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register-certified CPE Courses

Below you will find upcoming courses for continuing your professional education that have been certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Read more about the CPE Certification Program here.

Upcoming events

    • 6 Oct 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC-04:00)

    Instructor: Darrin Pratt, Allyson Carter

    Many archaeologists reach the point early in their career where they consider the possibility of publishing their dissertation as a scholarly book. Unfortunately, although some of these newly minted scholars received good advice from their tenure committee or their graduate school advisor, many are left to sort it out for themselves, leaving many questions unanswered. Will a publisher even be interested in my dissertation? Could it be published as is, or does it need to be revised? What are publishers looking for in a book project that started as a dissertation? How do I put my best foot forward? This online seminar will address these questions and more in an attempt to demystify the process and offer pragmatic advice to help junior scholars move forward with publishing their research.

    Location:  Online

    Where to Register:
    https://www.saa.org/career-practice/online-seminars/upcoming-seminars

    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-04:00)

    Instructor: Dave Ball

    Cultural resource managers, land managers, and archaeologists are often tasked with managing, interpreting, and reviewing archaeological assessments for submerged cultural resources. This seminar is designed to introduce non-specialists to issues specific to underwater archaeology. Participants will learn about different types of underwater cultural heritage (UCH) and some of the methods employed to help protect those sites. This seminar is not intended to teach participants how to do underwater archaeology, but instead will briefly introduce different investigative techniques and international best practices. The purpose of this seminar is to assist non-specialists in recognizing the potential for UCH resources in their areas of impact. This is an abbreviated version of a half-day workshop typically offered at the Society for Historical Archaeology’s annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology.

    Location:  Online

    Where to Register:
    https://www.saa.org/career-practice/online-seminars/upcoming-seminars

    • 5 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00)

    Instructor: Teresa Wriston

    Archaeologists know the importance of cultural context in understanding the past but often fail to recognize the importance of the natural contexts of sites, features, and artifacts in their interpretations. Looking through a geoarchaeological lens can help every archaeologist begin to understand the natural contexts of their finds. This course is designed to introduce basic geoarchaeological methods to archaeologists interested in improving their research designs, optimizing their fieldwork strategies, enhancing their stratigraphic descriptions in ways that aid component definition and sampling procedures, and using natural contexts to complement their interpretations.

    Location:  Online

    Where to Register:
    https://www.saa.org/career-practice/online-seminars/upcoming-seminars

    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00)

    Instructor: Kurt Dungoske, Kurt Anschuetz

    What is mitigation? As part of CRM mitigation processes, direct, indirect, and cumulative effects on cultural resources that fulfill one or more of the National Register of Historic Places’ (NRHP’s) Criteria for Evaluation (36 CFR 60.4) must all be identified in order to address any competent approach to and for mitigation.

    Two key questions must then also arise within any mitigation process:

    (1) By whom is mitigation developed and implemented? and

    (2) For whose interests, concerns, benefits, and well-being are addressed?

    Historically in the United States, mitigation in CRM has focused on the status and character of a material property itself. Recognition of traditional cultural properties (TCPs) in Bulletin 38 and Properties of Traditional and Religious Cultural Importance (PTRCI) in 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) have provided productive directives to identify and consider properties vital to different cultural groups’ living identities, histories, values, belief systems, and lifeways. These directives have concomitantly presented a challenge to consider what culturally sensitive and respectful mitigation may—or may not—be.

    We present examples from our experiences working with the Acoma and Zuni people to illustrate how approaches to mitigation of adverse effects on cultural resources that are important to the histories and identities of members of these communities, including resources that lack tangible material traces typically known to be valued by archaeologists, can be sensitive and respectful, as well as lessen harms and losses that the people are asked to endure.

    Location:  Online

    Where to Register:
    https://www.saa.org/career-practice/online-seminars/upcoming-seminars

    • 3 Dec 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-05:00)

    Instructor: Carla S. Hadden

    Bayesian chronological modeling revolutionized chronology building in archaeology by providing a robust mathematical framework for incorporating all the dating information available, including radiocarbon dates, stratigraphy, artifact typologies, and the written historical record.

    The purpose of this seminar is to provide archaeologists with an introduction to the key concepts, assumptions, and terminology used in Bayesian chronological modeling; an overview of the basic structures and applications of age models; and an introduction to the “iterative approach” to sample selection and chronological modeling.

    We will introduce the audience to the several software options available for age modeling (OxCal, BCal, and various packages implemented in R) and compare their pros and cons. We will not provide a step-by-step “how to” for constructing models in any one program, but participants will receive a workbook and “quick start” guide for modeling in OxCal.

    The intended audience includes students, academic faculty, and professional archaeologists who have no previous experience in Bayesian chronological modeling. This course will enable participants to understand and evaluate age models that they encounter in archaeological literature; will provide a necessary foundation for those interested in exploring how Bayesian models could contribute to their own projects; and will provide resources for those who wish to learn more about constructing chronological models.

    Location:  Online

    Where to Register:
    https://www.saa.org/career-practice/online-seminars/upcoming-seminars

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