CASCA: Richard F Salisbury Award

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Eligibility: Applications can be made by any student member of CASCA undertaking doctoral level research in the field of anthropology at a Canadian university. Preference will be given to those who have completed their comprehensive examinations, have approved thesis proposals and are within one year of beginning fieldwork. CASCA recognizes that some eligible candidates may not be studying in anthropology programs, however all candidates must be members of CASCA when making their applications. The intent of the award is to assist with fieldwork expenses.

Criteria: An outstanding academic record and an excellent research proposal with innovative scholarly import and social relevance.

Value: $2000

Deadline: All application materials must be submitted electronically by 1 February 2017 to: Pauline McKenzie Aucoin – CASCA Secretary, rpaucoin@aol.com

Former student publishes work begun while at VIU

Older news, still from this year!

Our very own Nancy Greene publishes the research that she began while a student at VIU (when it was Malaspina University-College).  It took her a decade to complete.

Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun, reports on her study but also how this research became very much a community project.  Nancy had the support of the Comox Valley community: financial and volunteers.  Hume describes her research as “a triumph of citizen science.”

Archeology student publishes paper on ancient, industrial-scale First Nations fishery by Stephen Hume, January 25, 2016.

The Comox Harbour Fish Trap Complex: A Large-Scale, Technologically Sophisticated Intertidal Fishery from British Columbia by Nancy A. Greene, David C. McGee, Roderick J. Heitzmann, Canadian Journal of Archaeology 39(2).

ACOR fellowships in Jordan

THE AMERICAN CENTER OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH (AMMAN)

Announcement of Fellowships 2016-17

Deadline for all applications is February 1, 2016

Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowship: Up to three awards of $1,500 each to support beginners in archaeological fieldwork who have been accepted as team members on archaeological projects with ASOR/CAP affiliation in Jordan. Open to undergraduate or graduate students of U.S. or Canadian citizenship.

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship: One award of $1,200 to support a student for participation on an archaeological project or research in Jordan. Senior project staff members whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. Open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality except Jordanian citizens.

Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship: One award for either six weeks residency at ACOR for research in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern languages and history, archaeology, Bible studies, or comparative religion, or a travel grant to assist with participation in an archaeological field project in Jordan. The ACOR residency fellowship option includes room and board at ACOR and a stipend of $600. The travel grant option provides a single payment of $1,800 to help with any project related expenses. Both options are open to enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.

For more information and to download the application forms:

Websites: www.bu.edu/acor   and   www.acorjordan.org

ACOR 656 Beacon Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02215

ARCHES

Here’s another resource of particular interest to those working on European archaeological projects.

ARCHES – Archaeological Resources in Cultural Heritage: a European Standard

From the website: “The purpose of the ARCHES project is to benefit cultural heritage practice and management in Europe by developing a European standard for the creation, compilation, transfer and curation of the products of European archaeology. This will be supported by a best practice manual for archaeological archiving, which will also have a twinned web presence.”

The downloadable guide is available in seven languages.

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.

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=44a0cbc684f6d2d59d4061c3b&id=2a260bb34f&e=8d458439fa

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.