Archaeologist/GIS Specialist Tabitha began working at RGA, Inc. after completing her CRM Internship (see below). She became a full-time employee in May 2013 after obtaining her Master's degree from Monmouth University. A list of Ms. Hilliard's primary responsibilities include:
- Paperless data collection and database development
- GIS mapping, database management and graphic production
- Historic artifact identification and analysis
- Technical writing
- Field excavation
Additional responsibilities included on an as-needed basis:
- Report editing and production
- SHPO research collection
CRM Internship Tabitha completed a fourteen-week internship program with RGA in the fall of 2012. In doing so, Tabitha completed three credits to contribute towards her Master's degree. She traveled to the office once a week, working seven to eight hours each visit. Tabitha circulated between tasks each week and shadowed with several RGA staff members. While completing her internship, Tabitha was trained assisted RGA staff with the following: Phase I survey and excavation methods, artifact analysis, researching historic deeds, researching historic maps, archaeological monitoring and conducting field feature data entry tasks.
National Museum of American History
Repatriation Department, Intern While traveling home in the summer of 2012, Tabitha had an opportunity to work with the National Museum of American History on a part-time basis. She volunteered her time with the D.C. branch of the museum. She assisted Repatriation staff in cataloging and taking inventory of artifacts that were scheduled to return to their corresponding tribe in the coming months.
Department of History and Anthropology
|SHA 2011 Baltimore, MD|
Graduate Assistant Tabitha obtained a Graduate Assistantship at Monmouth University in Fall of 2011 and Spring 2012. She worked in the Department of History and Anthropology. She has spent the majority of the academic year cataloging the artifacts from Dr. Rich Veit's previous 2011 field school. In addition, Tabitha assisted Dr. Gonzalez-Tennant in hosting Monmouth's "GIS Day" Information Session.
|Mount Vernon Garden & Estates |
Mount Vernon, VA 2011
|George woos the ladies at|
Ferry Farm, Fredericksburg,
|Found a Mano at San Ignacio, Baking Pot,|
Baking Pot Field SchoolField Technician This is a Preclassic Maya Kingdom, whose original name is unknown. Tabitha worked on this excavation for two-weeks. Students stayed at Midas Hotel Resort, which by the way- is the cutest hotel resort in Cayo, Belize. She still keeps in touch with several people that she met in this program, all of which were pretty amazing. People came from all over the world to participate in this program. We worked on a farm, endured a cattle stampeded that surrounded our lab, thousands of fire ants, killer bees, toucans, humming birds, and rain storms. While there, Tabitha visited- Xunantunich, Tikal, Flores, and Cahal Pech. Dr. Jamie Awe’s quote of the season: “Archaeology is the most fun a person can have with their pants on." July 2009, two-week session.
|Monasukapanough Field School|
University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA 2008