Topic ID #26032 - posted 1/8/2013 3:25 AM

NMNH Internship: Archaeological Analysis of Animal Remains

Jennifer Palmer

Research Assistance - Anthropological
PROJECT TITLE: Archaeological Analysis of Animal Remains

DESCRIPTION: Intern will aid in the analysis of faunal material from an Epipaleolithic site from southeastern Turkey; one of thirteen selected for a larger project seeking to understand the underlying causes of domestication. Under the supervision of researchers, the intern will be responsible for inventorying, identifying, and classifying faunal remains and will receive training in proper zooarchaeological method. The site’s rich number of species will provide the intern with experience identifying a variety of animals found at archaeological sites around the world.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant should have some experience identifying and classifying animal remains (either in the classroom, field, or lab). Previous courses in vertebrate zoology, human anatomy, osteology, or archaeozoology required if the applicant has no previous laboratory analysis experience. A keen eye for detail is a must.

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