Lauren Bridgeman

About Lauren Bridgeman

Lauren Bridgeman is a second year MA student in the Applied Archaeology program. Her research interest centers on cultural landscapes, traditional cultural properties, and tribal historic preservation work. Working as a research assistant for Dr. Nieves Zedeño, Laurens interest in tribal collaboration and ethnographic archaeological survey has been greatly expanded. Her years working in cultural resource management, both as a technician and tribal monitor, provides a foundation in archaeological fieldwork. 

 

Projects

 

Ruthrauff Interchange Project, Tucson AZ (May 2019– August 2019)

  • Phase III Excavation of prehistoric settlement 
  • Working in cooperation with ADOT

Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville AL (January 2018 – April 2018)

  • Phase III Excavation of historic African American homestead
  • Working in cooperation with the FBI and Army Corp of Engineers

Diamond Pipeline, OK, AR (July 2016 - October 2017)

  • Tribal monitoring of high directional drilling sites and construction activity
  • Working in cooperation with the Osage Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Plains All American, Open Range Archaeology, Flat Earth Archaeology

Dakota Access Pipeline, Illinois (July 2016 - September 2016)

  • Tribal monitoring of high directional drilling sites
  • Working in cooperation with the Osage Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Office and Energy Transfer Partners

Kisatchie National Forest, Alexandria LA (January 2016 - July 2016)

  • Phase I survey of 9,000+ acres
  • Working in cooperation with the National Forest Service

Warren Wilson Survey, Swannanoa NC (November 2015)

  • Phase I survey of Warren Wilson campus ahead of USACE dam construction and impoundment
  • Worked in cooperation with Warren Wilson College and the USACE

CSS Georgia, Savannah GA (September 2015 - October 2015)

  • Mechanized data recovery of CSS Georgia from Savannah River
  • Worked in cooperation with USACE, US Navy, Savannah Port Authority

Okatibbee Lake, Collinsville MS (September 2015)

  • Section 110 Phase I survey of high probability areas for site inventory
  • Worked in cooperation with the USACE

Ashland Survey, Holly Springs MS (August 2015)

  • Phase I survey of 15 mile of pipeline right away
  • Recorded pipeline test using TopCon GPS

North Elm Industrial Park, Athens AL (July 2015)

  • Phase I survey ahead of proposed road expansion
  • Worked in cooperation with the Department of Transportation

Ocala National Forest, Florida (July 2015)

  • Phase I survey
  • Worked in cooperation with the National Forest Service

Jacksonport State Park, Newport AR (June 2015 - July 2015)

  • Phase III mitigation of mid-19th century historic town in preparation of proposed visitors’ center
  • Worked in cooperation with the Arkansas Park Service

Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana (January 2015 - May 2015)

  • Phase I survey of 5,000+ acres
  • Worked in cooperation with the National Forest Service

Black Pond Survey, Huston AL (December 2014)

  • Phase I survey 500+ acres ahead of proposed timber sale
  • Worked in cooperation with the National Forest Service

Ardell Bluff Shelter, Birmingham AL (September 2014 - November 2014)

  • Phase III mitigation of multi-component prehistoric bluff shelter
  • Processed data in lab after field recovery
  • Organized photo assemble for project
  • Worked in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Transportation

Dalton Expansion Project, Georgia (June 2014 - December 2014)

  • Phase I survey of 108 mile proposed pipeline right away
  • Recorded pipeline using TerraSync Trimble
  • Worked in cooperation with Cardno-Entrix and Williams Construction

Nukubulavu, Vanua Levu Fiji (June 2013 - July 2013)

  • Academic archaeological excavation of prehistoric Lapita settlement including feature excavation of house floor and earth oven
  • Performed lab duties on site
  • Basic data entry and mapping on site
  • Worked in cooperation with the Fijian National Museum, the National Science Foundation, and University of Alabama at Birmingham

Red Mountain State Park, Birmingham AL (May 2013)

  • Academic Field School Phase II in conjunction with University of Alabama at Birmingham and Red Mountain State Park
  • Performed basic lab duties
  • Contributed to final site report

Active Nonviolence Education Center, India (May 2012)

  • Academic Field School in conjunction with University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Active Nonviolence Education Center
  • Engaged in cultural activities to foster a better understanding of modern concepts of peace
  • Participated in group classes at the ANEC center

Research Interests

Cultural Resource Management, Cultural Landscapes, Traditional Cultural Property, Indigenous Collaboration, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Ethnographic Survey, Native American Law and Policy

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Contact Information

Degree(s)

M.A. University of Arizona (Expected May 2020)

B.A. University of Alabama at Birmingham (2013)