Topic ID #40532 - posted 1/7/2019 4:14 PM

M.A. recent grad seeking full time work; will relocate


Quinn D. Black


Master of Arts in Cultural Resource Management, December 2018 
Adams State University, Alamosa, CO 
Thesis “A Landscape and Rock Art Study at Pilot Rock (13CK101), Cherokee County, Iowa” 

Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, July 2016 
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 
Honors: Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society 
GPA: 3.3/4.0   

Professional Experience  
Archaeology Field Technician, October 2018 – Present
Gulf South Research Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA
o Phase I survey of Bienville National Forest in Forest for a timber sale
o Navigated in a 178,541-acreage forest with a Garmin etrex 20x
o Walked a transect and dug shovel test pits 
o Kept detailed notes and filled out forms for positive and negative test pits
o Collected, described, and labeled artifacts  
Museum Collections Intern, August 2017 – December 2017
Sanford Museum & Planetarium, Cherokee, IA 
o Accessioned new archaeological collections and historical donations 
o Organized collections and conducted database management using FileMaker Pro 
o Assisted with public programs at Archaeology Day and events at local colleges 
o Photographed and practiced artifact typing 
o Prepared and set up new museum exhibits   

Field Archaeologist, September 2016 – December 2016, rehired May 2017 – August 2017
Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, Bismarck, ND
o Conducted Phase I linear and block surveys in North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota 
o Projects: cell towers, gravel pits, wind farms, CHS pipeline, Red River Valley pipeline 
o Experience with Trimble TerraFlex Mobile data collection system 
o Dug shovel test pits and documented cultural material present in the survey grid   
o Prepared all parts of a site form for the cultural materials documented 
o Conducted file searches at The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Office 
o Evaluated National Register eligibility of historic properties identified during a survey    
Field Archaeologist, August 2016 – September 2016
Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Mississippi 
University, MS   
o Phase III Excavation and relocation of New Salem Cemetery in Bolton, Mississippi 
o Practiced archaeological monitoring and assisted in locating over 300 burials 
o Recorded and documented archaeological materials identified during unit excavation
o Photographed burials with a DSLR camera, later turned into 3D models  
Volunteer Experience and Community Involvement   

Dixon Site (13WD8) Monitoring Project, October 2017 
Woodbury County, Anthon, IA   
o Identified a Oneota village located on the Little Sioux River   
o Assessed the presence or absence of archaeological deposits within the construction area 
o Ensured the known site would not be impacted by the ground-disturbing activities 

Archaeology Field School Student, May 2016 – June 2016 
Illinois State University 
o Studied an Ohio Hopewell Middle Woodland encampment in Xenia, Ohio
o Set up fifteen 2x2 meter units 
o Followed protocols for the survey, shovel testing, screening, and unit excavation 
o Partook in a geophysical survey, surface collection, excavation, and lab setup 
o Collaborated with archaeology field school team members 
o Engaged with the public about the excavation experience   
Archaeology Laboratory Volunteer, February 2016 - May 2016 
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 
o Cleaned, bagged, and labeled prehistoric lithic and ceramic artifacts 
o Retrieved carbon remains from soil using the flotation technique 
o Followed and adhered to specific standards and protocols set forth by the lab   

Traversant Site Volunteer, April 2016 
Pine Mountain, GA   
o Practiced screening, recording, and cataloging archaeological material   
o Identified prehistoric ceramic pottery, lithic debitage, and fire-cracked rock
o Excavated a middle archaic long-term occupation site   
Professional Presentations

2017 Cochiti Historic Ceramic Canteen. Coffee with the Curators. Sanford Museum & Planetarium, Cherokee, Iowa.   
Presentation to the public featuring an artifact in the Sanford Museum’s collection and encouraged a tabletop discussion of history, archaeology, and culture with the audience   

2016 Pedestrian Road Trauma: A Comparative Collections Analysis. Student Scholar Symposium Poster Presentation, Kennesaw State University. 
Analyzed and compared fracture patterning from comparative collections to fractures associated with pedestrian road trauma published in forensic journals   

Black, Quinn 2017. “New Artifact Discovery Sheds Light on Age of the Pilot Rock Site.” Northwest Chapter of The Iowa Archaeological Society LXVI (3):1-3.


Archaeological Curation and Collections Management:
What You Need to Know but Never Learned in School, October 12, 2017 
Society for American Archaeology 
Two-hour seminar   


OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety Training Certification (through September 2021)                         

References for Quinn D. Black

Megan Stroh Messerole
Sanford Museum & Planetarium
Cherokee, Iowa 51012

Corey Yates
Archaeologist II
Kadrmas Lee & Jackson
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502

Dr. Terry Powis 
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Kennesaw State University 
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144


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