Category Archives: Fieldwork Opportunity

Field Work Opportunity: Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab

The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard is seeking a student for a paid internship.  You will work on the park’s Public Archaeology program, assisting staff archaeologists in working with the public to excavate an 17th-century site on the park grounds. The fieldwork portion of this program will be held on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays in May/early June. After completion of the fieldwork, the intern will wash, label, and catalog artifacts excavated during the field session, and do data entry for the project.  Some additional archaeological fieldwork might also take place. 

This internship will give you valuable archaeological field and lab skills that could be applied to your future education or a career in museums or archaeology.  The internship pays $15/hour for 400 hours of work.  It will run through the late spring and early fall of 2023, but the weekly schedule can be flexible once the May/early June fieldwork has been completed.  If you want class credit for the internship, we will work with you and the College/University to try to make that happen.

If you are interested in the MAC Lab internship, send your resume to Scott Strickland at [email protected] or call 410-586-8554 for more information.  Applications will be accepted until March 10, 2023.

Disabled Archaeologists Network: Finding a Field School and Arranging Accommodations

Join the Disabled Archaeologists Network for their Professional Development Seminar Series: “Finding A Field School and Arranging Accommodations.”

The Professional Development Seminar Series is a series of panel discussions about different elements of archaeology careers, with a disability-specific spin. They hope that hearing about the experiences and perspectives of disabled archaeologists helps the next generation succeed in their careers, and helps all of us build a more equitable and accessible discipline.

Date: February 15, 2023

Time: 11:30am–12:30pm PCT /2:30–3:30pm EST /7:30–8:30pm GMT

Panelists: Dr. Katrina Eichner, Dr. Alex Fitzpatrick, and Mason Shrader

Moderator: Dr. Laura Heath-Stout

Register now here!

Field School Opportunity: “Anthropology 215: Methods and Practices of Archaeological Excavation”

The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) is offering a survey of methodological approaches to the investigation and interpretation of past societies with an emphasis on excavation practices this summer. In five weeks, students will earn 5 credits, while having the ability to immerse themselves in the inspiring city of Thessaloniki. The class breakdown will have a three-week in-class teaching component and then two weeks of outdoor excavation and laboratory practicum opportunities at the site of Toumba.

The application deadline for the Summer 2023 semester is Monday, May 15th. Students can submit their application/ learn about the process here. To apply, please guide students to follow their home institution’s internal deadline and application process first. Once students have submitted their application to their home institution, please then apply to ACT.

If you have any additional questions about the specific program, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Maria Kyriakidou, Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences ([email protected]). If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to Keshon Kindred, Regional Admissions Counselor and Coordinator ([email protected]).

Field School Opportunity: Despotiko, the Cyclades, Greece

The Jersey International Centre of Advanced Studies Field School is offering an opportunity to work with academics and practitioners from leading UK and European universities to learn by observing, questioning, and doing. Within these two-week field courses, students will meet others from around the world toe explore the importance of island archaeology and why it matters.

The archaeological excavation of the Sanctuary of Apollo at Despotiko is run in partnership with the Ephorate of the Antiquities of the Cyclades, Greek Ministry of Culture. This two-week Island Archaeology Field School will explore the key achievements of Parian culture during the Archaic period through the lens of the island’s ancient sites and the magnificent ceramics and sculptures housed in the Archaeological Museum of Paros. The Field School will devote particular attention to the Sanctuary of Apollo on nearby Despotiko, where students will have the opportunity to excavate for two weeks and learn the basics of field archaeology. To place Parian achievements in context, we will visit museums in Naxos and Delos to compare the Archaic materials from these sites. The two-week course also comprises a series of thematic lectures that will acquaint students with broader themes of the Archaic period, helping to set the background to understand the Parian achievements within the broad context of Greece.

Cost: £3000 (includes accommodation, dinner on site, travel from London and all cultural activities). Requires a £500 deposit.

Dates: June 3 – 16, 2023

The field school is limited to 10 students – learn more about registration here!

Wiener Lab Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Goldberg, Senior Visiting Professor, Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (INA), University of Tübingen, will supervise the intensive field school. Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian Agora primarily focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, laboratory analysis, and lectures, students will receive instruction in the study and analysis of archaeological sediments and deposits, as well as gain experience in the recording of stratigraphy and the understanding of site formation processes.

A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences.

The cost for Room and Board is 400 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to and within Athens are not included.

The course will take place from June 3 to June 10, 2023. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15, 2023 via the online application form . Application materials include a brief cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the course, a CV, a list of grades (unofficial transcript), and names and email addresses of two referees. Referees might be contacted for references after the application deadline, if necessary. Applicants will be notified in March.

Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.

Textbooks: Reconstructing Archaeological Sites 2019 by Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg (Wiley Blackwell), Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology, 2nd edition 2022 by Paul Goldberg, Richard I. Macphail, C Carey, and Y Zhuang (Blackwell), and Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press). A syllabus will be emailed three weeks before the start of the field school.

For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas at [email protected]