I am Nikki Martensen, an archaeologist, and anthropologist with experience in Collections Management and Digital Public Archaeology. I received my Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Humboldt State University in 2014, with a minor in Native American Studies.
I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Applied Anthropology at Humboldt State University. My thesis research focuses on the user experiences of archaeology as presented through the internet.
(2017) Rock-Art Online: An Assessment of Archaeological Discussion on the Internet (Presented at the 2017 Public Archaeology Twitter Conference)
(2016) Rock-Art Vandals: An Assessment of Public Interactions with Archaeological Resources (Presented at the 2016 Anthropology Symposium at Humboldt State University)
(2014) The Sound of Silence: Suggesting an Evolutionary Perspective in Archaeoacoustics (Presented at the 2014 Anthropology Symposium at Humboldt State University)
(2014) Modeling Consciousness in Archaeology: A Non-Invasive Approach (Presented at the 2014 Anthropology Symposium at Humboldt State University, and the 2014 Humboldt State University Library Symposium.
Laboratory and Finds Manager, Cangdong Village Archaeology Project, 2016 Field Season
I assisted in the development of field lab inventory and analysis procedures for collected materials. Also responsible for training and supervision of lab assistants, and to prepare the final collection and related documents for curation. Research located in Kaiping, Guangdong Province, China.
Research Assistant, Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project, Stanford Archaeology Center, 2016
I assisted the Principal Investigator of this project with the inventory, analysis, and collection management of the Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project; including photographing artifacts for publication, training and supervising lab assistants, and preparing specimens for final curation.
Graduate Library Scholar Intern, Humboldt State University Library Special Collections, Spring 2016
My responsibilities included processing Lucille Vinyard Collection, supervising a team of undergraduate interns, developing physical and digital exhibits to promote the library’s special collections.