Cardno TEC, Inc.
Updated June 18, 2013
Cardno TEC, Inc. is currently hiring for an Archaeological Field Technician for a project in Northern California beginning end of June 2013 and continuing through July 2013. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a closely related field OR 36 months of fieldwork experience. Candidates with field experience in California will be strongly favored in hiring. For more information or to apply, please visit www.cardnotec.com/careers. EOE M/F/Handicap/Veteran
Cardno TEC, Inc., a full-service environmental engineering and consulting firm, is currently recruiting for Archaeological Field Technicians for work in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Qualified candidates will hold, or currently be pursuing, a Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a closely related field, and will have at least one field school experience in Guam or the CNMI. For complete job descriptions or to apply for these positions, please visit www.cardnotec.com/careers EOE M/F/Handicap/Veteran
Cardno TEC, Inc., a full-service environmental engineering and consulting firm, is currently recruiting for a Staff Archaeologist/Project Manager to work out of our Boise, ID location. Qualified candidates will have a graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a closely related field along with at least 10 years of professional archaeology experience. At least 6 years of full-time professional archaeological experience at a supervisory level is required. Interested applicants can read the entire job description and apply at www.cardnotec.com/careers. EOE M/F/Handicap/Veteran
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ASA Restoration Project; Egypt (KMT)
Be a part of the history being unearthed at Karakhamun's tomb! The Asa Restoration Project is currently excavating Karakhamun's tomb and expects that future excavations will yield many more exciting and unexpected discoveries. Conservators are currently restoring the tombs of Karabasken and Irtieru and hopes to open them to the public in the near future.
Checkout the site for more details: http://www.asarestorationproject.com/support-asa.php
Pottersville, South Carolina
This six-week field school (May 26 to July 8, 2013) will focus on investigations at the Pottersville site (also called Landrumsville) and nearby John Landrum and B. F. Landrum kiln sites within the area of the Old Edgefield Pottery District, and will provide training in the techniques of excavation, mapping, artifact classification and contextual interpretation. Students will work in supervised teams, learning to function as members of a field crew, with all of the skills necessary for becoming professional archaeologists. Many students from past University of Illinois field schools have gone on to graduate study and professional field-archaeology positions. Laboratory processing and analysis will be ongoing during the field season. Evening lectures by project staff, visiting archaeologists, and historians will focus on providing background on how field data are used to answer archaeological and historical research questions.
The first innovation and development of alkaline-glazed stoneware pottery in America occurred in the Edgefield District of South Carolina in the early 1800s. Our 2011 field school also discovered that the earliest of these production sites also utilized industrial-scale "dragon" kilns never seen before in the Americas. It remains an enduring mystery as to how these new ceramic methods were developed in that place and time, and how the techniques of kiln design and choices of clay, temper, and glaze ingredients developed over the following century. These potteries employed enslaved and free African-American laborers in the 19th century, and the stoneware forms also show evidence of likely African cultural influence on stylistic designs. Edgefield potteries thus present fascinating research questions of understanding technological innovations and investigating the impacts of African cultural knowledge and racial ideologies on a craft specialization during the historic period in America. This project entails an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and archaeological study of the first development in America of alkaline-glazed stoneware pottery forms, the development of that South Carolina industry over time, and the impacts of racism and African cultural influences on those processes.
For additional information about this field school opportunity, please contact Chris Fennell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for participation in this field school, please download and complete a short application form and submit it by March 25, 2013. Students will be notified of acceptance no later than April 10, 2013. Accepted students should register for six credits in the University of Illinois summer session. Students from colleges other than the University of Illinois can register through our exchange program and receive transfer credits. Additional information and application forms are available at http://www.histarch.uiuc.edu/Edgefield/
Watch a documentary about our 2011 field school at Pottersville by StoryLine Media at http://vimeopro.com/storylinemedia/thcsc-pottersvile