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Assistant Lithic Analyst (Champaign IL)

10/07/2013 6:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Assistant Lithic Analyst, ISAS Central Office, Champaign, IL

Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois

Primary Position Function/Summary: Conduct and complete lithic analyses and report preparation in Central Office in Champaign.

Position: Academic Hourly (rate negotiable). Position may become permanent, benefits-eligible if funding becomes available.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of Lithic Analyst, participates in the analysis of lithic materials from archaeological investigations and prepares reports for compliance submissions meeting professional and regulatory standards as well as for publication. Carries out research goals and analysis parameters on projects. Maintain electronic and handwritten lithic laboratory databases. Assist in maintaining the Lithics Laboratory comparative collections and in preparing lithic collections for curation. Conducts database analysis via computer software and excel worksheets. Assists in ISAS engagement activities for the general public, avocational societies and school groups and the recording of private collections as appropriate

Position Requirements and Qualifications: B.A. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or closely related field and 6 months experience in the inventorying, identifying, and analyzing lithic assemblages.

Experience and Knowledge: Minimum of two-year’s field and laboratory experience on prehistoric sites in the Eastern Woodlands cultural area. General familiarity with geological resources of northern mid-continent, classes of lithic materials, lithic research protocols, diagnostic lithic forms, tool production technology, and use wear traits. Demonstrated ability to complete reports in a timely and competent manner in a team setting. Must have basic familiarity with computer word processing, graphic, and database programs. Requires a basic familiarity with Eastern Woodlands archaeological culture history.

Contact Madeleine Evans, Lithic Laboratory, at or 217-369-7670 (cell phone)

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