Monday, April 4, 2016

R.E. TAYLOR STUDENT POSTER AWARD COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT ISA 2016

http://www.socarchsci.org/awards.html


The Society for Archaeological Sciences invites applications for the R.E. Taylor Poster Award at the 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry, 2016

This prestigious award acknowledges innovative student contributions to archaeological research through the use of scientific methods, and has enhanced the careers of prominent young scholars and professionals for more than a decade. The award is named in honor of Professor Emeritus R. Ervin Taylor of the University of California at Riverside for his outstanding contributions in the development and application of radiocarbon dating in archaeological research and his dedication to the founding of the Society for Archaeological Sciences; his leading role as President (1980) and General Secretary (1981-2002) of the Society; and his committed service as editor of the SAS Bulletin. Professor Taylor's many valuable contributions were recognized by the SAA in 2004 with the Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research. The award consists of $100 US, a one-year SAS membership and subscription to the SAS Bulletin.

Entries will be judged on the significance of the archaeological problem, appropriateness of the methods used, soundness of conclusions, quality of the poster display, and oral presentation of the poster by the student, who should be the first author in order to be considered. Students should submit an email application to Destiny Crider (cridde01@luther.edu)  by May 1, 2016. Applications must include the title and abstract of the poster, evidence that you have registered for the ISA meeting, and proof of your status as an undergraduate or graduate student.

 Email confirmation that your application has been received will be sent to you. Please keep this email confirmation. In order to give the judges adequate time to posters, students will also be required to submit a PDF version of their poster on or before May 10, 2016. Judges will be present in person at the ISA meetings to judge posters and to ask students questions about their research. Prizes will be awarded at the ISA meeting following the end of the last poster session.

Good luck to everyone!
To enter contact Destiny Crider (cridde01@luther.edu)

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Roots of Europe Summer School

Roots of Europe Summer School in linguistics, archaeology, anthropology and genetics
University of Copenhagen
25 July - 7 August 2016

The Roots of Europe Summer School is happy to announce its final schedule and complete list of lecturers for the summer of 2016. 
The course takes an interdisciplinary perspective on the Indo-European migrations in the light of recent advances in linguistics, archaeology, anthropology and genetics. As such it is unique in the world. It is aimed at scholars at all levels; university students earn 7.5 ECTS.

Non-EU students in particular should be aware of the 1 April deadline which gives ample time to apply for a visa; others may apply by 1 June.

Please read more and/or sign up at http://rootsofeurope.ku.dk/roe_sommerskole/

We hope to see you this summer!

Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead


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Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead, PhD
Individual, kin and family in prehistoric Europe  what words can tell
Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab
Njalsgade 120
2300 København S

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Special Issue in Remote Sensing on Archaeological Detection

 A Special Issue of the journal Remote Sensing, under the Guest Editorship of Ken Kvamme (University of Arkansas, USA), will be devoted entirely to archaeological prospecting and remote sensing, with a focus on archaeological detection. Remote Sensing is an open access journal free to readers on the internet with an Impact Factor of 3.180 and a 5-Year Impact Factor of 3.257 in 2014.
   
  Authors are urged to submit to this Special Issue. It will offer high exposure to a wide audience of the many results and techniques employed in contemporary archaeological work. Papers are requested from regions throughout the world that explore remote sensing techniques and technologies for locating archaeological sites and features, including ground-based or marine geophysics, aerial imaging through aircraft or drones, lidar, multispectral imaging from air or space, thermal infrared imaging, or air or space radar. Papers might also be of a methodological nature that examine the integration of multi-sensor data (from ground, air, or space), automatic archaeological feature detection, or even GIS-based or other computer models of archaeological location. Review articles covering one or more of these topics are also welcome. While a number of Special Issues in archaeological topics have appeared before in this journal, none have focused on archaeological detection as a problem and few have had a focus that includes ground-based methods, such as geophysics.
     
Authors are asked to pay a fee of 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs) per processed paper, but only if the article is accepted for publication in this journal after peer-review and possible revisions (seehttp://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/apc for further details). Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a final submission date of 30 September, 2016. Complete details about the Special Issue can be found at:http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/archaeological .
    
 Further details about the journal can be found at: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing, or about the Special Issue by contacting Ken Kvamme at kkvamme@uark.edu.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

R.E. TAYLOR STUDENT POSTER AWARD COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT SAA 2016

R.E. TAYLOR STUDENT POSTER AWARD COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT SAA 2016

The Society for Archaeological Sciences invites applications for the R.E. Taylor Poster Award at the Society for American Archaeology's 81st Anniversary Meeting in Orlando, Florida
This prestigious award acknowledges innovative student contributions to archaeological research through the use of scientific methods, and has enhanced the careers of prominent young scholars and professionals for more than a decade. The award is named in honor of Professor Emeritus R. Ervin Taylor of the University of California at Riverside for his outstanding contributions in the development and application of radiocarbon dating in archaeological research and his dedication to the founding of the Society for Archaeological Sciences; his leading role as President (1980) and General Secretary (1981-2002)of the Society; and his committed service as editor of the SAS Bulletin. Professor Taylor's many valuable contributions were recognized by the SAA in 2004 with the Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research. The award consists of $100 US, a one-year SAS membership and subscription to the SAS Bulletin.

Entries will be judged on the significance of the archaeological problem, appropriateness of the methods used, soundness of conclusions, quality of the poster display, and oral presentation of the poster by the student, who should be the first author in order to be considered. Students should submit an email application to Destiny Crider (cridde01@luther.edu) by March 28, 2016. Applications must include the title and abstract of the poster, evidence that you have registered for the SAA meetings (email from the SAA), and proof of your status as an undergraduate or graduate student (usually appears on your SAA registration). Email confirmation that your application has been received will be sent to you. Please keep this email confirmation. In order to give the judges adequate time to posters, students will also be required to submit a PDF version of their poster on or before April 1, 2016. Judges will be present in person at the SAA meetings to judge posters and to ask students questions about their research. Prizes will be awarded at the SAA meetings following the end of the last poster session.

Good luck to everyone!

To enter contact Destiny Crider (cridde01@luther.edu)

http://www.socarchsci.org/awards.html

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

MIT Visiting Faculty Fellowship in Archaeological Materials

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) at MIT invites inaugural applications for its new, ongoing program of Visiting Faculty Fellowships in Archaeological Materials. The Fellowship is intended to support a visiting scholar at DMSE for one academic year who will work at the intersection of materials science and engineering and the social sciences, specifically archaeology. Fellows can draw upon DMSE facilities and laboratories as well as those at the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology (CMRAE). The Fellowship includes a $50k salary, and additional support is available for teaching. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV with the names of three references, up to three publications, and a two- to three-page description of the applicant’s research plan and teaching (optional) during the term of the Fellowship. Applicants from academic institutions must have appointments at the level of Associate Professor or Professor.

Please submit application materials no later than by 31 January 2016 to dmse-fellowship@mit.edu  Questions about the Fellowships may be addressed directly to Professor Heather Lechtman (lechtman@mit.edu).

With MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research and practice we especially encourage minorities and women to apply.
MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer