SNA International, a world leader in forensics, biometrics and identity intelligence, is currently looking for a Marine Archaeologist.
The Marine Archaeologist will provide professional and scientific leadership to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel working on investigation and recovery missions on a project basis and in regard to processing, analyzing, and managing underwater remote-sensing datasets and geospatial data collected during field missions. This position will follow all DPAA policies and procedures to serve as a scientific-decision maker to create and iteratively execute archaeological strategies to search for, verify, survey, and recover sites in underwater contexts and forensically process any evidence. Investigation and recovery sites (both foreign and domestic) may include remote, isolated, and/or austere environments. This position will require both field and laboratory work.
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) presents the Wood Identification workshop in collaboration with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT). Suzana Radivojevic will be teaching the workshop at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on January 29-31, 2019.
The workshop will provide practical and theoretical training in wood identification that will allow participants to identify the wood species of an unknown wood sample. While focusing on North American and selected exotic wood species that are prominent materials in our culture, participants will acquire comprehensive knowledge and skill sets applicable to identification of any unknown wood sample. The workshop is designed to teach wood morphology and anatomy at all structural levels as an essential basis for wood identification using macroscopic and microscopic techniques. The instruction integrates lectures with slide presentations, demonstration, hands-on exercise and ample use of reference materials. Emphasis is given to hands-on exercise in sampling, sample preparation, macroscopic and microscopic wood identification techniques, proficiency in using wood identification literature and resources and immediate integration of lectured material into practice.
The workshop is designed for conservation professionals working with architectural wood or wooden objects of historic or artistic significance. No prior knowledge of microscopy or wood anatomy is necessary. The fee for this course is $399 for AIC members; $549 for non-AIC members. Limited to 18 participants.
Field school opportunity with the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research:
Underwater archaeological research on St. Eustatius, a tiny Dutch island in the northeastern Caribbean, is shedding new light on the island’s maritime history. St. Eustatius was the busiest trade port in the late eighteenth-century Caribbean and played an instrumental role in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) by supplying the North American rebels with vast quantities of arms and ammunition in their fight for freedom.
Last year, hurricanes Irma and Maria stirred up the sea floor in the island’s historic anchorage area, thereby exposing several colonial-period shipwreck sites. A team of students and volunteers led by maritime archaeologist Ruud Stelten from the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research has been working hard on documenting and studying one of these shipwrecks.
The site consists of a large pile of ballast stones and yellow bricks, countless pieces of metal fastenings, numerous barrel hoops, an anchor, a cannon, and a myriad of eighteenth-century glass, ceramic, and small metal objects. Thus far, 3D models have been created of certain parts of the site using photogrammetry, detailed site plans have been drawn up, and several artifacts have been recovered and conserved. Based on the date ranges of artifacts recovered, it is believed the wreck site dates to 1747, when a hurricane sank 68 ships in St. Eustatius’ harbor.
The research will continue with an exciting 2-week field school in January.
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Applications are invited for a Faculty of Arts funded International PhD studentship granted in connection to a recent GCRF/AHRC-funded research project, Rising from the Depths Network: utilising marine cultural heritage in East Africa to help develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits. Applicants for the studentship must be nationals of Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania or Madagascar – countries which are the focus of the project.
The Rising from the Depths project aims to identify ways in which marine cultural heritage can directly benefit coastal communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar. Information about the project can be found on our website.
Do you love Lake Champlain and its historical lore? Are you an experienced leader and mentor with knowledge of the nonprofit world? Then we have the job for you! The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is looking for an enthusiastic, environmentally aware, history curious, education minded, people person to become our Executive Director.
LCMM is a unique blend of museum and education provider with programs that range from classroom instruction, hands-on learning opportunities including a semester long boat-building program, and professional development courses for educators. Our summer camps (Lake Adventure Camps) are a popular staple during the summer. And the core of our museum, what gave it life and underpins the entire organization, is our nautical archaeology program. In a word, shipwrecks. Lots of them and we’ve only just scratched the surface. In fact, two shipwrecks, the General Butler and O.J. Walker, gave birth to our replica sailing canal schooner Lois McClure!
November 7-8, 2018.
Marine Archaeology integrates geology, geophysics, and archaeology to delineate, identify, and assess inundated archaeological sites, such as shipwrecks and prehistoric sites. This course is sponsored by the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) Committee of the Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S. (SUT-US).
The course is focused for geoscientists, engineers, and managers who actively work, contract, or plan marine site investigation programs for exploration and/or field development. The two-day comprehensive course covers the fundamentals of archaeology, the regulatory environments in the United States and around the world, the potential for unanticipated discoveries, data acquisition, interpretation, risk management, and project planning. Incorporating four case studies, the class helps illustrate the potential outcomes of an archaeological or geophysical survey. Recognized experts in the field from a mix of energy, consulting, and service companies teach the class.
Applications are invited for a full-time Research Support Officer II to work on
the Maritime Archaeology Programme within the Department of Classics and Archaeology.
2. Applicants must be in possession of at least a Master’s degree in Maritime Archaeology.
Closes 17 August, 2018.