Training Opportunities in Archaeology: Detection Dogs in Archaeology Workshop

Detection Dogs in Archeology Workshop 2023 

Participants will receive training to understand when to employ HRD dog survey in archeological settings, methods, and how to interpret results. Field exercises will demonstrate best practices regarding HRD dog survey under various circumstances. Workshop instructors include certified dog handler teams, leading experts in HRD dog survey, and professional archeologists leading the development of this practice. Field exercises will take place at various points of interest at Poverty Point, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and earthwork complex. 

Full Workshop AnnouncementDetection Dogs in Archeology Workshop 2023 (U.S. National Park Service) (

Dates: May 9 – 11, 2023. The workshop will begin at 8 am on Tuesday, May 9 and end at 5 pm on Thursday, May 11.  

Location: Poverty Point World Heritage Site, 6859 LA-577, Pioneer, LA 71266. 

Cost: Regular participants: $600. Student participants: $300. 

How to register: Visit our full workshop announcement link above for registration. 

Contact: Sadie Schoeffler, [email protected] (337) 257-6045, or Tad Britt, [email protected] (318) 521-5641. 

Training Opportunities in Archaeology: Advances for Non-destructive Investigation Workshop

Current Archeological Prospection: Advances for Non-destructive Investigations Workshop 2023 

The workshop is organized to provide a practical introduction to ground-based geophysical and other remote sensing techniques that are commonly used for the purposes of identifying, evaluating, and preserving archeological resources. Among these ground-based methods are magnetometry, ground-penetrating radar, earth resistance, metal detecting, conductivity, and magnetic susceptibility. Other techniques that receive attention include terrestrial and airborne lidar, and aerial color and thermal infrared imaging. Lectures cover theory of operation, survey methods, data processing, and interpretation. Participants also have daily opportunities to gain introductory level, hands-on experience in the field. 

Full Workshop AnnouncementCurrent Archeological Prospection Workshop 2023 (U.S. National Park Service) (

Dates: May 22 – 26, 2023. The workshop will begin at 8 am on Monday, May 22 and end at 5 pm on Friday, May 26. 

Location: The Campus of Cowley College, 125 South 2nd Street, Arkansas City, KS 67005. Field exercises will take place at two nearby locations. 

Cost: Regular participants: $800. Student participants: $500. 

How to register: Visit our full workshop announcement for registration. 

Contact: Dr. Adam Wiewel (402) 437-5392 x139 or [email protected], Tad Britt, [email protected] (318) 521-5641, or, Sadie Schoeffler, [email protected] (337) 257-6045. 

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at Texas Tech

The Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures at Texas Tech University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Classical Archaeology with the possibility of renewal. We seek applicants with a record of teaching, research, and publication in archaeology and material culture, who will be able to teach surveys in classical archaeology and material culture at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to complement existing faculty interests.

Teaching responsibilities will consist of three courses a semester. The successful candidate will teach Archaeologies of the Classical World and World of Greece in the fall; additional courses may include Ancient Cities, Ancient Technology, World of Rome, and Prophets, Warriors, Poets. Ability to teach undergraduate Latin is also desired.

The ideal candidate will have an ongoing program of research and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Service to the department is also expected. This may include participation on MA thesis and exam committees as well as assistance with lecture planning for the Archaeological Institute of America Lubbock Society. Must have Ph.D. in hand by beginning of appointment.


Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity

To apply and see further instructions, visit the listing here.

Lecture: Archaeology of Settler Capitalism

Dear Friends and Colleagues of Archaeology,

During the Spring of 2023, Boston University’s Archaeology Program will be hosting a series of lectures. The next lecture is An Archaeology of Settler Capitalism and will take place Wednesday, April 12th from 12:20 pm–1:10 pm*, STO 253, 675 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Dr. Eric Johnson from Brown University will be sharing their work.


From at least 1750 until 1900, Euro-American settlers of New York and New Jersey appropriated the production of Indigenous North American shell beads, namely wampum. The cottage industry was initially driven primarily by Euro-American women, but by the mid-19th century, bead-making in New Jersey went through a process of partial industrialization, culminating in the Campbell Wampum Factory. As American imperialism shifted from the Old Northwest to the Plains, new bead styles emerged from the factory’s drilling machines and water-powered grinding wheels, including hair pipes, a style iconic of Native Plains identity. Analysis of museum collections, new excavations, and merchant ledger manuscripts reveal details of settler beadmaking from 1770 to 1900, including temporalities of production, waste, and racial and gendered labor dynamics in transition to factory production. Conclusions warrant greater archaeological attention to the relationship between capitalist industrialization, settler-colonial dispossession, and Indigenous resistance.

Dr. Johnson’s Bio

Eric Johnson is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American and Indigenous Art and Architecture in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University in 2021. His research combines archaeological and historical methods to examine intersecting effects of colonialism and capitalism in North America, specifically northern New Jersey. His current book project, “An Archaeology of Settler Capitalism: Appropriating and Industrializing Wampum Manufacture in New Jersey (1770–1900),” exposes the entwined nature of capitalist and settler ideologies through the untold story of Euro-American settlers who produced Indigenous shell beads for export to the fur trade.

*Dr. Eric Johnson has offered to stay until around 2 pm to talk with interested members of the BU Archaeology community. Following the talk, you are welcome to stay and continue the conversation with him.

Deadline Extended: Italy Conservation Summer Field School

San Gemini Preservation Studies is still accepting applications for their summer 2023 field school in Italy. The deadline for applications is extended to April 15, 2023. There are still spaces in their Archaeological Ceramics and Paper Restoration Programs. Other programs have short waitlists (please contact them or visit our website for details).  

Now in its 23rd year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. They offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in restoration and conservation.   

Session One (June 5 – June 30)

Building Restoration – Touching the Stones waitlist

Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings 

(Program includes lectures and restoration field projects*) 

Archaeological Ceramics Restoration

Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy 

(Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*) 

Book Bindings Restoration 

Introduction to the History and Craft of Bookbindings

Introduction to the Preservation and Preventive Conservation of Books 

(Program includes lectures and practical workshop*) 

Session Two (July 17 – August 11)

Paper Restoration

Introduction to the Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Artwork and Archival Documents 

(Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*) 

Traditional Painting Techniqueswaitlist

Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues 

(Program includes lectures and painting workshop) 

Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy 

Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues 

(Program includes lectures and discussion) 

*Field Projects:

  • Restoration of Porta Tuderte (also known as the San Giovanni City Gate) (13th century) 
  • Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city 
  • Restoration and conservation of artifacts from the Parco del Colosseo and Museo delle Storie di Bergamo 
  • Restoration of the Historic Archives of the Commune di San Gemini
  • Archaeological research of the Roman Baths in the Ancient City of Carsulae 

Short Intersession Program (July 3 – 12)waitlist

Preservation Tour – Italy

A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, with emphasis on the urban and historical development of each town, including specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.