Resume of Linda A. Merchant
B.A. in Anthropology focusing in Archaeology; Minor in Mandarin Chinese, Youngstown State University
Graduated with a G.P.A. of 3.47; Dean’s List Recipient.
Member, Anthropology Colloquium at YSU.

Honors Diploma, Mentor High School
Cum Laude, Community Service Honor Cord, Award of Merit; Q.P.A 3.58

Field Archaeologist, Foth & Van Dyke; July 2000 - Present
Performed Phase I Archaeology for an environmental consulting firm, examining and documenting possible prehistoric and historic sites in Minnesota and Iowa.
Student Archaeologist, Youngstown State University; March–June 00
Performed Phase II Archaeology at the site of a Civil War era general store.  Excavated and analyzed the site, cleaned and labeled artifacts.  Analyzed historical photograph to assist in locating the site; researched item found at the site for possible date correlation.

Webmaster, Co-owner, Aardvark DesignWorks; January 96 - Present
Co-owner of Aardvark DesignWorks, a webpage and graphics design company.  Consulted with businesses and developed webpages and logos. Company web page located at

Graphic Designer, Youngstown State University; September 99 – June 2000
Created graphics and webpages for Youngstown State University College of Arts and Sciences; edited existing webpages.

Production Artist, Signets Inc.; June  - August 1999
Involved in all aspects of signmaking, including typesetting, plotting machine, touch-up painting. Large project included making signs for Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Buyer, Astro Shapes; July - December 1998
Purchased, expedited, and negotiated all supplies for 500-employee company. Webmaster for the company Intranet, collaborated with MIS Department on methods of importing/exporting data from Oracle to HTML pages.  Instructed MIS Manager in writing of HTML.  Organized Salvation Army food and clothing drive.

Student Archaeologist, Youngstown State University; March–June 98
Performed Phase II Archaeology at the site of a 1900’s era general store.  Mapped the final layout of the site. 

Mainframe Computer Operator, Heckett Multiserv; July  - December 1997
Worked with and upgraded IBM 4361 to an AS400, to resolve Y2K incompatibility.  Developed technical support line, through which any branch of company could call in with computer problems.

Webmaster, Slippery Rock University; February 1997 - September 1997
Edited SRU webpages, answered Tech Support help line. Assisted students and faculty over the phone in diagnosing and solving all computer problems.  Conducted inter-college computing and technology seminar.

Student Archaeologist, Cleveland Museum of Natural History; July 94
Performed Phase II Archaeology at the site of a Native American settlement.  Assisted in the final site survey.

Extensive experience with all aspects of computers and the Internet, including HTML, Java, Novell, Networking, UNIX, Windows 95, NT, 3.1, some knowledge of C++. Computer Graphics programs used include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw, POV-Ray, as well as several 3D graphics packages.  Built and upgraded several computers.

Highly involved with the Society for Creative Anachronism, a medieval re-creation group.  Skills include calligraphy and illumination, spinning wool, weaving, medieval dance, and costuming.  Received Purple Fret, an award for service, as well as 3rd place in competitions for calligraphy, bookbinding, and costuming.  Newsletter editor and Webmaster for the local group.

Artist, working in various media including oil painting, gouache, watercolors, pencil, as well as 5 years experience using Adobe Photoshop.

Exchange Student, Quito, Ecuador, 7 weeks. Spoke only Spanish during this time. 

Languages include Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Latin.

References Available Upon Request