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2d CFP: Sept., 2008, African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

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  • Christopher Fennell
    2d Call for submissions: September, 2008, African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter -- The African Diaspora Archaeology Network and Newsletter works to provide a
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 4, 2008
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      2d Call for submissions: September, 2008, African Diaspora
      Archaeology Newsletter --

      The African Diaspora Archaeology Network and Newsletter works to
      provide a focal point for archaeological and historical studies of
      African diasporas, with news, current research, information and links
      to other web resources related to the archaeology and history of
      descendants of African peoples. Through this engagement with African
      diasporas, the ADAN seeks to connect an intellectual community that
      considers the historical processes of racialization, gender, power,
      and culture operating within and upon African descendant communities.

      Please contact me if you have essays, articles, analysis papers, book
      reviews, project reports, announcements, or news updates that you'd
      like to contribute to the African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter,
      available at:
      http://www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/newsletter.html

      The Newsletter is published quarterly, in March, June, September, and
      December.

      Many thanks!
      Chris
    • Bartoy, Kevin
      Please excuse cross posts. The Department of Archaeology at The Hermitage is pleased to announce an employment opportunity in our Archaeology Laboratory. This
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 7, 2008
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        Please excuse cross posts.

         

        The Department of Archaeology at The Hermitage is pleased to announce an employment opportunity in our Archaeology Laboratory. This position is funded through a two-year grant from the National Endowment from the Humanities, which will result in the reanalysis of the entire archaeological collection and eventual uploading of the analysis to the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS) at http://www.daacs.org.

         

        We are seeking an individual with a deep knowledge of nineteenth-century material culture to join our dynamic team as we reanalyze one of the most significant assemblages in the history of the archaeology of enslaved communities.

         

        Founded in 1889 by the Ladies’ Hermitage Association, The Hermitage was home to Andrew and Rachel Jackson, their adopted son and his family, and over 200 enslaved African Americans. Visitors to The Hermitage can explore the Hermitage mansion and associated outbuildings, an adjacent formal English garden and three log cabins that were homes to enslaved families.

         

        The collection includes one of the most complete inventories of furnishings dating to the 1830s of any historic home in the United States. The collection also includes over 800,000 artifacts recovered from archaeological investigations on the museum property over the past 40 years. These materials represent one of the largest and most significant collections from a single enslaved community in the United States.

         

         

        The Ladies’ Hermitage Association

         

        Job Description

         

        Position Title:         ARCHAEOLOGY LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

         

        Reports to:             Director of Archaeology

         

        Exempt Status:          Non-Exempt

         

        Hrs/Work per Week:      40 hours (approximately)

         

        Date Revised:           April 2008

         

        Purpose: To process, catalog, and analyze artifact collections.

         

        Principle Duties and Responsibilities: Process and catalog materials as per schedule; Enter artifact collections into DAACS database; Perform analysis as necessary; Perform job function and conduct daily operations consistent with Hermitage policies and procedures.

         

        Additional Duties and Responsibilities: Preparation of monthly update reports.

         

        Education/Training: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree and prior archaeological

        laboratory experience.

         

        Experience, Skills, and Abilities: Strong archaeological knowledge and organization

        skills; Strong knowledge of nineteenth-century material culture; Experience with relational

        databases; Prior collections based research; Strong writing skills.

         

        Physical Requirements: Ability to perform light physical work, including exerting up to

        ten pounds of force unassisted, performing repetitive tasks, bending, and climbing. Be

        able to sit or stand for long periods of time.

         

        This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being

        performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities

        are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job,

        and “other” duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or

        secondary to the overall purpose of this job.

         

        This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and

        responsibilities assigned to this position. Staff members holding this position will be

        required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. All

        requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate

        individuals with a disability.

         

        Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor’s right to assign or reassign duties

        and responsibilities to this job at any time.

         

        Please send letters of interests with curriculum vita to Kevin M. Bartoy, Director of Archaeology, The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville, TN 37076, or via email at kbartoy@...

         

         

        Kevin M. Bartoy
        Director of Archaeology
        The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson
        4580 Rachel's Lane
        Nashville, Tennessee 37076
        Phone: 615.889.2941 ext.200
        Fax: 615.889.9289
        kbartoy@...
        www.thehermitage.com 

        Preserve, Educate and Inspire!

         

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