24 January 2009

1) Classical Marine Archaeologist: BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY – LEWISBURG, PA

The Department of Classics invites applications for an entry level (no more than four years of full time teaching experience post Ph.D.) one-year temporary position at the rank of visiting assistant professor beginning August 2009. The department seeks a classical archaeologist to teach courses in material culture and classical civilization. Possible offerings include: the Archaeology of Egypt, Ancient Technology, the Age of Alexander, Classical Myth, Ancient Cities, and courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Teaching experience and a completed Ph.D. is preferred, but ABD considered. To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to www.bucknell.edu/jobs by March 15, 2009. Other documentation will be requested as needed. Queries may be directed to Janet Jones, Search Committee Chair, Department of Classics, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837 (jjones@bucknell.edu / 570-577-1624). Bucknell University values a diverse college community and is committed to excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students.
closes march 15

2) Business Administrator, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, ncd

3) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Internships: Close 27 February

Special Events Intern, Graphic Design Intern, Folklife Intern, and Education Intern

4) Director, Reedville Fishermen’s Museum

Underwater Archaeology in Northern European Rivers and Lakes


under the motto

Underwater Archaeology in Northern European Rivers and Lakes”

Our call for papers sent in June 2008 has met great response from all over Europe. 28 papers from 9 different countries will be held on 20 – 22 February 2009 at the Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel. The event is organised in collaboration between the DEGUWA (German Society for the Promotion of Underwater Archaeology), the local department of prehistoric archaeology and its affiliated study group AMLA (Study Group for Maritime and Limnic Archaeology) and – last not least – the National German Maritime Museum. The cultural programme – encompassing guided tours, dive trails and other excursions – commences already on Tuesday, the 17th February.

Please visit our website for further information: http://www.deguwa.org/

The conference programme could be downloaded directly as PDF at:
http://www.deguwa.org/documents/IPR_XIV_programm_e.pdf (English version)
http://www.deguwa.org/documents/IPR_XIV_programm_d.pdf (German version)

Please note that the online-registration closes already on 31st January 2009. Subsequent registrations could be only made at the conference office.

We hope to meet you in Kiel!

Daniel Zwick

Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society’s 2009 Intro Course in Underwater Archaeology

Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society’s 2009 Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology

The Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society (MAHS) still has several openings for its annual Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology starting Wednesday, January 28, 2009.  The course consists of nine evening sessions (7:30-9:00pm) on Wednesday nights at the McLean High School, Media Center, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA, and a pool session.  The cost of the course is $150. (Make checks payable to MAHS, PO Box 44382, L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20026)  Course texts, which are optional, are expected to cost about $25.  The class is open to all interested persons. Directions to McLean High School are found on our website www.mahsnet.org

 2009 Underwater Archaeology Course Schedule

 Jan 28            Introduction to Underwater Archaeology

Feb 4              Archival Research

Feb 18            Ship’s  Architecture

Feb 25            Position Fixing and Search Methods

Mar 4              Surveying, Recording and Mapping

Mar 18            Photography and Video Documentation

Mar 25            Conservation of Artifacts

Apr 1              Ethics and the Law

Apr 22            Project Planning and Report Preparation

Apr 29/May 6 Snow Dates if earlier session canceled

TBD Sat/Sun-Apr/May  Survey and Mapping Pool Session

 If your schedule or location do  not permit attending these evening classes, MAHS also offers the course on a ten video cassette series with instructor guide for $199.95.  For further info on the video course contact us at the e-mail above.

Upon completion of the introductory course, the student who is a certified scuba diver will be eligible to enroll in an underwater archaeology field school to be held in Key Largo, FL June 25-28, 2009 or in local area field schools to be scheduled later.  PADI certifications in underwater/maritime archaeology are available to graduates of these courses. 

MAHS is an internationally recognized non- profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the research and preservation of our maritime heritage and to increasing the general public’s awareness of this heritage.  As part of our charter, we hold monthly meetings with guest speakers, conduct various underwater archaeology courses and field schools annually, and participate in various interesting and exciting archaeological and historical projects.

 For further information about the course see our website at www.mahsnet.org or e-mail us at the address listed above.