Poverty Point – Two openings

The Poverty Point Station Archaeology Program is embarking on a project to investigate the landscape beyond the Poverty Point World Heritage Site boundaries. We invite applications for two field positions, beginning immediately and ending on 30 June 2017 (with potential for extension depending on availability of funding): 

 

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1.  Lead Survey Archaeologist. M.A. required, ABD ok, Ph.D. preferred. Working under the supervisi

on of the Station Archaeologist, primary responsibilities will entail leading the field and laboratory aspects of this project, completing state site forms and/or site update forms, and producing a report of fieldwork. We anticipate the initial fieldwork to consist of systematic surface survey and shovel testing to identify and characterize sites in the study area.

 

2.  Archaeological Technician. B.A. required, M.A. preferred. Responsibilities will include assisting t

he Lead Survey Archaeologist with all aspects of the project.

 

These positions are fieldwork-intensive, with the bulk of time spent surveying. Previous archaeological experience in the Lower Mississippi Valley, with an understanding of the regional culture history and familiarity with relevant artifact types, is expected.  Particular knowledge of the Late Archaic period is ideal.

 

Other duties may include assisting field schools with additional survey, remote sensing, surface collection, and excavation; working with landowners and the local community; demonstrating artifact washing and cataloging at the park; updating visitors and/or local news outlets as to the status of the project; speaking to K-12 students; and/or preparing temporary exhibits about the project for the park’s museum. There is clearly a strong outreach component to both of these positions and, thus, effective communication skills are important.

 

Salaries are competitive; lodging is provided. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Send cover letter, C.V., earliest start date, and names of three references to Dr. Diana Greenlee, Poverty Point Station Archaeologist, greenlee@ulm.edu. The University of Louisiana at Monroe is an AA/EEO employer.

Diana M. Greenlee, Ph.D.

Poverty Point Station Archaeologist

School of Sciences

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Poverty Point World Heritage Site

PO Box 276

Epps, LA  71237

Office: 318-926-3314