The Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of promoting scholarly, ethical research on shipwrecks and maritime sites around the world. INA seeks to assist archaeologists and researchers by providing institutional backing for fundraising activities, loaning equipment, or providing modest grant funding for research and fieldwork. With the exception of the $25,000 Claude Duthuit Archaeology Grant, most awards do not exceed $7,500.
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As an archaeologist for Colbr Consulting Inc. the selected candidate will be required to hold permits and conduct archaeological impact assessments (AIA’s) within New Brunswick and other Atlantic provinces. AIA’s will include mechanical testing of large scale sites, small scale sites, and wet sites (wetlands, bogs and marshes). Underwater archaeological surveys, pedestrian surveys, manual testing, excavation, geophysical and remote sensing surveys, as well as desk-based research will also be part of the many tasks involved in the archaeologist role. The archaeologist will be responsible for the preparation and design of AIA’s prior to entry into the field as well as Archaeological Field Research Permit (AFRP) applications. Once in the field, the archaeologist will act as project manager and supervise all archaeological aspects of the project. This includes supervision of archaeological field technicians or mechanical crews. The archaeologist will be responsible for collecting and archiving all field data daily and adapting the project plan accordingly based on findings. Furthermore, the archaeologist will be responsible for the proper closing of a project which includes, but is not limited to, site restoration, demobilization, and writing the final report for submission to the client and to the regulatory body.
R.C. Goodwin is looking for QMAs with hands on experience conducting remote sensing surveys and interpreting resultant data. Working knowledge of various software platforms is a must.
The position would require relocation to the Frederick/D.C. area.
Odyssey Anthro Group is seeking qualified part-time marine archaeologists to augment United States Department of Defense efforts to account for America’s fallen service members.
The marine archaeologist will provide professional and scientific leadership to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel working on investigation and recovery missions on a project basis and in regard to processing, analyzing, and managing underwater remote-sensing datasets and geospatial data collected during field missions. This position will follow all DPAA policies and procedures to serve as a scientific-decision maker to create and iteratively execute archaeological strategies to search for, verify, survey, and recover sites in underwater contexts and forensically process any evidence. Investigation and recovery sites (both foreign and domestic) may include remote, isolated, and/or austere environments. This position will require both field and laboratory work.
SNA International, a world leader in forensics, biometrics and identity intelligence, is currently looking for a Marine Archaeologist.
The Marine Archaeologist will provide professional and scientific leadership to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel working on investigation and recovery missions on a project basis and in regard to processing, analyzing, and managing underwater remote-sensing datasets and geospatial data collected during field missions. This position will follow all DPAA policies and procedures to serve as a scientific-decision maker to create and iteratively execute archaeological strategies to search for, verify, survey, and recover sites in underwater contexts and forensically process any evidence. Investigation and recovery sites (both foreign and domestic) may include remote, isolated, and/or austere environments. This position will require both field and laboratory work.
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) presents the Wood Identification workshop in collaboration with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT). Suzana Radivojevic will be teaching the workshop at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on January 29-31, 2019.
The workshop will provide practical and theoretical training in wood identification that will allow participants to identify the wood species of an unknown wood sample. While focusing on North American and selected exotic wood species that are prominent materials in our culture, participants will acquire comprehensive knowledge and skill sets applicable to identification of any unknown wood sample. The workshop is designed to teach wood morphology and anatomy at all structural levels as an essential basis for wood identification using macroscopic and microscopic techniques. The instruction integrates lectures with slide presentations, demonstration, hands-on exercise and ample use of reference materials. Emphasis is given to hands-on exercise in sampling, sample preparation, macroscopic and microscopic wood identification techniques, proficiency in using wood identification literature and resources and immediate integration of lectured material into practice.
The workshop is designed for conservation professionals working with architectural wood or wooden objects of historic or artistic significance. No prior knowledge of microscopy or wood anatomy is necessary. The fee for this course is $399 for AIC members; $549 for non-AIC members. Limited to 18 participants.
Field school opportunity with the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research:
Underwater archaeological research on St. Eustatius, a tiny Dutch island in the northeastern Caribbean, is shedding new light on the island’s maritime history. St. Eustatius was the busiest trade port in the late eighteenth-century Caribbean and played an instrumental role in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) by supplying the North American rebels with vast quantities of arms and ammunition in their fight for freedom.
Last year, hurricanes Irma and Maria stirred up the sea floor in the island’s historic anchorage area, thereby exposing several colonial-period shipwreck sites. A team of students and volunteers led by maritime archaeologist Ruud Stelten from the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research has been working hard on documenting and studying one of these shipwrecks.
The site consists of a large pile of ballast stones and yellow bricks, countless pieces of metal fastenings, numerous barrel hoops, an anchor, a cannon, and a myriad of eighteenth-century glass, ceramic, and small metal objects. Thus far, 3D models have been created of certain parts of the site using photogrammetry, detailed site plans have been drawn up, and several artifacts have been recovered and conserved. Based on the date ranges of artifacts recovered, it is believed the wreck site dates to 1747, when a hurricane sank 68 ships in St. Eustatius’ harbor.
The research will continue with an exciting 2-week field school in January.
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