Cosumnes River Archaeological Working Lab
The CRC Anthropology Program is pleased to announce a unique independent study opportunity for students interested in archaeology to work on artifacts from a historic site located in Old Sacramento.
In the late 1970s CRC anthropology professor David Abrams conducted a field school with CRC students at the site of the former Enterprise Hotel in Old Sacramento. Through their excavations and search of historical records Prof. Abrams and his students learned about the inhabitants of this Gold Rush-era site and their lives. Due to various constraints, however, the collection of artifacts, photos, and notes compiled from the excavation has not been properly analyzed or in some instances, even fully catalogued.
The entire collection is currently at the California State Parks facility in Sacramento but parts of it will be on loan to CRC's Anthropology Program from Spring 2012 to Spring 2014. The collection includes a variety of artifacts including bottles, ceramics, personal grooming items, and animal bone among other things.
Under the supervision of Profs. Amanda Paskey and Anastasia Panagakos, the CRC Anthropology program will be offering four to six students the opportunity to work with this collection and learn the fundamentals of archaeological lab analysis through an independent study project (Anth 495). Students interested in applying for this opportunity should consult the Jobs and Internships link. Students may also want to consult the CV Writing Workshop for tips on constructing a proper academic resume.