The International Circumpolar Archaeological Project (ICAP) is a multi-disciplinary research group that examines the relationship between climate change and human prehistory in the circumpolar North, with research sites in Finland, Northern Canada, and the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia. In Finland and Canada, we seek to identify cross-cultural regularities and differences in human responses to rapid environmental change. Students will have the opportunity to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other tools to address these issues. Students who have an interest in circumpolar environments, climate change and human response, environmental research, GIS, the question of ownership of the North, and issues of ancestry should apply.
Disciplines: Anthropology, Ecology, Evolution, And Behavior; Geographic Information Science
Student Skill-Set Needed: Ability to work independently; basic computer skills, especially Microsoft Office; web design; data management; digital media relations; proficiency in using library resources for research. Knowledge of GIS is not required but would be useful.
Compensation: Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Ezra Zubrow
Office: 251A MFAC