Updated March 29, 2017
Archaeological Crew Chief, AECOM
AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented and hardworking Archaeological Crew Chief for immediate employment in the Germantown, MD office. The Archaeological Crew Chief will provide field and lab support to cultural resource projects throughout the US and potentially international work, as available. The Archaeologist will have knowledge of field excavation techniques, ability to use (and instruct others in the use of) technology, the ability to process (wash, catalog and mark) recovered archaeological artifacts, and be able to properly fill out field and laboratory forms and assist in report preparation. In the field, the Archaeologist will perform excavation of STPs, test units, and features, as well as mapping and documentation, and be able to lead small field crews of field technicians under the direction of the Field Director or Principal Investigator. This position supports Phase I, II, and III field and lab studies.
This position may include extensive manual labor including excavation with shovels and moving wheelbarrows filled with dirt. The Archaeologist should have the ability to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and must have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions. This is a part-time variable position, meaning work days and times will be determined on an as-needed basis.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
For more information, respond to the job posting here : https://jobs.aecom.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=20052&siteid=5022&jobId=1014902
Archaeology Technicians, Historical and Public Archaeology Department at James Madison’s Montpelier
Archaeology Technician Position The Historical and Public Archaeology Department at James Madison’s Montpelier is currently searching for two Archaeology Technicians. Technicians are primarily responsible for the excavation of archaeological sites at Montpelier, and for engaging the public through our LEARN Archaeology Public Programs. Technicians work full-time (35 hours/week and receive full benefits including health insurance, vacation, and sick time).
Candidates should demonstrate archaeological 1-2 years experience in historical archaeology, and an enthusiasm for collaborative, engaged, public archaeology. Experience working in museum contexts, collaborating with descendant communities, or working with volunteers is encouraged. Candidates should demonstrate experience and willingness to work as part of a larger team, focused on carrying out the departmental and institutional mission.
Applications are due April 3rd.
To Apply, please login here to submit your application and materials. These materials should include the following three items in a single pdf document:
1. Cover Letter addressed to Dr. Terry P. Brock, Senior Research Archaeologist, discussing your candidacy for the position.
2. Resume or CV outlining your experience.
3. List of historical sites worked on with time periods worked and Phase (I, II, III) of project.
To see the full official job description, visit here: https://montpelier-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/ArchaeologyTechnicianJobDescription.pdf
Hourly rate is $15.00 per hour and includes full benefits (see above job description) To apply for the position visit this link: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=12949141&t=1
Historian, Archaeologist and Preservationist III, Department of Historic Resources
Are you passionate about history and architectural history? Do you possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills and have a can-do-attitude? If so, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources has a position just for you. Essential duties will consist of reviewing projects for the State and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Programs; advising property owners, architects, and consultants regarding appropriate historic rehabilitation treatment and application of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation; conducting thorough review of proposed and completed rehabilitation work and responding to applications according to agency and National Park Service regulations, policies, and procedures; conducting site inspections of rehabilitation projects as necessary and expedient to understand existing conditions, impact of work to historic character and integrity, and consistency with the Standards for Rehabilitation; drafting review conclusions, written recommendations, and other documents and correspondence for the project; and coordinating project reviews with other staff members and the National Park Service. Assists with the promotion of the tax credit programs through public workshops, presentations, publications, and site visits. As a member of the Division of Preservation Incentives, helps to evaluate and improve internal processes and policies. Provides technical assistance and architectural expertise to agency staff members and programs, owners of historic properties, other members of the general public, state agencies, and local governments on appropriate treatment of historic properties. May be assigned additional duties.
Applicants must meet the Secretary Of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards and should have very strong knowledge of and experience in applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, particularly the Standards for Rehabilitation, as well as a thorough understanding of historic preservation laws, regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines. Comprehensive knowledge of historic architecture of Virginia and/or MidAtlantic region; and the ability to apply technical, legal and cultural knowledge and planning principles to complex historic architectural rehabilitation projects. Must possess strong analytical, problem solving, and organization skills. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and manage heavy workload, both independently and in cooperation with tax credit staff. Professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with property owners, the public, and colleagues within the agency. Strong organizational and communication skills, including both written and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite. Graduate degree from an accredited college or university in historic preservation, historic architecture, architecture, American architectural history, or closely related field required, or bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, historic architecture, architecture, architectural history, or closely related field with subsequent academic and/or professional experience in field. Professional experience with rehabilitation tax credit projects is also highly desirable. The selected candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check and a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment. A valid driver license required.
To be considered for this position a completed state application must be received through the on-line employment system at http://jobs.virginia.gov/. This position is Open Until Filled.
Summer Research Internship in Historical Archaeology, Poplar Forest
The Department of Archaeology and Landscapes at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is offering one funded research position for May 30 through July 28, 2017. This internship is intended for early-phase graduate students and advanced undergraduates who have previous field training and are looking for more experience conducting fieldwork and supervising field school students in a research-oriented setting.
Poplar Forest is the former retreat home and working plantation of Thomas Jefferson, and is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, Virginia. Over the past 30 years, archaeologists have uncovered evidence of Jefferson’s time on the property and the lives of the enslaved laborers who lived and worked on the plantation during the 18th and 19th centuries.
This year’s fieldwork will focus on archaeological sites associated with Poplar Forest’s enslaved residents as we attempt to better understand their lives by looking at the places they worked and lived. The primary site for this summer’s research will be the location of an early to mid-1800s structure that may have been a barn, stable, or quarters for enslaved laborers. The successful applicant will work alongside the Poplar Forest staff to assist in all phases of field excavation, including working with and teaching field school students during the six week field school starting June 5. This will involve strenuous outdoor labor in the hot Virginia sun, so good physical health is a must. In addition, the intern will need to be comfortable interacting with the public and explaining the archaeological process to site visitors. While in residence, the successful applicant will also be granted access to the collections and research facilities of Poplar Forest. This includes a collection of several hundred thousand artifacts; a database system containing both archaeological artifact and context records; and a complete inventory containing over 2,500 historical documents relating to Poplar Forest. By partnering with the Poplar Forest staff, these collections may then be drawn upon in the future to support the student’s own research, the products of which could include professional conference papers, journal articles, Master’s theses, and PhD dissertations. The intern will also have the opportunity to work alongside Poplar Forest archaeologists to write a technical report on the summer’s findings.
A stipend of $2,000 will be provided for the nine week internship, which will be held in conjunction with the field school. The intern will be responsible for making their own housing arrangements as well as providing for their own meals and transportation. Information regarding housing options will be made available through the Poplar Forest archaeology staff. Successful applicants should have at least one field school, and more field experience is a definite plus. Knowledge of historical material culture is required.
By April 21, 2017, send the following information to Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology and Landscapes, Poplar Forest, P.O. Box 419, Forest, VA 24551.
- Personal information: Include your full name, home address, home and work/school telephone numbers, occupation and e-mail address.
- A resume or curriculum vitae.
- A two-page statement of personal and professional reasons for participating.
- Two letters of recommendation from others addressing the following:
- Your academic and professional ability and performance
- Your personality and ability to work well with others
Selections will be made by the Poplar Forest Archaeology Department by April 25, 2017.
Any questions can be directed to Jack Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434.534.8105.
Arkansas Archeological Survey - Archeological Assistant
The Arkansas Archeological Survey invites applications for a three-year (with possible extension) full-time position as Archeological Assistant to begin as soon as possible. This position is based at our University of Arkansas-Monticello research station (Monticello AR).
Job Description: Duties include fieldwork (some requiring in-state travel), collections processing and data analysis, record keeping, supervising volunteers in the laboratory and the field, and interaction with visitors and callers to the Station, all under the direction of the Research Station Archeologist.
A Bachelor’s degree in anthropology or a related field
Archeological field experience in North America, east of the Rocky Mountains
Archeological lab experience
Experience in working with archeological records and collections
Experience with the archeology of Southeastern North America
Experience working with the public
Salary: $24,000 with full benefits.
Application process begins here: http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/18812
For further information, contact
Dr. George Sabo III
Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Director of Archaeological Services
The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of Director of UMass Archaeological Services (UMAS). Under the general direction of the Chair of the Department of Anthropology, the Director of UMAS is a calendar year 75% Research faculty position. When funding permits, this position may also include options for undergraduate teaching and supervision of student internships, field schools, and research projects. Courses will be reimbursed at the standard rate on a per course basis.
The Director will serve as the Principal Investigator for contracts and grants awarded by outside sponsors through university grants and contracts administration, and for contracts with outside parties directly through the UMAS revenue operation, all in the area of cultural resource management and historic preservation in the Northeastern U.S. The Director develops, implements, and administers daily operations, supervises staff, and oversees finances, grants, and contracts, and personnel actions within UMAS. The Director is also responsible for the management of the revenue operation with the goal of ensuring a positive financial position. In this regard, the Director is expected to take an active role in client contract acquisition and retention for all grants and contracts.
We seek a candidate who will work closely with the Department of Anthropology faculty to help develop and promote the Department's academic programs, including but not limited to an accelerated master's degree in Community-Oriented Cultural Resource Management. The initial appointment will be for two years with possibility for renewal contingent on performance and funding.
• A PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field is required by time of appointment.
• A specialization or strong working knowledge in Northeast U.S.
archaeology is preferred in order to perform as the Principal Investigator on the grants and contracts handled through UMAS.
• A minimum of five years of supervisory and administrative experience in the field of Cultural Resource Management is required.
• We seek candidates with (1) a knowledge of state and federal cultural resources legislation, (2) demonstrated experience in conducting and managing large-scale archaeological surveys and excavations, and in producing timely reports, (3) demonstrated experience in computer applications to large-scale archaeological research projects, including GIS, database development and data-management, (4) and demonstrated experience in sponsor and regulatory agency negotiation and outreach to stakeholders.
Please submit a cover letter discussing qualifications, a CV, and the names of three referees, who will be solicited upon the submission of your application for their letters of recommendation, to http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=80851
Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Chair Search Committee at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2017, and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. Letters and additional materials from selected candidates will be due within 2 weeks of receiving such a request.
Eastern New Mexico University, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2017. We seek a North American prehistoric archeologist with demonstrated experience in spatial analysis, Geoarchaeology, and lithic analysis. The ideal candidate will bring teaching experience and methodological expertise in these areas, as well as in their own spatial or temporal foci. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their Ph.D. before August 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teach four (4) course sections (12 hour load) each semester
• Supervise graduate research and thesis writing
• Develop appropriate scholarly activity commensurate with rank and experience
• Provide advising for undergraduate and graduate students
• Participate in curriculum development
• Serve on departmental and university committees
• Direct the archaeological field school on a rotating basis with other faculty
Minimum Job Requirements:
• Ph.D. in Anthropology (ABD will be considered)
• Teaching experience is preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• We seek an archeologist specializing in North American prehistory. The ideal candidate will have methodological expertise in spatial analysis, Geoarchaeology, and lithic analysis.
• Skills in quantitative methods or other areas that complement the existing strengths of the department are a plus.
• Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.
Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
• Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Date Available: August 2017
Application Review: February 21, 2017
Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.
Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:
Letter of interest
Contact information for three references (Blind reference call will be made on applicants who become finalist for the position)
Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)
ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail ENMU.HRrecruiter@enmu.edu
University of Queensland, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
The School of Social Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, fixed-term until 30 June 2021 (expected start date 3 July 2017). The role involves teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in archaeology, supervising honours and postgraduate student theses, conducting research including bringing in external grant funding and publishing scholarly papers, and undertaking service and engagement activities in the School.
Applicants must have a PhD in archaeology or equivalent PhD in anthropology. They must demonstrate knowledge in lithic technology with ongoing archaeology research lab and field projects, with technical expertise in at least one of: lithic analysis, ancient technology, human evolution/dispersals. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative teaching and course design, with experience in teaching courses in archaeology across a number of areas: lithic analysis, ancient technology, archaeological science, introductory archaeology, Australasian archaeology, laboratory methods and field skills. The successful applicant will have the ability to supervise honours and postgraduate student theses, demonstrate high quality contribution to research including a track record of publication in refereed journals, and success in applications for research grants. High-level interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, is essential.
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 4 years (3 July 2017 to 30 June 2021) at Academic Level B or Level C (Teaching & Research). The base salary is: $92,142 to $109,419 for Level B or $112,874 to $130,150 for Level C, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.
To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Andy Fairbairn firstname.lastname@example.org .
To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover Letter, Resume, and Selection Criteria responses.
Research Associate, The Montpelier Foundation
Montpelier is looking to hire a research departmental liaison with the Montpelier African American Descendants’ Project to conduct primary and secondary source documentary research, answer research queries (internal and external), and support acquisitions and mansion interiors restoration and exhibition efforts, including research on the enslaved community.
More information can be found at: https://montpelier-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/ResearchAssociatePositionJobDescription01.18.2016.pdf
Archaeological Assistant, Arkansas Archeological Survey
The Arkansas Archeological Survey (http://archeology.uark.edu) invites applications for a three-year (with possible extension) full-time position as Archeological Assistant to begin as soon as possible. This position is based at our Henderson State University research station (Arkadelphia AR).
Job Description: Duties include collections processing and data analysis, record keeping, fieldwork (some requiring in-state travel), supervising volunteers in the laboratory and the field, and interaction with visitors and callers to the Station, all under the direction of the Research Station Archeologist.
Salary: $24,000 with full benefits.
Starting Date: February 1, 2017 or sooner, if possible.
Review of applicants will begin immediately thereafter and continue until the position is filled.
Application process begins here: http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/17012
For further information, contact
Dr. George Sabo III
Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey
Cultural Resource Archaeology Field Technician, Marstel-Day, LLC
Location: Mid-Atlantic Region, California, Colorado, United States
Job Announcement No.: 2016-007
Marstel-Day, LLC, an environmental consulting and planning firm, seeks one or more qualified, part-time, Cultural Resource Archaeology Field Technicians or Crew Chiefs to support Phase I/II/III archaeology field studies and other cultural resources studies. The successful candidate(s) will become members of a pool of prospective Field Technicians or Crew Chiefs who will be called upon to perform work on an hourly basis as the Company receives task orders or assignments for these types of studies and analyses.
Marstel-Day is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and women and persons of color are encouraged to apply for these positions.
The primary duties of the cultural resource field technician position will be to provide direct support for the implementation and execution of field archaeology studies (Phase I, II, and III) for federal agencies, state/local governments or private entities seeking to comply with federal requirements and provide technical writing support for documenting field results and technical research to support other cultural resource studies.
Duties also include data recording, mapping and GPS, note taking, and artifact processing and some photography. For projects within the DC Metro area, daily travel may be required to the job site from the incumbent’s home location. For projects outside of the DC Metro area, the incumbent may be required to be on travel for an extended period of time (1 to 3 weeks) and stay at accommodations near the job site. Marstel-Day will compensate the incumbent for mileage and per-diem costs based on standard GSA rates.
Qualifications: Applicants must have:
· Minimum 3 years of experience and knowledge in conducting archaeology field studies (DOD field study experience a plus), including an understanding Department of Defense installations and missions. Experience in report preparation also a plus.
· Minimum 3 years of field experience supporting archaeological field surveys and other cultural resources planning studies in the Mid-Atlantic region.
· A strong background in cultural resources.
· Meeting Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications for Archaeology or History a plus.
· GPS and GIS experience are each a plus.
· NEPA experience a plus.
· An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to cultural resources, or a related subject. A Master’s Degree is a plus. A 3.4 grade point average (on a 4 point scale or equivalent) in the highest degree awarded is a strong plus.
· Demonstrated determination to provide excellent support to meeting client requirements.
· Intellectual curiosity, paired with excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite programs Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and abilities with Access a plus.
· Availability for frequent travel in the U.S. as required.
· A demonstrable and strong commitment to a conservation ethic and a strong desire to identify and support strategies for cultural and natural resource conservation and a commitment to use green best management practices in the performance of their work.
The incumbent must:
· Be eligible to work in the U.S. (DHS Form I-9 must be completed by the incumbent and submitted to DHS for verification of citizenship and eligibility through E-Verify).
· Submit to a background check as a condition of any final offer of employment. Depending on the exact nature of the work, the applicant may also be required to submit to a credit and financial background check. This required contingency and evaluation continues even after hiring.
Salary and Benefits:
For the position of Cultural Resource Field Technician, the Company will pay a competitive hourly rate commensurate with the incumbent’s level of education and experience and responsibilities. For this part-time, temporary position, the company does not offer additional benefits other than the ability to participate in the Company’s 401(k) Plan.
If reading this open position announcement on our Company’s website employment page, follow the instructions provided on the employment page. If viewing this announcement on another independent employment web site, there may be additional site requirements that are necessary for submittal of an application. If reading this announcement offline or on a site that does not link to our webpage, go to <https://marstel-daycareers.silkroad.com>. Please follow all instructions and directions provided on the Company’s employment page. Submit a cover letter, resume, a minimum of 3 professional references, a brief writing sample (6-8 pages) and most recent transcripts. Submittals that do not include all of the required items will not be considered complete.
Essential Functions Description:
The incumbent will normally work outdoors during any season of the year within the Mid-Atlantic area under varying climatic conditions. Work activities will require some manual labor including digging using hand tools (shovel, trowel), lifting, sorting/sifting through materials, repetitive field tasks, and hiking through difficult terrain. For certain projects, the incumbent may be tasked with preparing written communications including the use of e-mail and other electronic reproduction of words, graphs, and photos. Furthermore, the incumbent may be required to make regular use of and be proficient with computers, telephones, mobile communication devices, copy machines and printers.
Field School Opportunities
Updated March 17, 2017
We Dig the Castle 2017, Nottingham Castle, England, 17 July – 18 August
We Dig the Castle offers a variety of courses, ranging from a 1 or 2 day taster to a 1-5 week study place. A changing daily programme of induction, skills tutorials, task-based workshops, and excavation allows trainees to develop and practice skills in a variety of areas, and to chart how their abilities have developed.
It returns for 2017 on weekdays between 17 July and 18 August, with a family day on 22 July and a Saturday training session on 5 August.
Weekday training sessions include:
Principles of excavation: stratigraphy and contexts
Site recording: planning, levelling, section drawing, photography and context description
Survey & laser scanning
Post-excavation and processing
Organic and inorganic finds
Environmental evidence and samples, including flotation
You’ll work with experienced field archaeologists from Trent & Peak Archaeology, including our Community Archaeologist. A variety of experts from both Trent & Peak Archaeology and the wider archaeological community will join us for specialist tutorials and workshops.
The team: We Dig the Castle is the ideal opportunity to develop your archaeological skills, particularly if you are working towards (or have) a qualification. We offer a supportive, small-group, environment with high staff to trainee ratios. Trainees will work alongside professional archaeologists from Trent & Peak Archaeology and join in workshops and tutorials delivered by subject specialists.
We have an established reputation and strong working relationships with a number of archaeology departments, and are experienced in completing the placement journals that may be required by your university. In 2015 and 2016 students from universities from across the UK and from abroad came to train with We Dig the Castle.
The site: This is a unique chance to be part of an excavation of a Scheduled Ancient Monument, on a site famous across the world. This is your opportunity to discover an almost unknown area of Nottingham Castle. 2017 trainees will be excavating at a new lower level, with the possibility of uncovering the castle's first evidence of the English Civil War.
Find out more: tparchaeology.co.uk/wedigthecastle.htm
Contact: Alison, on 011 44 8967400 or at email@example.com
Koobi Fora Field School
The Koobi Fora Field School is providing provide full fellowship packages that include:
-airfare to Kenya and all expenses paid for the duration of the 6-week fieldwork program (June 9th until July 23rd)
-a four-week online preparatory course
-a generous stipend
-all expenses associated with a follow-up workshop in November of 2017 to assist students with turning their summer experience into a research presentation/publication
For more information please see (https://cashp.columbian.gwu.edu/koobi-fora-field-school) to apply for one of our fellowship [packages.
We have already accepted three students to our NSF sponsored fellowship program, but still have four spaces available to undergraduate and graduate students. Many of our students go on to present original research at international scientific conferences, so this is a unique opportunity to be a part of our research program in one of the most prolific hominin fossil localities in the world.
Students who wish to be considered for a fellowship must have completed applications via George Washington University’s Passport site by March 10th. In addition to these spaces, there are still several non-fellowship places open to students. If a student does not receive a fellowships package they will still be considered for the non-fellowship component of the program. While it is not compulsory to complete the general application until mid-April, due to the high number of applicants, it is likely that these places will be filled well before the April 28th deadline. Decisions on acceptance will be made once after the March 10th deadline and then again in mid-April. Please encourage your students to complete their applications on the Passport website as soon as possible to ensure they can be considered for a place on the Koobi Fora Field School.
If students are having difficulty getting official transcripts or inputting their recommendation letters in our online system they can send an email with an electronic copy of their transcript and/or letter of recommendation directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Croix Plantation Heritage Tour, St. Mary's College
June 24-July 15, 2017
Students in this three-week study tour in the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands will participate in the assessment and interpretation of an enslaved laborer village and cemetery at a plantation called Estate Lower Bethlehem. The study site is a sugar plantation that operated continuously from the Danish colonial period in the 1730s until the Bethlehem Central Factory closed in 1966.
Part of the site is located in the Virgin Islands National Guard Armory, and the archaeological discovery of the lost cemetery and traces of an enslaved laborer village coincides with a rise in local pride and commemoration of the ancestors interred in the burial ground. The National Guard wants to interpret the site and make it accessible to the public who may visit the cemetery, and the Study Tour will contribute to this effort.
Students will also visit natural and cultural sites in St. Croix that relate to plantations and colonialism, including Estate Whim, Salt River, and Christiansted, while learning about Caribbean history, culture, and language. Students will develop practical skills in archaeology and heritage management, as each will be instructed in variety of field activities, including the excavation and assessment of archaeological resources, documentation of historic structures, completion of interviews, and design of interpretive materials. This entails close collaboration with the National Guard and the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office.
The tour is divided into three week-long modules: The Plantation Labor Experience; Afro-Crucian Culture and Mortuary Practices; and Virgin Islands Heritage and Interpretation.
For more information: http://www.smcm.edu/ie/programs/the-americas/st-croix-plantation-heritage-tour/http://www.smcm.edu/ie/programs/the-americas/st-croix-plantation-heritage-tour/
University of Arizona Preservation Archaeology Field School in Southwest New Mexico
Join Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona this summer for the 2017 season of our Preservation Archaeology Field School! Students will earn 7 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit through the University of Arizona while investigating how ancient communities formed during an era of migration and social change.
Our team will excavate at the 14th-century Gila River Farm site in beautiful southwest New Mexico. We will also record sites on survey, analyze what we find in the lab, and learn to make and use ancient tools. Field trips to archaeological sites, visits to contemporary Native American communities, and public outreach events in our project area emphasize communication with diverse audiences and reinforce the principles of Preservation Archaeology as we focus on recovering maximum information with limited impacts on the archaeological record. Funding is available for qualified undergraduate students through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program.
Applications are due March 6; for more information, see http://www.archaeologysouthwest.org/field-school/ or contact Dr. Karen Schollmeyer at email@example.com.
Montpelier Foundation Field School
May 30 - June 30, 2017
The Montpelier Foundation has opened registration for our annual archaeology field school. This year’s school will be focused on excavations at the home of James and Dolley Madison, with specific focus on the sites relating to African American slavery.
The Montpelier Foundation is committed to encouraging the participation of African American students in archaeology. We offer scholarships for African American students covering all Montpelier related fees ($400-$650 equipment and housing fee), and the ability to take the course for no-credit, meaning African American students could take the course free of charge.
We also offer a competitive year-long internship for recent graduates who have completed the field school. This internship is full-time, paid and includes housing. Interns gain field and lab experience, conduct independent research, and get experience working on our public archaeology programs (http://montpelier.org/dig).
You can learn more about our field school here: http://montpelier.org/fieldschools
or register here: http://montpelier.fluidreview.com
People with questions should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!!