Archive for January, 2014

Wyoming State Archaeologist – Position Vacancy Announcement

Position Vacancy Announcement

Wyoming State Archaeologist


Company: State of Wyoming, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources

Class Code: CRAR15

Salary Range: $6,581.00-$7,742.00 Monthly

Location: Laramie, Wyoming


The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources invites applications for the position of Wyoming State Archaeologist to be submitted before March 8, 2014. This position implements the program goals listed in Wyoming Statute 36-4-106(d)(i-vii) by investigating the archaeological record pertinent to the State of Wyoming, publishing results, soliciting funds, cooperating with communities and agencies and assisting them in the protection of significant sites. The State Archaeologist is an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming, and is responsible for maintaining archaeological records deposited permanently on campus. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology/Archaeology before they will be hired. Familiarity with the archaeological record of the North American Plains, Rocky Mountains, Intermountain Basins or a combination thereof is expected, along with demonstrated field experience relevant to the region. Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations regarding archaeology, permitting, and cultural resource management is necessary. A successful State Archaeologist will be able to exercise tact and diplomacy while successfully negotiating archaeological matters with a variety of entities, including federal and state agencies, elected and appointed officials, avocational archaeologists, private landowners, and colleagues.


Essential functions of the position include:

● Conducts, directs and coordinates archaeological research and investigations in the State of Wyoming.

● Supervises Assistant State Archaeologist and Archaeological Survey Manager to ensure their section activities fulfill statutory goals.

● Writes publishable quality technical reports, scientific articles, grant proposal and budget narratives.

● Organizes and provides technical assistance and educational outreach to public and private jurisdictions regarding cultural resources laws and regulations, surveys and project findings.

● Administers a biennial General Fund budget.


For complete job details and to apply: URL:


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.

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Summer Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda

Global Youth Connect is accepting applications for our Summer 2014 Human Rights Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda.

Each program brings visiting youth (from around the world) together with youth in the host location (Rwanda or Bosnia) to engage together in three key activities:

  • A cross cultural human rights workshop
  • Visits/Meetings with policy makers, organizations, and to relevant sites
  • Volunteer service with grassroots NGOs on a variety of human rights issues including but not limited to: conflict resolution, education, health care, food/shelter, access to justice, human rights of children/youth, women, low-income populations, LGBTQ populations, indigenous populations, genocide survivors.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014.

 Ages 18 – 30 (for Bosnia Programs) and 18 – 35 (for Rwanda Programs).

 Anyone can apply: from the U.S., Canada and all over the world!

 So please forward widely! Plus, download this flyer to post on bulletin boards!

 There is no application fee, and you can apply to more than one program.

 Note: Program fees quoted below are for visiting participants (not for local Rwandan or Bosnian participants). Some scholarship assistance is available on each program. More information about scholarships is available in the application document for each program.

 To apply:

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Applied Anthropology Job Announcement – Anchorage, AK

Stephen R. Braund & Associates (SRB&A), an Anchorage-based applied anthropology consulting firm is seeking to hire an anthropologist for immediate employment. SRB&A has been operating as an anthropological consulting firm specializing in scientific subsistence and ethnographic research in Alaska since the 1970s.


This is a full-time temporary position that requires an individual who is capable of working as part of a team, who can travel frequently to conduct field work in villages throughout Alaska, and who can participate in the analysis and reporting of ethnographic data. This position calls for a flexible and open-minded person who enjoys traveling and discussing topics important to rural Alaskans such as subsistence hunting and fishing, wildlife, traditional knowledge, environmental issues, and the impacts of development. Attention to detail and typing skills are a must!


Pay rate will be based on individual qualifications and experience; this position could lead to permanent employment.


Applicants should have a minimum of six months experience working in Alaska. Some exceptions may be made for applicants that can demonstrate experience comparable with the level of work required. Candidates will be expected to conduct cultural/ethnographic fieldwork throughout Alaska.


Desired Skills

·         Interviewing and Interpersonal Communication Skills;

·         Writing and editing;

·         Data entry;

  • Quantitative and Qualitative analysis;
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, and Access;
  • Speedy typing


Desired Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology, ethnography, socio-economics, or a closely related field is necessary.
  • A Master’s degree in cultural anthropology, ethnography, socio-economics, or a closely related field is desired.
  • Experience with conducting ethnographic interviews, literature reviews, analysis, and report and EIS preparation is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Alaska rural issues, arctic and subarctic subsistence activities and concerns, cultural landscapes, and traditional cultural property research is also beneficial.


Please send a cover letter outlining your qualifications and a current CV with references to by February 7, 2014.


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PSU Student Handbook Cover Contest

Students are invited to participate in year two of the PSU Student Handbook Cover Photo Contest.  Students can submit photos for consideration to appear as the cover of the Handbook that all new undergraduate students receive during orientation, plus consideration for the Family Calendar as well.  The deadline for submission is February 28.  More information is available at:


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SPARC 2014 Webinar Series

We invite you to join us for the first SPARC webinar of 2014. This series of webinars is designed for students and archaeologists looking to learn more about the use of geospatial methods in archaeological research. This spring’s webinars focus on choosing and combining methods.

Date: 29 January 2014

 Time: 14:00 CST


Speaker: Fred Limp (University Professor, Dept. of Geosciences, U. of Arkansas)

Multi-Scalar 3D Documentation. Linking Multiple Methods

There are currently a number of technologies that provide for the detailed 3D documentation of archaeological objects, features, sites and landscapes. We use the phrase “high density survey and measurement” (or HDSM) as a container for all of these. HSDM includes “laser” scanning – a term which refers to aerial systems using pulsed lasers (often called LiDAR) and terrestrial systems using pulsed time-of-flight and phase-shift laser scanners, structured light scanners, and other technologies. HSDM also includes aerial systems using photogrammetric methods and terrestrial systems using what has been termed “close range photogrammetry” or “structure from motion”. Each of these methods independently provides many valuable sources of data for archaeologists and heritage professionals. They become even more powerful when seen as an integrated set of methods – however – each has its own data structures and practices. Integrating these has a number of technological challenges but when accomplished yields significant rewards. Of particular note is that the use of the suite in an integrated manner allows the multi-scalar study of the past, providing rich contextualization at all levels.


How to Connect:

1. Go to:

2. Enter your name when instructed and click ‘Log In’ to enter the meeting.

3. If this is the first time you are using Blackboard Collaborate you will be asked to download and run a small java program. Please allow a few minutes to connect if this is your first time using Blackboard Collaborate.

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UW Advanced Archaeological Field Studies Course

The Anthropology Department at the University of Wyoming is holding an Advanced Archaeological Field Studies course for the summer of 2014. The course will take place at the Paleoindian Hell Gap site in eastern Wyoming from July 2 to August 10. Please see the attached announcement and visit the web site for more information ( 


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Archaeology summer internships

The AAA offers two summer internships in Washington D.C. for upper-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students. The internships involve a split between working in the AAA office and working either at the Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) of the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) or the National Museum of African Art. Archaeology students are STRONGLY encouraged to apply for these internships. The program was established four years ago and thus far they have had no archaeology applicants.
Further information on the internships can be found at:
Applicants do not need to be members of the AAA, but free membership is offered to them at the completion of the internship.

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Paid Internship


Job Description

JOB TITLE:     Research Assistant                                           FLSA: Non-Exempt


COPE is a community-based outreach project being carried out in Navajo Nation. We have obtained 3 years of funding from PCORI to carry out observational mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research to evaluate the impact of this programmatic intervention. The aims of the research are to determine whether COPE improves clinical outcomes and cost of health care utilization. We also aim to  identify factors at the patient, community health worker and facility level that are associated with successful outcomes. Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and following established  policies and procedures, oversees all of PCORI research activities described in the protocol. The Research Assistant will be responsible for the following activities: organizing and coordinating all PCORI research activities, working with the Data Manager, Program Manager, and diverse stakeholders to ensure transparency, ethical conduct, and timely execution of research activities; coordinating data collection with the Data Manager, RPMS specialist, and Information Technology (IT) staff at local Indian Health Facilities; recruiting, coordinating and analyzing qualitative interviews with patients; collecting and organizing study data; scheduling patients for study visits; maintaining and updating data generated by the study; ensuring timely approval and reporting to all funding and ethical oversight committees; and supporting the Program Manager to ensure communication of studyprogress and findings with local and external stakeholders.


1.                  Provides assistance on PCORI research activities as per study guidelines and protocols.

2.                  Recruits and evaluates potential study patients for qualitative interviews.  Per protocol instruction, receives referrals for potential study participants, obtains verbal consent for participation in interviews and carries out or coordinates these interviews.  Carry out qualitative analysis, with supervision and assistance.

3.                  Interacts with stakeholders and study participants with regard to study, including patient education, study protocols, and findings.

4.                  Responsible for collecting data and maintaining patient information database for study, in close coordination with the Data Manager.  May be required to input data, do minimum analysis and run various reports.  Maintains records as part of record keeping function and ensures confidentiality.

5.                  Responsible for disseminating study information to study participants and/or stakeholders.

6.                  Answers any phone calls and inquiries regarding study protocol.  Refers participants when appropriate to supervisor or clinical staff.

7.                  Coordinates meetings and regular communication with research team, coordinates study visits of AUDIT staff, co-investigators, external advisors and other key personnel.

8.                  Works closely with Program Manager to monitor and budget PCORI Research funds, and ensures accurate reporting and invoicing in coordination with BWH Administrative Staff.

9.                  Obtain and maintain all ethics committee approvals, including generation of IRB applications, amendments, and reports.

10.              Monitors and sets up any needed equipment related to research activities

11.              All other duties, as assigned.


At least one year experience coordinating research activities


·         Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with study participants and stakeholders.

·         Good oral and written communication skills.

·         Knowledge of clinical research protocols, IRB procedures, manuscript and publication process.

·         Knowledge of Microsoft and data base management an asset.

·         Qualitative research analytic skills a plus or willing to learn qualitative methods with mentorship

·         Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.

·         Careful attention to detail.
·         Timeliness.
·         Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects rights and individual needs.

·         Knowledge of Navajo culture and/or language is a strong plus.



·         Able to relocate to Gallup NM and reside in Gallup NM for the duration of the study position

·         Own transportation, ability and willingness to drive to meetings across broad distances

·         Able to travel intermittently to Boston or elsewhere to transmit study progress.

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Leadership Opportunity

The Borgen Project fights for the underdog. The innovative, national campaign is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. Learn more at

Position: Regional Director

Location: Telecommute

Status: Volunteer

Duration: Minimum of 6 months.

Hours: 4-6 hours per week

Function: Advocate for the world’s poor.


  • Attend one (30-60 minute) conference call every week with the President of The Borgen Project and Regional Directors from across the United States (5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT).

  • Meet with local congressional leaders and lobby for legislation that improves living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.Mobilize people in your community to contact their congressional leaders.

  • Assist with fundraising efforts.

  • Build a network of people engaged in the cause.

  • Develop and implement strategies for furthering the cause.

DETAILS: Regional Directors operate independently from home and maintain contact with The Borgen Project’s Seattle office. Regional Directors sign a 6-month contract. The position is volunteer based and is roughly 4-6 hours per week. Directors attend a conference call every Monday evening.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume to The Borgen Project seeks a diverse group of backgrounds for the Regional Directors Program, but all candidates selected must go through two rounds of interviews.

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Fremont Rock Art on the Southwestern Wyoming Frontier

Fremont Rock Art on the Southwestern Wyoming Frontier” is the title of the February 4, 2014 lecture sponsored by the Oregon Archaeological Society (OAS). The featured speaker is Dr. Jim Keyser.

Fremont rock art, best known from the large, elaborate figures of the Classic Vernal Style, is widely known to all rock art aficionados. Although Fremont occupation and rock art has long been rumored to exist in southwestern Wyoming , the only images so far published have not been particularly convincing. Recent OAS rock art research in the area has resulted in the identification and recording of sites that demonstrate, beyond a doubt, that there was a strong Fremont presence in southwestern Wyoming.

Keyser has conducted rock art research across western North America. He also has an ongoing research interest in European rock art in France, Spain, and Italy. He is a member of the Science Advisory Committee for the Study of Chauvet Cave (France), and is listed in Who’s Who in Rock Art. Prior to retirement, he served for 27 years as a regional archeologist for the U.S. Forest Service. He maintains faculty affiliation with the University of Montana and has more than 150 archaeology publications of which more than 100 concern rock art, robe art, or ledger art.

The presentation is at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) at 7:45 PM, and is free and open to the public. The talk is preceded by a general business meeting beginning at 7 PM, that is also open to the public

See or call  503-727-3507  for more information.

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