Topic ID #36997 - posted 5/4/2016 8:09 PM

Texas based B.S. seeking field or lab work world wide, has experience

Alexander Artuz

Please email me if interested:

Currently, I am scheduled to be archaeological aid at a mortuary archaeology field school in Poland that I had completed as a student. I will be there for July and August. I would love to have something lined up for my return at the end of August. 

Texas State University
Degree: B.S. - Cum Laude, Anthropology, 2015 (Major GPA: 3.92)
Minor: Biology
Lone Star Cy-fair College
Degree: Associate of Science, 2011

Relevant coursework:
Genetics, Biological Anthropology, Human Osteology, Forensic Anthropology, Methods in Skeletal Biology, Forensic Anthropology field Methods, Archaeology, Paleopathology, and Curation of Archaeological Collections

Relevant skills:
Knowledge of proper curation of archaeological materials, identification of zooarchaeological materials in collection housings, identification of fragmentary human remains, archaeological excavation and recovery techniques, human burial excavation in both bioarchaeological and forensic contexts, museum/curation database entry, GIS and total station

Field School Experience:

Adam Mickiewicz University-Mortuary Archaeological Field School funded by the Slavia Foundation, 1 month-summer 2013
  • Survey skill: participated in a field survey and identified archaeological features
  • Excavation experience: excelled in trowel work, rotated sifting and daily logs
  • Fully excavated from start to finish: three complete sets of adult human skeletal remains and one incomplete set of juvenile skeletal remains with instructor guidance
  • Leadership experience: invited to instruct others on proper excavation techniques during the session
  • Mapping experience: Properly mapped features and various levels of excavation
  • GIS experience: Instructed how to use a total station to get accurate depths
  • Laboratory curation: Inventoried and curated pot sherds, grave goods, and skeletal remains
  • Critical thinking: journaled daily ideas of possible explanations for the finds of the day
  • Advanced Human Osteology Course: excelled in distinguishing human from non-human bone and successfully identified human bone

Forensic Anthropology Field Methods: Texas State University, on the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (FARF), 1 week field training, May 2013

  • Lectures: Medico legal investigations, Personal Protective Equipment training (PPE), news reporter etiquette, and proper photography in a medico legal setting
  • Field experience: Surveyed area, daily logs mapping, photography, excavated 1 set of human remains, and presented case findings in a Power Point lecture

Archaeological Experience:

Archaeological Aid (pathways program): San Antonio Missions National Historical Park; National Park Service, Archaeological aid, August 2014-May 2015
  • Field experience: Monitored for cultural artifacts during two pipeline projects (3 days)
  • Excavation experience- noted provenience, excavated, bagged, and curated mammal remains and various artifacts during the pipeline projects
  • Lab experience: sorted, cleaned, bagged, various artifacts such as bone, pottery, photos, projectile points, etc.
  • Registrar experience: assigned projects and artifacts accession numbers, added accession data into the Re:Discovery ICMS database, created outgoing/incoming loan and deed of gift documents, inventoried collections, standardized the identification of objects, and cleaned up data inconsistencies in the system
  • Leadership experience: assisted in organizing and setting up various public events for the National Park Service such as Archaeology Day, the Los Pastores play, and History and Genealogy Day
  • Research experience: Studied mammalian osteology, identified faunal remains in the collection

Volunteer Experience:

Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS), September 2012- May 2015:
  • Osteological Research Processing Laboratory (ORPL): helped during intake of donated human remains and processing skeletal remains
  • Grady Early Forensic Anthropology Research Laboratory, (GEFARL): Inventoried skeletal remains as well placing all elements into anatomical position, photographed overall skeleton, boxed and stored remains. Identified and sorted mammal bones into a reference collection
  • Operation Identification Project (OpID): Processed unidentified human remains of migrants who lost their lives at the Texas-Mexico Border

American Sign Language- Working level proficiency

Technology experience:

Geographic Information System (GIS) Experience:
Total station
Tremble Unit
Ground Penetrating Radar

Proficient with the following software:
Microsoft office
Re:Discovery ICMS
Windows operating system
Apple iOS

Proficient with Nikon DLSR cameras


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