David Rotenizer

Email: David_Rotenizer@sfu.ca

M.A.: SFU Heritage Resource Management M.A. Candidate

B.G.S.  Radford University 2002, Bachelors of General Studies with a concentration in Appalachian Heritage Resources

Other Credentials:  Lambda Alpha, national anthropology honors society, Completion of training courses Federal NAGPRA Program (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), TMP (Travel Marketing Professional – Southeast Tourism Society).

Supervisor: Dr. Ross Jamison

Research Areas:  Historical Archaeology, Central Appalachia/Blue Ridge, Material Culture and Collections Management, Euro-American Community Studies, Historic Preservation Issues, Community and Public Outreach, Heritage Tourism. 

Introduction:

Career reflects range of field, lab, architectural and archival experience in nine states.  Employers represent universities, state and federal agencies and consulting firms. Background includes collections management, historic site/ museum operations, as well as heritage tourism development and marketing.

Served as ethnographic/oral history research assistant in eastern Kentucky: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/catalog/xt7rn872z79b

WV State Editor, Newsletter: Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology, 2010-2012. http://cneha.org/publications.html

Public outreach is a core personal value. In the past contributed to blogs for Day of Archaeology: http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/author/davidroten/   Longtime membership in the Archeological Society of Virginia saw service with a range of duties and capacities:  http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/author/david-e-rotenizer/  Launched Social Media Team and managed Facebook presence 2013-2017: https://www.facebook.com/Virginia.ASV/

M.A. Research:

Thesis research will be based on the analysis and interpretation of a late 19th - early 20th hotel privy associated with the Texas House Hotel, located in the central Blue Ridge upland plateau of western Virginia. The goal of research, aside from assessing the age of the deposit and a general classification of its contents, will be to assess applicability of resultant data toward broader research domains such as commodity flow and national market access. 

Other Activities:

Archeological Society of Virginia (1979-present)

Local chapter president Blue Ridge Plateau Chapter and New River Valley Chapter;  State organization - chairman excavation, site survey, annual meeting and nominating committees; Served three terms as elected board member; Coordinated successful 3-year volunteer site survey project that documented nearly 500 new archaeological sites; Coordinated distribution sales of ASV publications; Spearheaded outreach for sales/fund raising in support of Save the Thunderbird Site [Paleo-Indian] campaign; and was a paid employee of the society assisting with contract archaeological fieldwork.

Publications:

2017 Promoting Awareness for the ASV in the Evolving Digital Era One Face at a Time: A Report on the ASV Facebook Page.  The ASV: Newsletter of the Archeological Society of Virginia, Number 225 (June): 18-20.

2015 Winding it up in the Winding Gulf.  Preservation West Virginia: Blog of the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, February 20.  https://preservationallliancewv.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/winding-it-up-in-the-winding-gulf/

2014 (Tetrault, Tara) A Phase I Cultural Resource Survey and Phase II Investigations for the Proposed Cell Tower at Chimney Rock/764369, Craig County, Virginia. Paciulli, Simmons & Associates, Inc.

2013 ASV to Enter Social Media The ASV: Newsletter of the Archeological Society of Virginia, Number 210 (September): 9.

2012 (Morton, Marie B., and Allan Morton) Phase I Archaeological and Metal Detector Survey at Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Fairfax County, Virginia. Paciulli, Simmons & Associates, Inc.

2011 Grave Creek Mound. In Details: Newsletter of the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.  15(2):4-5 (August).

2008 (Malvasi, Meg Greene and Marie B. Morton) Phase I Cultural Resources Survey for the Proposed Galax West/769319 Cell Tower, City of Galax, Virginia. Paciulli, Simmons & Associates, Inc.

2007 (Morton, Marie B.) Phase I Cultural Resources Survey for the Proposed Galax East/769318-A Cell Tower, Carroll County, Virginia. Paciulli, Simmons & Associates, Inc.

2002 Archaeology, Historic Preservation and the Carroll County Courthouse. Carroll County Chronicles: A People and a History, 20(3): 26-40.

2002 (Boyd, C. Clifford, Jr. and John Surber) Archaeological and Geophysical Testing at the Principal’s Cemetery of the Christiansburg Industrial Institute, Christiansburg, Virginia.  Radford University Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Radford, Virginia.

2002 A West Side Story: Archaeology of the Hillsville Downtown Revitalization Project. Abstract published in Quarterly Bulletin: Archeological Society of Virginia, 57(1).

2002 (Pezzoni, J. Daniel) Carter Hydraulic Water Rams (VDHR site no. 237-5003), National Register of Historic Places Nomination – approved Keeper of the Register, National Park Service.

1998 Results of Archaeological Monitoring at the Bioplant Closure, Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Archaeological Site 44MY7, Montgomery County, Virginia. Gray & Pape, Inc.

1992 A Tale of Four Southwestern Virginia Farmsteads from a National Register Bulletin Perspective. Abstract Quarterly Bulletin: Archeological Society of Virginia, 47(3):142-143.

1994 Spatial Analysis of Historic Materials and Soils from Shovel Probes.  In Phase II Archaeological Investigations at the McKenzie Farmstead (15Jo67): A Multi Component Occupation in Johnson County, Kentucky, edited by Kim A. McBride, pp. 51-69. University of Kentucky, Department of Anthropology, Program for Cultural Resource Assessment, Lexington, Archaeological Report 334.

1993 (Appendix C) Prater Site (15Fd62), Oral History/Folklife and Cultural Landscape: Glimpses of Appalachian Life at the Head of Rough and Touch Branch in Floyd County, Kentucky. In Phase III Archaeological Investigations at the Prater Historic Site (15Fd62) in Floyd County, Kentucky, by William A. Huser, Jr., 98-113, University of Kentucky, Department of Anthropology, Program for Cultural Resource Assessment, Lexington, Kentucky, Archaeological Report 308.

1993 A Reconnaissance Oral History Regarding the Maple Lick Area of Spence’s Fork, Owsley County, Kentucky. In An Archaeological Survey of the Proposed Sturgeon Mining Operation along Spivey Branch at the Clay-Owsley County Line, Kentucky, Kurt H. Fiegel and David E. Rotenizer. South Winter Research, Contract Series No. 93-4.

1992 In the Yard: An Examination of Spatial Organization and Subdivision of Activity Area on Rural Farmsteads in the Upland South.  In Miscellaneous Publication Number 6, Tennessee Anthropological Association.  Tennessee Anthropological Association Miscellaneous Paper 16 (Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium on Ohio Valley Urban and Historic Archaeology): 1-21.

1992 (O’Malley, Nancy and W. Stephen McBride) The Buffalo Furnace: Iron Production in Greenup County, Kentucky. University of Kentucky, Department of Anthropology, Program for Cultural Resource Assessment, Lexington, Archaeological Report 297.

1992 Preliminary Overview of the Hall Site (44My33): A Late Woodland Village Site along the South Fork of the Roanoke River. Abstract Quarterly Bulletin: Archeological Society of Virginia, 47(3):142.

1991 (Sussenbach, Tom, William E. Sharp and Adonis Spivey) Cultural Resource Assessment of Selected Tracts Encompassing 2,100 Acres in the Stearns Ranger District, McCreary and Whitley Counties, Kentucky. University of Kentucky, Department of Anthropology, Program for Cultural Resource Assessment, Lexington, Archaeological Report 247.

1990 (Sussenbach, Tom and Julie Morgan) Cultural Resource Assessment of a 1,355 Acre Mine Permit Area, Henderson County, Kentucky. University of Kentucky, Department of Anthropology, Program for Cultural Resource Assessment, Lexington, Archaeological Report 227.

1987 (Egloff, Keith T. and Joey T. Moldenhauer) The Otter Creek Site (44Fr31): A Late Woodland Hamlet along the Blue Ridge Escarpment.  Quarterly Bulletin: Archeological Society of Virginia, 42(1):1-15 (March).

Conference Presentations:

2016 Celebrating and Trail Making in the Blue Ridge: The Heritage Tourism of Moonshine, Music, Myths and Mountain Music.  This Place Matters: Connecting with Historic Places – West Virginia Historic Preservation Conference, Beverley, West Virginia.

2014 (Guest, Rebecca, Molly Kerr, Laura Jones Wedin and Teresa Preston) Digging into a Virtual World: Opportunities for Virginia Archaeology in Social Media.  Annual Meeting of the Archeological Society of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

2014 Bridges to the Past:  A Historic Preservation Initiative of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority.  From the Ground Up: Archaeology, Brownfields, Reuse and Historic Preservation - Biennial Meeting of the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, Huntington, West Virginia.

2014 “Talkin’ ‘bout my Generation:” Understanding the Dynamics of Generational Marketing in Heritage Tourism. Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Association of Museums, Beckley, West Virginia.

2013 An Introduction to the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex: A West Virginia Historic Site, Museum and Research Center.  WV Archives and History Monthly Lecture Series, Culture Center, West Virginia Division of Culture & History, Charleston, West Virginia,

2013 Service with a Smile:  The 2012 and 2013 WVU Native American Studies Program Studies Program, Volunteer Service Projects at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Society, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, Moundsville.

2012 The Texas House Hotel: Accommodation and Hospitality in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Plateau. 30th Annual Symposium on Ohio Valley Urban and Historic Archaeology. Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, Moundsville, West Virginia.

2007 Investigations of Institutional Public Space in the Blue Ridge Plateau: A Case Study from Hillsville, the County Seat of Carroll County, Virginia. 25th Annual Symposium on Ohio Valley Urban and Historical Archaeology, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky.

2007 Virginia is for [Archaeology] Lovers: Opportunities for Enhancing the Tourism Potential of Virginia Archaeology. Annual Meeting Archeological Society of Virginia, Williamsburg.

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Source of thesis research