Archive for April, 2015

Paleoethnobotany Field Class

University of Oregon

Paleoethnobotany Field Class
July 6 – July 24, 2014

This three-week field class is designed to introduce students to methods associated with macrobotanical investigations at archaeological sites. Students will gain hands-on experience with collecting, processing and identifying seeds, charcoal and other plant remains preserved in the site. The PEB field class will be conducted in conjunction with the UO Archaeology Field School at Rimrock Draw Rockshelter, providing a rare opportunity for archaeology and paleoethnobotany students to work collaboratively in the field.

Paleoethnobotany students will enroll for 4 credits in ANTH 406. A course fee of $2200, for both in-state and out-of-state students, covers tuition, field transportation, and food.

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UO 2015 Paleobot Flyer

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Use of Ancient DNA to Understand the Origin and Spread of Dogs, and their Human Companions, across the Arctic

Thursday May 7th Archaeology First Thursday


Use of Ancient DNA to Understand the Origin and Spread of Dogs, and their Human Companions, across the Arctic
Dr. Christyann Darwent, Department of Anthropology,

University of California, Davis

4pm, SMSU 236 (Reception with food following the lecture)
Dog remains from recent excavations  in western Alaska and northwestern Greenland were combined with an Arctic-wide survey of over 500 ancient dog samples from museum collections and researchers. Analysis of the temporal and spatial distribution of dog remains and their genetic characteristics, demonstrate that domestic dogs colonized the North American Arctic in two waves, as evidence shows for human colonization.

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Revitalizing Ancestral Lands: Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) and Southern Nevada Protected Areas

NotesFromTheField 5-15

Join us Tuesday May 5th for Notes From The Field an Applied Anthropology talk.

4PM SMSU 303 (Reception with food following the talk)
Revitalizing Ancestral Lands: Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) and Southern Nevada Protected Areas

Richard Arnold (Pahrump Paiute), Kendra Wendel, Rachel Lahoff, Cerinda Survant, Kate Barcalow and Jeremy Spoon

PSU masters graduates and current students discuss applied research projects in
protected areas focusing on indigenous ecological knowledge, indigenous
representation in interpretation and the protection of sacred sites. Richard Arnold
(Pahrump Paiute Tribe) shares the significance of these collective projects to the
goal of revitalizing the relationship between the Nuwuvi Nation and their ancestral

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Archaeology Lab Practicum

Archaeology Lab Practicum
Fall 2015: Anth 410
Instructor: Shelby Anderson

The goal of this course is to introduce students to archaeological lab methods and techniques through practical lab experience. The emphasis in this course is on hands-on learning and practice of lab skills. Students will engage in a variety of lab activities including archaeological sample cleaning, cataloging, photography, bulk sample sorting, radiocarbon sample preparation, ceramic analysis, preliminary lithic and organic tool analysis, and preliminary faunal analysis. Lab work will involve the Anderson’s research samples from northern Alaska.
Instructor permission required for registration. Required prerequisite: Anth 350.
Contact Shelby Anderson ( for more information.

Arch Practicum 2015

Arch Practicum 2015

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Society for Cross Cultural Research 2016 conference in Portland, Oregon

Tthe Society for Cross Cultural Research will hold its 2016 conference in Portland, Oregon Feb 17th20th.

SCCR is a multi-disciplinary organization with members sharing a common devotion to the conduct of cross-cultural and comparative research. Since its founding in 1971, SCCR has attracted professionals and students from the social science fields of Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and related fields including Archaeology, Education, Nursing, Family Studies, Social Work, Human Development, Psychiatry, Communications, Ethnic Studies, and Business.  The SCCR conference provides a unique atmosphere encouraging attendees to get to know each other better, form lasting relationships, and provide genuine support to their fellow colleagues and students. Conference organizers invite you to consider organizing a symposium or presenting individual papers or posters.

Student paper/poster award: The SCCR will award two cash prizes $250; one for a student paper and one for a student poster. Current undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the award.


Abstract submissions for panels, papers, and posters can be made on the conference website:<>

Deadline for abstract submission: October 1, 2015.

Notification by November 1, 2015.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND CONFERENCE SITE: Embassy Suites Hotel, downtown Portland

Reservations (SCCR hotel rate deadline January 27, 2016):

SCCR 2016 Invitation

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CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology 2015

The CWU Field School in CRM Archaeology focuses on introducing students to cultural resource management archaeology, and building skills to enhance employability.  Particular emphasis is placed on pedestrian survey, as this is the most common task in CRM archaeology jobs.  A flyer is attached.

Application materials and more information are available at

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2015 global internship program

City Internships has set aside a pool of funds to be awarded to students of Portland State University wishing to gain work experience in marketing, advertising, PR, media, entertainment or technology through the global internship program.

City Internships is a leading experiential education provider offering programs in London, New York and Los Angeles.  The global program is structured around an eight-week internship placement with a leading company and includes weekly career seminars, resume workshops, professional networking events and social evenings. The program has a history of significantly enhancing participants’ career prospects: many future employers reference this formative experience as a primary reason for hiring program alumni.

To benefit from the $200 scholarship to be used towards the global internship program, applicants should select ‘other’ on page three of the application process and enter the code Portl200. Please note that this code will expire at midnight on 04/27/2015, so students should act quickly to take advantage of this time-limited opportunity.

For more information on this summer’s internship program in London, New York and Los Angeles take a look at this summer’s prospectus.

To learn more about the 2015 global internship program visit

Undergraduates and graduates may apply now by clicking here.

The 2015 global internship program – general information

Launch your career with City Internships in London, New York or Los Angeles. The summer program is open for applications and runs from late June to mid-August.

Our global internship program provides an immersive experience and is structured around an eight-week internship placement with a leading company in your chosen field, alongside weekly career seminars, CV workshops, professional networking events, social evenings and weekend excursions.

By taking part in the City Internships global internship program you’re guaranteed to meet inspiring people from across the world, develop a strong professional network and learn skills that will fast-track your career.

•           Broaden your horizons – gain real work experience with a leading company whilst building your expertise and knowledge.

•           Make connections – network with inspiring professionals and career-minded peers from around the globe.

•           Become career ready – Use your experience to refine your career direction and market yourself to employers.

Internship placements are available in banking and financial services, legal and professional services, IT and technology, art and design, marketing, advertising and PR, property and construction, media, publishing and entertainment or science and engineering.

The internship placement is designed to help students explore their chosen field and career path, develop industry specific skills and knowledge, and increase their professional network, simultaneously helping students to focus the direction of their career and increase their appeal to future employers.

The inclusive career seminars, guest speaker and networking events are designed to bolster their on-the-job learning and to further equip them with the tools necessary to launch a thriving career in today’s highly competitive graduate market.

All social events and weekend excursions help to deliver a well-rounded experience and showcase their chosen city’s cultural highlights. They serve as a great opportunity for students to fully experience their chosen city with like-minded students from across the globe.

Students will benefit from an extensive support network before, during and after the program. The overarching philosophy of the program is to give undergraduates and graduates the freedom to define their own experience and to progress independently, both personally and professionally, within a framework that provides comprehensive direction and guidance.

Visit to learn more. To apply, visit

City Internships is a member of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) and the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE).

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NAPA Student Achievement Award 2015

NAPA Student Achievement Award 2015


The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) offers the annual Student Achievement Award to

recognize student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The Award recognizes students who

have excelled in the field and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in

applied contexts, to be recognized and have their work acknowledged during the AAA annual meetings.


1. Three cash prizes: $300, 1st Place; $100, 1st Runner Up; $50, 2nd Runner Up

2. Awardees will receive a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged at the NAPA Business Meeting

during the 2015 AAA meeting.

3. Awardees will be in listed on the NAPA website’s Student Achievement Award archive and abstracts will be

included when available.


Students must have been enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at the time that they conducted their

work. Applications will be accepted from current students or students who have graduated within six months of their

graduation. Submissions must be original work of publishable quality, and not primarily a repurposing of papers already

submitted for class requirements. The work may be undertaken alone or in collaboration with others, but for papers

with one or more co-authors, an enrolled student (at the time of work) must be the paper’s first author.


A panel of anthropological practitioners will review all student paper submissions. Papers must be no more than 25

pages of text and footnotes, excluding the bibliography and any supporting materials. Papers should conform to the

author guidelines of the American Anthropologist ( Papers must be

a product of work relevant to practicing and applied anthropology, including, but not limited to: examinations of

community impact, contributions to identifying and improving local/service needs, or communicating anthropological

theory and methods to non-anthropologist in collaborative research settings including nonprofit agencies, communities,

government agencies, and business organizations. Papers should not consist solely of intellectual musings, philosophical

discussions, or personal reflections.

Papers should be double-spaced using a common 12-point font, submitted in either MS Word or PDF formats. Margins

should be 1” on all sides. Please also submit an abstract with the paper. Students are encouraged to have their papers

reviewed by an academic adviser apprised of the criteria below before submission, although this is not mandatory.


Successful applications will have read through and closely followed the award criteria below:

 There is a clear statement of the problem or issue being investigated.

 The subject is directly and closely relevant to practicing/applied anthropology.

 The paper lucidly states the practical implications of the research for addressing or understanding real-world

problems, and discusses recommendations, appropriate solutions, or outcomes.

 Intellectual antecedents for framing the problem/issue or put forth concisely and cogently.

 Any arguments that potentially undermine the position being supported are considered, and both the

plausibility and limitations of arguments are acknowledged.

 The paper will be mechanically sound. This includes strong grammatical writing, proper formatting, appropriate

text citations, and a complete and accurate bibliography.


Deadline for submission is June 1, 2015. Papers must be submitted by the deadline to the NAPA Student

Representative Marie Schaefer at For more information on the award and a list of past

winners, visit the NAPA website at, or contact Marie Schaefer.

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Burke Museum Archaeology Research Collections Fellowship

The Burke Museum Archaeology Department is now accepting proposals for the Burke Museum Archaeology Research Collections Fellowship (BMACRF). The fellowship provides a stipend for students (graduate or undergraduate) to conduct summer research on archaeological collections curated at the Burke Museum. This is a great opportunity for students to get research experience with archaeological collections! Students with backgrounds other than archaeology are invited to apply, but the intended research should include an archaeological collections component. The call for proposals is attached, and more information regarding the fellowship can be found here:

Information on Burke Archaeology Collections can be found through our collections locator:

Deadline for proposals is May 15, 2015. Recipients will be notified of their award by May 30, 2015.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Peter Lape, Curator of Archaeology at

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Asian Studies Scholarship

The PSU Institute for Asian Studies  is accepting applications
The application deadline is Friday, May 1.
This award provides up to $5,000 for 1 to 3 student scholarships to be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year, beginning summer or fall 2015.
Qualified applicants must be full-time PSU students, studying about Asia and/or an Asian language, at PSU or accepted to a PSU approved study abroad program in 2015-16.
Selection priority is given to students who are:
•under-represented college students,
•admitted to a PSU approved study abroad program in an Asian country,
•who are studying for the first time in that country.

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