Dear Archaeology Students:
From Magnus Fiskesjo, this notice and recommendation on the Ifugao Field School: http://ifrglobal.org/programs/
From Thomas Blaber (internship coordinator at the AMNH), via Kurt Jordan: NAARCH Internship Announcement Summer 2015
From John Gorcyzk: n.b. the deadline for applying has been extended to March 1. Poster opens from this link: ARCS Field_School_2015_poster
The School of Humanities at the University of New England (UNE), Australia, has recently signed an agreement to lead a 3-year programme of collaborative fieldwork and post-excavation research at the prehistoric site of Saruq al-Hadid, U.A.E. This multi-period site located in the desert region of Dubai, is characterised by abundant material remains, including many thousands of copper, gold and iron alloy artefacts and primary smelting slags, dating principally to the Iron Age.
UNE is recruiting to two Post-Doctoral/Junior Research fellowships and offering two International PhD Studentships to underpin the Saruq al-Hadid Archaeological Research Project (SHARP).
Full details of the Post-Doctoral/Junior Research Fellowships are advertised at:http://www.une.edu.au/jobs-at-
Full details of the PhD studentships are advertised at: http://www.une.edu.au/
Brief details of the positions are as follows:
1) Post-Doctoral or Junior Research Fellow – SHARP FIELD DIRECTOR
The successful candidate will direct fieldwork at Saruq al-Hadid and contribute to the analysis and collaborative publication of the project results. Applicants should have broad experience of undertaking and supervising archaeological fieldwork in Arabia and/or the Near East, preferably at the level of Field Director, and an Honours level degree or higher in Archaeology. Experience in the excavation of ephemeral sites and/or sites with a metallurgical component will be an advantage.
2) Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – SHARP ANALYTICAL DIRECTOR
The Analytical Director will work as a part of the SHARP team, playing a key role in undertaking and coordinating the multi-stranded archaeometallurgical programme focusing on the analysis of copper, gold and iron alloys and smelting slags. Applicants should have a PhD in archaeometallurgy, preferably with a focus on Arabia and/or the ancient Near East, and expertise in the compositional, microstructural, and/or isotopic analysis of a range of metallurgical artefacts and residues.
These are fixed term fellowships available for 3 years from the date of appointment. Successful applicants will be based at UNE’s Armidale campus as part of the Archaeological Materials Science Hub, as well as spending several months each year working in the field in Dubai.
3) International PhD Studentships (x2)
These fully funded (fees and stipend) 3-year PhD studentships are available to international or Australian domestic students and will be based at UNE’s Armidale campus. PhD researchers will support the overall SHARP research priorities by investigating particular material components of the site’s archaeological assemblages. Students should have Honours or Masters level qualifications with an archaeological materials science component, ideally in archaeometallurgy, and will undertake a substantial research project under the direction of the SHARP leadership team. Previous research experience in Arabia and/or the ancient Near East will be an advantage.
ARISC Junior Research Fellowship
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate student, postdoctoral and junior scholar fellowships in support of research and mentoring activities in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia).
The goals of the fellowship are 1) to support research in and the study of the South Caucasus; 2) to select, recognize and financially support individuals early in their careers who demonstrate high potential to contribute to research in this region; 3) to support a mentoring relationship that will both develop the academic skills of the mentee and strengthen ties between the US and host country. Projects in all fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are eligible, but all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants. Research awards will be made for a maximum of
$5000 each to help cover travel, living, and research expenses in the South Caucasus; an additional $500 may be made available for fellows to offset necessary expenses related to incorporating an undergraduate or graduate student in the host country in their research program. For ARISC grant purposes, mentoring is understood to involve integrating a local scholar into a research project in a fundamental way that involves cultivating skills and knowledge of methods that will contribute to the professional development of the local scholar. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus.
Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 1500 words, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by Tuesday, December 23, 2014, to info “at” arisc.org. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from your referee via email to info “at” arisc.org. All information must be received by Tuesday, December 23, 2014, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship.
ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.
For the application form and the full call, please visit
From: Jack Rossen, Field Director and Chair of Anthroplogy, Ithaca College
June 30 – August 1, 2014 (6 credits, transferable)
The 2014 field school will investigate the Myers Farm site, a 15th century Cayuga village. We are continuing our long-term investigation of the origins and early development of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. Archaeologists have long maintained that the Confederacy was formed rather recently, either just before or after the arrival of Europeans (A.D. 1450-1650). The Haudenosaunee maintain that their confederacy is over 1,000 years old, and recent archaeological discoveries support this earlier date. Continue reading
“Producing and Consuming the Transition: Incorporating Animal Resources at the Turn from Late Bronze to Early Iron Age in SW Bulgaria” [see page for full description]. Dates: July 21-August-24th
Contacts: John Gorczyk (Cornell), Project supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org; Nerissa Russell (Cornell), co-PI: email@example.com ; Bogdan Athanassov (New Bulgarian University), co-PI firstname.lastname@example.org ; Philipp Stockhammer (Heidelberg), Project supervisor: email@example.com
The larger goal of the project is to understand the transition from the LBA to EIA in the Mesta Valley where the site of Bresto is located. Previous work has shown that changes to settlement patterns were driven in part by increased communication with Aegean polities through major river valleys like the Struma. Large stone structures were built on prominent places in the landscape, positioned to provide the greatest vision of the surroundings or to control movement through river corridors and mountain passes. Among the many artifacts recovered from these structures were Mycenean ceramics, indicating a connection with the LBA polities further south. The most well studied of these, Kaimenska Chuka, was excavated by Mark Stefanovich and his team in the 1990s. Continue reading
This summer, the University of Denver returns to Amache, a WWII era Japanese American internment camp site in Granada, Colorado for a field school in historical archaeology and museum studies. The field school will run from June 16 through July 15, 2014 and is offered for four credit hours to both undergraduate and graduate students. This field school provides the unique opportunity for students to work directly with individuals who once lived at the site where they will be conducting archaeological research. More details about the field school and the application are available at: https://portfolio.du.edu/