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Internships at Kaman Kalehoyuk excavation

From: Alice Paterakis <alicepaterakis<-a>
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008
Student Internships (2 positions)
Kaman-Kalehoyuk excavation, Turkey

The Kaman-Kalehoyuk expedition is seeking two conservation student
interns for the summer of 2009. Priority will be given to students
currently enrolled in a conservation program. Students must be
fluent in the English language. The site is in Central Turkey, and
the primary cultural levels are Hittite, Phrygian, and Islamic. The
excavation is sponsored by the Japanese Institute of Anatolian
Archaeology. Interns have the opportunity to participate in an
active conservation program, which emphasizes fieldwork, preventive
approaches to archaeological conservation, and research.

The internship lasts six weeks from mid July until the end of
August. Arrival and departure dates are somewhat flexible. The
excavation provides airfare, room and board, and a stipend of $US 40
per day, based on a six day work week. Students participate in the
everyday conservation activities of the field lab. A well-equipped
field lab and very comfortable living facilities compensate the long
workday (starting at 5am). Students may participate in the move to
the new conservation laboratory in the summer of 2009. There are
other conservators, interns and technicians in the lab to interact
with as well as an international team of archaeologists and
researchers to share experiences. English is the primary language at
the site.

Interns perform a research project that begins prior to arriving at
the site. Depending on the project developed between the intern and
the excavation's Conservation Director, this first phase may consist
of a literature review. The research provides an opportunity to gain
familiarity with the site prior to arrival, and contributes in a
beneficial way to our conservation program. The research results in
a formal report submitted to the excavation's journal, Anatolian
Archaeological Studies, published by the Japanese Institute of
Anatolian Archaeology, to be completed by October 1, 2009. A list of
possible research projects is available from the Director of
Conservation. X-Ray Fluorescence instrumentation is available at the

Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a short letter of
interest, and names and contact information for three professional
references by November 15, 2008. Questions concerning the internship
should be sent by email. Interns will be selected by December 1,

Alice Boccia Paterakis
Director of Conservation
Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology

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