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Greek excavation need staff for 2009 project

December 31, 2008

Fancy six weeks in Greece?

Field Season 2009

A new excavation and survey has begun at the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion in Arcadia, Greece. The sixth field season, summer 2009, will have three major aspects, excavation, architectural documentation and topographical survey in addition to ongoing geological, geophysical and historical surveys.

The dates of the summer 2009 season are June 9 – July 21, 2009.

· Excavation: 6 supervisors, 6 staff

12 positions are available. Supervisors should have extensive excavation experience. Staff members should have some background in Classical Studies, ancient history, anthropology or archaeology.

· Architectural Survey and Drawing: 1 supervisor, 4 staff

5 positions are available as graduate fellowships funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The objective is to create architectural actual-state drawings of the previously excavated and exposed buildings, monuments and structures at the mountain site. Skills in measured hand drawing as well as CAD and rendering skills are necessary. Ability to create actual-state drawings of above ground architecture and monuments in two and three dimensions.

· Topographical survey: 1 supervisor, 5 staff

6 positions are available. Supervisor should have extensive archaeological survey experience. Staff members should have some background in Classical Studies, ancient history, anthropology or archaeology in addition to the following:

· Experience in data collection and analysis
· Experience as surveyor
· Familiarity with CAD software
· Familiarity with ESRI software (ArcGIS)
· Familiarity with Microsoft Office

· Museum: 1 supervisor, 1 staff

2 Positions available. Supervisor should have extensive museum and field experience. Staff members should have some background in Classical Studies, ancient history, anthropology or archaeology.

·Photographer:

1 position available. Duties to include object photography as well as site photography.

Household Manager:

For excavation in Greece in small village near Megalopolis.
June 9 – July 21, 2009. Greek speaker preferred. To help with food shopping and to coordinate the logistics of housing and laundry in the village where the team of about 30 archaeology students and staff lives.

·Cook:

For excavation in Greece in small village near Megalopolis.
June 9 – July 21, 2009. Greek speaker preferred.
To help organize and prepare meals, buy supplies and work with household manager for a team of about 30 archaeology students and staff.

· Expenses:
Depending on funding, the expenses of each individual will include airfare and subsidy for room and board for 6 weeks, a total of roughly $2500.00. Some fellowships are available.

To apply for any of these positions write a letter of application, including a curriculum vitae and include the name, address (and e-mail address) of a reference who is familiar with your work. Send your application to:

David Gilman Romano, Ph.D.
C0-Director, Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project
Mediterranean Section
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-6324

Or send to: dromano@sas.upenn.edu / phone: 215 898-4437
Website:  http://corinth.sas.upenn.edu/lykaion/ly-field09.html

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