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Volunteer opportunities – United Kingdom (for overseas students)

March 21, 2008

CAM ARC, the Cambridgeshire County Council archaeology field unit, is pleased to announce new volunteer opportunities in our archaeology lab for overseas students visiting the United Kingdom.

This is an excellent opportunity for students from North America, Australasia and other regions outside the UK to gain practical hands-on international experience working in a busy British commercial archaeology firm based just outside the beautiful historic city of Cambridge. We work on sites from a broad range of periods, from prehistoric through to 19th-century, via Roman and Medieval, and students will work on the processing of artefacts and/or soil samples from many different sites and periods (please note that the precise nature of the available work will vary depending on the nature of the sites being excavated).

Volunteer places are available throughout the year. All necessary training will be provided. Student volunteers are asked to work with us for a minimum of one week. There is no fee associated with volunteering at CAM ARC, but we regret that we cannot provide food or lodging; these must be organised separately. Our office is easily accessible by public transport from Cambridge city centre, which itself enjoys excellent transport links to the rest of Britain (London is less than one hour from Cambridge by train).

Volunteers will work under the supervision of Dr. Alasdair Brooks. Dr. Brooks is a historical archaeology material culture specialist with 20 years experience working in and supervising archaeology labs in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia, in commercial, museum, and academic contexts. He is the author of An Archaeological Guide to British Ceramics in Australia, 1788-1901, and currently also serves as the Newsletter Editor of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

For more details on the archaeology lab volunteer program at CAM ARC, please contact Dr. Brooks at:

Dr Alasdair Brooks BA MA DPhil
Finds and Environmental Officer

Cambridgeshire County Council
15 Trafalgar Way
Bar Hill
CB23 8SQ

United Kingdom

Direct Dial: +44 (0)1954-273373
Fax: +44 (0)1954-273376

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