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***** AWARD OF $ 500 *****


***** a year’s membership in NYSAA******

Administered by the

William M. Beauchamp Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association





(financial aid verification form from college)



APPLICATION FOR THIS AWARD MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN the last day of FEBRUARY. It is advised materials be sent earlier in the event the committee has questions. All materials are to be sent to Dr. Ellis McDowell-Loudan at the following address.


BOX 502


McGRAW, NY 13101

A committee composed of professional and avocational members of the Beauchamp Chapter will review the applications in March and select the award recipient.


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We are please to announce the John C. Court Memorial Scholarship, which will provide an annual $15,000.00 stipend and full tuition for a graduate student at the MA level whose research is focused on ancient Native American civilizations (i.e., New World complex societies) with special preference given to the mound building cultures of the Ohio River valley (i.e., Early Woodland, Middle Woodland, and/or Fort Ancient). The strengths of our department are in archaeology with a special focus on North America and Mesoamerica. The deadline for application is FEBRUARY 1, 2010. Interested applicants should contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, 481 Braunstein Hall, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45221. Phone 513-556-2772. I am

Sincerely yours,

Kenneth B. Tankersley, Ph.D.

Department of Anthropology

481 Braunstein Hall

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH 45221


Phone 513-556-2773

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2010 Summer Internships in Cultural Resource Management

PennDOT’s Cultural Resource Management Program hopes to again offer internships in cultural resource

management and historic preservation at the Central Office in Harrisburg Pa. Interns will be directly

involved in important research on the management, study and stewardship of archaeological sites and

historic resources affected by transportation projects. They’ll also be exposed to the full range of job skills

and employment opportunities in Cultural Resource Management through formal seminars and rotations

in GIS, curation, archaeological field work, project assessment, consulting, environmental review, and

National Register evaluation.

Our internships, part of the Department’s Engineering, Scientific and Technical Internship Program

(ESTI) pay $11.32/hour and undergraduate or graduate credit may be available through your university

department. Preference will be given to applicants with previous exposure to GIS, database management,

and archaeological, historical, or historic preservation course work and field experience in the Middle

Atlantic region. This year’s internships may include an archaeological field program. We anticipate filling

five or more intern positions based at the PennDOT and PHMC Central Offices in Harrisburg.

To apply: submit an application for an ESTI - Non-Engineering internship through the PennDOT



While you can and should submit these applications on-line directly to the Human Resources Office,

please e-mail or mail a copy of your application directly to Joe Baker in the Cultural Resources program

office. Interviews will be conducted January-March. If you have any questions or want more information

about the internships, please contact Joe Baker directly using the contact information below.

Joe Baker

C/O PennDOT Bureau of Design, Environmental Quality Assurance Division

PO Box 3790

Harrisburg, Pa 17105-3790

(717) 705-1482


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There is a couple of different things going on here, scholarships, internships etc.... I figure whatever can help... or even offer a good experience I'll throw on here.... I'm on an Anth mailing list for my undergrad school and the office secretary is pretty amazing about finding and forwarding information...

Whatever helps right? Sometimes you gotta hustle to make it work...

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The Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project announces its archaeological investigations for the summer of 2010!

In 2010, BVAR’s operations will once again focus on the site of Baking Pot. Baking Pot is one of the largest sites in the Belize Valley and served as the capital to a small kingdom in the Classic period (c. AD 250-830). Despite many years of investigations conducted there, large portions of the monumental site core remain unexcavated and portions of the settlement area remain unexplored. Although it stands out as one of the few remaining unlooted sites of central Belize, agricultural activity has impacted the smaller household structures on the outskirts of the site core.

Settlement excavations began in 2007 and will run through the 2010 field season, investigating a stratified random sample of housemounds. More extensive excavations of select house groups will also be conducted in order to better understand changes in domestic and community organization of the site across time. This research seeks to complement ongoing and past research in the monumental core of the site, providing a balanced view of social change across socioeconomic groups.

Students will be involved in all aspects of the archaeological investigations, from the setting of excavation units to the production of site maps. The project also incorporates daily laboratory work where students participate in the processing and documentation of the artifacts recovered from the site (including a wide range of ceramic and lithic artifacts and human and animal remains). Weekly lectures will present an overview of Maya civilization and will provide introduction to other specific topics such as ceramic analysis, archaeological survey methods, human osteology, ancient Maya ritual, ideology, and hieroglyphic writing.


Session I: June 7 to July 2, 2010

Session II: July 12 to August 6, 2010

This Field Research opportunity is also available in two-week sessions:

Session I: June 7-18, 2010

Session II: July 12-23, 2010

Academic credit is available!

Registration fees for the project are $975 U.S. per two-week session or $1950 for the one-month field school, which includes lodging, weekday meals, and transportation to and from the site. Academic credit, travel to and from Belize, and incidental expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

For applications and more information all interested parties should respond via e-mail to Myka Schwanke at: BVARarchaeology@gmail.com

Find us on the Web! WWW.BVAR.ORG

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New Philadelphia Archaeological Research Project

Field School in Archaeology and Laboratory Techniques

Summer 2010

May 24, 2010 to July 30, 2010.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences

for Undergraduates Program (NSF-REU)

** Application Deadline: for best consideration -- March 19, 2010.

Application forms and additional information are available online at:


Additional background information is available from the project web

pages, at: http://www.histarch.uiuc.edu/NP/

** Field School Objectives

The New Philadelphia story is both compelling and unique. Many studies

in historical archaeology that concentrate on African-American issues

have focused on plantation life and the pre-emancipation era. The

history of New Philadelphia is very different. It is a chronicle of

racial uplift and centering on the success of an African-American

family and their ability to survive and prosper in a racist society.

In 1836, Frank McWorter, an African American who was born into slavery

and later purchased his own freedom, acquired 42 acres of land in the

sparsely populated area of Pike County, Illinois, situated in the

rolling hills bounded by the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. He

founded and platted a town, subdivided the property, and sold lots.

McWorter used the revenues from his entrepreneurial efforts to

purchase the freedom of sixteen family members, with a total

expenditure of $14,000 (over $350,000 in today's currency value) -- a

remarkable achievement.

Families of African American and European heritage moved to New

Philadelphia and created a multi-racial community. Local residents

likely provided "safe house" service for the "Underground railroad" as

enslaved African Americans fled northward escaping the oppression of

southern plantations. The history of New Philadelphia serves as a rare

example of a multi-racial early farming community on the nation's

Midwestern frontier (Walker 1983). The town's population reached its

peak of about 160 people in 29 households after the Civil War, a size

comparable to many Pike County communities today. However, by the end

of the century racial and corporate politics of America's gilded age

resulted in the death knell for the settlement: regional

transportation investors routed a new railroad line to pass several

miles to the north of the town. Many of New Philadelphia's residents

eventually moved away and, by the early 20th century, only a few

families remained (Walker 1983).

A collaborative project of archaeologists, historians, and members of

the local and descendant communities is underway to further research

the social history of this demographically integrated town and to

enhance its focus in our national memory and heritage. Participating

organizations include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

and Springfield, the Illinois State Museum, University of North

Carolina, the University of Maryland's Center for Heritage Resource

Studies, the University of Central Florida's Public History Program,

and the New Philadelphia Association. Sprague's Kinderhook Lodge has

also provided generous support. The town site of New Philadelphia is

now designated as a National Historic Landmark based on its

significant archaeological resources and exceptional value to our

national heritage.

This NSF-REU sites program will help enhance undergraduate education

in scientific methods and analyses in an ongoing long-term project at

New Philadelphia. The primary goals of the project are to: 1)

Understand the town's founding and development as a multi-racial

integrated town; 2) Explore and contrast dietary patterns between

different households of different ethnic backgrounds by examining

faunal and botanical remains; 3) Reconstruct the townscape and town

lot uses of different households from different ethnic backgrounds

using botanical data and archaeological landscape features; 4)

Elucidate the different consumer choices residents of different ethnic

backgrounds made in a frontier situation and understand how household

choices changed with the increased connection to distant markets and

changing perceptions of racialization within the society.

The excavation and analysis of artifacts and archaeobiology data will

provide students with a hands-on learning experience and mentoring

process for students in an interdisciplinary setting. Ultimately,

these different data sets will be integrated and the students will

gain an understanding of the importance of scientific

interdisciplinary research as they examine the growth and development

of the town. This research will elucidate how individual members and

families of this integrated community made choices to create their

immediate environment, diet, agricultural practices, social

affiliation, and consumer choices.

** Archaeological and Research Setting

New Philadelphia in Pike County, Illinois is situated between the

Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Today, most of the original 42 acres

have been returned to agricultural use. Only a few scattered house

foundations are visible in the plowed fields.

This archaeology project serves as an excellent opportunity for

students to participate in many aspects of a scientific research

program. Students will be divided into teams and they will work

collaboratively on an assigned town lot in New Philadelphia. Prior to

excavations, each student will draw from the broader research goals of

this project to create an individual and focused research design to be

addressed in the course of their field school experience. The field

school instructors will teach students about the different

archaeological theories used to formulate such research designs, and

the methods, sampling, and excavation strategies used in archeology to

explore those questions.

Each team will be responsible for helping to develop a research

design, retrieving archaeological data (material culture and

archaeobiology data), cleaning and cataloging the materials, data

entry, and analyzing artifacts and archaeobiological materials from

one town lot. Student teams will work closely in a mentorship

situation with Illinois State Museum, Research and Collection Center

(ISM-RCC), University of Illinois, and University of North Carolina

staff in order to acquire the necessary skills to perform scientific

research. Each student will specialize in one form of analysis and

they will report on their findings at the end of the summer session.

This information will allow students to work as a team to reconstruct

the landscape and lifeways of residents of this historic town. Evening

lectures will be presented and the group will take several field trips

to local historic sites and museums during the ten-week course.

** Results

At the end of the course student teams will make a presentation of

their results. Field school staff and members of the community

interested in this archaeology project will be invited to a half-day

symposium to listen to and discuss the results presented by each team

member. The presentation will allow for the dissemination of new

information as well as group assessment and constructive critique of

the work of each field school participant and the overall project.

With the help of field school instructors, this presentation will

introduce students to the skill of public speaking and it will help

provide them the techniques for communicating scientific results to a

public audience. After this presentation and discussion, student teams

will assess evaluations and create a strategy on how to best present

this work to other audiences. They can also provide their assessments

of the priorities that should be placed on the various research goals

to be pursued in ongoing historical and archaeological investigations

at the New Philadelphia site.

** Project Location, Facilities and Student Stipends

All students are required to be in Pike County on May 24, 2010, and

the instructions will begin on May 25. New Philadelphia is about 75

miles west of Springfield, Illinois, and 25 miles east of Hannibal,

Missouri. There are no mass transportation services to the immediate

area. The closest town is Barry, Illinois (population 1400) where

students will stay at the Kinderhook Lodge. Lodging and meals will be

provided during weeks 1-5 while staying in Pike County and students

will be transported to the site every day. During the weekends

students with access to autos are free to travel and explore the

region when fieldtrips are not scheduled. (The Kinderhook Lodge is

located between the towns of Kinderhook and Barry on Rt. 106). During

weeks 6-10 students will move to the dormitories in Springfield,

Illinois and work at the ISM-RCC. This facility provides a

state-of-the-art environment and it has vast collections and high

quality research laboratories and offices for anthropology, botany,

geology, and zoology. Students receive a $450 per week stipend paid on

a bi-weekly basis, and the NSF-REU grant also covers the costs of

their lodging and meals as described above. Both lodging and meals are

provided during weeks 1-5, and lodging (but not meals) are provided

during weeks 6-10. (The university may be required to withhold social

security tax from each stipend disbursement; we are working to

determine if this is necessary).

** Additional Information

For additional details about this field school opportunity, please

visit the web sites listed above, or contact Chris Fennell by email at


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Dear Colleagues, Friends, and Students:

This summer we will again offer a University of Hawai`i ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL ON EASTER ISLAND (Rapa Nui), 31 May to 24 June, 2010. For details, please visit our web pages:


The 6-credit field school is open to undergraduate (ANTH 381) and graduate (ANTH 668) students. No prior experience is necessary. Students will participate in survey, mapping, geophysical survey, photogrametry, museum/laboratory analyses, and training Native Rapanui high school students and community members on the island.

Applications should be made through the U.H. Study Abroad program. The application DEADLINE is 17 February 2010. For applications please visit:


Please forward this message as appropriate. Thank you very much for your assistance.

Best Regards,

Terry L. Hunt


Director, Rapa Nui Archaeological Field School

////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\ Terry L. Hunt, Ph.D.ProfessorDepartment of AnthropologyUniversity of Hawai`i-Manoa2424 Maile Way, Saunders Hall 345Honolulu, HI 96822 USA Phone: 808-956-7310 Please visit our webpages: http://www.anthropology.hawaii.edu/People/Faculty/Hunt/index.html http://www.anthropology.hawaii.edu/Field%20Schools/Rapa%20Nui/index.html http://www.anthropology.hawaii.edu/Field%20Schools/Kauai/index.htm

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it's great that you're sharing these! thanks a lot. i hope folks can benefit from them.

Thats what I was hoping. I can't really do anything with them myself (as I'm trying to sock away as much money as I can in hopes of moving if I get into grad school), so I figured I would post them here and maybe someone else could get some use out of them.

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Time: July 6, 2010 to July 26, 2010

Location: Gozo, Malta, Europe

Organized By: Stella Papadakis

Event Description:


The structure of the field-school is one of open-ended pursuit of ethnographic study. Your days can then be spent either in the thick of it (chasing interviews, meetings, consultations with your supervisor) or for those students that require more direction; hour long lunch classes are offered to place some structure around research by discussing broad anthropological themes (methodology, history and practice of Anthropology etc). Taking advantages of these midday classes might also be of use for anthropologists that are early on in their career. A panel of guest-lecturers from a variety of Universities will also offer additional lectures on broad themes relating to the culture of Gozo and Malta.

Early in the Field school, once you’ve been introduced to the staff and your fellow anthropologists, you will be introduced to the local libraries. After that you should have all the resources you need at your disposal to pursue individually tailored research objectives with the assistance of your assigned supervisor.


At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of participation that will summarise their course performance. Participants that perform exceedingly well will receive a letter of recommendation that will help facilitate participation in other international anthropological research events. All research findings resulting from the summer school will be published and professionally communicated.

Directed at

The course is directed towards young anthropologists and cultural scientists; however, any individual who would like to learn about anthropological research and fieldwork is welcome. Previous knowledge or experience is not required. We aim for a very individual program that can start at any level. Even PhD. research (or pre-research) can be included and guided. The school has a strong socio-cultural focus, but any topic can be covered in the individual program of the student.

Spaces available

The project is limited to 15 participants.

Optional courses

Anthropological Photography

Anthropology of Food

Diving Course (PADI)

See more details and RSVP on Open Anthropology Cooperative:


About Open Anthropology Cooperative

OAC is open to all with an interest in anthropology. Read, share, debate, collaborate, make friends.

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Danta: Association for Conservation of the Tropics and its academic affiliate, State University of New York at Oneonta, are pleased to announce their summer 2010 field courses in tropical biology. The courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical biology and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

Courses will be held in Costa Rica’s spectacular Osa Peninsula. As one of the largest tracks of rain forest north of the Amazon, this area is renowned for high animal and plant diversity. It is one of only a few places in Costa Ricathat has jaguar, puma, sea turtles and four species of monkey (mantled howler monkey, black-handed spider monkey, white-faced capuchin and squirrel monkey). It is also home to nearly 4,000 plant species, including trees more than 200 feet tall. Students participating in the primate behavior and conservation course will have opportunity to be involved in Amigos de Osa’s giant sea turtle monitoring program.

Summer 2010 Course and Travel Opportunities:

Ecotravel Experience (June 22 – June 30): Trip Coordinator: Kimberly Dingess. Fundraising tour of Costa Rica’s volcanoes and Pacific coast.

Primate Behavior and Conservation (July 1 – July 28). Coordinator: Kimberly Dingess, State Universityof New York,Oneonta.

Tropical Ornithology (July 29 – August 18): Instructors: Dr. Nigel Mann , State University of New York, Oneonta and Professor Peter Slater, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

As much of our advertising is done by word-of-mouth, we encourage you to spread the word by forwarding this email to students or friends who may be interested in our programs.

For more information, please visit our website at www.DANTA.info or email kdingess@danta.info.

We hope to see you in Costa Rica!

Kimberly Dingess


DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics

PO Box 316

Davenport, NY 13750




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I would like to inform you about our summer 2010 field school in Italy, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 11th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage.

This year the program focuses on the study of architectural survey and restoration, elements of art restoration and conservation of archaeological ceramics. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval churches, archeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, and work on local archival material.

The program is a collaboration between scholars from various universities and local preservation groups, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to historic preservation. It is now a part of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies. All academic activities are held in English.

Application deadline is March 15th.

Courses offered:

  • Introduction to Art and Architectural Restoration in Italy
  • Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings
  • NEW - Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
  • NEW - Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation
  • Fieldtrip to Sienna, Florence and Rome

    Field Projects:

    • Survey and Restoration of the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex
    • Survey and Restoration of the Church of Santo Gemine
    • Archaeological survey and excavation of the public baths in Carsulae

To find out more about our program please visit our website http://www.sangeministudies.org

If you know any students, scholars or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization's website as an available educational resource. Also, below is a link to a flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties.


(If this link does not open when you click on it, please copy and paste it into your browser or contact me and I’ll email you a copy.)

Thank you very much. Cordially,

Max Cardillo


San Gemini Preservation Studies

US Tel: (718) 768-3508


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The Archaeological Institute of America offers up to seven $1,000 Waldbaum Field School Scholarships for summer 2010 to help pay expenses associated with participation on an archaeological excavation or survey project (minimum stay: 1 month). The scholarship is open to junior and senior undergraduate students and first-year graduate students who are currently enrolled at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have not previously participated in an archaeological excavation.

DEADLINE: March 15, 2010


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