The CRC Anthropology Program is pleased to announce a unique

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The CRC Anthropology Program is pleased to offer a unique independent study opportunity for
students interested in archaeology to work on artifacts from a historic site located in Old
Sacramento.
Project History
In the late 1970s CRC anthropology professor David Abrams conducted a field school with CRC students at the
site of the former Enterprise Hotel in Old Sacramento. Through their excavations and search of historical
records Prof. Abrams and his students learned about the inhabitants of this Gold Rush-era site and their lives.
Due to various constraints, however, the collection of artifacts, photos, and notes compiled from the excavation
has not been properly analyzed or in some instances, even fully catalogued. Parts of the collection are on loan
to CRC's Anthropology Program for two years and include a variety of artifacts including glassware, ceramics,
personal grooming items and effects, and animal bone among other things.
Student Opportunity
Under the supervision of Profs. Amanda Paskey and Anastasia Panagakos, the CRC Anthropology program will
be offering selected students the opportunity to work with this collection and learn the fundamentals of
archaeological lab analysis through an independent study project (Anth 495). In order to apply for this project,
students must meet the following criteria:
1. Have successfully completed one anthropology class at a college or university with a grade of "B" or higher.
If the course was not completed at CRC please provide an unofficial transcript.
2. Be enrolled in classes at an academic institution for Spring 2016 (CRC students will be given preference)
3. Be able to commit to the following:
a. Two hours of lab time per week
b. 3 two-hour seminars or other activities at the discretion of the faculty
c. Completion of a lab journal and work summary
Students interested in the project should also exhibit certain qualities such as good organization skills, be detailoriented, committed to completing the work, and have a high level of both professionalism and discretion.
To apply for the independent study please send the following to Prof. Amanda Paskey at
[email protected] by December 10, 2015 or via post at:
Prof. Amanda Paskey
Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823
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A completed application
Curriculum vitae (academic resume)
A letter of intention explaining your interest in the project and future goals
Unofficial transcript (if not a CRC student only)
Selected students will be contacted on or before December 20, 2015 by Prof. Paskey.
Please note: Participation in CRAWL entails a minimum 54 hour commitment over the semester and is not a
paid internship. First time participants will enroll in a one-unit ANTH 495 Independent Study. Returning
participants must submit a new application and will be contacted regarding enrollment options if accepted to the
program. Hard copies of the application may also be obtained at Prof. Paskey’s office: SOC 135.
APPLICATION
Enterprise Hotel Archaeological Analysis Project
Anthropology Program
Cosumnes River College
LAST NAME:______________________________FIRST NAME:_________________________
ADDRESS:____________________________
PHONE:______________________________
_____________________________________
EMAIL:_______________________________
ANTHROPOLOGY CLASSES COMPLETED (at any institution)
CLASS
SEMESTER/YEAR INSTRUCTOR INSTITUTION
COURSES ENROLLED IN FOR SPRING 2016
CLASS
NUMBER INSTRUCTOR
OF UNITS
MEETING
DAY/TIME
GRADE
INSTITUTION
PLEASE INDICATE YOUR LAB TIME AVAILABILITY (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY):
 MONDAY MORNINGS
 TUESDAY MORNINGS
 WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
 THURSDAY MORNINGS
PLEASE RANK YOUR LAB TIME AVAILABILITY (ONE BEING BEST)
_____MONDAYS
_____TUESDAYS
_____WEDNESDAYS
_____THURSDAYS
PLEASE LIST OTHER TIME COMMITMENTS THAT MY INFLUENCE YOUR AVAILABILITY
(work, family, etc)
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
APPLICABLE SPECIAL SKILLS:__________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
PROVIDE INFORMATION OF ONE PROFESSOR WE MAY CONTACT AS A REFERENCE:
NAME:__________________________________ INSTITUTION________________________
DEPARTMENT______________________ PHONE/EMAIL:______________________________
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