2018 RIMAP Training Schedule

Published by Kathy Abbass on Tuesday, 1st January 2008 - 12:00PM

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RIMAP 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). Training schedules are posted on the RIMAP website and special notices are sent to current RIMAP members. Pre-registration is recommended, and written confirmation with details are sent to registered students.

* All trainees must be RIMAP members.

* Pre-registration is recommended. Confirmation and further details will be sent by snail or email.

* To be held at the Masonic Hall, 39 Baker St. Warren, RI, 02885.

* PLEASE SEE THE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW.

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2018 RIMAP TRAINING APPLICATION FORM

Please highlight, copy, print, fill out the form, make check out to RIMAP, and snail mail to: RIMAP, Box 1492, Newport, RI 02840.

Please sign me up for the following classes:

_____ Saturday January 27 (9-4) Introduction to Marine Archaeology ($50)

_____ Saturday January 28 (9-12) Site Mapping I ($25)

_____ Saturday January 28 (1-4) Site Mapping II ($25)

_____ Saturday February 3 (9-12) Traditional Ship Construction ($25

_____ Saturday February 3 (1-4) Measured Drawing for Archaeologists ($25)

_____ Saturday February 10 (9-12) Museum Theory & the Needs of Artifact Management ($25)

_____ Saturday February 10 (1-4) Rhode Island in the Revolution ($25)

_____ Saturday March 3 (9-4) Introduction to Marine Archaeology ($50)

_____ Saturday March 10 (9-12) Sharing Shipwrecks ($25)

_____ Saturday March 10 (1-4) Cook and the Endeavour Bark in Rhode Island ($25)

_____ 2018 RIMAP Dues ($25) if not already paid.

_____ TOTAL ENCLOSED

NAME ____________________________________ Diver ___ Non-Diver ___ Phone ___________________

Address _____________________________________________________ City __________ ________________

State _____ ZIP ____________ E-mail ___________________________________________________________

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The "Introduction to Marine Archaeology" Class. © RIMAP 2016

2018 RIMAP TRAINING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Saturday January 27 (9-4) - Introduction to Marine Archaeology ($50): 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.

Saturday January 28 (9-12) - Site Mapping I ($25): 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.

Saturday January 28 (1-4) - Site Mapping II ($25): 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 February 3 (9-12) Traditional Ship Construction ($25): Instructor Kathy Abbass - What marine archaeologists need to know about how boats are built to interpret historic shipwreck sites.

Saturday February 3 (1-4) - Measured Drawing for Archaeologists ($25): 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.

Saturday February 10 (9-12) - Museum Theory & the Needs of Artifact Management ($25): Instructors Elliott Caldwell, Kathy Abbass - Ethics and museum management. Also introduces what RIMAP will need to know as we build an artifact management facility and museum.

Saturday February 10 (1-4) - Rhode Island in the Revolution ($25): Instructor Kathy Abbass - Why RI was pivotal to Patriot success in the Revolution, and what RIMAP is doing to share that history with the public.

Saturday March 3 (9-4) - Introduction to Marine Archaeology ($50): Second offering in 2017. 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.

Saturday March 10 (9-12) - Sharing Shipwrecks ($25): 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 March 10 (1-4) Cook and the Endeavour Bark in Rhode Island ($25): The history of the man and his ship, the history of RIMAP's related studies, and what they can mean for Rhode Island.  

Joe Zarzynski lectures on "How to Measure a Cannon" © RIMAP 2016

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