The Archaeological Technician will provide field and lab support to cultural resource projects throughout the US. The Archaeological Technician will have knowledge of basic field excavation techniques, the ability to process (wash, catalog and mark) recovered archaeological artifacts, and be able to properly fill out field and laboratory forms and will perform excavation of STPs, test units, and features, as well as mapping and documentation. This position supports Phase I, II, and III field and lab studies.
- Performs archaeological fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and documentation
- Works under direction of Crew Chiefs, Field Director, and Principal Investigator
- Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards.
- Responsible for supporting supervisors as needed on a project basis- this could include providing graphic support, writing, travel coordination, project/paperwork organizational support, and pulling together the equipment for field projects as directed by supervisors.
- Performs data entry.
- Performs artifact labeling.
- Copies records for curation.
- May build or repair field/lab equipment
- Successfully completed an accredited archaeological field school.
- The candidate will be well versed in standard archaeological techniques to include the excavation of shovel test pits and test units for all phases of archaeological investigations.
- The candidate must be prepared for field, lab, and office tasks.
- Field projects could be located anywhere in the US, and travel will be extensive.
- GPS data collection, Total Station, GIS, MS Office, MS Access
Qualification & Experience:
- BA or BS in Anthropology or a related field or a minimum of 1 year of experience in archaeological fieldwork and analysis or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Richmond, VA, US
Application Deadline: N/A