Marine Archaeologist, BOEMRE

Marine Archaeologist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, Herndon, Virginia, closes May 10

This position serves as an Archeologist in the Office of Offshore Alternative Energy Programs (OAEP), Environmental Review Branch (ERB). The incumbent’s duties and responsibilities include oversight, support, and administration with respect to laws and regulatory activities associated with OCS renewable energy competitive and noncompetitive leasing processes and post-lease operational activities.

Marine Archaeologist, Gulf of Mexico Region

C & C Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Lafayette, LA (www.cctechnol.com <http://www.cctechnol.com/>) is seeking qualified applicants for a marine archaeology position to work in the Gulf of Mexico Region.  The job will primarily include archaeological assessments for petroleum industry and government surveys.

The position will involve offshore fieldwork, geophysical data interpretation, historical research, and report preparation.

Applicants should have at least a master degree in archaeology or equivalent experience in marine archaeology.  Experience in remote sensing and cultural resource management is preferred as well as good computer skills.

Please send resumes to HR@cctechnol.com <mailto:HR@cctechnol.com> or fax to 337-261-0192.

Attn: Human Resource Department

Code to *MA2011* in the subject line.

Closings date: May 15, 2011

Submerged Cave Archaeology: Methods, Theory,and Recent Findings (Call for Papers)

We are planning sessions at SHA and SAA conferences for underwater caves. We already have several excellent papers lined up that are a good mix of North American and Mesoamerican, with several potential papers from our European counterparts. We would like more, so interested individuals should send a short abstract to pcampbell@cairnstl.org by June 5 for the SHA conference or September 15 for the SAA conference.

SHA January 2012 Baltimore, MD
SAA April 2012 Memphis, TN

Conference Session
Submerged Cave Archaeology: Methods, Theory, and Recent Findings

Submerged caves present different challenges and opportunities than traditional underwater sites. Springs, flooded caverns, sinkholes, cave lakes, sumps, and siphons are significant not only as features in ancient landscapes, but also sheltered environments that protect cultural material from nature’s dynamic forces. A relatively small number of submerged cave sites have been published; however, interest is on the rise as archaeologists realize the potential of these sites. Publications show that approaches differ widely based on the background and training of the archaeologist. This session acts as a discussion for this developing subdiscipline while examining methodological approaches, theoretical frameworks for interpreting cave sites, and recent findings.

Best,
Peter

Peter B. Campbell MA, RPA
Underwater Archaeologist
CAIRN Underwater Unit
www.CaveArch.org