Topic ID #37045 - posted 5/20/2016 6:58 PM

Seeking field tech/entry level archaeologist position

Dana Lovvorn



324 ½ W. 16th St., Chico, California 95928 • (805) 215 - 2594 •



Ms. Lovvorn has formal education and training in archeological theory and methods.  College coursework includes World Prehistory, Cultural Anthropology, Geology, and Applications in GIS.  In addition to attending an archaeology field school and volunteering, Ms. Lovvorn has expanded her professional skill set to include a familiarity of endemic State and Federally Threatened or Endangered species by attending agency-recognized workshops and assisting in small mammal trapping.



·         BS Social Sciences, Minor in Anthropology and Geography, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, California, June 2010

Certificate, Graphic Design Skills, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California, 2015

·         Field School, University of California Riverside, Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance, Belize, July 2015



·         California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program (CASSP), Society for California Archaeology, BLM Palm Springs -  South Coast Field Office, June 2013

·         Mojave Ground Squirrel Trapping, Ironwood Consulting Inc., Hinkley, CA, June 2013

·         Desert Tortoise Workshop and Field Training, Desert Tortoise Council, Ridgecrest, CA, November 2013

·         Comparative Osteology Workshop, Society for California Archaeology Conference, 2015



California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program (CASSP), BLM Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office (June 2013)

·         Gain familiarity with California prehistory and existing archaeological sites

·         Understand  the application of Federal and State laws and regulations regarding archaeological resources

·         Compile field observations and photo documentation into monitoring reports for submittal to BLM CASSP Archaeologist


National Park Service Boles Creek Archaeological District V PIT Project, Modoc National Forest

 (June 2014)

·         Work with Modoc National Forest Service Archaeologists to conduct archaeological surface surveys for potential prehistoric and historic sites

·         Complete site and feature mapping using GPS, photography, and sketching

·         Complete DPR 523 archaeological site and feature record

·         Collect diagnostic artifacts and provenience to site datum 



·         Customer Service/Artist, Trader Joe's , January 2006 - Present

·         Caseworker, Independent Living Program, Department of Social Services June 2011 - December 2011

·         Independent Graphic Designer, January 2013 - Present



·         GPS Navigation (Trimble, Garmin)

·         Map and Compass use

·         Survey and Excavation

·         Photography

·         Lab experience: Processing/inventory of artifacts

·         Basic experience with ArcGIS ArcMap and ArcCatalog

·         Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign



References available upon request


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