Johnson’s Island Civil War Military Prison
June 17-July 19, 2013
Field School in Historic Archaeology
Attached is a file with information about the field school.
You may also find of interest:
Johnson’s Island Interactive Dig, plus
Video tours of the site
Student Field Reports
Field School Students
Please contact Dr. David R. Bush for additional information
Center for Historic & Military Archaeology
Go to the link above to sign a petition to support Columbia University’s acknowledgement of the Lenni Lenape people.
“For Alma Mater on the Hudson Shore,” we ask Columbia University to fund a plaque on the Morningside Heights campus acknowledging the Lenni Lenape people to whom we owe a debt by virtue of our sitting, standing, and learning on lands that were originally theirs.
Founded in 1754 as King’s College by Royal Charter of George II, Columbia University in the City of New York has had a rich and prosperous history as one of the oldest and most illustrious institutions of higher learning in America.
Through the Core Curriculum and with a stated commitment “to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world,” Columbia stands at the forefront of globally conscious and civically responsible education. Columbia demands that its students, faculty, and administration reflect upon and improve their world.
However, it is our contention that with respect to its own history, the University has done so incompletely. This campus has many statues, monuments, and plaques celebrating a colonial heritage and legacy but neglects to mention the first inhabitants of this land.
Using the name “Columbia” and King’s Crown imagery, the University already implicitly acknowledges the fact that the school has prospered because of a colonial legacy that entailed the persecution and removal of the original owners of this land—the Lenni Lenape people. The Lenape were the victims of disease, warfare, dishonest agreements, and destructive policies. They now mostly live on reservations in Ontario, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma, vast distances away from their homeland.
In light of this history and in keeping with the University’s commitment “to advance knowledge,” we believe our alma mater has a responsibility to acknowledge its debt to the Lenni Lenape people.
This is a free exhibit at Columbia designed “to highlight distinctive artifacts from archaeological projects in New York City and the stories of the people they represent.” The opening is on May 14th from 6 to 8 PM at the Low Library and the exhibit will be open between May 4th and May 31st. Please see the attached poster for more details.
The Met Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association will be holding the lecture, ”Dynamic Archaeological Landscapes of the Upper West Side: Perspectives from the Riverside Excavations,” presented by Joseph Schuldenrein and Eva Hulse of Geoarchaeology Research Associates. The event will take place Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6 pm in Room 951, Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University.
The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, is pleased to announce the 2nd NSC Archaeology Field School from the 30th May to 17th June 2013. Our first field school began in 2012 with support from the Republic of Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a way to contribute to an increased understanding of the ancient and intimate links that have connected Asian countries, and to emphasize the history of intra-Asian interactions over the past 2,000 years.
We are seeking students interested in pursuing a three-week intensive program of study in Singapore and Cambodia. The Field School will include lectures, archaeological laboratory analysis, as well as visits to archaeological sites and museums. Lodging and travel subsidies will be provided. * Applicants for the program should be enrolled in a postgraduate program or be in their final year of undergraduate study.
Preferred fields of specialization include archaeology, history, and art history. An important criteria is that the applicants must be citizens of East Asia Summit (EAS) countries. The 18 East Asia Summit countries are: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.
For the 2013 session, participants will have a chance to participate in the excavation of the Cheung Ek site, near the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The area has thus far revealed an initial settlement date around 300B.C., along with a large concentration of 5th-7th century kilns, and a 10th c. circular earthwork.
For more information and to download the application form, visit: http://bit.ly/fieldschool2013
Completed applications must be received by 5PM (Singapore GMT+8) 1st May, 2013. All successful applicants will be notified by e-mail by 7th May, 2013.
* Depending on country of origin, successful applications will be awarded a travel stipend of up to SIN$1,000 (approx. US$800); plus a modest insurance and visa allowance. Air travel between Singapore and Cambodia will be provided. Full lodging and board will be also provided. Please see our URL and FAQ for details.
Please do encourage your students to apply.
Warm Wishes from Singapore,
LIM Chen Sian
Visiting Research Fellow
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Petrified Forest National Park will host an archaeological student
internship from May 28-August 3, 2013!
The park is in the process of doubling in size as a result of a recent
boundary expansion and internship positions will focus on
archaeological survey and mapping of newly acquired lands. Students
will work directly with park archaeologists to learn survey and
recording skills, site mapping, as well as artifact identification.
The archaeological record of Petrified Forest encompasses materials
from the Paleoindian through Historic periods. A significant Ancestral
Pueblo occupation within the park includes sites that range in size
from hamlets to the equivalent of small towns. The park’s incredible
diversity includes: some of the earliest ceramics on the Colorado
Plateau; unparalleled rock art sites; major prehistoric trade and
migration routes; early stagecoach lines and railroads; and a section
of route 66. This is a unique opportunity with a vast array of
research and training opportunities.
We are looking for excited, motivated students, who have attended an
archaeological field school or have equivalent levels of experience.
Housing in the park will be provided as well as a $150 weekly stipend.
Please provide a letter of interest, a copy of your CV, and the
contact information for three references by April 19, 2013 to: