Welcome to Esther’s Life
   My life is an adventure. I am willing to learn anything the Lord brings my way.  As you see below, I have a variety of experiences that I’m willing to share. My hope is that I can add to these experiences and further my learning at the same time.

    I have a BA in Anthropology from San Jose State (2002) and Field Survey and Excavation Techniques Certification from Cabrillo's Field School.  My field experience has been broad, including sites located in Umpqua National Forest with the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in Roseburg, Oregon. Other sites were in Monterey, Ano Nuevo, Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove, Santa Clara County, Modoc National Forest, and Angeles National Forest areas in California.  Project scopes ranged from surveys to excavations of burials.  I have had experience with excavation, lab curation, GPS, and survey work volunteering with the Forest Service, BLM, and in field school.  In my Cabrillo College field school experience, I learned and worked in lithic/shell analysis, material sort, and data processing.  I have also worked on bead analysis, human osteology, shell, and lithic identifications.  In the past, I have been invited to present on process and procedures to classes at Foothill and Cabrillo Colleges. 
    In the summer of 2007, I worked on the INFRA database at the Umpqua National Forest office entering all archaeological site data and linking them to other project files in the databases.  I have just finished a BLM contract for a 7-month biological curation project of over 3000 mollusk specimens entailing preserving specimens, working with ArcGIS, and extensive Excel database work.

    I am currently working on a GIS Certification at Oregon State University. I will hopefully finish in the Summer of 2011.
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