Saint Mary’s College-University of Rhode Island 2012 Summer Field School in Maritime Archaeology
The Summer Field School in Maritime Archaeology is a joint research expedition conducted in Bermuda by faculty and students of Saint Mary’s College of California and the University of Rhode Island. The field school is a research-based learning experience that will expose students to a variety of activities including archival research, artifact conservation, remote sensing survey, and underwater documentation of historic shipwrecks.
The field school will be conducted in the three week period from July 16 – Aug 8, 2012. Classroom work related to maritime history and maritime archaeological field methods will comprise week one. Underwater research and documentation of 16th and 17th century shipwrecks will be conducted in Bermuda during the remaining two weeks. Students will receive 3 units of upper division anthropology credit.
Course enrollment is limited. There are no academic prerequisites, but all participants in the field school must obtain both scuba and AAUS certification prior to the beginning of the field school and must have their own diving equipment (tanks and weights will be provided). While in Bermuda, students will participate in each of three research modules:
laboratory training in the museum’s conservation facility, archaeological survey and excavation and documentation of historic shipwrecks, and archival research in the Bermuda Archives, located in the nearby city of Hamilton. In addition, students will attend periodic lectures on such topics as archival research methods, archaeological survey (magnetometer and visual survey), site excavation and mapping, analysis of archaeological data, conservation of waterlogged artifacts, etc.
For applications or additional information, please contact Professor James M. Allan of the Saint Mary’s College Anthropology Department firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Roderick Mather of the University of Rhode Island History Department email@example.com, who are the co-directors of the program..
Dr. James M. Allan, RPA
Department of Anthropology
Saint Mary’s College of California
PO Box 4613
1928 Saint Mary’s Rd.
Moraga, CA 94575
13th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Amsterdam, 8-12 October 2012. Call for papers closes 1 February.
Marine Archaeologist, Houston, Texas, Apply today!
The Marine Archaeologist’s primary job functions are interpreting high-resolution remotely sensed survey data, providing data for map generation, technical writing of data results and findings, and aiding Geologists and Geophysicists with project deliverables (maps, files, and reports) in support of client’s underwater engineering projects. The Marine Archaeologist will receive job/task instruction and will be required to follow standard practices and procedures under direct supervision, yet requires self-motivation and self-oversight. Work is reviewed by Supervisors and Project Managers. This position is based in Houston, Texas.
1) Winter Intern, Lowell’s Boat Shop, apply today.
2) Museum Curator (Registrar), San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, closes 19 January.
This position is located at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, located in San Francisco, CA. You will serve as the Museum Curator (Registrar) for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. You will provide oversight of an extensive and diverse maritime related collection and carry out responsibilities in collections management.
2012 PADI Foundation grants, fund your projects this year, closes 31 January, apply today.
The PADI FOUNDATION encourages and supports underwater science, environmental projects, and education. The Foundation will fund and assist worthwhile projects that will enrich mankind’s understanding of the aquatic environment and encourage sensitivity to and protection of the delicate ecological balance of underwater life. The Foundation will also fund worthwhile projects to increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving public and add to the scientific understanding of man’s relationship and ability to survive in the underwater environment. The PADI Foundation is an IRC Section 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt organization. It is a separate and distinct organization, corporately unrelated to PADI, Inc. and its affiliates, but funded through International PADI, Inc..
In 2012, the Foundation expects to award a total of approximately $180,000 and will consider proposals with budgets up to $20,000 although the average for proposals will be on the order of $5,000 to $10,000. The Foundation will not fund overhead or other indirect expenses.
We are currently seeking a Senior Historic Environment Consultant to work within an existing team based in our office at Milton Park, near Abingdon, Oxford. You will work mainly within our multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of projects across the UK.
Experience of marine archaeology and of using GIS and remote sensing imagery is desirable.
Great American Steamboat Company, Riverlorian (Mississippi River Historian). Apply today.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for taught Master’s courses only. All courses undertaken must be demonstrably relevant to the economic, social or technological development of the candidate’s home country. Awards are available at participating institutions in the UK only.
Maritime Archaeology Scholarship, University of Southampton:
Maritime Archaeology – preference given to applicants from Caribbean and East African Commonwealth countries, and India. Closes 17 May.
Everybody is heading to Baltimore this week, SHA 2012, enjoy! January 4-8, 2012.
Florida Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research, Archaeological Conservator, closes 25 January.
Assists the historic conservator with carrying out conservation of marine and terrestrial archaeological objects – both organic and inorganic. This includes photographic and written documentation, material analysis, transport of heavy objects with a winch system and hydraulic jacks, mechanical and chemical cleaning, processes associated with desalination, and material-specific coating systems.
Performs routine processing and documentation of artifacts and associated materials. This entails tagging, sorting, labeling, cataloging and operating computer software to track object locations and treatment histories.
Assists the Collections Manager and Historical Conservator in implementing procedures to curate and maintain security of artifacts, including elements of preventive conservation.
Assists the Historic Conservator with facility and equipment maintenance to ensure the laboratory workspace remains safe, clean and neat. This entails a weekly cleanup (sweeping, mopping, wiping down counter tops, etc.), a more extensive yearly cleaning of the wet lab facilities, and routine safety inspections (fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, chemical showers, etc.).
Assists the Collections Manager and Historic Conservator with public outreach programs, including laboratory tours and other speaking engagements.
Assists the Collections Manager and Historic Conservator with outside funding opportunities through contracted work and grant applications.
Assists the Historic Conservator with instructing and training conservation interns and volunteers.
Queries may be forwarded to:
J. Claire Tindal
Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research
Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research
R.A. Gray Building, Conservation Lab GR-15
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399