2017 Summer Internship

The Maryland Historical Trust (Trust) is seeking candidates for its 2017 Summer Internship in Archeology. Interns serve a maximum of 400 hours over a period of 10 consecutive weeks to begin on or about May 24, 2017. Current graduate students in anthropology/archeology are preferred; students currently enrolled in or who have recently graduated from an accredited undergraduate program in anthropology/archeology or other closely related field are encouraged to apply.

The intern will work under the general supervision of the Chief Archeologist and time will be divided between office/laboratory and field work in support of the Trust’s terrestrial and maritime archeology programs.

Field work will take place in a variety of settings and involve use of hand tools and electronic surveying equipment, small boats, canoes and/or kayaks. It will include support activities associated with the Annual Tyler Bastian Field Session in Maryland Archeology, marine geophysical and remote sensing surveys, and archeological site visits and inspections. Office work is expected to include cataloging, data processing, geodatabase development, and/or research depending on the ability and interest of the successful candidate.

Interns will receive a total amount not to exceed $5,000.00 paid in bi-weekly increments based on the number of hours worked at a rate of $12.50 per hour.

The announcement and application information are available here:  https://mht.maryland.gov/documents/PDF/archeology/2017-Summer-Internship.pdf

Applications will be accepted until March 13, 2016

Underwater Remote Sensing RFP

Underwater Remote Sensing Survey of Laulau Bay, Saipan, CNMI

This project involves conducting a systematic remote-sensing survey of Laulau Bay and vicinity. Contractor will perform systematic remote sensing of project area using appropriate remote sensing equipment, including side scan sonar and magnetometer sensors coupled with GPS position-fixing equipment. Contractor will also conduct detailed remote sensing or diver “ground-truthing” on selected targets, in consultation with HPO, to identify and evaluate the targets for NRHP eligibility. Contractor will also make management recommendations for identified resources and groups of resources that may or may not be identified by the survey.

The project area stretches from due east of Isleta Maigo Luao (Forbidden Island), around the interior of the embayment, to Puntan Dandan (Dandan Point). Remote sensing survey should be conducted from the edge of the reef to 180m (600 ft.) depth. Total area to be surveyed is approximately 7 square kilometers. High-probability targets should be further investigated with diver survey or high-resolution acoustic imaging, as deemed appropriate after consultation with HPO. Diver survey should be limited to basic diagnostic photographs and/or sketches, and may be performed in conjunction with HPO staff.

Due March 7, Questions due February 23.

Maritime Archaeology Conservation Practicum

External applications are now open for the 2017 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Conservation Practicum in Adelaide, South Australia, from 24–28 September. The website is up, so if you are interested have a look at: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/field-schools-&-intensives/field-schools-and-short-courses/conservation-field-school/conservation-field-school_home.cfm

This topic provides hands-on experience in the theory and methods of conservation for a wide range of sites and artefacts. The topic contains some lecture, workshop and laboratory content, as well as field trips, and will be directed towards teaching students practical conservation and management techniques in both maritime and terrestrial archaeology.

This topic will be taught in the intensive mode (one week, from Sunday to Thursday) and SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for participation.

The aims of this topic are to:

·         develop advanced field skills associated with the conservation of materials and sites in Australia and overseas;

·         further develop students’ knowledge of ethical practice in archaeology;

·         advance students’ familiarity with theoretical and political issues in site conservation and management.

 The course is open to non-Flinders student for the cost of tuition. Credit for the course may be applied to home universities. This is also a great opportunity for current practicing professionals interested in staff development training. For more details and to apply to the topic please see the link above.

Any questions, just email me.

Best regards,



Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology

Maritime Archaeology Program Coordinator

Co-chair UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology 20152018
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)

Department of Archaeology | Flinders University

GPO Box 2100 | Adelaide, SA 5001 | AUSTRALIA

CRICOS Provider: 00114A

Physical location: Humanities, room 277

Phone  +61 8 8201 5195 | Fax +61 8 8201 2784 | E-mail wendy.vanduivenvoorde@flinders.edu.au

Program in Maritime Archaeology: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/postgrad-programs/by-coursework/in-maritime-archaeology.cfm

Department blog: http://flindersarchaeology.com/

Staff page: http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/wendy.vanduivenvoorde

Academia: https://flinders.academia.edu/WendyVanDuivenvoorde

Texas A&M University Press: http://www.tamupress.com/product/Dutch-East-India-Company-Shipbuilding,8171.aspx

Field Logistics Technician

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located at the National Ocean Service (NOS), Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and World Heritage Site (PMNM), in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

Works with PMNM’s Research and Field teams to support marine ecosystem research and conservation efforts in the Monument, including surveys of fishes, corals, algae, invertebrates, maritime heritage, aquatic invasive species (AIS), marine debris, oceanographic conditions, and benthic habitats. Processes, analyzes, and summarizes data from various research surveys and conservation projects.  Processes and analyzes spatial data, and works with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications and databases.  Assists with logistical preparation and training for research cruises, including drafting and revising cruise instructions and cruise reports, preparing cruise participants/interns, equipment inventory and record-keeping, SCUBA gear maintenance, purchasing expedition supplies, loading and unloading of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research ships, small boat maintenance, and service of underwater photo gear. Coordinates logistics for implementing marine ecosystem surveys over all operational phases of the program to support these research objectives, including planning, implementing, and reporting field activities.  Prepares scientific and technical reports for publication and presentation.  Participates in research cruises, maritime archeology research and marine ecosystem surveys to assess, monitor, map, interpret, protect or mitigate threats to the coral reef ecosystems and maritime heritage sites of the PMNM and other National Marine Sanctuaries as needed.

Closes 3/7/2017

ForSEA Discovery Fellowship

Closes 3 March.

To compile information from written sources (archives and literature) and databases about shipbuilding techniques and associated forestry management in Portuguese Atlantic in the 16th and 17th centuries, and known or suspected Portuguese shipwrecks;

– To make an inventory of key-construction features found in previously researched Portuguese shipwrecks;

– To select a limited number of demonstration Portuguese shipwreck sites for potential survey and dendrochronology analysis;

– To synthesise results and assess best practice.

Tasks and methodology:

– Combined documentary research, collation of archaeological information, timber characterization and dendrochronology;

– Synthesis of results and dissemination.

Project Coordinator for Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Project Coordinator for Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site.




Closes February 26, APPLY NOW!




Lake Champlain Underwater Archaeology

Basin Harbor Shipwreck Exploration

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is hosting a rigorous three-week program that offers a mix of both instruction and hands-on underwater archaeological research.  The diving sessions will teach practical underwater skills using both traditional documentation techniques and cutting-edge technology on an historic shipwreck. Through additional lecture, students will have the opportunity to study legal issues in archaeology, to learn about local history, and to participate in artifact conservation.

The site to be worked on is an 89-foot unknown wooden vessel located in Basin Harbor. Beyond the wooden hull remains, artifacts found on site include glass bottles, iron spikes and other iron fasteners. The identity and time period of the wreck are still unknown. Come help us solve the mysteries of the Basin Harbor wreck!

2017 Field School

·         When: May 21-June 10, 2017

·         Where: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT.

·         What: Basin Harbor wreck, it’s a mystery!


Students must be SCUBA-certified

Students must have dive insurance

Students must have current CPR and First Aid certifications

Students must have their own dive gear for cold water diving (rentals can be arranged with the dive shop in Burlington, VT)


The fee for field school is $2525.00. A deposit of $250.00 is due upon acceptance and the remainder is due on the first day of class; all fees are payable to Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. This fee includes food, air fills, classroom and laboratory fees. The deposit and the remaining balance may be paid with check or credit card. Rustic style housing is available on LCMM’s Canal Schooner Lois McClure for an additional $500.00. If students are not interested in this option, they are responsible for their own housing.

Optional graduate or undergraduate credit, 3 credit hours, is available through Castleton University. The cost of tuition is $450.00.

Please download the application package, which consists of four one-page forms, and complete either digitally or by hand, at http://www.lcmm.org/fieldschool.html. When finished, please send to Allyson Ropp by email, or regular mail:

Allyson Ropp

Field School Coordinator

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

4472 Basin Harbor Road

Vergennes, VT 05491

Email: allysonr@lcmm.org

Phone: (802) 475-2022 ext 110

If you have any further questions, please call or email Allyson at allysonr@lcmm.org

Teach Maritime Archaeology at Syracuse University

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is looking for an individual to teach ANT 200 – Selected Topics Course – Fall 2017 (3 credits).

The class will meet two times a week. The course offering will be dependent on enrollment greater than 25.

The course must focus on Maritime Archaeology, in a way that is geared to a general, non-anthropology major, lower division student audience, Lectures, readings, and assignments should be appropriately aimed at lower division students. The course may become a regularized course at Syracuse University.

Intro Course: Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology

Interested in learning more about the world of underwater archaeology? Want to do more with your diving? Join us for a hands-on course in nautical archaeology taught by professional maritime archaeologists.

This two day course includes a mixture of classroom and practical sessions that will introduce course participants the basic principles of archaeology and the range of sites studied by maritime archaeologists. In addition, participants will take part in practical exercises using archaeological survey methods that will give them the skills to start recording and understanding some of the sites that may be encountered along the Outer Banks.

This course includes classroom and pool sessions and is a prerequisite for the Nautical Archaeology Society Parts 1-4 certification courses.

For more information and to pre-register, contact:

Dr. Nathan Richards
Email: richardsn@ecu.edu
Phone: 252.475.5453

The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is an international organization dedicated to advancing education in nautical archaeology at all levels and to encouraging the participation of members of the public at all stages. The NAS International Training Program has been delivering courses in nautical archaeology for over 25 years. The program aims to provide not just an introduction to the subject but also to offer people a chance to build their skills and experience, allowing them to take part in projects and fieldwork around the world and perhaps to run their own projects. The Training Program has a modular structure, starting with an Introduction Course and working through the Part I to III Certificates and finally Part IV Diploma.

To learn more about the Nautical Archaeology Society and this international training initiative, please visit:



The first stage of the NAS Training Program, the Introduction Course, is a weekend of training introducing participants to the subject of nautical archaeology. Combining a mixture of classroom and practical sessions, the course aims to promote nautical archaeology to those interested in learning about concepts and basic methods in underwater archaeology. The introduction course requires no prior learning or qualifications and the program offers presentations in a wide range of topics and subject areas within nautical archaeology. It will involve instructors who are ECU university professors for the Program in Maritime Studies and leading underwater archaeologists who direct projects and manage underwater cultural resources in North Carolina.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given unless the course is cancelled.

Full Schedule:

Meeting Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00am 05:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2017 9:00am 04:00pm


Prerequisites for Diving

Divers and non-divers are welcome in this class. This class will be working with Roanoke Island Outfitters and Dive Center. For this reason a NAUI Medical Evaluation and Physician Approval Form must be completed (contact richardsn@ecu.edu for the form). If you have medical conditions potentially problematic for diving, please provide proof of doctor’s permission. The lack of a physician’s note for any condition will likely preclude involvement in pool sessions. Non-scuba divers are welcome to snorkel during the pool session.


Nathan Richards, Ph.D.
Ryan Bradley
Jeremy Borrelli

Facility Detail

UNC-Coastal Studies Institute
850 NC 345, Wanchese, NC 27981



The management of underwater sites and conservation of underwater archaeological heritage are areas of increasing attention. The UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage establishes that the preferred option is the in-situ conservation of underwater archaeological heritage, rather than excavation and the removal of the objects.

In 2001, the ISCR initiated a programme for the research and development of instruments, materials, methodologies and techniques for the in-situ restoration and conservation of submerged archaeological materials.

The course objective is to introduce issues and provide indications on the conservation of underwater archaeological heritage, including methods of underwater excavation, techniques of recovery and first-response interventions, and the methods, materials and instruments for conservation-restoration in underwater situations.