Archaeology Field Technician
Posted on: September 8, 2023
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Archaeological Field Technician Position
To support its growing CRM program in the KY/TN/AR region, HDR is
seeking a qualified, temporary, archaeological field technician.
The archaeological field technician performs archaeological field
work, lab work, or GIS work under the direction and supervision of
the Senior Archaeologist, Principal Investigator, or Project
Archaeologist. Archaeological field technicians are responsible
for: excavations of shovel test pits (STPs), excavation units
(EUs/Tus), block excavations, site documentation via standard field
paperwork, feature and artifact identification and analyses; and
mapping. At a minimum, archaeological technicians must have:
- Ability to walk up to 6 miles a day
- Ability Identify historic and pre-contact artifacts
- Ability to record cultural resources in the field without any
physical assistance (this could include hiking short distances in
scrub and native vegetation and uneven ground conditions)
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds without assistance
- Ability to work hours other than 8 to 5 which may include
weekends and/or night shifts
- Ability to travel
- Ability to conduct archaeological surveys and testing
- Ability to use digital/point-and-shoot/DSLR cameras
- Ability to complete field forms accurately and concisely
- Ability to use GPS unit
- Bachelor's degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Architectural
History, or a closely related field
- Requires experience identifying and recording prehistoric
- Minimum of three months of field experience (survey, testing,
and data recovery)
- Ability to perform physically demanding tasks in adverse
environmental conditions (rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and
- Good organizational skills, positive attitude, strong work
ethic, and willingness to learn and execute new tasks
- A current valid driver's license and the ability to safely
operate a vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads are required
- An attitude and commitment to being an active participant in
our employee-owned culture
- Completion of an accredited archeological field school
- Preference will be given to those with previous CRM experience.
Familiarity with Phase I, II, and/or III work.
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about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our
values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with
each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate
together to make great things possible.When you join HDR, we give
you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career,
giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
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