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Internships

pre-columbian mexican pottery from the McEvoy collection

CAS offers a wide variety of internship opportunities each semester. Current projects are listed in the table below. Preference will be given to students working with a formal (for-credit) internship class, if available within the student's department. In the Department of Anthropology, please contact Dr. Neil Hadder for more information.

Anthropology students wishing to complete an internship for credit towards a Curation of Anthropological Materials Certificate should notify Collections Manager Amy Reid prior to beginning the internship, so that she can help pair the student with an appropriate project.

Project Name Description
Untyped Spring Lake Projectile Point Excavations at Spring Lake have unearthed several examples of untyped projectile points that appear to show close relationships to each other based on both formal and technical qualities. An intern for this project would undertake a literature search to identify additional examples of this or similar points, and to assist in the attempt to identify a general area of distribution. Students interested in this project should have already taken a field school.
Curation Assistant CAS has up to three openings for curation assistant interns working under Amy Reid per semester. This internship would be ideal for students who have completed the Archaeological Curation course and wish to earn an Anthropological Materials Certificate. Interns will complete a variety of different curation-related projects. Please contact Amy Reid for more information.
Rehousing and curation of the Partain Collection The Partain Collection is one of four collections of Pre-Columbian Mexican pottery that was donated to the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University in 1994. Students working on this project will learn to take an artifact inventory, select the appropriate materials for preserving the artifacts in storage, proper handling of artifacts, curation of archaeological materials, and 3D scanning.
Notes from the Field: the Tom Miller Diaries Avocational archaeologist Eldred "Tom" Miller passed away in 2011, leaving behind a collection of diaries documenting more than a decade of life and excavation. In order to make this valuable resource available to historians and archaeologists, these diaries need to be fully transcribed. The student would also work with the Alkek Library Digitization team to organize the diaries for scanning and online display. The ultimate product of this effort will be an online searchable display on the CAS website that will give researchers and the general public an unprecedented view into the daily life and activities of an individual avocational archaeologist during the 1970s-1980s.