David M. Lee - Resume

1974-1983 Employed at a variety of jobs ranging from maid and ski lift operator in
Yosemite National Park to firefighter for the Angeles National Forest.

1983-1985 Employed as Maintenance Worker at Habeggers Resort, Bishop
Creek, Ca.

1985-1994 Employed as Building Maintenance Worker at the White Mountain
Research Station, Bishop, Ca.

1994-2008 Employed as Steward of the Sweeney Granite Mountain Desert
Research Center, Eastern Mojave Desert. Duties include coordinating cultural resource management policies and giving (approximately 15 per year) cultural talk/tours to visiting classes.

1995 Conduct record and literature search and train in curation
techniques at The San Bernadino County Museum as a staff member of
the Sweeney Granite Mountain Desert Research Center.

1996 – 1999 Participate in Archaeological Survey and Recordation Project in Granite
Mountains and environs. Result in total of 170 archaeological sites
recorded, and the publication of two papers.

1996-2008 Work as a volunteer with Don Christensen and Jerry Dickey recording
rock art and associated archaeological sites for the Mojave National
Preserve. Ongoing project (300+ sites, 35,000+ elements recorded to date).

1996-2008 Host twelve years of annual Mojave Rock Art Workshops (round-table
meetings of professional and avocational archaeologists working in the
Mojave Desert) at the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research
Center.

1996-2001 Work on volunteer recordation of rock art sites on the south rim of the Grand Canyon with Don Christensen and Jerry Dickey for the Grand Canyon National Park and the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona. (150+ sites, 6,000+ elements recorded).

1997-2008 Survey and record rock art and associated archaeological sites in the
Owens Valley for the Bureau of Land Management, Bishop Field Office.
Ongoing project (twenty five sites recorded to date).

1998-1999 Record thirteen rock art sites associated with an extensive game drive complex for the Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada. (P.I.T. Project)

1999 Give talk on rock art to Amboy School (grades 4-12) and three talks to
seventh and eighth grade classes at Baker Public School, San Bernadino
County.

2002 Write Preliminary Report on a large archeological complex involving
rock art, habitation sites, and rock features (see below) for the
Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, Nevada.

2002-2003 Lead a volunteer crew in a project to record fifteen rock art sites (approximately 500 panels) associated with a large game drive and habitation complex for the Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, Nevada.

2002 Co-instruct “Geology and Cultural Resources of the Eastern Mojave
Desert” with Dr. Jane Nielson (for Rancho Santa Ana Botanical
Gardens).

2003 Become Archaeological Site Steward for Lincoln County, Nevada, and
Regional Coordinator for the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program in the Eastern Mojave.

2004 Finish Documentation of Shooting Gallery Archaeological District –
Total of 18 sites, 516 panels of rock art, 1,930 elements.

Co-instruct “Geology and Cultural Resources of the Eastern Mojave
Desert” with D.D. Trent (for Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens).

Instruct “Rock Art of the Eastern Mojave Desert” at the Zzyzx Desert
Studies Center, Baker, California.

Instruct “Introduction to the Rock Art of the Owens Valley” for the
Valentine Teaching Center, Mammoth Lakes, Ca.

2005 Become Regional Coordinator for the California Archaeological Site
Stewardship Program in the Owens Valley.

Give lecture at White Mountain Research Station titled “Rock Art of the
Great Basin.”

Instruct “Rock Art of the Eastern Mojave Desert” at the Zzyzx Desert
Studies Center, Baker, Ca.

Tour rock art sites in five regions of Australia for two months.

Survey in Western Australia for eight days for possible future Earthwatch Project.

2006 Instruct “Rock Art of the Eastern Mojave Desert” in spring and fall at the Zzyzx Desert Studies Center, Baker, Ca.

Spend two months in Australia, learning more about rock art and the
cultures there, and working with Wardaman Elder Yidumduma Bill
Harney to record rock art sites and his traditional knowledge of them.

Give lecture to Pacific Coast Archaeological Society, “Similarities and
Dissimilarities between the Rock Art of Australia and the Western United
States.”

Give lecture at White Mountain Research Center, “Similarities and Dissimilarities between the Rock Art of Australia and the Western United States.”

Give lecture to Arizona Archaeological Society (Flagstaff Chapter),
“Similarities and Dissimilarities between the Rock Art of Australia and the Western United States.”

Give lecture at North Las Vegas Library (to Southern Nevada Rock Art
group), “Similarities and Dissimilarities between the Rock Art of Australia
and the Western United States.”

Form the non-profit organization “Western Rock Art Research” with
several colleagues to study, document, and conserve rock art.

2007 Record two large rock art sites in the Owens Valley (with wife Charlotte
and colleague Don Christensen).

Instruct class at the Zzyzx Desert Studies Center “Introduction to the Rock
Art of the Deserts of Western North America.”

Finish report of “Gornbun-ya” site and present copies to the Wardaman
Council for review.

Spend two months learning more about Australia, it’s people and it’s
rock art. Record three more sites with Yidumduma Bill Harney in the
Northern Territory.


2008 Give lecture at White Mountain Research Center “Studying the Stories
Behind the Paintings: Rock Art in the Land of the Lightning Brothers.”

Instruct class at Zzyzx Desert Studies Center “Introduction to Rock Art
of the Deserts of Western North America.”

Give two lectures at the Sedgwick Natural Reserve in the Santa Inez
Valley, “An Introduction to the Rock Art of Australia”, and “Rock Art of
The Deserts of Western North America.”

Help Don Christensen document several rock art sites in the Joshua Tree
National Park.

With Don Christensen, teach class on recording rock art to small group of
Site Stewards near St. George, Utah. Record several sites over the course
of two days.

Continue recording rock art and traditional knowledge of Wardaman Elder
Yidumduma Bill Harney for two months in the Victoria River District of
Australia.