Deputy Receiver of Wreck Vacancy, ALSF Access and Learning Workshop Last Minute Places, French Experimental Dugouts

Deputy Receiver of Wreck Vacancy
The MCA currently has a vacancy for a Deputy Receiver of Wreck, to provide assistance to the Receiver of Wreck. The vacancy is for a fixed term position to cover maternity leave. The closing date for applications is the 18th October. Details are available here.

ALSF Access and Learning Workshop Last Minute Places!
The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology are running a free 2 day residential workshop at Sandown on the Isle of Wight on the 24th – 25th October to encourage people to utilise archaeology as an educational tool. They involve presentations, idea discussion forums, practical workshops, a field trip and evening networking. Places have become available at the last minute.

The Trust suggests that the following people may find them useful:

  • Education Officers in archaeological organisations
  • Education Officers in museums
  • Teachers
  • Young Archaeology Club leaders
  • Marine Wildlife Rangers and Officers
  • Diving professionals looking to organise new and exciting events
  • Education Officers within the aggregate industry
  • Anyone involved in organising events for children and families who would like to have a maritime archaeology focus

Mini bus pick up will be available from Southampton. For more information please contact Alison Hamer ( or Rebecca Causer ( at HWTMA. Further details are available here.

French Experimental Dugouts
French colleagues of the CPIE Val de Vilaine – Association Nature et Mégalithes carry out experimental archaeology using fire and stone tools to make logboats. They are planning to make a new logboat in 2008. They are keen to discuss their work, possibly with an aim to organising a colloquium on dugouts and prehistoric navigation. Further information is available here.

If you are interested please contact Philippe Guillonnet at (a working of knowledge of French would probably be useful)


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