Curriculum vitae

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I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in archaeology from Cornell University in 2005, and my Master of Arts degree in archaeology from Cornell University in 2007.  I have been involved in both the Achill Archaeological Field School and Cornell’s Enfield Falls Project since 2003, and have been focused on researching the applicability of phosphate analysis techniques to a variety of archaeological sites since 2005.  I have examined a range of sites through phosphate analysis, including an assortment of prehistoric and historic sites.  I competed my Ph.D. at the University College Dublin, School of Archaeology in 2010.  My research has focused on how the use of phosphate analysis can allow for a better understanding of the use and function of archaeological sites, particularly promontory forts.  I am currently working as a free-lance archaeological phosphate analysis specialist, with ties to the Cornell University Archaeology Program and the University College Dublin School of Archaeology.


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Research interests

My specific research interested include examining socio-cultural systems through use-of-space, the organization of space on a household level (especially in periods of initial cultural contact and at culturally diverse sites), the prehistoric-historic transition in Northwest Europe, forwarding the applicability and use of phosphate analysis to the interpretation of social dynamics, increasing the accuracy and efficiency of the methodology and disseminating information that will allow archaeologists to take full advantage of the ways in which phosphate analysis can be applied to the study of archaeology.  

Education

PhD, November 2010 
Awarded a PhD from University College Dublin, Ireland in Archaeology, “Geochemical Contributions to the Archaeological Examination of Promontory Forts: the Use of Phosphate Analysis on Achillbeg and Achill Islands, Co. Mayo”

MA, May 2007
Graduated from Cornell University with a MA in Archaeology  (GPA 4.0), “Practical Applications of Phosphate Analysis in Household and Abandoned Settlement Archaeology: Case Studies from Ireland and New York State”

BA, May 2005
Graduated Honors in Archaeology, Distinction in All Subjects, cum laude from Cornell University (GPA 3.8) with a BA in Archaeology and certification of fluency in French

Abstracts

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Skills

Well versed in archaeological planning, excavation and post-excavation protocols,
including archaeological laboratory methodology for the cleaning, cataloging and
analysis of artifacts

Working knowledge of NHPA Section 106 requirements

Skilled in teaching, lecturing and presenting at the collegiate and professional levels

Accomplished in geoarchaeological techniques, particularly phosphate analysis

Experienced in floral identification, wetlands delineation, wildlife survey and other
environmental archaeological methodologies

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software suite, and form-Z mapping software

 

Publications

2012           
(Forthcoming) Geochemistry, Archaeology and Reinterpreting Promontory Forts. In Archaeological Review from Cambridge 27.1
(Forthcoming) Assessing Interior and Exterior Divisions of Space using Phosphate Patterning in Assemblage 12

2011            
(Forthcoming) Utility and Symbolism on Achill Island Promontory Forts: Gubadoon and Dun Bunnafahy.  In Achill Archaeological Field School 20th Anniversary Monograph 2011

2010            
Geochemical Contributions to the Archaeological Examination of French Azilum, PA. As an appendix to Dr. Maureen Costura’s PhD Thesis French Azilum: Crossroad of Revolutions, Cornell University   
The Application of Phosphate Analysis Techniques on an Irish Coastal Monument Complex. In Proceedings of the Association of Young Irish Archaeologists Conference 2010 
Geochemical Contributions to the Archaeological Examination of a Bronze Age Roundhouse. As a component of the Site Report for the 2010 season of excavation at Roundhouse 2, Achill Archaeological Field School

2009            
Dating and analysis of shell casings recovered from the Enfield Falls excavations. As a component of the Site Report for the 2005 season of excavation at Enfield Falls, Cornell University

2007            
Analysis of melted glass conglomerates and analysis of composite cutlery. As components of the Site Report for the 2002 season of excavation at Enfield Falls, focused on the Tryon House, Cornell University


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Phosphate analysis and other geoarchaeologcal experience

Fall 2011- Boyne River Landscape Project at UNESCO World Heritage Site Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne, UCD School of Archaeology
          - Hired to perform phosphate analysis on henges in the Boyne Valley in conjunction with a geophysical component
Summer 2011- Glendalough Field School, UCD School of Archaeology
          - Supervised and performed geophysical survey techniques, including earth resistance survey and magnetometer survey
          - Performed phosphate analysis at the Upper Lake at Glendalough
Summer 2011- Dunsinane 3 Excavation, Thames Valley Archaeological Services, Ltd.
          - Performed phosphate analysis on an early Neolithic house, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Spring 2011- Boyne River Landscape Project at UNESCO World Heritage Site Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne, UCD School of Archaeology
          - Supervised phosphate analysis protocols on Rossnaree and Raystown early medieval enclosure sites, Co. Meath, Ireland.
Summer 2010- French Azilum Research Project, Cornell University
          - Performed phosphate analysis on aristocratic French and Haitian slave Colonial settlement site, French Azilum, Pennsylvania.
Summer 2010- Slievemore Prehistoric Landscape Research Initiative, Achill Archaeological Field School
          - Performed phosphate analysis on a Bronze Age roundhouse and prehistoric hut sites, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Fall- Summer 2009, Fall-Summer 2008- PhD research, UCD School of Archaeology
          - Performed phosphate analysis on a samples set of promontory forts, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Summer-Fall 2007- Belderrig excavation, Prehistoric Landscapes of North Mayo, UCD School of Archaeology
          - Performed phosphate analysis spot testing according to the Eidt and Wood (1974) protocol, the Bjelajac et al. (1996) protocol and the Modified
             protocol I developed for comparative purposes
Fall 2006- MA research, Cornell University
          - Performed phosphate analysis on a pre-civil war hotel site, Enfield Falls, New York
Summer 2006- MA research, Cornell University
          - Performed phosphate analysis on two Bronze Age roundhouses, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Spring 2006- Phosphate testing with Prof. Johannes Lehmann of the Cornell University Crops and Soils Lab
          - Served as a tutorial for work on my MA planned for the summer.
          - Tested samples taken from the Cornell University excavation at Enfield Falls, surrounding the General Store


Archaeological excavation experience

 Summer 2008 (1 month)- Environmental analysis as a visiting specialist at the Achill Archaeological Field School
          - Instructed students in the proper procedure for on-site soil collection, and the identification of soil types
Summer 2007 (3 months)- Supervisor of Excavation for the Achill Archaeological Field School, Roundhouse 1 site
          - Responsible for all excavation work, student instruction, and paperwork at the site of a prehistoric roundhouse. 
          - In charge of all artifact processing for the project, including a prehistoric roundhouse and post-medieval house excavation.
          - Responsible for 12 students under my direct management.
March 2007 (1 month)- Organized and led Cornell University accredited field experience program in conjunction with the Achill Field School
Fall 2006 (4 months)- Crew Chief on the Cornell University excavation of the pre-civil war village of Enfield Falls in Robert Treman State Park
          - Responsible for excavation work, instructing students in proper excavation and planning techniques, laying out units, and maintaining accuracy of all
             paperwork of the team of students I supervised. 
          - Keeping track of what all students are completing and taking notes on entire site for write-up of the yearly site report.
          - Personal instruction from the Director in how to properly organize and execute every step of an archaeological excavation.
          -  Collection and Testing of soil samples for phosphate content, which located an outbuilding of the Enfield Falls Hotel
 Fall 2005 (4 months)- Crew Chief on the Cornell University excavation of the pre-civil war village of Enfield Falls in Robert Treman State Park, New York
          - Responsible for excavation work, instructing students in proper excavation and planning techniques, laying out units, and maintaining accuracy of all
             paperwork of the team of students I supervised
Fall 2004 (4 months)- Crew Member on the Cornell University excavation of the pre-civil war village of Enfield Falls in Robert Treman State Park
          - Excavated several units surrounding the foundation walls of an early 19th century home and post office
          - Responsible for artifact identification and analysis included in the formal report on the site
Summer 2003 (3 months)- Student at the Achill Archaeological Field School, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
          - Instructed in archaeological excavation, recording and survey technique
          - Responsible for excavation work in a series of possible storage pits
Summer 2002, January 2003, Spring 2003-Summer 2003, January 2004, Fall 2010  (18 months)- Employee, Alpine Environmental Consultants, Environmental Engineering Company
          - Responsibilities included wetland delineation, soil identification, floral identification, topographical study, botanical and geologic landscape
             interpretation 
          - Recent work responsibilities included the production of Phase 1A Cultural Resource Management reports, archaeological site evaluation, continued
             planning of contract archaeological work and supervision of Phase 1B projects
Spring-Summer 2001 (6 months)- Employee of BTK Associates, Cultural Resource Management Firm
          - Member of a field team conducting a Phase 1 and Phase 2 survey of land adjacent to the Wallkill River in Montgomery NY, site of a Leni Lenapi,
             Delaware Native American pre-contact village
          - Responsible for excavation work, artifacts identification and recording


Archaeological laboratory experience

Summer 2008 (I month)- Instructed students of the Achill Archaeological Field School in the proper methods of identification, classification and processing of artifacts and environmental samples as a visiting expert
 Spring 2007 (4 months)- Processing and analyzing artifacts in the Cornell University Archaeology Lab
          - Oversaw and instructed students in the proper methods of artifact identification and processing
Spring 2007 (1 months)- Organization and fabrication of display cases for the Cornell University archaeological excavation at Enfield Falls for the Enfield Falls Mill Museum
          - Chose themes and artifacts for display
          - Mounted artifacts
          - Designed signage
Fall 2006 (4 months)- Processing and analyzing artifacts in the Cornell University Archaeology Lab
          - Cataloging and identification of artifacts
          - Preparation and processing of samples for environmental analysis
Spring 2006 (4 months)- Teaching Assistant to Prof. Sherene Baugher for class LA 262, Lab in Landscape Archaeology
          - Instruction of students in artifact washing, recording, labeling, sorting, identification, and analysis
          - Ran a weekly open lab, keeping track of paperwork, artifacts, and quality of student efforts
          - Responsible for labeling, reconstruction and study of distribution of ceramics found at Wickham House in Enfield Falls
Spring 2005 (4 months)- Conducted study of melted glass conglomerates recovered from the Cornell University run excavation at Enfield Falls of a house destructed by fire
          - Analysis of artifacts, and assemblage patterns to determine where the fire began, how it spread and the use of the different rooms in the house evident
             from the foundation walls
Summer 2004 (3 months)- Volunteer in the Achill Archaeological Field School Laboratory
          - Washing, sorting, recording and analysis of metal artifacts
          - Responsible for conservation efforts
Spring 2004 (4 months)- Student in Cornell University class LA 262 Lab in Landscape Archaeology
          - Instructed in proper handling and identification of artifacts pertaining to the settlement and subsequent historic periods of the Northeastern United
             States
          - Required to complete analytical study of assemblage from Cornell University run excavation at Enfield Falls


Teaching experience

University College Dublin
Summer 2011:   TA for ARCH20100 Archaeological Fieldwork
Spring 2011:       Supervisor for MA students in Archaeology
Fall 2010:           TA for ARCH20070 Environmental Archaeology

National University of Ireland, Galway and Achill Archaeological Field School
Summer 2010: Instructor of a 3-day workshop on phosphate analysis
Summer 2007: Co-lecturer for SU409 Introduction to Irish Archaeology   
                            Co-lecturer for SU410 Archaeological Field Studies

Cornell University
Spring 2007:      Created and led a 10-day archaeological field school under ARKEO 300
                              Independent Study, which included teaching classes in Irish prehistory, leading
                              tours of historical sites and instructing students in archaeological methodologies
Fall 2006:           TA for LA 261 Urban Archaeology
                               Grader for NES 268 Ancient Egyptian Civilization
Spring 2006:      TA for LA 262 Lab in Landscape Archaeology
Fall 2005:            TA for LA 261 Urban Archaeology

Guest lecture and presentation experience

Summer 2011: Presenter at the Achill Field School 20th Anniversary Conference
Spring 2011:  Presenter at the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland Spring Conference
Spring 2011: Presenter at the Soil Science Society of Ireland Annual Conference
Spring 2011:  Presenter at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference
Summer 2010: Guest Lecturer for the Achill Archaeological Field School Lecture Series
Spring 2010: Presenter at the Association of Irish Archaeologists Conference
Spring 2010: Presenter at the Association of Young Irish Archaeologists Conference
Fall 2008: Presenter at the UCD School of Archaeology Graduate Seminar Series
Fall 2008: Guest Lecturer for ARCH 30110 Geoarchaeology
Spring 2008: Presenter at the UCD School of Archaeology Graduate Seminar Series
Summer 2007: Guest Lecturer for the Achill Archaeological Field School Lecture Series

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Johanna Ullrich, Ph.D.