Northeast Historical Archaeology – online

Northeast Historical Archaeology has been digitized and is now  available online in full-text from Volume 1, 1971 on: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/neha/.

Northeast Historical Archaeology is the journal of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. The Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization dedicated to archaeological scholarship in the American Northeast, including the Canadian provinces and the U.S. states of Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Since the spring of 1971, the journal has explored the history of Northeastern North America through archaeological finds in the area.

Additional information about the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology can be found on the Council’s website http://www.cneha.org/  Order forms for print copies of the journal and posters from our Telling Time poster series can be found at www.buffalostate.edu/neha

Historical Archaeology of Scandinavian Colonialism – online resource

The organizing committees of the 375th Anniversary New Sweden Conferences

in Lund, Sweden – *Encountering the Other, Understanding Oneself:Colonialism, Ethnic Diversity and Everyday Life in Early Modern Sweden and New Sweden*,

and Newark, Delaware, USA, — *Encountering ‘Others’ in the Atlantic World: Perspectives from the Material World *

(November 2013) are pleased to announce that video-recorded presentations may be accessed via this portal website:

http://sites.udel.edu/newswedenconference2013/

The conference, “Encountering ‘Others’ in the Atlantic World: Perspectives from the Material World,” was an international forum on comparative colonialism. It also served as the annual meeting of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology and the New Sweden History Conference.

Archaeological Survey of Alberta Publications

The Archaeological Survey of Alberta “Blue Series” publications are now available for free download.

http://culture.alberta.ca/heritage/resourcemanagement/archaeologyhistory/publications/default.aspx

The two series were established in the 1970s and 1980s to help disseminate the results of archaeological work conducted in the Province. Thirty five Occasional Paper volumes and 17 Manuscript Series volumes were issued from 1976-1994. These volumes cover the entire breadth of human history in Alberta, from the late glacial to the recent past, and from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains into the Parkland and Boreal Forest.

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.

Canadian Conservation Institute – publications & more

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) just announced that their back catalogue of technical publications has been released online for free.  New CCI Technical Bulletins will continue to be sold, for a period of five years, on a partial cost recovery basis. After that time, they will also be made available for free.

This is a rich resource of specialised technical information for those working with collections, whether for museums or archaeological projects:

CCI Notes http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/publications/notes/index-eng.aspx

CCI Technical Bulletins http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/publications/category-categorie-eng.aspx?id=18

CCI Symposia and Colloquia Publications http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/publications/category-categorie-eng.aspx?id=19

For those interested in conservation, the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) offers Paid Post-graduate Internships and Curriculum Internships that provide learning opportunities for the conservation community in Canada and abroad.

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.