Forms

Field Technician, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation       
May-September 2012

Indiana, PA

· Intern with PennDOT as part of the Pennsylvania Highway Archaeological Survey Team (PHAST)

· Phase I  testing for small bridge replacement projects using shovel tests and excavation units

· Assisted in writing archaeological reports

· Used aerial photographs and maps to gather structural history of the project areas

· Photographed project areas and STPs/excavation units

Lab Assistant, IUP Archaeological Services
October 2011-March 2012
Indiana, PA

· Prepared collections for curation at the PHMC

· Labeled and bagged historic artifacts

Archaeological Assistant/Field Technician, Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society
June-August 2011

Dillsburg, PA

· Phase III investigation at Dill’s Tavern (1794-Present)

· Excavated historic features

· Completed standardized field forms and kept a daily field journal

· Drew soil and feature profiles and planview maps

· Sorted, cleaned and labeled historic artifacts

Archeological Assistant/Field Technician, Von Hess Foundation        May-September 2010

Columbia, PA

· Phase III excavation of Blunston Site (1726-1929)

· Excavated historic features and a prehistoric refuse pit

· Collected soil samples for flotation and assisted with flot

· Drew soil and feature profiles and planview maps

· Sorted, cleaned and labeled historic and prehistoric artifacts

· Kept a daily field journal and completed standardized field forms

Field Technician, Millersville University   
June-July 2007

Southampton, Bermuda

· Phase II testing project using excavation units at three 18th century sites

· Excavated historic features

· Drew soil profiles and planview maps

· Processed historic artifacts

· Conducted archival research at the Bermuda National Archives

Archaeological Intern, Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.         
June-August 2006

Gainesville, VA 

· Phase I and II testing using shovel tests and excavation units

· Recorded soil information and artifact finds in a field journal

· Used a compass to establish transect lines

· Processed artifacts

Archaeological Field School     
August-December 2005

Millersville, PA

· Phase III excavation at Elizabeth Furnace Plantation (1746-Present)

· Learned proper excavation techniques using shovels and trowels

· Learned to screen for artifacts

· Studied historic artifact identification

· Gave a mock site tour

· Processed and cataloged artifacts

· Wrote a site report and artifact analysis


· Microsoft Access and Microsoft Office

· Zooarchaeology

· Research

· Historical Archaeology





















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