12 April 2013

Boatswain, Lunenburg Marine Museum on the Bluenose II, closes May 2.

Albanian Underwater Archaeology Field Schools and AAUS Scientific Diving Course

1) The Illyrian Coastal Exploration Program would like to invite individuals interested in Mediterranean archaeology to apply for the 2013 underwater sciences field school. Set along the beautiful Dalmatian coast from July 8-21, the course spends one week each in Croatia and Montenegro. The field school is hosted by the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar in collaboration with RPM Nautical Foundation and Transylvania University.
Students will work with the international team to learn the basics of underwater archaeology and coastal ecology. This course is suitable for beginners, especially undergraduates and masters students. Participants will learn survey methods, underwater recording, and help with ongoing research, as well as gain exposure to advanced methods through a visit to the deep sea research vessel Hercules to see its ROV system. The field school will dive on shipwrecks dating from the 4th century BC through modern times and students will get to see artifacts from many different periods. Though the field school is a general survey of maritime archaeology topics, students will leave with a good understanding of the fundamental theories and practical techniques used by archaeologists.
Application: http://www.illyriancoast.org/
Dates: July 8-21
Cost: $2000 (optional university credit available for additional fee)
Application Deadline: May 1

2) A second ten day field school is offered through the Albanian Center for Marine Research from July 23-August 2. This field school will explore the fantastic shipwrecks of southern Albania, ranging from the 5th century BC through World War II. Albania offers untouched submerged cultural heritage due to the former communist government’s complete restriction on diving, making Albanian diving today similar to 1950s Mediterranean diving at large. Students and staff will be housed in small local hotel in Saranda, directly across from Corfu and near the Butrint UNESCO World Heritage Site. To promote maritime archaeology capacity in the region, preference will be given to student from the Balkan region.
Application: http://albaniamarinecenter.org/pages/education.html
Dates: July 23-August 2
Cost: $1000 (optional university credit available for additional fee)
Application Deadline: May 1

3) The Center is also offering an AAUS scientific diving course. If you are looking to upgrade your recreational/sport diver certification in order to work or help out on university projects, AAUS scientific diving teaches “everything but the hard hat.” After this course you won’t just be a diver, you will know how to work safely underwater. This intensive course will be from June 20-July 3 in beautiful southern Albania.
Application: http://albaniamarinecenter.org/pages/education.html
Dates: June 20-July3
Cost: $1000
Application Deadline: May 1

5 April 2013

1) Paid Traineeship, Keeping History Afloat, Canal & River Trust, closes 12 April

Keeping History Afloat , Traditional Boat-Building Skills for the Future.  We are offering three 18 month paid traineeships, Based at the Heritage Boatyard, Ellesmere Port , Full time traineeships will commence 7th May 2013 and finish 4th November 2014.


2) Executive Director,Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Hyannis, MA
The Cape Cod Maritime Museum, located in Hyannis, Ma, is looking for an Executive Director to oversee all aspects of the Museum ‘s operations. Responsibilities include managing staff and consultants, working closely with the Board of Trustees toward the goals and mission of this small, but vibrant Museum. Strong organizational and collaborative skills are required to work with regional governments and other institutions. Experience with non-profits desirable. Duties also include, fundraising, advertising and marketing, development and management of annual budget along with educational programs and exhibits. Please send resumes to davids@hylinecruises.com.


MA in Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation, University of Reading

The MA in Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation is an interdisciplinary programme delivered in collaboration with the Università Ca Foscari, Venice. It has as its focus the economic history of maritime trade, the history of technology (in respect to ship building and navigation techniques) in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean, and the archaeology of port infrastructures, ships, and trade goods. The Venice teaching component focuses manly on maritime and nautical archaeology.


Programme Director Dr Annalisa Marzano (a.marzano@reading.ac.uk)

Ca Foscari Module Director Dr Carlo Beltrame (beltrame@unive.it)

School PG Administrator Mrs Amanda Harvey (a.h.harvey@reading.ac.uk)

Enquiries may also be addressed to:

Department of Classics
University of Reading
PO Box 218
Reading, RG6 6AA, UK
(Mark envelope ‘MA enquiry)

Submerged Prehistoric Archaeologist Program Aide (Field Archaeologist)

Submerged Prehistoric Archaeologist, Texas A&M University

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.

Anglo Danish Maritime Archaeological Team & ADMAT-FRANCE 2013 Field School

ADMAT’s continuing survey and excavation of the French armed merchant ship we call the Tile Wreck starts on the 18th May 2013. The field school/volunteer project will be running from the 18th May to 1st June and the 20th July to 4th August . Location Monte Cristi north coast of the Dominican Republic. The Tile Wreck is believed to have been built in the 1690’s and sunk between 1720-1723. So far the section of the keel, keelson and lower hull remaining intact is about 24 meters  long.  There are still places on the Team so check out the web page www.admat.org.uk and sign up today!

ADMAT is working with Oficina Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural Subacuático (ONPCS) to conduct this maritime archaeological survey and excavation. For most of 2006 and in part in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, this wreck was subject to an intensive archaeological survey and yielded over 2,000 artefacts, three iron cannons, three anchors and many important French faience ware sherds. Research in Paris led by Dr Francois Gendron and Dr. Jean Rosen from CNRS, has confirmed that the faience ware came from the “Nevers” foundry and dates the sinking of this wreck between 1720 and 1723. Applications are invited from divers, students, archaeologists and volunteers wishing to participate in the project, so this is a unique opportunity to have maximum hands on training and experience.
To apply please contact Dr. Spooner on: maritime_archaeology@yahoo.co.uk