2019 RIMAP Training

Published by Kathy Abbass on Thursday, 28th February 2019 - 12:00PM

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TRAINING

RIMAP training is usually offered early each year, with at least two sessions of the Intro class, and a number of specialty topics. Some extra offerings occur throughout the year, especially closer to the summer fieldwork. Class prices vary, depending on materials and class length (3 hours to 2 days) and this year we have raised to fees to accommodate RIMAP's greater training expenses. Pre-registration is recommended at least three days in advance because classes without enough students are sometimes canceled. Written confirmation with details are sent to registered students.

Attendees at RIMAP's 2016 "Introduction to Marine Archaeology" class in Warren, RI. Photo by Greg DeAscentis. © RIMAP

2019 RIMAP TRAINING APPLICATION

* All trainees must be 2019 RIMAP members.

* All classes to be held at the Masonic Hall, 39 Baker St. Warren, RI, 02885

* Pre-registration is required 3 days in advance. Confirmation and details will be sent by email.

* Register by email and pay using the PayPal button on the www.rimap.org website, 

or

* Print this form, fill it out, include check made out to RIMAP, and snail mail to: RIMAP, Box 1492, Newport, RI 02840

or

* Contact us by email (rhodeislandmap@yahoo.com) to ask for an email or snail mail copy of this form.

Please sign me up for the following 2019 classes:

_____ Saturday April 6 (9-4) - Introduction to Marine Archaeology ($75): Instructor Kathy Abbass - How marine archaeologists work, including remote sensing, field methods, legal issues, field documentation, and RIMAP protocols. Open to the general public; required for RIMAP volunteer participation.

_____ Sunday April 7 (9-12) - Site Mapping I ($40): Instructors Kerry Lynch - How to collect and interpret archaeological data. Introduces the selection of a site datum, installation of baselines, linear, circular, and pendulum searches. Recommended for those who participate in RIMAP fieldwork.

_____ Sunday April 7 (1-4) - Site Mapping II ($40): Instructor Kerry Lynch - Introduces the installation of grids and drawing from them. Both Site Mapping classes demonstrate how to interpret field data and create simple site maps. Recommended for those who participate in RIMAP fieldwork.

_____ Saturday April 13 (9-12) - Museum Theory & the Needs of Artifact Management ($40): Instructors Elliott Caldwell, Kathy Abbass - Museum management, the ethics of artifact collections, and legal issues related to such institutions. Also introduces what RIMAP will need to know as we create an artifact management facility and museum.

_____ Saturday April 13 (1-4) Capt. Cook - His Men and Ships in Rhode Island ($40): Instructor Kathy Abbass The history of the man and his ship, European exploration, the American Revolution, and how all of those topics come together in Rhode Island.

_____ Sunday April 14 (9-12) - Measured Drawing for Archaeologists ($40): Instructor Charles Kovach - How to prepare professional quality drawings of archaeological specimens for general documentation and publication. Recommended for those interested to help with RIMAP's artifact collection.

_____ Sunday April 14 (1-4) - Sharing Shipwrecks ($40): Instructor Joy Elvin - Interpreting submerged cultural resources and ways to enjoy our underwater heritage. Why that is important and how it relates to the public's interest in our maritime past.

_____ Saturday May 4 (9-12) Ship Construction for Archaeologists ($40): Instructor Kathy Abbass - What marine archaeologists need to know about how boats are built to interpret historic shipwreck sites.

_____ New! Saturday May 4 (1-4) - Archaeology and the Media ($40): Instructor Kathy Abbass - What archaeologists need to know about the business of working with the media, and what the public needs to know about the interpretation of archaeological research as shown by the media.

_____ Sunday May 5 (9-4) Introduction to Marine Archaeology ($75): Second offering in 2019. Instructor Kathy Abbass - How marine archaeologists work, including remote sensing, field methods, legal issues, field documentation, and RIMAP protocols. Open to the general public; required for RIMAP volunteer participation.

_____ 2019 RIMAP Dues ($25) if not already paid.

_____ TOTAL ENCLOSED or sent by PayPal Button

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Professional archaeologist Joseph W. Zarzynski teaching a RIMAP specialty class on "How to Measure A Cannon," and using 18th-century French bronze guns "Pallas" and "Tantae" as teaching aids. Photo by guest, © RIMAP 2015.

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