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Winter 2003 Field and Lab Opportunities
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Volunteers Needed to Work with Iowa Collection
The Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA), University of Iowa, expects to partner with the University’s Museum of Natural History to open its lab to volunteers beginning in January. The Museum recently received over 1,000 prehistoric artifacts from a private Iowa donor. The collection is uncataloged and volunteers will assist with the cataloguing, labeling, and identification of these materials. Lab hours can be applied toward the Iowa Archaeological Certification Program, sponsored by the OSA and the Iowa Archeological Society. Once prepared, the collection will be utilized for comparative studies and outreach. Those interested should contact Lynn M. Alex, Director of Education and Outreach, at 319-384-0561 or email lynn-alex@uiowa.edu, or watch for an announcement on the OSA web site at www.uiowa.edu/~osa/.

Conservancy Plans to Open Delta Research Center This Winter
The Archaeological Conservancy plans to open its Delta Center for Archaeological Research at the Humber-McWilliams Site in Farrell, Mississippi, in early December. This facility will provide housing, lab, office, and equipment storage space for researchers and field schools involved in investigations in the northwest Mississippi Delta. Researchers interested in utilizing the facility for their fieldwork should contact Alan Gruber at The Archaeological Conservancy’s Southeast Regional Office at 770-975-4344 or tacseregion@aol.com.

Opportunities Offered for Volunteers in Maryland
The Archaeological Society of Maryland (ASM) welcomes new members and offers volunteer opportunities working with artifact collections and in the field. In addition ASM offers a training program leading to certification as a Certified Archaeological Technician (CAT) . For more information on ASM and other volunteer opportunities in Maryland, visit the ASM web site www.marylandarcheology.org.

Passport In Time Takes Volunteers
Passport In Time, a volunteer archeology program sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, provides opportunities for the public to participate in archaeology and help preserve our national heritage. For details on the Passport In Time program, visit the web site at www.passportintime.com/. New listings are posted each March and September.

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