- May 24–July 31 (Four Positions Available)
- Application Deadline: March 12, 2021
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Crow Canyon Research
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center maintains high standards of research and scholarship, and seeks to empower present and future generations by making the human past accessible and relevant through archaeological research, experiential education, and American Indian knowledge. Crow Canyon's current research focuses on the ancestral Pueblo occupation of the Mesa Verde region. In 2017, Crow Canyon launched the Northern Chaco Outliers Project, an investigation of the Haynie site, an ancestral Pueblo community center that was inhabited between A.D. 800 and 1200 and which includes two Pueblo II (A.D. 950–1150) great houses.
What Do Archaeology Interns Do?
The Public Archaeology Internship is designed to provide experience in multiple facets of archaeological practice (both field and laboratory), with an emphasis on public education, American Indian engagement, and outreach. Interns will work with, and learn from, Crow Canyon’s field, laboratory, American Indian initiatives, and education staff, and they will engage with members of the public (in person or remotely).
Public Archaeology Interns will gain experience in some or all of the following areas:
- Excavating and recording architectural and non-architectural contexts
- Analyzing a variety of artifacts and samples, including pottery, stone tools, and debitage
- Teaching participants about artifacts and artifact analyses (in person and/or in a virtual format)
- Gaining a familiarity with Indigenous archaeology practices.
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
- Advanced undergraduate or graduate coursework in archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, American Indian studies, or related field
- A field school or minimum of four weeks of archaeological field and/or laboratory experience
- Motivation to improve field, laboratory, teaching, Native partnerships, and communication skills
- An interest in digital methods of archaeological documentation and public outreach.
- A desire to work well with members of the public ranging from fourth graders to adults, many of whom have no previous archaeological experience.