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Native American Archaeological Interns


Sponsorship Levels: $500 and up

Student Level: Undergraduates and graduate students. Students enroll in ANTH 496 or 596.

Native American Interns

What They Will Do: Sponsor a local Native American student to learn about archaeology so they can take the information back to their tribe. Interns will enroll in ASC’s field archaeology internship to visit and document archaeological sites in Marin and Sonoma counties using State forms (DPR 523). Overseen by an ASC staff archaeologist and SSU anthropology Professor Adrian Praetzellis.

Student Benefit: Students learn how to identify and record archaeological sites; to recognize natural and manmade threats to their survival; to appreciate both the scientific and traditional Native American value of these sites; and to create professional quality documentation.

Scientific/Social Benefit: Previously unknown archaeological sites are recorded and mapped, adding to our knowledge of North Bay prehistory. Relationships are forged between academic archaeology and tribes resulting in improved relations and an appreciation of the benefits of cooperation.

How Your Money Will Be Used: Depending on the intern’s student status, potential uses may include SSU student fees, out of pocket expenses, transportation costs, and Student Assistant wages. Internship is taught as funds are available.

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