Maritime Archaeology Field School

Maritime Archaeology Field School – Phillip Island – Victoria, 1 – 15 February 2015
This Maritime Archaeology Field School provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording and excavation.  Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

This topic aims to:
– develop the field skills associated with the practice of underwater archaeology;
– improve understanding of the methodological approaches to archaeology under
– increase knowledge and understanding of the history and practice of maritime archaeology;
– appreciate the place and role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of maritime subcultures and culture in the wider context.

Students interested in participating in the diving activity offered as a part of this field school are advised to review our website for all requirements, with particular attention drawn to diving qualification and dive medical requirements.

Archaeology Department

Flinders University

South Australia, Australia

2 Material Experts (Maritime), NHHC

The project Material Experts (ME) will use either education, personal experience, or some combination of the two to assist their team with the identification and documentation of thousands of naval artifacts ranging from 60,000lbs anchors to small archaeological artifacts. It is vital that the ME know the material culture of the US Navy and understands how to conduct research on these items in order to accurately identify and date items.

Two (2) Material Experts will be hired from applicant pool.

Closes 23 November, so apply today.

AUV Data Analyst

AUV Data Analyst, Fugro Geoscience, apply today.

Fugro is seeking an AUV Data Analyst (office-based Geoprocessor) within its Survey Division to be responsible for the processing and analysis of marine geophysical data. The ideal candidate will have a passion for examining remote sensing AUV data, problem solving, and producing client deliverables. The position is based at Fugro’s Lafayette, Louisiana office.

Post processing, analysis, and troubleshooting of multibeam bathymetry, multibeam backscatter, sidescan sonar, magnetometer, subbottom profiler, navigation, still photos, AUV sensors, and related data.


Underwater Archaeologist

Search Extended through 31 January 2015. Keep applying!


Underwater Archeologist (Archaeologist II) Position

The Maritime Research Division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia is seeking an Underwater Archaeologist (Archaeologist II).  The position is full-time with benefits and will work out of our field office in Charleston, South Carolina.  The position is open until 1 December 2014.  We hope to offer the position by mid-December with a start date by January or February 2015.  The successful candidate will complete a team of four members and complement our efforts to study and preserve the maritime archaeological legacy in the rivers and coastal waters of South Carolina.

Underwater Archaeologist (Archaeologist II):

The employee will direct and coordinate public outreach and educational offerings by the MRD.  The position also supervises the Hobby Diver License program through oversight of license and report processing, site and collection assessments, and other aspects of the program.  In addition to these primary duties, the underwater archaeologist participates in research projects and will act in the capacity of principal/co-principal investigator as appropriate and present findings through various professional and public avenues.  The employee will seek funding and grant opportunities to support MRD activities and objectives.  The employee will oversee all components of the Charleston field office including oversight of finances, office and field equipment, two boats, and one vehicle.  The position is supervisory—managing one employee.  This position requires periodic travel for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings, including working on weekends as needed.  The incumbent reports directly to the state underwater archaeologist.  The successful candidate will also meet SCIAA’s Dive Safety & Control Board scientific diving requirements.

Please visit the link to review the Archaeologist II job description, salary and benefits, minimum qualifications and to apply for the job: and then use the Search Posting link and then enter the job requisition number: 008281.

For guidance on applying for the position or other related information please contact Ella Marshall, Human Resources Specialist, at 803-777-3821 or

General USC employment information:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

For information about the mission and endeavors of the MRD and SCIAA please visit these resources:

MRD webpage:

MRD FB page:

MRD Quarterly Reporter newsletter:

SCIAA webpage:

SCIAA newsletter—current issue:

SCIAA newsletter—past issues:

SC Underwater Antiquities Act [scroll down a bit]:


For more information about this position and duties please contact:

James D. Spirek

State Underwater Archaeologist

Maritime Research Division

South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

University of South Carolina

1321 Pendleton Street

Columbia SC  29208 USA

Office phone: (803) 576-6566

Fax: (803) 254-1338


SCIAA Web Site:

Maritime Research Division Website: