I wasn’t going to post this first article, but then another popped up that made me think twice: Archaeologist to study Cone Estate outbuildings
According to a posting on http://www.archaeologyfieldwork.com, the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Interior is advertising for a job opening and will soon be hiring an archeological technician to work in Blowing Rock.
The new position will be located within the Resource Management and Science Division of the Department of the Interior in the Highlands District of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
According to the job description on the website, the “employee conducts limited Phase I archaeological survey and testing within Moses H. Cone Memorial Park in search of former employee house sites. Employee must be able to perform basic orienteering, map interpretation and pedestrian and shovel testing; identify historic and prehistoric artifacts; use a digital camera and GPS unit to record sites, often while traversing hilly and brushy terrain; enter collected items and perform data analyses of artifacts from sites … and perform quality assurance and quality control on databases.”
Okay, fine. But then there’s this:
Developer CJ Efstratiou needs an archaeologist before he can start building on his central Wanganui site but finding one is proving difficult.
During the past two months, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust has been unable to find another archaeologist for him.
The trust’s central region manager, Ann Neill, said it was normally the developer’s job to find and hire an archaeologist, but the trust stepped in to help Mr Efstratiou after Wanganui company Archaeology North refused to continue working for him.
We are in SUCH demand. . . . .
No, they’re not related, but I thought the juxtaposition was kind of cool.