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Submerged Prehistoric Archaeologists

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 21, 2014

Texas A&M University project on the Aucilla River, Florida.

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.

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