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Internships at Kaman Kalehoyuk excavation

From: Alice Paterakis <alicepaterakis<-at->
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Archaeological Conservation Student Internships in Turkey
2010 Season

The Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology expedition is
seeking two conservation student interns for the summer of 2010.
Priority will be given to students currently enrolled in a
conservation program. Students must be fluent in the English
language. The Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology has
started excavating two new sites, located approximately 20 to 30 km
from Kaman in Central Anatolia, in addition to Kalehoyuk which has
been ongoing since 1986. Yassihoyuk will be excavated in June and
July, Kalehoyuk in July and August, and Buklukale in August and
September. The primary cultural levels are Hittite, Phrygian, and
Islamic. Interns have the opportunity to participate in an active
conservation program which emphasizes fieldwork, preventive
approaches to archaeological conservation, and research.

The internships last six weeks and can take place from June 16-July
28, 2010 or from August 2-September 11, 2010 (these dates are
flexible). Ideally we would like to accommodate one intern in each
6-week period. Arrival and departure dates are somewhat flexible.
The excavation provides airfare to and from Turkey 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 have the
opportunity to collaborate with an international team of
archaeologists, osteoarchaeologists, archaeobotanists, etc.

English is the primary language at the site.

Students are requested to cover the cost of their room and board
(10$ per day, 7 days per week), transportation in Turkey
(approximately 20$),  visa (varies with nationality), and residence
fee (varies with nationality, between 150 and 200$).

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. A field component of the
research is designed into each project, to be implemented on site.
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 30, 2010. A list of possible research projects is available
from the Director of Conservation. X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy
is available at the site.

Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a short letter of
interest, and names and contact information for three professional
references by November 23, 2009. Questions concerning the internship
should be sent by email. Interns will be selected by December 1,
2009, since visa applications are submitted in December 2009.

    Alice Boccia Paterakis
    Director of Conservation
    Kaman Kalehoyuk Excavation
    Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:16
                 Distributed: Friday, November 6, 2009
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Received on Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

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