Opportunity: Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project Lead Archaeologist

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Not a paid job, but an opportunity to work in Vietnam for established researchers who have their own funding.

Role: Lead Archaeologist (academic)
Where: Minh Chau on Quan Lan Island in Vietnam
When: April 2019

Costs: Successful applicant must pay for their own air fares and a $1000USD participation fee which covers all costs for the field work (food, accommodation, transport and to assist the Vietnamese participants).
Grant available: See MaP fund details for criteria .

Partners: The Lead Archaeologist will operate in collaboration with the Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project, the Institute of Archaeology Hanoi, the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the provincial and communal governments in the Quang Ninh province and will be operating under a MOU.

Scope of works: Are you an institute (academic) based archaeologist looking to gain an entry into SE Asian archaeology? VMAP is searching for a Lead Archaeologist for test excavations (5 X 2m) at the estimated 3000 BP site located by VMAP at Minh Chau on Quan Lan Island in Vietnam in 2018. The Lead Archaeologist will be supported in the excavations by the VMAP (Terrestrial) team. The Lead Archaeologist may be given the option of continuing work at Minh Chau in future years with an expectation this will become an important excavation.

Further details: Contact the project coordinator
Bob Sheppard 0407770139 (Australia) or bob@heritagedetection.com.au
Applications close 15 October 2018.

Appeal from the Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project

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The Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project needs your help! In 2016 and 2017 the VMAP team identified a neolithic site (estimated 3000BP) at a modern burial ground at Minh Chau on Quan Lan Island. In 2018 the team carried out limited excavations to gain an understanding of the deposit and it boundaries. VMAP needs financial or institutional support for large scale excavations at this emerging site. For three years the project has been funded through the generosity of individual participants with some assistance from Minelab Electronics and Send-To, however if we cannot raise the funds necessary to carry out excavations at Minh Chau in 2019 the project will be ‘parked’. The VMAP team will continue with research into the ancient port of Van Don in 2019. If anyone has any ideas about how to fund the continuing excavations at Minh Chau please contact the project coordinator Bob Sheppard at bob@heritagedetection.com.au

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