Topic ID #31958 - posted 3/26/2014 3:03 AM

Volunteer opportunity: Ancient Sites in the Modern Office, Part V, Malheur NF, OR

Jennifer Palmer

Malheur NF
New! Ancient Sites in the Modern Office, Part V

May 12-16, 2014

Must commit to full session

The Malheur National Forest is sponsoring its fourth lithic (stone tool) analysis project and, once again needs your help! The focus of the project will be the identification and classification of artifacts recovered during surveys conducted over the last 30 years, and will be a mix of training and hands-on activity. PIT volunteers will be exposed to a wide range of artifact types, including formal tools, tool fragments, and manufacturing debris (flakes). Participants will learn to visually classify artifacts, identify evidence of use-wear, tabulate data, and analyze results. Data collected during the project will be entered into the Forest database. Information on past PIT projects on the Malheur National Forest can be found on the Malheur National Forest web site:

Please note: this project will only accept applications until we have filled all available slots, so apply today!

Number of openings: 8

Special skills: Attention to detail, previous lithic analysis and/or computer database experience helpful, but not required

Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: FS housing in historic Supervisor's House available at no charge; full kitchen, bath, laundry facilities, and other amenities; John Day is a full-service community with hotels/motels, restaurants, RV parks, and a range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for food, extra water, and lodging (if opting not to stay in FS housing)

Nearest towns: This laboratory project located in John Day

Applications due: Ongoing until filled

More info here.


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