Field & Lab Opportunities
Kansas Schedules Archaeology Training Program
Central Kansas is the destination of the Kansas Archeology Training Program (KATP) field school, sponsored by the Kansas State Historical Society and the Kansas Anthropological Association. Volunteers are invited to help investigate a suspected Central Plains tradition site near Lindsborg from June 5-20. The Central Plains tradition is represented by Native American peoples living in villages and extended communities of scattered small to medium-sized Plains earthlodges during the Middle Ceramic period (A.D. 1000-1500).
Around March 15 the registration packet should be ready for distribution and will be posted on the KSHS web page at www.kshs.org/resource/katpcurrent.htm. It will contain registration, scheduling, and medical forms; options for lodging, camping, and food; a map of pertinent project locations; a list of recommended equipment; instructions for enrollment in formal classes that can be taken to earn college credit or simply to learn more about a particular topic; details about the KAA certification program; and a schedule of accompanying activities. A registration packet may also be requested by contacting Virginia Wulfkuhle at (785) 272-8681, ext. 255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field School to be Held in Northwest Iowa
The Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Cherokee, Iowa, is sponsoring a public field school in archaeology, June 7-18, at a multi-component, prehistoric site near Washta, in northwest Iowa. Jason Titcomb, currently with the Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois, will direct the project. Participants must enroll for a minimum of three days and pay a fee of $15.00 per day. Youngsters under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Interested persons should contact: Sanford Museum and Planetarium, (712) 225-3922 or email@example.com.
NSF Offers Research Opportunities for Students
The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Students interested in archaeology should search the NSF web site at www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/start.htm for opportunities in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.
Maryland Park Offers Lab Opportunities
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (www.jefpat.org) in Calvert County, Maryland, welcomes volunteers to help in the archaeology lab throughout the year. In addition, a spring/summer public archaeology field session is planned. For more information, please contact Kirsti Uunila at (410) 586-8555, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryland Archives Offers Summer Internships
The Maryland State Archives has a variety of paid summer internships available for high school through graduate level students. For application information on internship or volunteer opportunities visit their web site at www.mdarchives.state.md.us/.
Passport In Time Takes Volunteers
Passport In Time, a volunteer archeology program sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, provides opportunities for the public to participate in archaeology and help preserve our national heritage. For details on the Passport In Time program, visit the web site at www.passportintime.com/. New listings are posted each March and September.