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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

29023 Archeological Technician I

Under the direct supervision of archaeological crew chiefs and under the general supervision of field director/project archaeologist performs unskilled and semi- skilled tasks at archaeological field sites. Assists crew chief in activities associated with the excavation of project areas and found features. Walks over project searching for archaeological materials such as historic and prehistoric remains. Excavates, screens, back-fills excavated areas. Assists in preparation of sketch maps and forms, and field photography. Conducts simple surveys using compass, topographical map and aerial photographs. Determine the exact locations of sites and marks them on maps and/or aerial photographs. Records information on archeological site survey form and prepares simple reports. Cleans, packages, and labels artifacts recovered from inventories and excavations and assists in the flotation of soil samples.