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Snaffle bit

Iroquois collared rim

Soda water bottle

Buff bodied slip decorated Staffordshire

Chert projectile point & scrapers

Duck, chicken, grouse & turkey crania
All photos by
Jason Fenton


Nancy M. Clark, M.A.


Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
External Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies
History and Archaeology of the Northeast, 2005

Institute for Environmental Education, Woburn, MA
Environmental Hygienist Certificate, 1998

Smith College, Northampton, MA
Bachelor of Arts, History, 1993
Archaeology Minor

Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA
Associates of Arts, Selective Studies, 1991

SPECIAL TRAINING: Lithic analysis of Northeastern prehistoric materials.
Faunal analysis with a concentration on historic
domestic species.
July 2005
President and Principal Investigator
Hudson Mohawk Archaeological Consultants, LLC
Troy, NY
Laboratory Director
Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.

Responsibilities included collections management, artifact curation, cataloging and associated documentation of all prehistoric and historic archaeological collections, and maintaining control of laboratory processing, administration, and training laboratory staff.  Other duties included conducting faunal analyses of historical materials, participation in educational programs, presentation of research, and maintaining the Microsoft Access database.  Additional tasks include fieldwork, writing reports, conducting background research, assisting in site file research at the SHPO and NYS Museum, and archival map research.

Laboratory Technician
Berkshire Community College (BCC)

Responsible for preparations and maintenance of all biology labs.  Prepared lab cultures for Microbiology experiments.  Responsible for maintenance of laboratory equipment, ordering supplies, and created and maintained a computerized inventory of lab supplies and equipment.  Supervised Work-Study students.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Society of Historical Archaeology
New York State Archaeological Association
April 2001
“Dinner in Downtown: Faunal Analysis,” presented at the 2001 NYSAA Annual Conference, Eddy Farm, NY.

May & June 2001

“Dinner in Downtown: Faunal Analysis,” presented at the Albany Visitors Center, Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY.

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L. Jason Fenton

EDUCATION: The University at Albany, Albany, NY
Graduate Study, 1994-1996, Archaeology

Drew University, Madison, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, 1985, Anthropology and Economics

SPECIAL TRAINING: Advanced lithic analysis of prehistoric materials and quarry technology with Phil LaPorta.
July 2005
Vice President and Project Manager
Hudson Mohawk Archaeological Consultants, LLC
Troy, NY
July 2001- July 2005

Assistant Lab Director
Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.

East Greenbush, NY

Responsibilities included supervision of the archaeological laboratory and soil flotation lab, training of lab personnel in lab methods, tracking of lab technician and project hours, artifact conservation and curation, collections management, artifact cataloguing and research, artifact photography for reports and presentations, data entry of provenience information, training of all field crew.  Specialized training in advanced lithic and faunal analysis.  Presented at public education seminars and historical societies.
Feb. 2000- June 2001
Assistant Collections Manager
Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.

Assisted in the daily management of the archaeological laboratory and soil flotation lab, trained lab personnel, conservation, collection deaccessioning, artifact cataloguing and research, and data entry of provenience information in Access and Excel.  Specialized training in lithic analyses of chert and reduction sequencing and prehistoric quarry technologies.

April 1999- Feb. 2000
Crew Chief and Project Manager
Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.

Responsibilities included the organization and execution of Phase I surveys and Phase II investigations, documentation of cultural resources, generating field notes and maps, supervision of field crews and writing Phase IA Literature Reviews.
Oct. 1998- April 1999

Archaeological Field Technician
Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.

Participated in Phase I, II, and III archaeological investigations around New York and Vermont.  Responsibilities included excavation and documentation, mapping of features and architecture of prehistoric and historic sites.

Archaeological Field Technician
N.Y.S. Museum, Albany, NY
Gray & Pape, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Tetra Tech, Inc., Alexandria, VA
3D/Environmental Services, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Louis Berger & Associates, East Orange, NJ
Participated in various Phase I, II, & III surveys and mitigation throughout the Northeast & Midwest including the Millennium Pipeline across the Southern-tier of NY, archaeological and historical investigations at Fort Totten, NY, and the Pearl Street Reconstruction, Albany, NY.
Nov. 1996- June 1997
Archaeological Field Technician
University of South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology,
Columbia, SC

Participated in the Phase I cultural resource survey of the Fort Polk U.S. Army base and Kisatchie National Forest, Leesville, Louisiana.
Archaeological Crew Supervisor
Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of Natural History,
Washington, D.C. and Toluca Valley, Mexico

Supervised work crews conducting survey, surface collection and excavation of Classic and Postclassic Phase Aztec and Colonial Spanish period Central Mexican sites.  Assisted in project preparation and logistics.  Processed, catalogued and analyzed artifacts and conducted flotation of soil samples.  Conducted lithic analysis and X-ray fluorescence analysis of obsidian artifacts.  Dr. Daniel Rogers, Principal Investigator.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Rensselaer County Historical Society
Historic Albany Foundation
New York State Archaeological Association
Smithsonian Institution

March 2001
“A New Nomenclature and Typology of Lithic Resources from the Unadilla Valley School District Site, New York,” 2001 SAA Annual Meeting,, New Orleans, LA.  Contributed photos for poster of prehistoric chert stone tool reduction sequences with Dr. Carol Raemsch and Philip LaPorta.
April 2001
"Broken Promises: The Study of Artifacts from Three Privies on the Albany Waterfront,” presented at the 2001 NYSAA Annual Conference, Eddy Farm, NY.

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