The DOI’s Order #3355 Effecting NEPA Studies

The Department of the Interior (DOI) has released a new order aimed at streamlining the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews process.

The order sets a page limit of NEPA Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) to one hundred and fifty (150) pages for standard projects and three hundred (300) pages for unusually complex projects. The new page limits do not include appendices.

The order also provides a timeline that must be followed when preparing EISs. There is a one (1) year target for completion of the EIS from the notice of intent (NOI) to prepare on EIS.

This has been proposed as a way to streamline the review process, many in the preservation industry feel this will have a negative effect on historic and preservation reviews.

Let us know what you think by commenting below or commenting on The Archaeology Site Facebook Page.

Paid Internship: GIS modeling, Ethnographic Research, and Digital Humanities

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training announced in an email that Mississippi River Delta Archaeological Mitigation project will be hosting three internships in collaboration with NCPTT, the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, the Louisiana Public Archaeology Lab at UL Lafayette and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, Division of Archaeology. The internship runs from November 2017 through May 2018.

The internships will involve coordinating with tribal governments, working in ArcGIS to develop a database and record sites, helping develop a predictive model, and more.

This is an undergraduate internship. Applications are due October 31, 2018.

For complete details and to learn how to apply, click here.

Job: Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology

The Division of Liberal Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia is looking for an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology. This is a non-tenure track position with a three year contract. The position requires a Ph.D. in a field with specialization on Cultural Anthropology and prior teaching experience.

To see more details and view the complete job listing, click here.

Submit Questions for Upcoming Interviews With Katherine Turner-Pearson, Archaeologist and Democrat Candidate for Texas House of Representatives

Some exciting news from The Site: Over the next week, we will be conducting an email interview with Katherine Turner-Pearson, Archaeologist and Democrat Candidate for Texas House of Representatives. Ms. Pearson is running against a Republican who has held the seat for nearly 16 years… and we want you to ask the questions!

Ms. Turner-Pearson is the owner of Central Texas Archaeological Resources and has previously been an adjunct professor at Central Texas College in Killeen. She has never run for political office before, but feels like there are lots to change in her district which includes the growing economy of Waco. She sees property tax reforms, women’s health, and changing the state prison system as her top priorities if she were to be elected.

If you have any questions you would like to see Katherine Turner-Pearson answer, please submit them by using the form below, liking TheArchaeologySite on Facebook and leaving a comment, or emailing your questions to

RPA Field School Certification Deadlines

Every year, the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) publishes a list of certified field schools. These field schools meet minimum guidelines set to ensure the field school provides adequate instruction in field and lab methods under a knowledgeable instructor.

The 2018 and 2019 deadlines to certify a field school were published in an email from the RPA Business Office today.

The deadlines are:

  • 2018 certification application: November 1, 2017
  • 2018 re-certification: November 1, 2017
  • 2019 certification application: November 1, 2018
  • 2019 re-certification: November 1, 2018

Members are asked to email with any questions.

Job: Archaeologist

The West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts/Division of Culture and History in Kanawha County is looking for an Archaeologist to fill the position “Archaeologist 1”. This position works under the supervision of the Senior Archaeologist. The position requires a MA and at least one (1) year of experience. Pay is advertised as ranging from $27,732-$51,312.

For more information and to see the complete listing, click here.