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Cultural Resources Management (CRM)

Sonoma State University has one of the country's oldest Master's degree programs in Cultural Resources Management. Over the last 35 years over 125 MA degrees have been awarded.

Click here for more information on getting a Master's Degree in Cultural Resources Management (CRM) at Sonoma State University

How will the ASC fit into your CRM education?

ASC is committed to providing training for students beginning their careers and for staff looking to hone their skills or obtain new ones. Several internships are offered yearly on small project management and curation management, and special studies on a wide range of topics are available through consultation with senior staff. ASC personnel continue to receive on-the-job training and regularly attend classes, workshops, and professional meetings held locally and throughout the country. Students who gain experience through ASC are highly sought after in the private sector and are regularly hired for upper-management positions in state and federal agencies.

Site Survey Internship (Anth 596A – Fall 2012)

This internship was coordinated by Staff Archaeologist Kate Green with the assistance of Kyle Rabellino. Faculty sponsor was Adrian Praetzellis. This internship is offered every fall semester through the SSU Anthropology Department.

Student intern mapping a stone wall

Students recorded a variety of sites throughout northern California over the course of the semester. Students learned field recording techniques as well as site record production on real sites. Sites this year included a historic-era ranch complex on Sonoma Mountain, a hunting camp in South Cow Mountain OHV near Ukiah, a prehistoric lithic and bedrock mortar site at Clear Lake State Park in Kelseyville, and a midden site within the remains of a Coast Guard Life Saving Station at Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

Internship in CRM/Small Project Internship (Anth 596B – Spring 2013)

This internship was coordinated by Staff Archaeologist Kate Green with the assistance of Kyle Rabellino. Faculty sponsor was Adrian Praetzellis. This internship is offered every other spring semester through the SSU Anthropology Department.

Students worked on a variety of sites and with various agencies. This year’s sites included a historic-era sanatorium site (East Bay Regional Park District), the John Muir house (National Park Service, Martinez), a prehistoric midden site and dairy ranch at Pt. Reyes National Seashore, two prehistoric sites within Clear Lake State Park (DPR), an historic-era building foundation for the Audubon Society through CalFIRE, and an extensive prehistoric habitation site and artifact deposit (Sonoma Land Trust).

 

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