Fall Field School – TRU

Fraser River Archaeological Field School – 9 credits, offered through Thompson Rivers University (Williams Lake) with Northern Shuswap Tribal Council.

This field school will provide students with a broad range of experience in archaeological techniques, and methods that include, excavation, note taking, surveying, site recording, artifact identification, and cataloguing.

The archaeological focus is on the pre-contact and post-contact First Nations’ settlement patterns. This will include historic and prehistoric components.  The field school is directed by archaeologist and anthropologist Beth Bedard.

Deadline for Program Application: July 15, 2014 – Notification of acceptance can be undertaken on or before July 22, 2014. A $100 commitment fee is required along with your application. Spaces are limited, please apply and register early to ensure your place.

Course costs: Course cost for 9 Credits approximately $1,729 and field laboratory costs are approximately $450.

For more information, go to: http://northernshuswaptribalcouncil.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2014_ARCH_field_school_brochure_May-.pdf

Forensic Field School in Guatemala – August & November 2014

Opportunity to participate in the fifth and sixth collaborative field schools between the International Field Initiatives and Forensic Training (IFIFT) and the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) in August 4-29, 2014, and November 3-28, 2014.

The link to the website for the field school is: www.ifift.org

Here you will find information on the logistics for this initiative, including the application,brochure, general manual of recommendations of your time in Guatemala, a photo gallery, comments from previous participants and a blog. Individuals who participate in these field school initiatives may have an opportunity to volunteer with the FAFG after the completion of the field school (for one to three months).

If you have any questions, or if you require additional information do not hesitate to contact Cristian.

Cristian M. Silva Zuniga BA, MA,
Director of Operations,
International Field Initiatives and Forensic Training (IFIFT)
20-2007 Upland Street, Prince George, B.C. V2L-5B3, CANADA
Email:cristian@ifift.org
csilvazunigam@gmail.com
www.ifift.org
Cell:250-617-0221 (CANADA)
502-4375-7770 (Guatemala)
Skype: cachilean

Primatology Research Opportunities

To those interested below are some details of research opportunities for PrimatesPeru.  Click the link for some more specifics.

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PrimatesPeru Course Syllabus

We offer a field course in both the early and late summer, as well as research assistantships in a variety of ongoing and long-term research programs, with opportunities to assist in writing publications with the Principal Investigators upon completion of the program. Topics range from studying animal behavior to their reproductive biology, predator-prey dynamics, and health.

Some opportunities begin in Summer 2014 (with fast-approaching deadlines), while others will run year-round (with rolling deadlines). There are programs that should be of interest to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as seniors who are graduating this May and would like to get field experience in their gap year. Both the course and the research assistantships can be taken for credit from the student’s own university, in collaboration with us.

All of our programs are conducted at the Los Amigos Biological Field Station – a place of remarkable biodiversity and beauty in southeastern Peru.

Thank you for helping to share these opportunities.

Sincerely,

Mini Watsa

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Mrinalini Erkenswick Watsa
Research Associate
Department of Anthropology
Washington University in St. Louis
mwatsa@wustl.edu

Research group – PrimatesPeru
admin@primates-peru.org
314-649-8636

Roman Archaeology – summer 2014

Excavations of the Baths at Roman Carsulae (ITALY)
June 8 – July 19, 2014

Applications from students and volunteers are still being accepted to participate in the ninth season of the excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae. The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2014.

The summer will be spent excavating the remainder of the bath building under the protective roof as well as the region immediately to the east, where in recent years more rooms have been uncovered. Collaboration with the San Gemini Preservation Studies program and the Soprintendenza of Umbria will occur on a plan for the conservation of the bath building.

The field school welcomes both students and volunteers. Participants are instructed in excavation strategies, techniques and recording, the formulation of research questions and priorities, identification and handling of artifacts, drafting of site plans, and analytical rendering. Regularly scheduled lectures are given by both the objects conservator and ceramics analyst on such topics as conservation in the field and lab, the history of ceramics in Italy, and Roman architectural construction methods and materials. Throughout the season, participants are given the opportunity to work with the conservator in the lab cleaning and consolidating small finds, or in the field helping to conserve the mosaics that have been discovered over the course of the excavations.

For further details such as cost, housing and the schedule, and to apply, please visit the website.

Jane Whitehead, Director of the Excavations of the Baths at Roman Carsulae
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Valdosta State University


Please also note these two programs offered through San Gemini Preservation Studies:

Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation in Italy
June 2 – 27, 2014

There are still places available and the application deadline has been extended. This program provides an excellent background in the conservation and restoration of pottery which is very useful when working in the field at Carsulae. Accordingly, it may be taken prior to the second session of the excavations which runs from June 29 – July 19.

For further information, please visit the website and Facebook page.

Athens: Heritage and Modernity
Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens
June 29 – July 10, 2014

This program is a 13 day exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city, including lectures and visits led by some of the world’s foremost archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning, and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city.

Please visit the website and syllabus to see a complete list of faculty, lectures and visits. Also visit the Facebook page.

Public Archaeology Field School

The Anthropology Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, is offering a course this summer entitled Advanced Field Methods in Public Archaeology. It is intended for students who have already completed a field school or have some other equivalent archaeological experience, and would like to learn more about the role of archaeology within public settings.

The field school is a 6-week, 6-credit course that is being offered at
in-state tuition rates for all students. The first three weeks will be
conducted at James Madison’s Montpelier, in Orange County, Virginia. This is intended to expose students to archaeology within a historic house museum environment. The final three weeks will be take place in Easton, MD, in a historic free African American neighborhood. This is a project in which archaeologists were sought out by the local community in order to help learn more about and disseminate the community’s historical significance.

Please see the website for more information: http://www.aia.umd.edu/anth498.html

Bates County Archaeology Field School

The Bates County Missouri Archaeological Field School is planning another great session this June. Once again, the focus is on sites related to the Missouri-Kansas Border War, an area considered by many as the starting point for the American Civil War. Featured in the March/April 2010 issue of Archaeology Magazine, this year’s field school will return to the John Greene farmstead to continue the examination of the long-term impact that ten years of guerrilla warfare had on not only the Greene family and their descendants, but on residents of the county overall.

The field school will be from June 8-28, 2014 and is available for 3 hours of either undergraduate or graduate credit through the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The field school is set up in such a way so that all students are able to get in-state tuition for this program.

For more information about the research program and the field school, please go to http://batescountyarchaeology.com/

Applying: The priority application deadline is March 14th, with notification of acceptance by March 21st. Applications will still be accepted until May 30th, 2014 and acceptance will be on a space available basis.

Enrollment will be limited to a maximum of 20 students.

Archaeological Field School in Nevis, West Indies

Monmouth University’s field school in Caribbean Historical Archaeology will continue last year’s work at the site of Fort Charles, the best preserved fort in Nevis. The fort was constructed in the 1600s and remained in use until at least the 1870s. Preliminary analysis of last year’s materials suggests a unique history of European and Afro-Caribbean interaction during the site’s 250+ year history.

Students will learn traditional and advanced surveying methods, how to conduct pedestrian surveys, standard archaeological excavation techniques, and how to identify, catalog, and analyze artifacts. There will be weekly lectures on Nevisian archaeology, history, and culture by project staff and experts.

Dates: May 24 – June 14, 2014
Costs: 3 hours credit (~$2500); $1000 room & board; round-trip airfare (~$600)
Undergraduate and graduate course credits available!
$200 deposit and application materials due by March 28th.

Space is limited to 12 students!
All participants receive a free shirt!

For more information, please visit – http://www.gonzaleztennant.net/nevis/

FLC Archaeological Field School

The Fort Lewis College 2014 archaeological field school will be held May 25-July 5 at a late 19th/early 20th-century Hispanic village site south of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. The 6-week (and 6 credit) field program will provide students with training in archaeological survey, in-field artifact analysis, excavation, manual and digital mapping, historic building documentation, and cemetery documentation. Students will also benefit from evening lectures on research design, archaeological ethics, and historic preservation, and from field trips to sites and museums within the region.

Tuition waivers are available for enrolled tribal members; further
information is provided on FLC’s website (www.fortlewis.edu/fieldschool).
If you have any questions about the project, feel free to contact Kelly Jenks at kljenks@fortlewis.edu.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014.

Pimu Catalina Island Field School

The Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Field School is a collaborative research project with Tongva/Gabrielino tribal members, the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy and California State University, Northridge. The field school runs from July 18, 2011 to August 15, 2014 and is Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certified.

In its seventh year, the field school provides students with practical working knowledge of survey, excavation, lab and cataloging methods while immersing them in the 9,000 years of prehistoric maritime history of the Tongva/Gabrielino nation. Students will also learn about how to apply cultural resource laws to public sector archaeological work.

Situated just off the coast of Los Angeles, Catalina Island was historically an important trading supply outpost for Southern California and beyond. The field school is part of the on-going Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Project (PCIAP), which is working to assess and protect archaeological sites on Catalina.

For More Information See: http://www.pimu.weebly.com

Please contact Wendy Teeter at wendy.teeter@csun.edu or at (310) 825- 1864 if you would like to participate.

DEADLINE:  Priority given to applications received before March 1, 2014. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a space available basis.

2014 Mount Vernon / UMD Historic Preservation Field School

George Washington’s Mount Vernon, located near Washington, DC, is the historic site dedicated to interpreting the life of the first president within the context of his home and plantation. The 2014 Mount Vernon / University of Maryland (UMD) Field School in Historic Preservation embarks on its second year of a multi-year project to investigate the archaeological, architectural, and interpretive histories of the Washington families’ kitchen to create an integrated approach to its study, documentation, and public presentation.

This course will instruct students in historic preservation method and theory. Students will learn archaeological and architectural field methodology, laboratory procedures, and current themes in historical archaeology and historical preservation. Through readings, discussions, and field trips, as well as conducting fieldwork at George Washington’s original Mansion House Farm, students will delve into three prominent themes of historic house museums – the evolution of the plantation landscape, African American history, and public interpretation.

Details:
Field school dates: May 27th- July 3rd, 2014
Faculty: UMD Professor Donald Linebaugh and MVLA Historic Preservation staff
College Credit: 6 undergraduate or graduate credits
Housing: Mount Vernon does not offer housing on the property, but staff will work with students to find local accommodations if necessary.

A modest stipend will be provided.

Qualifications:
-Full-time undergraduate or graduate student or recent graduate with good academic standing.
-Interest in historical archaeology, historic preservation, museums,and American history.
-Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
-Capable of doing strenuous work outdoors in hot and humid conditions.

Application: Applicants should submit a resume, contact information for two references and a cover letter, including a statement detailing interest in this program by March 31st, 2014. Please email applications to Eleanor Breen, Deputy Director for Archaeology, ebreen@mountvernon.org.