1) Developing dendro-archaeological approaches in Nautical Archaeology: integration of ring studies, dendrochronology and timber morphology (3D CAD) for the reconstruction of past forestry practice and exploitation.
2) The PhD project entitled ‘Application of ecological wood anatomy for provenancing oak and pine wood from Atlantic Iberia’ will be carried out as 4-year PhD project at the Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group at Wageningen University. The project is linked to the interdisciplinary EU project ForSEAdiscovery. ForSEAdiscovery is an integrated training programme and aims at combining academic research on the History of shipbuilding, trade networks, Dendro-Archaeology, Wood biology, Forestry and Wood/Timber provenance. The focus of this PhD project is on wood anatomy, dendrochronology and forest ecology. The originality addresses the use of wood anatomical characteristics – possibly also in combination with isotopes and genetic traits – as tool to exactly detect the provenance of timber used for ship building. The PhD has a strong ecological component, mainly related to elaborating wood formation in pine and oak in relation to specific environmental conditions.
3) Reconstructing timber in Spanish-Atlantic shipbuilding – treatise and archaeology.
4) The Dendro-archaeology of Portuguese ships of the Early Modern Period.
Performs routine conservation of historic and other artifacts (Historical Conservator): Carries out conservation of metal and wooden artifacts to professional standards, and conservation of other archaeological materials to best level possible with available resources. Identifies and applies appropriate protective treatments to conserved artifacts, and maintains electronic records of treatment in existing databases.
Assigns and prioritizes conservation tasks assisting technicians, and trains new conservation techs in routine tasks (e.g., use of abrasion equipment, conservation tank set ups, proper use of equipment for moving heavy objects, proper handling and safety procedures for chemicals, correct application of post-conservation coats, record keeping, and lab safety).
Provides or coordinates technical support in response to conservation related requests for assistance. Examples of requests for assistance include, technical advice on conservation and curation, technical advice about moving large and/or fragile artifacts such as cannons and canoes, or in selected cases, conservation of non-Bureau of Archaeological Research (BAR) artifacts. If appropriate to the request for technical assistance, the Historical Conservator writes cost estimates and assists with preparation of billings for contracted conservation work.
Coordinates with BAR Collections to maintain current and accurate artifact location information as items move into the lab, through different lab treatment stations within the lab, and out of the lab to a curation location. Coordinates with BAR Collections to provide archival curation advice as needed.
Coordinates with BAR underwater staff and (selected) salvage contractors about scheduled annual inventories, artifact reviews, and logistics of salvage recovery divisions. The Historical Conservator reviews shipwreck artifacts reported for division, and coordinates with BAR staff to identify items of interest and prepare the state’s request for division. The logistics of review of artifacts (physical inspection, or contractor provided high resolution file images) and physical pickup of items divided to state are coordinated through the Historical Conservator.
Public information, including but not restricted to scheduling and hosting requested conservation tours, and making or referring to appropriate BAR staff artifact identifications.
Join members of the Nautical Archaeology Society, divers, educators, students and fellow underwater archaeology enthusiasts for two weeks of training in beautiful Traverse City Michigan. Classes will be held at Northwestern Michigan College’s waterfront Great Lakes Campus.
Come train on the Great Lakes with experts in the field of Underwater Archaeology. Each of the course instructors are qualified professionals in their field of study and will be sharing their years of experience with you. This is a great chance to do some sunny summer diving and get some fantastic training too!
The dates of the field school are July 12 – July 27, 2014.
Most of the detailed information concerning the field school can be accessed via the internet at: http://www.nasnmc.com. Under the 2014 NAS Field School tab at the top of the main page you can find information on: the aims and objectives of the field school, course schedule, frequently asked questions, prices and package deals, online payment option and a printable flyer.
There are many class options and both package deals and al-a-carte pricing are available. You may attend just a single day-long class or the entire two-week long event. Feel free to sign up for courses as your schedule allows.
These are great courses to have on your resume if you are considering a post-graduate degree in anthropology
Academic Credit at Northwestern Michigan College
The NAS Part 1 and NAS Part 2 courses can be taken for academic credit at Northwestern Michigan College. Each course is worth 3 anthropology or social science credits.
You may sign up for these credit courses online at: http://www.nmc.edu/student-services/records-registration/getting-things-done/registration-information.html
The NAS Part 1 (Introduction to Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology)
ANT 201 – CRN 1246
NAS Part 2 (Certificate in Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology)
ANT 202 – CRN 1220
If you need assistance you may also call NMC registration at: 231-995-1049.
Or visit their web site at: http://www.nmc.edu/student-services/records-registration/contact-records.html
Introduction to Nautical Archaeology
NAS Level One Certification
NAS Level Two Field Project
NAS Level Three Classes:
Archaeological Surveying using a total station
Artifact Drawing and Archaeological Illustration
Native American Settlement in the Upper Great Lakes
Ship and Boat Construction
Underwater and Artifact Photography
Using Site Recorder 4 (Archaeological site drawing software)
Video Editing in Archaeology
Detailed directions to the NMC campus are provided on the web site. There is a fairly large airport in Traverse City, which has daily flights to both Detroit and Chicago.
Very reasonably priced accommodation in the NMC student dormitories can be purchased at your request, but these spaces are filling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. There are also many hotels in the local area but these will be both expensive and full during the field-school so book early to avoid disappointment.
We hope you will join us for what promises to be a unique training opportunity and all around good time!
Please email email@example.com or call 989-307-9651 if you have any questions.
Dr. Mark W. Holley
Assist in the excavation of a submerged Paleo-Indian site in Florida, including both underwater and terrestrial excavations. Most experienced applicant will serve as crew leader/supervisor.
Major/Essential Duties of Job: Assist in set up of site area, surveying site boundaries, diving and managing underwater excavation equipment, use of screens, monitoring divers, managing air supply systems, identifying and logging cultural materials, and data collecting. Role of crew leader/supervisor (if applicable).
Occasional Duties. Assist with camp maintenance and other duties as necessary.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience. At least six months experience with prehistoric archaeological material and familiarity with underwater excavation techniques and gasoline pumps. Previous participation in an Archaeological field school. Current dive physical, DAN insurance, DAN 02 training, CPR/First Aid Training. Ability to lift moderate loads. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience: NAUI or PADI dive master or above certification. Expertise with gasoline pumps and engines. At least one year experience with Florida and Southeastern archaeology, and/or experience with excavating submerged prehistoric sites. Familiarity with Paleo-Indian artifact types. Experience with underwater pumps and dredging equipment.
Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations: Current diving certification from acknowledged diving agency.
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Current dive physical, DAN insurance, DAN 02 training, CPR/First Aid Training. Ability to lift moderate loads. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Familiarity with Paleo-Indian artifact types. Experience with underwater pumps and dredging equipment.
1) Director, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 24 March
This position is in the Senior Executive Service, a small elite group of top government leaders. SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations. As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.
The Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC), located at the historic Washington Navy Yard, is an Echelon II command responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. naval history and heritage. The NHHC is composed of 42 facilities in 13 geographic locations including the Navy Department Library, 10 museums and 1 heritage center, USS Constitution repair facility and detachment, and historic ship ex-USS Nautilus.
2) Exhibits Specialist, National Navy Museum, closes 10 March
This position is located at the National Navy Museum, Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) in Washington, DC. The mission of the National Navy Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret naval heritage, science, and operations for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States. The museum accomplishes its mission through programs of artifact collection, interpretation, education, and publication. The interpretation and display of artifacts are central to the mission of the museum.
3) Research Administrator, re-advertised, apply today
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a Risk Management Company in Bury St. Edmunds as a Research Administrator on a temp to perm basis with an immediate start.
The successful candidate will be assisting colleagues with researching on projects and carrying out statistical analysis.
* Maritime Archaeology/Geology degree or equivalent
* Previous experience within a research role is desirable but not essential
* An eye for detail and ability to complete projects and keep to deadlines
4) Co-Curator, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, open until filled
Research Associate in Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster, closes March 26.
The Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Ulster is advertising for a Research Associate in Maritime Archaeology (Fixed term until 30 June 2016).
The post-holder will assist in delivering services relating to maritime archaeology for government in Northern Ireland, including field and underwater survey, research, assessments, planning consultations and protection, legislative advice and outreach.
Full details of the position are available at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AII257/research-associate-in-maritime-archaeology/
2014 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Topic
Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction, open for external applications
External applications are now open for the 2014 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology topic
Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction, scheduled from 22-26 September 2014.
This topic provides students with the theoretical and practical training necessary for researching ships and ship construction. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of recording, representing and interpreting ship construction. Students should expect to learn nautical terminology, the basic components of a ship and activities aboard, principles of ship construction and rigging, procedures for taking and drafting ship lines and construction plans, hull analysis, procedures for graphic representation of hulls and principles of reconstructing ships. This topic is challenging, demanding and hands-on; students are expected to participate fully in problem-solving exercises.
This topic will be taught in the intensive mode (one week) and SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for participation
The course is open to non-Flinders student for the cost of tuition. Credit for the course may be applied to home universities. This is aso a great opportunity for current practicing professionals interested in staff development training. For more details and to apply to the topic please see: https://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/ships.cfm
Any questions, just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)
President Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA)
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University
GPO Box 2100 | Adelaide, SA 5001 | AUSTRALIA
CRICOS Provider: 00114A
Physical location: Humanities, room 277
Phone +61 8 8201 5195 | Fax +61 8 8201 2784 | E-mail email@example.com
Program in Maritime Archaeology: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/postgrad-programs/by-coursework/in-maritime-archaeology.cfm
Department blog: http://flindersarchaeology.com/
Staff page: http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/wendy.vanduivenvoorde
University of Southampton Research Fellow, closes 28 March
Faculties of Humanities: Disciplines of History and Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton
The Evolution of English Shipping Capacity and Shipboard Communities from the early 15th Century to Drake’s Circumnavigation (1577)
The successful applicant will be based at the University of Southampton and will be supervised by Dr Craig Lambert in the Discipline of History and Professor Jon Adams in the Discipline of Maritime Archaeology.
1) Exhibits Specialist, National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida, closes 4 March
This position is located in the Exhibit Division, at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, a component of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, DC. The mission of the National Naval Aviation Museum is to select, collect, preserve and display appropriate memorabilia representative of the development, growth and historic heritage of naval aviation.
2) Exhibits Specialist, Naval Undersea Museum, closes 4 March
The primary duty station for this position is located at the Naval Undersea Museum (NUM) in Keyport, Washington. NUM is a component of Navy Museums Northwest (NMNW), also comprising the Puget Sound Navy Museum (PSNM) in Bremerton, Washington. The Exhibit Specialist also holds exhibit fabrication duties at both NUM and PSNM. NMNW is a component of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, DC. The mission of the Naval Undersea Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret naval undersea heritage, science, and operations for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States. The museum accomplishes its mission through programs of artifact collection, interpretation, education, and publication. The interpretation and display of artifacts are central to the mission of the museum.
3) Assistant Professor in Maritime and Naval History, Sorbonne, apply today
Paris-IV Sorbonne University is currently inviting applications for an Assistant Professor position in Maritime and Naval History from Antiquity to the contemporary world. The appointee will join the Humanities department of the French Naval Academy in Lanvéoc-Poulmic. Interdisciplinary skills and innovative pedagogical practices are required as the Assistant Professor will also support ethical training and geopolitics teaching. Applicants are also required to show their ability to develop research programs between Paris-IV Sorbonne University inside the Research and Higher Education Cluster “Sorbonne Universities”, the French Naval Academy and the Academy’s Research Institute. A good knowledge of both the maritime and military world will be appreciated.