Assisting in the excavation of a submerged Paleo-Indian site in Florida, including both underwater and terrestrial excavations. Includes assisting in set up of site area, surveying site boundaries, diving and managing underwater excavation equipment, use of screens, monitoring divers, managing air supply systems, conducting SCUBA tank refills, identifying and logging cultural materials, and data collecting. Other duties as required.
Occasional Duties Assist with camp maintenance and other duties as necessary.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience. At least six months experience with prehistoric archaeological material, and familiarity with underwater excavation techniques and gasoline pumps. At least some direct experience with submerged prehistoric excavation. Participation in an Archaeological field school. Current diving certification from acknowledged diving agency. Current dive physical, DAN insurance, DAN 02 training, CPR/First Aid Training. Ability to lift moderate loads. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Education and Experience:
NAUI or PADI dive master or above certification. Expertise with gasoline pumps and engines. At least one year experience with Florida and Southeastern archaeology. At least one month of underwater prehistoric excavation experience. Familiarity with Paleo-Indian artifact types. Experience with underwater pumps and dredging equipment. Experience with submerged prehistoric excavations.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a temporary wage position. Project site is in Perry, Florida. Individual will need to provide own transportation to project site.
Fieldwork dates are from May 14-June 10. Applicant must be available for this entire period to be considered.