Veterans are needed to help with work preserving American Indian artifacts discovered in the mid-1960s after a dam flooded a community in Alabama.

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Veterans are needed to help with work preserving American Indian artifacts discovered in the mid-1960s after a dam flooded a community in Alabama.

The Army Engineers Need You, Veterans: Veterans Curation Program Hires Vets

The Veterans Curation Program, a division of the Army Corps of Engineers, hires veterans to preserve and possibly restore artifacts unearthed by the Army Corps of Engineers, mostly after World War II. More important, says the program's Augusta, Georgia, project manager Kate McMahon, according to The Augusta Chronicle, it pads the résumés of veterans with marketable skills such as team-building communication and training with computer spreadsheets.

The program's office in Augusta currently has 150 boxes of 1,000-year-old American Indian artifacts waiting to be cataloged, inventoried and photographed. According to the Chronicle, The collection includes ceramics, projectile points, and bits of glass and brook stone dating back to A.D. 800. And the Veterans Curation Program will be hiring six military veterans to help them with the work, starting in May, the Army Corps of Engineers recently announced.

The six veterans hired in Augusta will work in two groups, polishing and logging into databases the Miller’s Ferry Collection, an assortment of artifacts salvaged from Wilcox County, Alabama, in the mid-1960s when a dam flooded a community’s river line and washed out pieces of historic glass and American Indian ceramics made between 800 and 1300, Patrick Rivera, the artifacts manager at the Augusta lab, told the Chronicle.

To apply for work through the U.S. Army Corps’ Veterans Curation Program, complete an application at the company’s Augusta offices at 3830 Washington Road, Suite 27. You can also get more information at the program's website, VeteransCurationProgram.org.

 

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