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.
The Advanced Technologies (ADTECH) group of Oceaneering is recognized as an industry leader in enabling humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments ranging from the depths of the sea to the outer reaches of space. ADTECH specializes in the support of manned systems and the development and application of practical, cost-effective robotic systems in multiple industries. ADTECH designs, builds, and operates unique underwater systems for the US Navy and provides life cycle maintenance services for Submarines and Deep Submergence Systems. ADTECH is developing the next generation space suit for NASA and provides robotic and spacecraft life support systems. ADTECH is also an award winning leader in design, build, and installation of theme park entertainment ride systems and provides intra-logistic solutions using AGV systems. ADTECH’s business areas are: Oceaneering Technologies, Marine Services Division, Oceaneering Space Systems, Oceaneering Entertainment Systems, Frog AGV Systems, and ADTECH Manufacturing Group.
Oceaneering International (OII) is seeking a Data Exploitation Analyst. Full-time work location is Suitland/Camp Spring MD. This is an embedded posting at a customer site. This is an immediate opportunity on an expanding contract. Candidate must hold/acquire a TS/SCI with Polygraph.
OII seeks a Data Exploitation Analyst to advance our data analysis & field operations group. This is a new position. The successful candidate will actively participate in all phases of the data collection, processing and reporting. Our Analysts acquire, analyze, compile, evaluate, and review data for use in standard products, non-standard products, and/or data holdings in support of mission requirements.
Duties & Responsibilities
Main responsibility is the processing, analysis, evaluation and exploitation of navigation, remote sensor, and shipboard instrumentation data collected from various deep ocean systems. The candidate will be involved in pre-mission support, data collection, analyst & evaluation and report generation. As enhanced data is identified, the candidate will be responsible to update and correct data sets. Other responsibilities include:
Performs analysis and evaluation of imagery collected from side scan sonar, bathymetric, video, and still photography cameras.
Uses proprietary software including GIS-based systems in a network of workstations and personal computers (Windows) to perform basic imaging enhancement, display, and analytical functions to obtain, organize, and present information relevant to the exploitation of remotely sensed and imaged data obtained from deep ocean systems.
Reviews mission related data logs, worksheets, and reports to determine focal points for the analysis as well as discovery of deficiencies and discrepancies in the performance of data collection equipment and systems.
Desirable are degrees in underwater archeologist and oceanographers.
Cotswold Archaeology is one of the leading providers of professional marine archaeological services in the UK. We provide a complete service including consultancy, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), strategic assessment, research, fieldwork including foreshore surveys, underwater assessments and excavation, reporting and post-excavation.
Our marine team is working with a diverse range of clients on some of the largest, high profile marine projects in the UK. Ongoing research projects for national heritage agencies allow our team to work at the cutting edge of new thinking in archaeology, as well as managing underwater assessment and excavation projects.
We are interested in receiving applications from maritime archaeologists preferably with some experience in delivering a complex range of impact assessment for offshore, near-shore and coastal projects. The successful candidate will require excellent communication and report writing skills, a strong commitment to CPD and the ability to manage a demanding personal work schedule. Your role will include archival research, production of desk-based assessments, Written Schemes of Investigation and EIA chapters, logistics support, site visits and fieldwork. The post will be based in our Andover office.
Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine has been developing its capacity to undertake archaeological investigations in inland waters, intertidal and marine environments in the UK and abroad for over 15 years, and is a recognised leader in these sectors. We are seeking to make a permanent appointment to meet continuing demand for our services. We are seeking to further expand our team’s existing strong capacity in our Edinburgh office in the following areas:
- Consultancy Services, particularly Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and post consent support
- Archaeological diving
- Coastal and marine fieldwork
An experienced heritage/maritime professional, you will be educated to degree level in an appropriate subject and ideally a post graduate qualification in maritime archaeology; preferably with a sound working knowledge of maritime archaeology in Scotland. You should have the requisite level of experience in a professional commercial marine archaeological or related environment. The role would suit an experienced Project Officer wishing to further their career.
Closes 31 May 2016.
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Faculty of History
Assistant Lecturer in the field of archaeology; in the following areas: – underwater archaeology, – conducting theoretical and practical training of underwater archaeology.
This position is established to assist the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center with the location, documentation, interpretation and protection of submerged resources throughout the National Park system. Most of the duties of the position will involve the professional scientific practice of marine remote sensing survey and underwater archeological documentation.
The employment opportunity may involve: specific administrative task/work assignments and a variety of activities and assignments, and working with technical and professional staff in support of office programs and activities to gain practical work experience. Work in parks and assist in the identification of archeological sites to be recorded by the field crew, methods to be used, and final product presentation appropriate to final publication or application as specified by the Project Director.
Under the general guidance of a Principal Investigator, Project Director or other supervisory Archeologist direct archeological survey or excavation crews consisting of one to five GS-03 to GS-05 Archeology Aids or Technicians and one to five laborers or Volunteers In Parks (VIPs). Assist with site recording procedures and tasks, including assisting in the preparation of archeological survey records such as site maps, photographs, surface artifact analysis forms, and field notes.
Assist with marine remote sensing operations in parks. Assist with planning and logistics in advance of fieldwork, and then equipment maintenance, tracking, and light repair, as well as data organization, analysis and report writing after fieldwork has concluded. Assist in analyzing general site features or artifact types, and specific attributes of each feature or artifact types, for one of the following categories of remains: Architectural features, Environmental context recording, Cargo-related features, Ceramics and other diagnostic artifacts, (range of general features or artifact types is moderate to wide; range of specific attributes is small). Direct artifact sampling procedures, and provides general assistance to lower level crew members in recordation other site features or artifact types.