REGISTER-CERTIFIED CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION 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.


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November 2019

Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones

November 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

Instructors: April M. Beisaw, Valerie Hall This introductory seminar will cover both techniques for identifying animal bone fragments and some basic interpretive analyses that can be done using only a spreadsheet application. Participants will be provided with a series of example bone images and faunal…

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Developing Site Stewardship and Monitoring Programs

November 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Della Scott-Ireton and Sarah Miller of the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) invite you to join them to discuss the development and implementation of archaeological site stewardship programs. Heritage managers increasingly rely on dedicated volunteers and concerned stakeholders to serve as citizen scientists in the…

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December 2019

Deaccessioning Archaeological Collections

December 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

Program Instructor: Jenna Domeischel and S. Terry Childs Deaccessioning is a collections management tool that is available for wise and judicious removal of archaeological collections. This two-hour seminar is designed to help archaeologists, curators, collections managers, repository managers, and others make good decisions about the…

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Fundamentals of Radiocarbon Dating

December 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

Program Instructor: Carla S. Hadden Radiocarbon dating is one of the most important tools for chronology building in archaeology. The purpose of this seminar is to provide archaeologists with a practical primer on radiocarbon dating, with a focus on best practices in sample selection, data…

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February 2020

Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

Instructor: Jennifer E. Payne The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) are both process-based requirements. This means that they can be open to interpretation and must follow a process to show that programs and projects have done their due…

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Sharing the Past in the Age of Video

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Instructor: Matthew Piscitelli Storytelling is a universal language and video, as a collection of images and sounds, is the easiest, most visceral way to speak that language. Nevertheless, we rely more on photography and drawings as non-written ways to communicate our archaeological research. To stay…

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Principles of Conservation in Archaeology

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

Instructor: Suzanne Stone This seminar will introduce the basics of conservation in archaeology. We’ll briefly look at what it is, what it isn’t, safety considerations, factors that affect artifacts and sites, and we’ll look at some of the more common material types and situations that…

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March 2020

Recommendations for Developing Harassment and Assault Free Archaeological Field Schools

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

Instructors: Carol E. Colaninno & Shawn P. Lambert Due to the nature and structure of field schools, enrolled students are particularly susceptible to harassment and assault. In 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released recommendations to help prevent sexual harassment and…

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An Introduction to Archaeological Predictive Modeling

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Instructor: Thomas G. Whitley Predictive modeling has a long and controversial history in archaeology. Informal predictive models have been in use since archaeological fieldwork began, and formal models since at least the 1970s. In action, they are seen both as useful planning tools and as…

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May 2020

Integrating Drones into Archaeological Fieldwork

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Instructor: Michael T. Searcy, PhD, RPA This course is designed to provide basic information on the use of drones in archaeological mapping and other field contexts. Instructors will explore some of the variables that have to be considered in the planning, pre-flight, flight, and post-processing…

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