Kim Shelton, Professor

Closed (1) Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, Database and Archive

Applications for Fall 2018 are now closed for this project.

The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology is a research unit in the Department of Classics for our excavation and research program at the Sanctuary of Zeus in Nemea, Greece. The Center archive houses a photographic and text archive that is in the process of being re-organized and digitized.

The apprentice would assist in the organization of the archive, the digital database management of slides and photographs as well as in other archival projects such as web site production. Assistance in research and reports on various topics connected to the conservation and publication of materials from the archaeological site is also a possibility. Depending on interest and performance, there is also the opportunity for the apprentice continuing the research program in Greece during the summer.

Qualifications: The apprentice will need basic computer skills for data entry and knowledge of programs like Filemaker, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop would be very useful. Experience with image scanning would also be a bonus but not a requirement; a willingness to learn is enough. Overall organizational skills and initiative are the most desired skills. Knowledge of ancient and/or modern Greek is not required, but would be a helpful additional qualification. Interests in archaeology, art history, conservation, ancient Greece, photographic documentation and computer archives are welcomed.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Related website: http://nemeacenter.berkeley.edu
Related website: http://shelton.berkeley.edu/nemeaschool.html

Closed (2) Petsas House: archaeological excavation and research in Mycenae, Greece

Applications for Fall 2018 are now closed for this project.

MYCENAE, largest and wealthiest of the palatial citadels of the Late Bronze Age, has been under investigation for more than 130 years. The site "Petsas House" is a large building complex in the largely unexplored main settlement area. The current project was initiated in 2000 and has uncovered at least two levels of construction situated along a terraced slope, used as storerooms for new pottery vessels, with more than 500 decorated vases, twice as many undecorated and more than 200 figurines recovered so far. The ceramic evidence indicates that the structure was built and destroyed by earthquake during the 14th century BC. The quantity, character and organization of the pottery suggest a ceramic warehouse as one function of the building, while evidence is building to support the reconstruction of a workshop as well (clay deposits, wasters and kiln).



I would like to find an apprentice that would assist in the organization of archival material from recent excavation seasons, help create a digital database of images and especially digitally "ink" artifact drawings using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Assistance in research and reports on various topics connected to the conservation and publication of materials from the archaeological excavation is also a possibility. Depending on interest and performance, there is also the opportunity for the apprentice continuing the research program in Greece during the summer.

Qualifications: The apprentice will need basic computer skills for data entry and knowledge of programs like Filemaker, Exel, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop would be very useful. Experience with image scanning would also be a bonus but not a requirement; a willingness to learn is enough. Overall organizational skills and initiative are the most desired skills. Knowledge of ancient and/or modern Greek is not required, but would be a helpful additional qualification. Interests in archaeology, conservation, ceramics, ancient Greece, photographic documentation and computer archives are welcomed.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Related website: http://shelton.berkeley.edu/mycenaeschool.html