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EDUCATION

University of Southern Maine, BA

Major in Art History / Minor in Archaeology

University of Southern Maine, MA

American and New England Studies

Howard University, Ph.D. History

Major in US History / Minor in African Diaspora

Field Experience

Smuttynose Island

Isles of Shoals, Maine, USA

Excavation under Nathan Hamilton, PhD and Robin Hadlock-­Seeley, PhD of a 400 year-­old fishing station and 7,000 year-­old prehistoric fishing occupation. Test units dug in preparation for a field school through the Shoals Marine Laboratory, Cornell University.

Rebecca Nurse Homestead

Danvers, Massachusetts, USA

Excavation under Nathan Hamilton, PhD of a colonial home dating to the seventeenth century, with a prehistoric site dating to approximately 5,000 years before present.

Malaga Island

Casco Bay, Maine, USA

Under the direction of Nathan Hamilton, PhD. Excavation of a mixed-­racial fishing station dating to the late nineteenth century.

171 Washington Street

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

Under the direction of Nathan Hamilton, PhD, excavation of a 1766 colonial historic house.

Professional experience

Osher Map Library

Library Assistant

P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104

Supervisor: Roberta Ransley-­Matteau

Phone: (207) 939-­6613

Duties: Assisted cataloguer in accessioning rare, maps, books, ephemera. Entering new items into FileMaker database. Researched cartographic cartouches within collection and studied their connections to contemporary art history.

University of Southern Maine

Archaeological Laboratory and Field Assistant

Department of Geography-­Anthropology
300 Bailey Hall
37 College Avenue
Gorham, ME 04038

Supervisor: Nathan D. Hamilton

Phone: (207) 780-­5049

Duties: Assisted on excavations throughout New England. Post-­excavation work including washing, sorting, counting and cataloging artifacts into databases from sites throughout New England. Teaching assistant for ANT 103 (Introduction to Archaeology) and ANT 306 (Archaeology Laboratory Analysis), as well as field supervisor for Shoals History Week class through Cornell University, August 2011 and 2012.

Power Engineers

Field Archaeologist

Supervisor: Stuart Eldridge

Phone: (207) 869-­1200

Duties: Assisted with archaeological survey of part of northern Ohio for a proposed wind farm project. Used GPS to assist in collecting data from correct site areas, created database of loci that were surveyed, did visual Phase 1A survey of ground to determine potential archaeological and historical impact project. Also assisted with historic structure survey.

Howard University

Teaching Associate

Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey Kerr-­Ritchie

Phone: (202) 806-­9363

Duties: Lecturer for “Introduction to Black Diaspora II.” Also assist in researching for Dr. Kerr-­Ritchie and assist with other classroom preparation.

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