Chattanooga Archaeological Site Stewardship Program

TVA is seeking volunteers with a sincere interest in the protection and preservation of archaeological sites in the Tennessee Valley for its Thousand Eyes Archaeological Site Stewardship Program. Selected volunteers will work with TVA archaeologists to monitor archaeological sites for vandalism, looting and environmental damage.

To become an archaeological site stewardship volunteer, all applicants must:

  • Fill out an application form and submit to a background check; applicant must be willing to drive to TVA Chattanooga facility [open M-F 8 am to 4 pm] for fingerprinting
  • Attend a two-day training workshop on August 19 and 20, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Pay a $25 workshop fee to be donated to the Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology; fee will include a one-year membership in this group
  • Sign a confidentially agreement
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Be able to walk long distances to access sites

 

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Following completion of training, participants responsibilities and duties include:

  • Monitor sites according to the agreed upon schedule
  • Coordinate activities with other site stewards
  • Collect data and information on site conditions, including photographs

Volunteers will receive:

  • Special training by subject matter experts in archaeology, preservation, and other topics
  • Lunch will be provided at the training workshop on Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Volunteer vest and patch

 

Lodging for the workshop and monitoring is not provided.

For more information, contact TVA at culturalresources@tva.gov or 865-632-2463.