Topic ID #41063 - posted 5/15/2019 5:13 PM

MA, field tech for Mid-Atlantic, SE


Michell Gilman
127 Avery Street #4, Greenville, NC 27858

o work secure part-time or full-time, temporary employment as an archaeological technician within either laboratory or fieldwork environments.

Skills & Characteristics

§  Goal oriented - values collaboration and working as a team in order to complete projects on time.
§  Computer savvy – experienced in data entry, writing reports, utilizing applications such as MS Office, Adobe, and agency specific programs; capable of learning new applications.
§  Fieldwork – familiar with laws governing CRM projects, working in varying weather & terrain, utilizing tools common in archaeology projects.
§  Artifact identification – experienced in handling prehistoric & historic artifacts, including curation, conservation, categorization, research, and documentation of objects.

MLS, concentration in academic libraries with specialization in special collections & archives, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC, May 2019
Research project: "Archives Collection Management: Preservation Policies and Assessment Tools"

M.A., Anthropology, concentration in conservation & archaeology, graduate minor in Women’s Studies, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, May 2016
MA thesis title “Lake Phelps Dugout Log Canoes: Conservation, Retreatment, and Public Display,”  

B.S., Anthropology, concentration in archaeology, minor in Women’s Studies, Southern Oregon University, Cum Laude, Ashland, OR, December 2007

Relevant Experience

New South Associates, Stone Mountain, GA
Archaeological Field Technician
July 2019 - August 2019, George Washington Memorial Parkway project, Fairfax, VA project (projected 4 weeks)

--Participated in cultural resource management (CRM)/contracted archaeology Phase I and Phase II survey to identify potential areas of cultural and historical significance, focusing on prehistoric (Archaic/Early Woodland) materials, with little historic materials found in the APE.
--Utilized equipment (i.e. shovels, trowels, screens, measuring implements, Munsell soil charts) to locate, identify, collect, and organize artifacts within various weather and terrain environments.

The Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Inc, Tarboro, NC
Archaeological Field Technician

December 2016 - February 2017, "540" project, Raleigh, NC (11 weeks)
June 2016 – July 2016, Chestnut solar farm project, Enfield, NC (3 weeks)
March 2016, solar farm project, Plymouth, NC (2 weeks)

--Engaged in activities expected in a cultural resource management (CRM)/contracted archaeological project to identify potential areas of cultural and historical significance.
-- Identified material culture/artifacts found through archaeological survey activities to support project goals within the scope of laws (i.e. Section 106) pertaining to archaeological surveys.
--Utilized equipment (i.e. shovels, trowels, trimble unit, measuring implements, screens, Munsell charts) to locate, identify, collect, and organize artifacts within various weather and terrain environments.

Historian/Archaeologist & Preservationist I (Temp), Longwood University/Longwood Institute of Archaeology – Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice, Farmville, VA.
August 2016 - September 2016, USFS “Nettle Patch” project, (6 weeks)

--Participated in an archaeological survey to identify archaeological sites/cultural resources that includes identification of prehistoric artifacts, using tools including compass, shovels, trowels, screens, soil identification, and documentation of finds.

Archaeologist/Intern, The George Washington Foundation, Fredericksburg, VA
March 2016 - June 2016 (15 weeks)

--Participated in excavation project activities at George Washington’s Ferry Farm to identify cultural materials from the Colonial era, Civil War, and pre-Contact in the region to support ongoing activities to understand past human occupation of the site; the project is predominantly focused on activities connected to the time when George Washington and his family lived at the site, although there is archaeological and documented evidence for other events in the area.

Graduate Assistant/Archaeological Conservator, Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) Lab, East Carolina University and North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Underwater Archaeology Branch, Greenville, NC.
August 2014 - June 2015 (GA status)/August 2015 - March 2016 (volunteer status)

--Collaborated with laboratory conservators and assisted with laboratory needs required to provide conservation of artifacts retrieved from the shipwreck, Queen Anne’s Revenge, including tasks such as chemical monitoring of wooden and iron artifacts, collecting weights and measures of objects, database entry, assisting with public tours, image editing, and proper storage and environmental monitoring of objects.
-- Developed an independent project to reconserve prehistoric canoe fragments (Lake Phelps Canoes) housed and managed at the laboratory, including preliminary analysis that resulted in an official report, then a formal research design that culminated in a master’s thesis. 

Volunteer Archaeologist, The Berry Site, archaeological field school, Warren Wilson School, Morganton, NC.
June 2015

--Participated in an ongoing, active archaeological excavation at a 16th century site, inhabited by Native Americans of Joara c. 1400-1600 A.D, and is the location of Fort San Juan, a temporary settlement. 

Field School Student, The Wenas Creek Mammoth Project, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.
June 2010 - July 2010

--Participated in field school events and activities associated with a full excavation to learn whether prehistoric people inhabited the site during the time the paleontological remains (full remains of a mammoth) were deposited.
--Engaged in archaeological/paleontological activities associated with a field project including excavation, floral analysis, public talks to small groups of 3 - 10 people at a time and providing public tours.

Practicum Student/Lab Assistant, Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA), Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR.
September 2006 - June 2007

--Assisted with the analysis and summary reports of historical and prehistorical artifacts retrieved by archaeologists and field school students from the Fort Lane site.
--Created an independent project with artifacts from the Marcus Seale collection that required research, analysis, documentation, and curation activities that resulted in a final report and presentation of the findings.
--Participated in an excavation and survey activities at Tseriadun, Port Orford, OR.

Additional Professional Experience

Manuscripts & Rare Books Assistant/Archives Graduate Assistant, J.Y. Joyner Library, Special Collection & Archives Departments, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
January 2019 - May 2019

Library Technician Graduate Assistant, J.Y. Joyner Library, Scholarly Communications & Collection Development, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
September 2017 - May 2019

Archives Graduate Student Intern, J.Y. Joyner Library University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
August 2018 - December 2018

Library Graduate Assistant/Preservation & Conservation Technician,  J.Y. Joyner Library, Monographic Acquisitions and Preservation & Conservation, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
May 2017 - December 2017

Post ID#21008 - replied 7/28/2019 3:32 PM


I am currently in the field and anticipate availability by August 19, 2019.



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