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CMRAE Summer Petrography Intensive

CMARE invites applications to their new summer intensive course on ceramic petrography. This course is designed for students and early career researchers with some pre-existing knowledge of ceramic petrography who wish to sharpen their analytical skills and implement this technique in their research. The program is an analog to an archaeological field school, but focuses on expanding participants’ knowledge of post-excavation research activities. The program will take placed July 24-August 18, 2023.

Students will spend one month in Boston honing their petrographic skills while getting hands-on training in micro-structural characterization and the identification of technological features as observed in ancient ceramics. The instructors will guide participants through a wide number of laboratory exercises that will build the necessary foundation for the detailed analysis of archaeological ceramic assemblages. Participants are strongly suggested to bring a set prepared thin sections from their own research to analyze during the course. For more information, please visit: web.mit.edu/cmrae/summer.

Interested students should fill out an initial application by March 31st. More details will be provided to accepted applicants.

For questions, please email Dr. Jennifer Meanwell ([email protected]) and Dr. Will Gilstrap ([email protected])

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.