This information is from the National Museum of the Great Lakes and the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team. We hope you can join them for this fascinating workshop and presentation by Dr. John O’Shea!
Over the course of three days, our Basic Workshop will teach students the basics of surveying a shipwreck. We will cover: Ship Terms, Laws and Ethics, Research, Survey Tools, and Trilateration (the technique we use to measure shipwrecks) as well as much more. The workshop is designed for divers and non-divers. The work is also appropriate for novice divers. At the completion of the class, all students will become members of MAST and invited to take part in field work. The cost of the class is $170 and covers all materials needed, breakfast and lunch in April, as well as the dinner program on April 28. Please note: this is a three day class – a full weekend in April with classroom and dry run practicals. Then one of two days in May for in-water practice (May 19 or 20).
The dinner program on Saturday night is open to the public. It will be the annual meeting of the MAST membership, as well as an excellent presentation by Dr. John O’Shea, Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology at the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology (UMMAA), and the Emerson F. Greenman Collegiate Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology. He will be presenting “Hunting Caribou Hunters Beneath Lake Huron”, which will discuss his research into pre-historic crossings on the bed of Lake Huron.
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Great lakes summer course in Maritime Archaeology with Trent University (Canada). Participants will gain experience in recording 19th C shipwrecks and maritime landscapes, on location at Penetanguishene’s Historic Naval and Military Establishment. Syllabus to be posted shortly. Please contact Dr. James Connolly firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Kimberly Monk (email@example.com) for further information:
Dr. Kimberly E. Monk | Department of Anthropology | Trent University | 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON Canada K9L 0G2 | tel +1 (647) 643-8722
There is an opening for a Museum Collections Registrar at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Information about the position and application process is here:
- 2018 Dates: June 25th – July 20th
- Location: St. Augustine, Fla.
- Research Focus: The “Anniversary Wreck” is an historic vessel from the 1700s located just off the coast of St. Augustine.
VMAP APRIL 2018 PROJECT UPDATE. APPLY NOW!
Vacancies exist for the VMAP Terrestrial Project (no diving) April 2018. More information now at hand. The team will be assisting Dinh Thanh Nga with her MA at Son Hao, exploring Cong Cai to gain an understanding of the area and carry out mapping and continue surveying the sand dunes on the eastern side of Quan Lan Island to investigate pre-historic sites. The team will consider visiting sites in the Thang Loi commune.
VMAP is calling for expressions of interest by those who would like to participate in field work in Vietnam in early April 2018 (Dates to be determined but likely first 2 weeks of April).
WHERE: Following successful field work at Son Hao on Quan Lan Island in the Quang Ninh province, the team will be exploring the Cong Cai area and nearby islands searching for potential sites for future field work as well as the work outlined above.
This investigation will be conducted by archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology (IA) of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences of Vietnam in association with VMAP archaeologists and participants.
COSTS: Participants will be expected to arrange and pay for their visa for Vietnam as well as travel insurance and pay for their own airfares to and from Hanoi, Vietnam. Participants will pay a participation fee of US$1,000 or AUD$ 1,200 or 800 Euros. This will be used to cover on-the-ground expenses such as ground and ferry transport, accommodation and food as well as making a contribution to the fieldwork costs. An additional fee may be imposed to cover the costs of boat transport around the islands. This additional fee has not been determined. VMAP is currently seeking a sponsor/benefactor to assist with this expense.
PREREQUISITES: This will be a small team. Participants must be physically fit, have an adventurous spirit, be prepared to work under challenging conditions and have a passion for Vietnamese maritime heritage and archaeology.
The Project Co-ordinator will be archaeologist Bob Sheppard (Heritage Detection Australia in Western Australia). Participants should send an email expression of interest attaching an electronic copy of their cv (as a pdf or in Word format with a maximum of 4 pages) to:
Incumbent reports to the State Underwater Archaeologist, Head, Maritime Research Division. Undertakes underwater archaeological management and research by planning and conducting archaeological research, develops public educational and outreach offerings, administers the review and compliance of development projects, oversees the technical and logistical aspects of survey and diving operations, supervises the operation, use and maintenance of Division assets including boats, vehicles and equipment, and trains staff on their proper use, and supports other activities as directed by the Division head to meet Division goals. The incumbent will also meet and maintain SCIAA’s Dive Safety & Control Board scientific diving requirements. Position requires travel within the state for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings. The position is based in Columbia.
For more information contact:
James D. Spirek
State Underwater Archaeologist
Maritime Research Division
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Carolina
1321 Pendleton Street
Columbia SC 29208 USA
Phone: (803) 576-6566
Fax: (803) 254-1338
For more information about the Maritime Research Division:
Maritime Research Division Website: http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/sciaa/mrd/