This year we will be integrating our Maritime Archaeology Adv. Practicum, focused on Marine Geophysics for Archaeology, with the UNESCO UNITWIN 3D workshop. Students will participate in academic lectures, field data collection, and in-class data processing and will also have the opportunity to take part in the workshop, hosted at Flinders University. This will be a great opportunity for students to learn from international experts in the field.
We have limited space available for both internal students and external short course students. Flinders students should enrol as a normal topic asap. External (short course) students should register their interest here:
Once again, this year will be taught in partnership with Dr Paul Baggaley, Director and Chief Geophysicist of Wessex Archaeology (UK). If you are interested in enrolling for this topic please register soon, or get in touch for more information.
Dr Jonathan Benjamin
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology
Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law
Phone: +61 (0) 8 8201 5875
GPO Box 2100
ADELAIDE SA 5001
CRICOS Provider: 00114A
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation’s offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.boem.gov/
This position is located with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Environmental Programs, Environmental Consultation Branch located in Sterling, Virginia. The incumbent serves as the Deputy Federal Preservation Officer for BOEM and is responsible for overall development and implementation of program policy on matters concerning historic preservation and cultural resource protection.
Closes 7 June.
The selectee for this position serves as a Supervisory Museum Curator in the Curator Branch, Collection Management Division of Naval History and Heritage Command. The Curator Branch is responsible for the management of Navy properties of historical and inspirational value, including artifacts, shipboard equipment, ordnance, uniforms and memorabilia. This responsibility encompasses acquiring, accessioning, preserving, storing, accounting for, and loaning to eligible recipients the properties in the Navy’s historical collections.
Check advert to see if you qualify:
The primary duties of this job include conducting archeological monitoring, survey, and excavation of archeological resources in the parks, and sometimes as part of technical assistance rendered to other non-NPS partners. Additional fieldwork includes locating and recording sites, creating and maintaining essential field documentation, collection of archeological and environmental data, and collecting and processing spatial and geophysical data, especially as they pertain to prehistoric and historic sites in the Southeast. Laboratory work includes processing and analysis of artifacts, spatial data, and field data, database entry, and cataloging. Duties also include the production of summary and trip reports, field catalogs and inventories of archeological data, maps, drawings, and figures for reports, and the completion of Cultural Site Inventory forms. Selectee may also be asked to provide general assistance in a variety of areas related to other federal preservation laws and policy.
THIS IS A SCUBA INTENSIVE POSITION. THE INCUMBENT OF THIS POSITION MUST POSSESS A SCUBA CERTIFICATION FROM AN ACCREDITED NATIONAL INSTITUTION (YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATION IN SCIENTIFIC DIVING OPERATIONS AND SAFETY PROCEDURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARDS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF UNDERWATER SCIENCES (AAUS) AND A DIVE LOG TO PROVE YOUR MINIMUM EXPERIENCE IN SCIENTIFIC DIVING TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION).
SELECTIVE FACTOR: THE INCUMBENT OF THIS POSITION MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO OPERATE A MOTORBOAT UP TO 35 FEET IN LENGTH AND POSSESS A MOTORBOAT OPERATION COURSE CERTIFICATION (YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION).
Maritime Archaeology on the North Shore (Field School)
Interested in Maritime Heritage? Looking for a field school or a hands-on experience that takes you up close with historic wrecks and maritime sites? Join SEAMAHP in collaboration with Massachusetts BUAR for a Maritime Archaeology field school this summer 2016.
The field school will be held on the week from July 25 to 29, 2016 and participants will receive three credits through Salem State University (SSU).
The accredited course conducted through SSU will be an intensive week-long program and is now accepting registration from both college students and the public. The course will cover methods and practice of archaeological research, survey and documentation of historic shipwreck(s) and maritime site(s) on the shores north of Boston. In addition to methodological training and academic lectures, participants will get valuable experience with all aspects of fieldwork in a dynamic environment on the seashore.
Dr. Calvin Mires and Capt. Laurel Seaborn of SEAMAHP (Seafaring Education and Maritime Archaeological Heritage Program) along with Victor Mastone of BUAR (Mass. Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources) are the program directors. They all have extensive experience in maritime archaeological field methods, archival research, and site documentation.
The course fee of $1090 is inclusive of all materials, except course textbook. Room and board is not included but on-campus dorms can be arranged though Salem State University. For additional information contact Dr. Mires or Capt. Seaborn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2016 Field School: Register Now, only a few spots are left!
Salem State University in Massachusetts is accepting registration online.
2016 Dates: July 25 to 29th
Location: Salem and North Shore of Massachusetts
Research Focus: “The life cycle of ships” from design and building, to sailing and life aboard to the shipwreck on the north shore and what this can tell us of the people who lived and worked in maritime industries. Students will work with archaeologists including the State Chief Archaeologist of BUAR to map the site through recording and survey of the wreck site.
Skills, Procedures & Lectures: Students will also be instructed in planning and safety, theory and methodology, procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, artifact documentation and in situ conservation, analysis of findings and publication of results.
No prerequisite courses are required!
General level of fitness. Participants must be able to spend large part of day doing physical work on site.
All field work will be conducted on beach or shore front, so participants do NOT require dive certification.
· The course fee of $1090 is inclusive of all materials, except course textbook.
· The course book is Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice by Amanda Bowens (approx. cost = $32, check online bookstores for copies.
· Students must provide their own transportation to and from Salem, MA. Once at the campus, transport will be provided to and from field work.
· If required, dormitory space can be arranged in advance through SSU. Please contact them directly to inquire about what is included (such as bedding etc.)
· Participants are responsible for their own meals, and a fully-operational kitchen is available for those staying in the dorms.
For more information on Summer Dorm use, Salem State University publishes a Guide to living on campus.
For information on costs per night for 2016, contact:
email@example.com or call 978.542.6416.
Forms to sign up as a Summer Guest in the dorms can be found at:
· Maritime Archaeology of the North Shore (Field School) is listed as aContinuing Studies Summer course:
HST 305 “Topics in Public History” section 91, and registration ref# 1812.
Near the bottom of the above webpage is a link for “How to Register” and if you are not already a student at Salem State, follow the link for “First Time Self-service Registration for Non-degree students.” Use the registration ref# 1812.
Course enrollment is limited so don’t wait to sign up.
For more information contact:
Dr. Calvin Mires or Capt. Laurel Seaborn
203 Washington St, #112
Salem, MA 01970
The AmeriCorps Member Duties description reads “One Local History Corps member with an archaeology focus will be hosted at the Ohio History Connection in Columbus. The member may assist in the production of public education materials and OAI-related instructional materials for researchers, staff, and students/volunteers. Additional outreach experience may be available through working with other AmeriCorps host sites in developing archaeology programming for their site and updating and enhancing archaeology and maritime heritage information on the State Historic Preservation Office pages of the Ohio History Connection website. The AmeriCorps member will also be encouraged to write educational articles on these projects or other archaeology topics of their choosing for the Archaeology Blog. Applicants must have a college degree in anthropology or archaeology.”
The person who fills the position will likely be working on a variety of projects, including terrestrial and maritime archaeology outreach, recordation, and collections work. Maritime archaeology will be just one small part of this position and I certainly can’t promise any diving (that all depends on funding and grant awards), but new graduates, especially, may find this position intriguing. If you’re able to post this on your website, I would be very appreciative.
Applications open now.