Course, starts January 11

Intro to Underwater Archaeology offered

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College will offer an Introduction to Underwater Archaeology course during spring semester 2008, beginning Jan. 11 at the Great Lakes Campus.

This course, which does not require field work, will provide students with an introduction to theory, method, technologies, and practice in underwater archaeology, with a focus on prehistoric and historical sites, worldwide and in the Great Lakes, inland lakes, and streams of the State of Michigan. Course content will draw primarily from anthropology and the applied social or behavioral sciences. A Ph.D. instructor of record and knowledgeable guest lecturers will present the curriculum in a classroom at the Great Lakes Campus of Northwestern Michigan College.

The class will be offered Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. For details call Dr. Mark W. Holley at 995-1290, or visit www.nmc.edu.

26 December

Exhibit Specialist, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, closes Jan 4

Maritime History Internship
Historic New England seeks an intern for Winter/Spring 2008 to conduct and present research on maritime history related to the organization’s Hamilton House, located in South Berwick, Maine. Responsibilities will include research and development of a maritime walking tour of the Hamilton House property, which will include an overview of local maritime activity from the earliest settlement to modern times. The tour will concentrate on activity that took place on the grounds during the Hamilton occupation in the late 18th century. The intern will be responsible for developing a tour outline and a related packet of information to be used by Historic New England staff, giving the tour during the family festival “A Sailor’s Life for Me!” and possibly training seasonal staff to give the tour. Graduate and undergraduate students in history, museum studies, American and New England studies, and maritime studies are encouraged to apply. The intern will work at Historic New England’s Hamilton and Sarah Orne Jewett Houses in South Berwick, Maine, although some work will be conducted independently off-site. This internship is unpaid but may be completed for course credit. To receive application materials, contact Jennifer Pustz, Museum Historian at jpustz@historicnewengland.org or (617) 227-3957, ext. 251.