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OUR WORK

 
 
 

Nick Bulder M.A. R.P.A.  USN (RET) 

Education

  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

       M.A. in Applied Anthropology, Archaeology

       Minor: Integrated: Botany and Soil Science

       Thesis: “A Reconstruction of Plant Species Composition at the Devil’s                 Kitchen Site (Southern Oregon Coast), Using Plant Opal Phytoliths and                 Charcoal Macro-remains”.

 

  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

        B.S. in Anthropology

        Areas of concentration: Archaeology, Northwest coast prehistory

 

Field Experience

Oregon Paleocoastal Survey, Oregon State University

Student/Team leader 2007-2012

Duties included:

            -Identifying and recording sediments and soils in local and regional stratigraphic

             contexts.

            -Collecting samples for radiocarbon dating and luminescence dating.

            -Excavating test units and auger units.

            -Managing students in excavation techniques and recording standards.

            -Identifying archaeological sites.

 

Beeswax Ship Project

Volunteer surveyor, 2009-2010

Duties included:

            -surveying the coastline for flotsam from wrecked Spanish Galleons.

            -survey Nehalem Spit for tsunami deposits.

 

Oregon State University Archaeology Field School, Cooper’s Ferry Site, Lower Salmon River, Idaho.  June-August 2009

Dutties included:

            -Excavating a prehistoric site in arbitrary levels within stratigraphic units.

            -Mapping and recovering artifacts in situ.

            -Dry and wet screening artifacts.

            -Mapping artifacts and maintaining level control using a total station.

            -Cataloging artifacts in the field.

 

Excavations at the Devil’s Kitchen State Park, Southern Oregon Coast

Oregon State University, Master’s Thesis Research, 2009-2014

Duties included:

            -Excavating multiple units in arbitrary levels within stratigraphic units.

            -Statistically analyze and interpret elemental composition of archaeological materials.

            -Photograph and compose archaeological drawings of artifacts.

            -dry screening sediments.

            -Cataloging artifacts.

 

Surveying the Philomath College Site 2015

Evaluating the Site for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Laboratory Experience

Archaemetry Lab, Radiation Center, Department of Engineering, Oregon State University.

Master of Arts Laboratory Assistant, 2010-2011.

Duties included:

            -Prepare archaeological samples for Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis.

            -Statistically analyze and interpret elemental composition of archaeological materials.

            -Photograph and compose archaeological drawings of artifacts.

            -Prepare thin sections and microscopic slides of archaeological ceramics.

            -Conduct mineral and microscopic analysis on archaeological ceramic samples.

 

Master thesis research on the Devil’s Kitchen Site, Southern Oregon Coast.

2013-2016, Duties included:

            -Developing a sampling strategy for phytolith and charcoal recovery.

            -Developing and implementing systems for phytolith recovery from sediments for

             analysis.

            -Developing a wood and charcoal comparison collection for Pacific Northwest wood

             species.

            -Analyzing and interpreting the species composition at an archaeological site using

             phytoliths and charcoal.

 

Pacific Slope Archaeological Lab

2011-2016, Duties included:

            -supervising students.

            -develop and implement a protocol for preparing samples for radiocarbon dating.

            -catalog artifacts.

 

Internship Project

Willamette Cultural Resource Associates, 2014-2015

Title:  “The Potential for Stable Isotope Analysis ti Determine Diet through Fire Cracked Rock at

Pacific Northwest Sites”.

Duties included:

            -Researching Northwest Native American food ways that involve fire cracked rock.

            -Researching how fire cracked rock was used in ovens and boiling in baskets.

            -Recreating in a laboratory a Native American camas oven.

            -Submitting sterilized fire cracked rock to the Oregon State University Stable Isotope Lab

            -Interpreting the results.

 

Publications and Reports

Ainslie,J., Guerrero, E., Abrue Jr., A., Chacon, S., and Bulder, N.

            2013 GIS Layer of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Soil Resource Inventory, First and

            Second 15’ Quadrangles (shapefile), in J.S. Noller (ed.) Digital Capture of Legacy Soil

            Resource Inventory Maps and Data of Three Pacific Northwest National Forests.

            Portland, Oregon:  U.S. Forest Service Regional Office, Technical Report.

 

Ainslie,J., Guerrero, E., Abrue Jr., A., Chacon, S., and Bulder, N.

            2013 Preliminary Analysis of Soilscapes in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Based on

            Legacy Soil Resource Inventory Data, in J.S. Noller (ed.) Digital Capture of Legacy Soil

            Resource Inventory Maps and Data of Three Pacific Northwest National Forests.

            Portland, Oregon:  U.S. Forest Service Regional Office, Technical Report.

 

Professional Organizations

Society for American Archaeology

Nautical Archaeology Society

Society for Archaeological Science

Association of Oregon Archaeologist

Oregon Historical Society

Maritime Archaeological Society

Oregon Society of Soil Scientists

Mary P. Crommett

Education

  • Leicester University

       M.A. Archaeology and Heritage   

        Post Graduate Certificate

 

  • Oregon State University

        B.S Physical Archaeology

 

  • Oregon State University

        B.S. Liberal Studies in Cultural Anthropology

 

  • Everett Community College

        A.S. Computer Business Programming

Field Experience

Oregon Paleocoastal Survey

Student 2009-2013

Duties included:

            -locating landscapes that date to the Pleistocene and Holocene transition.

            -visual pedestrian survey.

            -auger sample survey.

            -excavation.

 

Beeswax Ship Project

Volunteer surveyor, 2009-2012

Duties included:

            -preliminary grant research.

            -survey and excavation.

            -on call scuba diver.

            -community involvement seminar and public relations videos.

 

Oregon State University Archaeology Field School, Cooper’s Ferry Site, Lower Salmon River,

Idaho.  June to August 2009

            -Excavating a prehistoric site in arbitrary levels within stratigraphic units.

            -Mapping and recovering artifacts in situ.

            -Dry and wet screening artifacts.

            -Mapping artifacts and maintaining level control using a total station.

            -Cataloging artifacts in the field.

 

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, Site 35MA278

Volunteer excavator 2010

Duties included:

            -excavation.

 

Willamette Valley Pleistocene Project

Volunteer excavator 2013

Duties included:

            -excavation, search for late Pleistocene faunal and plant remains.

 

Sanisera Archaeology Institute for Underwater Archaeology Field School, Roman Port of Sa Nitja, S’Almadrava and Cala Viola, Menorca, Spain.  August 2015

Duties included:

            -underwater reconnaissance and site survey.

            -learning Mediterranean shipbuilding techniques.

            -restoring old vessels.

            -ARC GIS.

 

Surveying the Philomath College site 2015

Evaluating the site and producing a report for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

Laboratory Experience

Pacific Slope Archaeological Laboratory

Student 2011-2012

Duties included:

            -conducting soil analysis and prepare samples for XRF analysis.

            -catalog artifacts. 

 

Professional Organizations

American Anthropological Association

Society for American Archaeology

Oregon Archaeological Society

Maritime Archaeology Society

 
"Our mission is to provide quality archaeological and heritage services with value and integrity"
 
  • Phase 1 Archaeological Research and Survey

  • Historic/Prehistoric Ecology and Botanical Research

  • Traditional Use Studies

  • Oral Histories

  • Cultural Landscapes and Resources

  • Ethnographic Studies

  • NRHP Nomination and Eligibility

  • Historic Property Management Plans

Our fee structure is as follows:

  • Phase I survey and site monitoring is charged at $80.00 per hour.

  • Lodging $120.00 per day.

  • Per diem $50.00 per day.

  • Permitting, incidental finds reports, general reports are $100 per hour.

  • Phase 2 excavation and recovery to be determined by the nature of the incidental find.

  • Curation costs are determined by the square footage of artifact boxes and will be   determined by the curation facility.

  • All attempts will be made to re-enter artifacts at the excavation site.