American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project
Volunteer Application | Summer 2018 | 25 June - 20 July

The American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project (AEM: CAP) is a multi-year excavation and research project sponsored by Princeton University. The project investigates urban occupation at Hellenistic and Roman Morgantina with a particular focus on identifying points of continuity and transformation in the city’s social and economic fabric during the first two centuries of Roman rule in Sicily.

We are currently looking for student volunteers to work with our team during the 2018 season (25 June - 20 July). Volunteers will have opportunities to participate in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork and will gain first-hand experience in the excavation, documentation, and analysis of archaeological materials. Volunteers will also have many opportunities to develop additional skills by collaborating with CAP staff responsible for geospatial analysis, architectural survey, object conservation, environmental analysis, and database management.

Costs:
Volunteers pay no program fees, but are responsible for providing their own international medical insurance and covering personal travel costs to and from Aidone, Sicily. All volunteers will receive room and board (3 meals a day, M-F) for the duration of the project.

Applications from undergraduate and graduate students are now being accepted.

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2018.

Please keep in mind:
Participating on an archaeological excavation is a rewarding and unforgettable experience. Exciting discoveries are made, enduring friendships are forged, and delicious pasta is consumed, all under the blue Mediterranean sky. However, there are also risks involved when participating in an archaeological excavation. We work during the summer months, when the Mediterranean climate is hot and dry. Moreover, work on the archaeological site is often strenuous and requires both physical exertion and mental acuity. Because archaeological excavation involves hard physical work in a hot summer climate, it is important to first consider any known medical conditions which might be aggravated by fieldwork before applying.

For more information, please contact AEMCAP55@gmail.com.

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Please send your personal statement to AEMCAP55@gmail.com on or before 15 January 2018.

Special Interest (Optional)
We currently have positions available for volunteers to work on certain specialized teams at CAP. While experience is not necessarily required for all positions, applicants who wish to work on these specialized teams should demonstrate interest in the specific area of archaeological fieldwork and research.

If you are interested, please check the box below corresponding to the team that you would like to apply to work with. Be sure to describe your interest and any experience that would make you qualified for a specialized position in your personal statement. In addition to your personal statement, please also send a C.V. to AEMCAP55@gmail.com on or before 15 January 2018.

Geospatial Volunteer | This volunteer will work in the field and will be responsible for surveying with a total station, managing the photogrammetric recording of contexts, and coordinating with other excavation team members. Knowledge of GIS, Agisoft, and AutoCAD is preferred.

Finds Volunteer | This volunteer will be primarily responsible for photographing and packaging excavated artifacts. He or she may also assist in cataloging and researching finds. Experience with photography and/or artifact analysis (in a classroom, museum, or excavation setting) is preferred but not required.

Conservation Volunteer | This volunteer's duties will be dependent on experience level but are likely to include investigative cleaning and stabilization of artifacts as well as digital documentation of treatments. Experience in the field of conservation is preferred.

Environmental Volunteer | This volunteer will split his or her time between the town/lab and the field as necessary, as building our environmental dataset requires both lab work and processing of soil samples via flotation. Lab work will consist primarily of sorting heavy fraction, which requires focus and patience, while flotation will require heavy lifting and a high tolerance for mud and bees.

Ceramics Volunteer | This volunteer will work in the town during the day, with regular trips down to the site to assist with pottery washing. He or she will be primarily responsible for assisting the pottery team in sorting, analyzing, and dating thousands of sherds from the various excavation trenches, entering this data into project databases, and interfacing with the excavation teams to discuss their particular needs and priorities.

Data Management Volunteer | This volunteer will work in the town during the day. He or she will be primarily responsible for integrating and syncing thousands of current and legacy data points into project databases, allowing us to track the progress of our excavation in real time. Experience with tech is preferred.

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