Archaeological Field Technician Resume Samples

An Archaeological Field Technician is hired to take responsibility for conducting fieldwork relating to archaeological investigations. While the actual duties vary based on the nature of the project, the following are certain core tasks seen on the Archaeological Field Technician Resume – conducting field surveys, testing and data recovery; drawing features in plan and ensuring it conforms with mapping conventions; cleaning and straightening the walls of the test unit; completing field forms, and labeling properly the collections. Other core duties also include supervising the crew, assisting in the development and execution of research design; and proofreading paperwork for omissions and errors.

Hiring companies require their field technicians to possess at least a degree in anthropology or equivalent education. However, certain roles require a master’s degree and supervisory experience. The job applicant is also expected to be prepared for physical labor and be able to work under inclement working conditions. The job also requires a lot of digging dirt and lifting heavy tools and buckets from the soil, and hence, manual dexterity is as well mandatory.

Archaeological Field Technician Resume example

Archaeological Field Technician Resume

Objective : Pursue employment to preserve the archaeological record. Strong organizational skills, experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, and a passion for informal learning.

Skills : Historical Research, Archaeological Field Experience, Archaeological Lab Experience, GIS, Museum Education, Collections Management, Databases, Historic Preservation, Microsoft Office Suite.

Description :

    1. Manage both large and small projects for private entities and government agencies.
    2. Manage multiple project simulations, keeping staff and progress on schedule, while keeping the project within budget.
    3. Manage all aspects of field projects including staff, data, client contacts, and scheduling of field crews.
    4. Maintain CRM/archaeological consultant contracts, including budget and billing, and client communications.
    5. Organize, oversee and conduct fieldwork (Phase I, II, and III), archaeological and historic architecture. 
    6. Supervising employees on projects, authoring technical reports, including mapping and photography, completing SHPO compliance documentation.
    7. Wrote laboratory and curation facility policies and procedures in accordance with National Park Service curation facility standards.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MA In Archaeology


Archaeological Field Technician Resume

Objective : Current objective is to secure a position that will fully utilize education, experience, and skills and offer an opportunity for continued professional growth.

Skills : Microsoft Office, GIS, Past Perfect Museum Database.

Description :

    1. Assisting the agency archaeologist with Section 106 compliance undertakings.
    2. Assisting with the NEPA process as it related to cultural resources.
    3. Conducting Section 110 proactive surveys and projects.
    4. Conducting site monitoring projects.
    5. Recording cultural resources including structures, archaeological and historic sites, Surveying areas of potential effects to cultural resources.
    6. Assisting in determining site eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
    7. Writing Section 106, 110, and NEPA reports and documents.
    8. Recording sites using standard monitoring and Idaho State Historic Preservation Office forms.
    9. Assisting in writing and conducting historical contexts.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
M.S. In Anthropology/Historical Archaeology


Archaeological Field Technician Resume

Objective : An education focused on studying and interacting with people from all social backgrounds Excellent public speaking and teaching abilities Grant writing, editing, and proofreading proficiency.

Skills : Bilingual: English, Spanish.

Description :

    1. Performed Section 106 archaeological study for the company.
    2. Proposed pipeline expansion in Western Region, 58 miles total.
    3. Conducted a variety of duties concerning the archaeological survey, excavation, and archaeological data.
    4. Hiking and navigating through varied terrain, digging shovel test probes to depths of up to one meter, meticulously excavating.
    5. Performed Section 106 field study of oil well plots.
    6. Performed Section 106 field study of cell phone towers.
    7. CRM archaeological survey work for a proposed highway expansion.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
MA In Anthropology

Archaeological Field Technician Resume

Objective : Seeks to find employment in a career in which challenged by helping others find help and solutions to existing or presenting problems using my education, skills, and experience gained over the years.

Skills : Archaeological Survey, Yard Manager Trusses, Outdoorsman, Musician-Bass, Microsoft Word, Study Of The Classics, Study WWI/II Weaponry, Fork Lift Operator.

Description :

    1. Assisted in archaeological surveys primarily in the western region.
    2. Recorded sites, taking notes, photographs and mapping them using a GPS unit.
    3. Identified prehistoric and historic cultural sites and worked with tribal participants in the process.
    4. Work outdoors in difficult conditions with a good attitude.
    5. Ability to use GPS technology.
    6. Conduct pedestrian survey and subsurface testing (shovel tests and test units) Sample collection, screening matrix, artifact recovery, completing, etc.
    7. Assisted in excavation and in field lithic analysis at a late prehistoric.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
HS Or Equivalent

Archaeological Field Technician Resume

Objective : Results-oriented, good team player with strong problem solving and time management skills seeking a position in an organization with a diverse population. Proficient in evaluating individuals and developing effective solutions for challenging behaviors.

Skills : Geomorphological Analysis, Lithic Analysis, Bulk Soil Analysis, Mineralogical Thin Section Analysis, ESRI ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Suite, Map Digitization, 3D Model Creation.

Description :

    1. Excavated archaeological sites in the state of Missouri.
    2. Recorded and collected, artifacts and soil samples.
    3. Maintained equipment, field notes, photographed, and sketched.
    4. Assisted with the field school program at sites in the Blue J great house community doing survey, excavation, lab work, site maps, profiles, photography, recording rock art, field artifact analysis as well as shopping for the entire crew, packing, and unpacking gear and camp organization.
    5. Conducted land surveys, with a shovel and auger testing as appropriate.
    6. Helped to re-document and reevaluate four sites within the project area.
    7. Screened material from the field.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
BA In Geology

Archaeological Field Technician Resume

Summary : Management professional and leader with a proven track record in the development and implementation of strategic plans, data analysis, business planning, staff training, and management. Excellent communications skills and relationship building through collaborative problem solving and attention to client needs.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Languages, Archpad GPS.

Description :

    1. Survey, excavation, and artifact recovery were coupled with plan/profile mapping under strict protocol.
    2. In the lab, artifact processing included cleaning, labeling, and analyzing artifacts and their distributions.
    3. Directed Study Research Spring 2015 Global Health Issues.
    4. Worked on data recovery and/or survey projects in several states.
    5. Included: Highway and utility corridor surveys, collect provenance of field data utilizing a Topcon total station and/or GPS, 35mm photography.
    6. Implementing field mitigation strategies including excavation on Phase I, II, and III site work Handling of artifacts from excavation to lab processing.
    7. Crew Chief Management of day-to-day site operations including delegation of duties to field crew, scheduling, budget maintenance, and payroll.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA In Individual Studies

Archaeological Field Technician Resume

Headline : Intelligent, articulate, personable, and highly motivated individual seeking entry level opportunities to gain further experience. Eager to participate in and willing to commit to team-oriented and individual pursuits as they relate to employment duties, goals, and obligations.

Skills : Mac And PC Proficient.

Description :

    1. Contracted by Google to evaluate and record artifacts, as well as features through surveys, excavation.
    2. Field surveyed sites to identify evidence of prehistoric human activity.
    3. Maintained diesel truck fleet for transportation to and from sites; including on-road flat tire changes in inclement weather and ensuring all.
    4. Assisting Field Archaeologist and Crew Chief while conducting surveys in various counties.
    5. Excavation of units for archaeological testing Note-taking, photography, and data entry related to field findings.
    6. Communicating respectfully with landowners, updating and maintaining daily reports, assisting with identification of and navigation.
    7. Conducted a variety of duties assisting an architecture historian with the basic identification and analysis of structures in the proposed path.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    5-7 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Executive
    Education
    Education
    Certification In Geographic Information Systems

    Archaeological Field Technician Resume

    Objective : A well-rounded, motivated individual with experience working in diverse environments. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Able to work effectively in both team and self-oriented settings.

    Skills : Microsoft Office, GIS, GPS, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Python, CAD, Linux.

    Description :

      1. Test project sites to determine if any material culture is located within the project area.
      2. Use random sampling to gauge whether or not an area.
      3. Investigate culturally sensitive areas to determine whether material culture is present.
      4. Use Shovel Test Pits and Test Units to survey project areas.
      5. Conduct pedestrian survey and subsurface testing (shovel tests and test units) Sample collection, screening matrix, artifact recovery, completing, etc.
      6. Conducted phase I archaeological survey using a compass, cleaned sorted and cataloged.
      7. Used a handheld Trimble GPS unit to collect data.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      0-2 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Entry Level
      Education
      Education
      BA In Anthropology

      Archaeological Field Technician Resume

      Objective : Recognize as a detailed-oriented, highly organized, and self-motivated team player, offering progressive experience in salesperson position. Capable of completing a variety of projects with accuracy, and efficiency in a fast-paced environment.

      Skills : Analytical, Holistic Approach, Resilient. Microsoft Office, Management, Retail, Sales.

      Description :

        1. Conducted hand excavation, conducted dry screening, performed surface collection, wrote field notes, drew, etc.
        2. Conducting site surveys and Phase I surveys under the direction of a supervisor.
        3. Ability to carry 30+ lbs. of equipment over varying terrain, and even in a canoe.
        4. Knowledge of prehistoric and historic materials and competence to identify them in the field.
        5. Assist Archaeologists in the survey, testing, and recording of archaeological sites along with the Enron/Transwestern pipeline project.
        6. Archaeological excavation and mapping of prehistoric sites along the pipeline corridor which stretched from the Navajo Reservation.
        7. Collecting pollen, flot, dendro, C-14, and macro botanical samples to be cataloged appropriately.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      0-2 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Entry Level
      Education
      Education
      BA In Anthropology

      Archaeological Field Technician Resume

      Objective : Looking to find a management position where one can utilize the skills and training, have received over a number of years in both manufacturing and the military to help a company be successful and to be a valued team member.

      Skills : Critical Thinker, Project Manager, Analytical.

      Description :

        1. Conducted archaeological reconnaissance surveys such as site mapping, auger holes, shovel test pits, small excavation units, and block excavation units.
        2. Excavated, and analyzed the stratigraphic depositional sequence.
        3. Performed surface survey and lithic artifact collection at an archaeological site for Master's thesis research.
        4. Work included profile drawing of river drainages and over 4,000 points.
        5. Performed the surface survey at 16,000 feet for archaeological sites to investigate the coastal to highland interaction of paleo.
        6. Transmission line survey.
        7. Single row shovel tests with fill screened through the mesh.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      0-2 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Entry Level
      Education
      Education
      BA In Anthropology