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Position at Methone Archaeological Project

From: Vanessa Muros <vmuros<-at->
Date: Monday, May 6, 2013
Archaeological Field Conservator
Methone Archaeological Project

The Methone Archaeological Project located in northeastern Greece
has a position available for an Archaeological Field Conservator for
the 2013 season (August 5-September 13, 2013).

The project is directed by Dr. John Papadopoulos and Dr. Sarah
Morris of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, in
conjunction with archaeologists from the Greek Archaeological
Service. The site of ancient Methone is situated in northern Greece
near Thessaloniki. Small-scale excavations were conducted by the
Greek Archaeological Service in 2003 in order to establish the
precise location of the ancient city.  These excavations uncovered
evidence of occupation at the site from the Neolithic period through
the 4th century BC.

The Methone Archaeological Project was initiated in 2012 to continue
archaeological investigations at the site.  The first phase of the
project is to document, conserve and study the material excavated so
far before any survey work or further excavations of the site take
place. Work in the conservation lab this season (2013) will be a
continuation of activities that took place last summer focusing on
the conservation of the metallic finds (copper alloy, iron and lead)
primarily found in the agora and city fortifications. Last summer,
pXRF analysis of metal and glass artifacts was also undertaken by
conservation staff, and that work may be continuing this season as

Position Description: The project is looking for an additional
Archaeological Field Conservator to work together with the current
Field conservator to manage the activities of the lab.  The work
will primarily involve the cleaning and stabilization of metallic
artifacts.  The Field Conservator will also be responsible for the
training of a student intern.

Applicants for the Field Conservator Position should have a degree
in conservation and a minimum of 2 seasons of experience as a
conservator on an archaeological excavation working with
archaeological metals. Someone who can come for the entire 6 week
season is preferred, but dates can be flexible as long as they cover
a minimum of 4 weeks and take place during the last portion of the
season. If interested, contact Vanessa Muros <vmuros<-at->ucla<.>edu> and
more details about the project, dates, accommodations and working
conditions can be provided.  Please send your CV with the names of 3
references to Vanessa by May 17, 2013.

Vanessa Muros
UCLA/Getty Conservation Program
A210 Fowler Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510
310-825-9407 (UCLA lab)
310-440-6900 ext 2022 (Villa lab)
Fax: 310-206-4723

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Received on Monday, 6 May, 2013

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