Long Application Form

Long Application for Registration
Please Print out this form and mail it to the address below

Section 1: Cover Sheet

Name:  Dr. Ms.Mr.  
Address:         
Address:        
City/State/Zip:
Phone:           

Fax:               
Email:  
         


Checklist (of material required for an application):

Original signed application and three copies.

The application includes four sections, all of which must be completed:
    • Section 1: Cover Sheet
    • Section 2: Educational Requirements
    • Section 3: Execution of an Archaeological Study
    • Section 4: Field and Laboratory Experience Requirement

$35 non-refundable application fee (waived if you have graduated with advanced degree within last 6 months)

 Annual registration fee of:
  • $45 for persons who are members of one or more of the following sponsoring organizations: AAA, AIA, SAA or SHA
  • $125 for persons without such affiliation
 Title page, Abstract, and Table of Contents of thesis, dissertation or report(s) (4 total copies)
 Transcripts or other proof of the graduate degree (claimed in Section 2 of this application) (4 total copies)
 Curriculum vitae (4 total copies)

 


Agreement

The applicant, (type or print name here) agrees and acknowledges that after registration she/he will be bound by the Code of Conduct, Standards of Research Performance, and Disciplinary Procedures:

    • For all conduct occurring during the period she/he is registered, including the period her/his application is pending, and

    • For all conduct occurring during such periods as the applicant identifies herself/himself as a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA).

In the event that the applicant is denied registration, she/he agrees to be bound by the appeals procedure in the Bylaws.

The applicant agrees and acknowledges that any investigation and all communications and related activities that may be conducted by the Register or its agents in connection with disciplinary proceedings are privileged and non-actionable because they are conducted in the performance of the Register's professional responsibilities.

In addition, the applicant agrees that the Register may, at its sole discretion, publish and distribute the results of any disciplinary proceedings to RPAs and other interested individuals, business entities, private or governmental agencies, or the media. In addition, the applicant agrees that the register may conduct investigations of alleged violations by the applicant of the Code of Conduct and/or Standards of Research Performance, and may take and engage in such actions, communications, and activities as are reasonably necessary for the purpose of such investigations.

 

Signature: _________________________________________________________________(Required)

Date:         ________________________


Section 2: Educational Requirements

Advanced Degree(s): The applicant must have an advanced degree (such as an M.A., M.S., Ph.D., or D.Sc.) from an accredited institution in archaeology, anthropology, art history, classics, history, or other germane discipline with a specialization in archaeology. Four photocopies of a diploma or a transcript that indicates award of the degree must be included with this application.

Degree:               
Field:                  
Degree Date:      
Institution:          
Committee Chair:



Section 3: Execution of an Archaeological Study

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 4 copies of the title page, table of contents, and abstract.

Thesis/Dissertation Title:            
Date:          
Institution: 
    

OR

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 4 copies of the title page, table of contents (if present), and abstract for each report.

Report(s) Title:            
Date:          
Institution: 
    


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.

4.1

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).

Project Title:
Supervisor:               
Dates:                      
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).

Project Title: 
Supervisor:               
Dates:                      
Duration (in weeks):  


Total number of weeks listed under section 4.1 (minimum 16 weeks):
 

4.2

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).

Lab Work:
Supervisor:               
Dates:                      
Duration (in weeks):
 


Total number of weeks listed under Section 4.2 (minimum 16 weeks):  

4.3

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:  
Project Title:    
Dates:               
Duration: 
         

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 must be accompanied by a check for the $35 Application Fee payable to the Register of Professional Archaeologists and a check for the $45 Registration Fee also payable to the Register of Professional Archaeologists.

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 info@rpanet.org.

 


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