The applicant must have designed and executed an archeological study and have reported on that research in the form of a master’s thesis, Ph.D. dissertation or report (or several smaller reports that together are) equivalent in scope and quality to a master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation. A purely descriptive report, however long, is not considered equivalent. The thesis, dissertation, or report must show a substantive data analysis by the applicant directed toward an explicit archaeological research problem.
Please list the relevant thesis or dissertation below with complete bibliographic information, including title, institution, and date*.
Please include of the title page, table of contents, and abstract. 4 copies
Please list the relevant report(s) below with complete bibliographic information, including date* and either place of publication or institution/agency where submitted.
Please include of the title page, table of contents (if present), and abstract for each report. 4 copies
Section 4: Field and Laboratory Experience
The applicant must document a minimum of one-year (52 weeks) of field and laboratory experience, gained in blocks of at least 4 weeks duration, distributed as stipulated in sections 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 below. [Note: In some instances it may be difficult for archaeologists to fully reconstruct their field and laboratory experience. In such cases, and in others in which career-related experience may have provided comparable preparation, the applicant may list and briefly describe projects that together provide at least one year of experience in survey, excavation, and laboratory processing/analysis. This must include the minimum of 16 weeks of work in the field (of which at least 8 are in excavation), 16 weeks in the laboratory, and 20 weeks in a responsible supervisory capacity. Survey projects that involved testing or oversight of major projects requiring research design and responsibility for quality control are examples of experience that would satisfy the field requirement. For each project, indicate the duration and nature of one’s involvement, name the project director or supervisor, and cite any relevant publication.
Supervised Field Experience. The applicant must document 16 weeks of supervised excavation/testing and survey experience, of which no more than 8 weeks can be surface survey. The experience must have been done under the supervision of an RPA or an archaeologist who meets the requirements to be a Registered Professional Archeologist.
1. Supervised Excavation. Please list experience (for a minimum of 8 weeks in 4 week blocks) including project title, supervisor (see requirements), dates, and duration (in weeks).
Duration (in weeks):
2. Supervised Survey Experience. Please list experience (for a maximum of 8 weeks in 4 week blocks) including project title, supervisor (see requirements), dates*, and duration (in weeks).
Duration (in weeks):
Total number of weeks listed under section 4.1 (minimum 16 weeks):
Supervised Laboratory Experience. The applicant must document 16 weeks of supervised laboratory experience. The experience must have been done under the supervision of an RPA or an archaeologist who meets the requirements to be a Registered Professional Archaeologist. Laboratory experience is defined as processing, cataloging, analyzing, and curating archaeological collections; analyzing archaeological field records (e.g., of architecture, features, stratigraphy, settlement patterns); or archival research on primary historical documents related to an archaeological project (which is not equivalent to ordinary library research).
Please list by including type of lab work, supervisor, dates*, and duration (in weeks).
Duration (in weeks):
Total number of weeks listed under Section 4.2 (minimum 16 weeks):
Supervisory Research Experience. The applicant must have 20 weeks experience in supervising the conduct of excavation/testing, survey, and/or laboratory work. Supervisory and supervised experience may have been gained at the same time (e.g., as a crew chief working under the supervision of a field director), but such experience cannot be counted in more than one section of this application. Please indicate if the work is excavation, survey, or lab work. Also, indicate the institution and location of the supervisory experience along with dates* and duration (in weeks).
Type of Work:
Total number of weeks listed under Section 4.3 (minimum 20 weeks):
* In cases where the exact dates are unknown, and estimate will suffice.Total number of weeks listed under Section 4 (minimum 52 weeks):
This Application Must be Accompanied by a Signed Cover Sheet (Section 1)
Applications submitted by a check for the $35 Application Fee payable to the Register of Professional Archaeologists must be accompanied a check for the $45 Registration Fee also payable to the Register of Professional Archaeologists. and
Your fees may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, and are not deductible as a charitable contribution.
Mail 4 copies of your completed application to:
Register of Professional Archaeologists
3601 E. Joppa Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
Questions may be directed to the Register by phone at 410-931-8100 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.