John Kuraoka
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(619) 465-6100

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John Kuraoka
Phone: (619) 465-6100

Archaeological employment
May 11, 2023 to present
Archaeologist, as-needed

January 3, 2023 to present
Michael Baker International Inc.
Archaeologist, on-call

March 11, 2022 to present
PanGIS Inc.
Archaeologist, on-call

February 25, 2022 to present
Helix Environmental Planning Inc., San Diego office
Staff Archaeologist, as-needed

November 22, 2021 to present
ASM Affiliates, Kearny Mesa office
Assistant Archaeologist, on-call

March 11, 2021 to May 1, 2023
NWB Environmental Services, LLC (closed)
Archaeological Field Technician, on-call

Cultural Resource Management (CRM) tasks, including construction site monitoring, site and route surveying, data recovery, setting up and excavating test units and shovel test pits, collecting soil and column samples, drawing soil sidewall profiles, dry and wet screening, collecting and cataloging artifacts, photodocumenting, maintaining digital and written logs, conducting cultural training in the field, mapping (ESRI Field Maps, Collector, and Trimble), ArcGIS Pro, DPR 523 documentation

Certificate in Archaeology, with Highest Honors, San Diego City College. 4.0 GPA, May 2022
AA, San Diego City College, Anthropology. 4.0 GPA, August 2021
BA, California State University, Fullerton, Communications

Professional certifications
City of San Diego Qualified Archaeological Monitor
Occupational CPR, First Aid, and AED Training Course, Occupational Training Safety Systems, Chino, CA
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Course, CareerSafe, card #14-006187251

Relevant coursework completed
ANTH-102: Intro to Physical Anthropology. 3 units. Grade earned: A
ANTH-103: Intro to Cultural Anthropology. 3 units. Grade earned: A
ANTH-107: Intro to Archaeology. 3 units. Grade earned: A
ANTH-115: Archaeological Field Work. 4 units. Grade earned: A
ANTH-120: Artifact Analysis. 3 units. Grade earned: A
ANTH-130: Bones: Human Osteology. 3 units. Grade earned: A
ANTH-210: Intro to California Indians. 3 units. Grade earned: A
AIRE-60: Construction Site Safety and Health. 2 units. Grade earned: A
GISG-110: Intro to Mapping and GIS (ArcGIS Pro). 3 units. Grade earned: A

Other relevant studies completed
National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106), Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 3 1-hour live webinars
CDAS Flintknapping Class, Dr. Jeanne Binning, 18 hours
CDAS Ground Stone Class, Dr. Joan Schneider, 6 hours with hands-on lab
CDAS Archaeological Field Technician Training, 48 hours including 36 hours of field training
Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology, Durham University and Teesside University, 18 hours
Archaeology from Dig to Lab, University of Reading, 6 hours

Academic honors
2021 Dr. Susan M. Hector Scholarship in Archaeology

History, literature, Shakespeare, live theatre, caving, flintknapping (novice), travel, metal detecting. Collections: American pocket watches (1860s to 1930), fountain pens (1940s to present), Matchbox cars (1960s to 1970s)

California State Parks, Colorado Desert District. Volunteer archaeological field technician.
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Chapter 59 San Diego, past President. Certificates of Recognition, 2017, 2018, 2019
United States Judo Association, Jito Kyoei Service Award, 2018

Professional memberships
San Diego Archaeological Center
Society for California Archaeology
Society for Commercial Archaeology
Society for Historical Archaeology
National Speleological Society

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

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John Kuraoka
6877 Barker Way
San Diego, California

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