Archive for February, 2015

NWAC abstract deadline extended

The NWAC abstract deadline has been extended by five more days in order to encourage more students to submit poster and paper abstracts. The new deadline is February 20th, 2015. Submissions and registration may be done through our website:

This year’s NWAC dates are either shared by or near to the dates of other large anthropological conferences, so please encourage your colleagues and students to present and/or attend NWAC. We have attached our original outreach notice with the updated deadline for you to circulate as necessary.

Thank you all for your support, and we hope to see you there!

2015 NWAC Organizing Committee


NWAC email outreach

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National Anthropology Day – Program at University of Washington

The University of Washington Seattle is celebrating National Anthropology Day on Thursday, February 19. A flyer and schedule about the event are attached, and UW has a facebook page to accommodate the event:

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Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School – funding available

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School is a summer undergraduate research program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site program. Students accepted into the program will work with an international, multidisciplinary research team on the excavation and analysis of a Middle Bronze Age cemetery and settlement in eastern Hungary. Student travel, housing, food, field trip fees, etc. will be covered by the NSF in addition to a $500/week stipend (total $3,000). Ten Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. Eligibility: students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.


The BAKOTA project is studying a Bronze Age cemetery population in eastern Hungary, and aims to understand how this region intensified farming, craft production, and trade without corresponding increases in social inequality. For more information about the project and field school check out our website and Facebook page.


Website and Online Application

Application Deadline: March 27, 2015

Field School Dates:July 3 – August 14, 2015

Field School Location: Hungary

Contact Information: Dr. Julia Giblin (

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Association of Oregon Archaeologists – grants and travel awards

Hello AOA Members!

We hope all of you are having a great 2015 so far.  We wanted to let
you know that we will be having an AOA Spring meeting at this year’s
NWAC in Eugene.  Details of when and what room will be announced once
the conference hosts finalize their program. If you have any items
you’d like us to include on the agenda for the meeting, please let me

We also have the 2015 AOA Research Grant ready for applications!
Please refer to the attached application for details.  The deadline
for grant applications is March 15th.

I also wanted to share with your our flyer for the 2015 AOA Student
Travel Award.  As discussed in previous meetings, the committee for
the award has changed a few details in hopes to attract more
applicants.  Please review the flyer and note the changes to the
application and qualifications.  The deadline for applications is
March 15th.

Also attached is 2014’s CAHO!  Included in the issue is a message from
the president, current research, minutes from AOA meetings, and a
reminder to renew your membership.

If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2015, you can do so
through our website (which got a makeover), through the mail, or at
our table at the NWAC.

Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions.
Jessica Ainslie
AOA Secretary

Application forms available on the website:


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Summer TESOL in South Korea

PSU is offering a 5-week experience in the Jeollanam Province in South Korea this coming summer.  It’s a great opportunity for students to gain practical teaching experience in an international environment.  Student participants will be partnered with a Korean counterpart teacher to deliver ESL curriculum to kids (ages 10 – 15).  All participants will earn 4 credits of INTL 404 or WLL 504.  The cost of the program is $600.

The Korean government will cover the cost of international airfare, lodging, most meals, and a few cultural excursions.  Additionally the Korean government will provide each participant with a 500,000 Korean won stipend.

Log into with your odin username and password to start your application today.  Program details can be found online.  You should click “apply now” to start the application process.  The application is due on March 15.

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PSU’s 2015 Field School in Historical Archaeology – Fort Vancouver

Portland State University, Washington State University-Vancouver, and the National Park Service are pleased to announce a field school in historical archaeology at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The program will introduce the methods and theories of fieldwork in historical archaeology. Students will participate in all aspects of field and laboratory work: laying out units, excavation by shovel and trowel, mapping, drawing, photography, and cleaning, identifying, and analyzing artifacts. The project will use tablet computers to digitally record the excavations and document grave monuments. The season also includes lectures by guest speakers and staff.The National Park Service and its partners are committed to sharing cultural resources and preservation values with the public. On a rotating basis, students will discuss the field school activities with visitors, including interpreting the significance of the site and the educational purposes of the project.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is an unparalleled archaeological laboratory, comprising the remains of Fort Vancouver, the ca.1825-1860 regional headquarters and supply depot for the Hudson’s Bay Company, and Vancouver Barracks, the first (ca. 1849-2010) permanent U.S. Army post in the Pacific Northwest.
The 2015 field school will explore the World War I Spruce Mill site. The mill operated from 1917-1918 to produce lumber for the Allies’ aircraft manufacturing. The Spruce Mill is significant for its role in World War I as part of development and use of military aircraft, and also for its influence on the Northwest lumber industry. The field school excavations will continue ongoing research and interpretation of the site in recognition of the Centennial of WWI and the local contributions to the war effort.
Students will also perform test excavations at the Hudson’s Bay Company Fort Vancouver Cooper Shop site. The last cooper to work in the shop was a Native Hawaiian employee named “Spun Yarn.” The field school will continue to collect data on the Old City Cemetery (45CL887)
The field school will provide a unique research context to deploy mobile information technology in a variety of field situations while providing a means to expand use of mobile devices in heritage preservation.
Here is the link for more details and an application:
It is also linked from our anthropology web site under the field schools tab. This field school is a real bargain in cost and the quality of training.

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Career + Internship Fair: All Majors


Career + Internship Fair: All Majors
at 11:00am – 3:00pm
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, 355
You will have an opportunity to meet representatives from over 60 organizations. Many different employers, including private industry, government and non-profits will provide you with information about career and internship opportunities within their organization.

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