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Anthropology Faculty and Students Active at American Anthropological Association Annual Conference

Anthropology faculty and students traveled to Minneapolis for the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting. Victor Garcia, Lori Labotka, and Amanda Poole, as well as undergraduate students Regan Gearhart and Nancy Lopez Sosa, presented results of their ongoing research. 

Posted on 12/2/2016 11:58:39 AM

Anthropology Student Delegation to Participate in Appalachian Teaching Project Symposium in Washington, D.C.

On December 2-3, 2016, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will host 17 anthropology students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the 16th annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) symposium in Washington, D.C. Supported by ARC and organized by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University.

Posted on 11/30/2016 7:27:18 PM

Poole Presents at American Anthropological Association Annual Conference

Professor Amanda Poole presented a paper titled “The Political Life of Stateless People: Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia.” Co-written with a colleague, Dr. Jennifer Riggan of Arcadia University, this paper drew from research conducted in Ethiopia during Poole’s sabbatical in fall 2016.

Posted on 11/30/2016 2:54:26 PM

Neusius and Rivas Participate in Eastern Archaic Faunal Working Group Presentations at Fall Conferences

As part of reporting on her current research involving Archaic Period (10,000–3,000 BP) faunal datasets, Sarah Neusius coauthored a paper presented at the Midwest Archaeological Conference in Iowa City, Iowa, and three posters (with Applied Archaeology graduate student Scott Rivas) presented at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Athens, Georgia.

Posted on 11/23/2016 3:29:40 PM

Anthropology Faculty and Students Present Field Research

Archaeology faculty members and three undergraduate students from the Anthropology Department traveled to the Eastern States Archaeological Federation in Langhorne, Pa. November 3–6, 2016, to present the results of field research conducted this past summer.

Posted on 11/10/2016 3:09:46 PM

International Archaeology Day Events Scheduled

Celebrate International Archaeology Day with the IUP Anthropology Department on Saturday, October 15. Archaeology Day will include demonstrations of flintknapping, GPR, and atlatl throwing; informational tables about historic and prehistoric archaeology, zooarchaeology, and hominin skulls; and hand painting, artifact guessing, and other fun activities for kids.

Posted on 10/3/2016 2:48:33 PM

Allard Gives Invited Lecture on Early Southeast Asian Trading Networks

Francis Allard (Anthropology) gave a lecture titled "Southeast Asia’s Maritime Exchange Networks and their Impact on Han Dynasty Southern China" at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Posted on 9/28/2016 11:25:46 AM

Chadwick Discusses Facing Educational and Industry Challenges for Cultural Resource Management

William Chadwick (Anthropology) participated in a panel discussion titled “CRM and the Academy: Crafting the Dialog for Facing Educational and Industry Challenges” at the 22nd annual conference of the American Cultural Resources Association, which was held in Palm Springs, California, on September 15–18, 2016.

Posted on 9/23/2016 2:13:18 PM

Adams and Vick Receive Appalachian Teaching Project Grant for Adventure Learning Trail

Abigail Adams, Anthropology, and Brandon Vick, Economics, have been awarded a grant from the Appalachian Teaching Project to create an Adventure Learning Trail using geocaching to promote the history of Downtown Indiana.

Posted on 9/6/2016 9:41:28 AM

What Was Anthropology Up To This Summer? A Lot!

Summer is the time when students and faculty can get out to do anthropology field work. This was a particularly busy summer, with students working on independent and group research projects and faculty pursuing their research across the state, nation, and globe.

Posted on 8/31/2016 10:27:49 AM

IUP Hosts Advanced Metal Detecting for Archaeologists at Fort Necessity

IUP Anthropology hosted an Advanced Metal Detecting for Archaeologists course at Fort Necessity Battlefield on August 19–21.

Posted on 8/22/2016 12:18:45 PM

Poole Briefs U.S. State Department on Eritrean Migrant Crisis

Dr. Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, was invited by the U.S. State Department to speak at an Analytic Exchange on Eritrea in Washington, D.C. on August 17, 2016.

Posted on 8/22/2016 11:30:31 AM

Anthropology Alumna Working to Protect Chimpanzees

Alicia Rich is using molecular ecology to study chimpanzee conservation and evolution in the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve of Uganda. The data will inform some major conservation initiatives in East Africa by testing the ways in which chimpanzees cope with the constraints of rainforest corridors.

Posted on 8/9/2016 12:25:26 PM

IUP Anthropology Featured in Post-Gazette Article

IUP's recent archaeological excavations at Fort Necessity National Battlefield were recently featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the park.

Posted on 8/1/2016 2:59:31 PM

Garcia Shares Immigrant Perspectives This Fall

Victor Garcia will bring nearly a quarter century of ethnographic experience with immigrant populations to his course on Latinos and Diasporas (ANTH 370) in fall 2016.

Posted on 7/13/2016 11:46:17 AM

Anthropology Student Research Featured in Cumberland Sentinel

Anthropology graduate student Emily Masters’ thesis research at the Camp Michaux POW Camp Site

Posted on 6/28/2016 8:45:08 AM

Allard Elected President of Society for East Asian Archaeology

At its June 2016 conference jointly hosted by Harvard and Boston universities, the Society for East Asian Archaeology recognized Francis Allard as its newly elected president.

Posted on 6/14/2016 8:27:48 AM

New Anthropology Department Social Media

Follow IUP Anthropology on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and our blog.

Posted on 6/9/2016 10:09:28 AM

Anthropology Students Win Awards at Pennsylvania Archaeology Conference

Applied archaeology graduate students David Breitkrutz and Katherine Thorwart both won awards at the 87th annual meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 5/2/2016 10:06:51 AM

Anthropology Undergrads Make a Splash at Annual PASSHE Undergraduate Anthropology Conference

Undergraduate students representing IUP’s Anthropology Department presented papers and posters this past weekend (April 23-24, 2016) and demonstrated outstanding scholarship and exceptional anthropological inquiry.

Posted on 4/28/2016 1:31:58 PM

Anthropology Student Receives Distinguished Presentation Award at Pittsburgh Asia Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference

Peter Crivellaro, a senior in Anthropology, has won the Distinguished Presentation Award for his presentation at the fourth annual Pittsburgh Asia Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference, recently held at Washington and Jefferson College.

Posted on 4/21/2016 8:06:54 AM

Poole Receives Grant from Association of Middle East and Africa to Conduct Research in Ethiopia

Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, received a grant from the Association of Middle East and Africa for her project "An Ethnographic Investigation of Refugee Policy and the Care of Eritrean Youth in Ethiopia."

Posted on 4/15/2016 12:59:40 PM

Refugee Panel and Fundraiser at April 18 Six O’Clock Series

The Refugee Working Group will present the panel “Debunking the Myths About Refugee Resettlement” at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016, as part of IUP’s Six O’Clock Series, followed by a fundraiser to benefit Syrians through the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation.

Posted on 4/14/2016 12:16:40 PM

IUP Makes Great Impression at Society of American Archaeology Conference

The IUP Anthropology Department was well-represented at the recent Society for American Archaeology Conference in Orlando, FL. Five faculty, two undergraduates, and six graduate students presented 13 different posters and papers in seven sessions.

Posted on 4/12/2016 4:16:49 PM

Anthropology Students Well-Represented at Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums

Seventeen anthropology students worked with faculty to present on their original research at IUP’s Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums, held on campus April 5 and 6, 2016. Anthropology major Alyssa Hyziak won two awards for her poster.

Posted on 4/12/2016 12:40:14 PM

Anthropology Graduate Student Publishes Research on Columbia Glassworks

Hannah Harvey published the article “Glass, Floods, and Gov’ment Work: Finding Blairsville’s Industrial Past” in the most recent volume of Pennsylvania Archaeologist.

Posted on 4/6/2016 9:14:47 AM

IUP Anthropology Well Represented at Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology

Anthropology undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty presented 10 papers and posters at the 49th annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology held in Washington, D.C. from January 6–9, 2016.

Posted on 1/19/2016 11:54:32 AM

Ford, Farnsworth, and Colleagues Publish on Shipwreck Site Formation

Ben Ford (Anthropology), Katie Farnsworth (Geoscience), Carrie Sowden (Great Lakes Historical Society), and Scott Harris (College of Charleston) collaborated on a chapter for Site Formation Processes of Submerged Shipwrecks published by the University Press of Florida in January.

Posted on 1/15/2016 9:51:56 AM

Anthropology’s Ford Contributes to Lake Erie National Marine Sanctuary Application

Erie County recently submitted a proposal to include the majority of Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie waters in a National Marine Sanctuary that will highlight the region’s submerged cultural and historical resources. Ben Ford contributed the submerged maritime heritage portion of the proposal.

Posted on 1/13/2016 1:54:07 PM

IUP Archaeologists Help With Archaeology Display at Pennsylvania Farm Show

IUP faculty members Sarah and Phil Neusius and Applied Archaeology graduate students assisted the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's State Museum Archaeology Section with their annual booth at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg on Monday, January 11, 2016.

Posted on 1/13/2016 1:17:44 PM

Neusius Presents Paper on Archaic Period Zooarchaeology

Archaeologist Sarah Neusius copresented "The Eastern Archaic Faunal Working Group: Database Preservation, Comparability and Integration for Archaic Period Faunal Data" at the 2015 meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference.

Posted on 1/13/2016 12:41:55 PM

Archaeologists Use New Technology to Record Old Shipwreck

Anthropology’s Ben Ford and graduate student Jonathan Crise recently recorded the remains of the Royal Savage, one of the oldest U.S. warships, utilizing a 3D laser scanner.

Posted on 1/2/2016 2:14:34 PM

Anthropologist Poole Co-Chairs Roundtable on Governance in the Horn of Africa at the African Studies Association Annual Conference

The Anthropology Department's Amanda Poole co-organized and chaired a roundtable titled “The Fragility of the Strong and the Resilience of the Weak: Lessons On the Nature of the State from A Closer Examination of the Horn of Africa” at the 2015 meeting of the African Studies Association.

Posted on 12/8/2015 11:52:50 AM

Labotka Organizes Panel and Presents Research on Prisons at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

Lori Labotka, Department of Anthropology, organized the “Joining the Conversation: Anthropological Inquiry into Mass Incarceration” panel, and presented her paper “You’re Being Advised: The Role of Tickets in Prison Punishment” at the 2015 meeting.

Posted on 12/7/2015 3:18:36 PM

Anthropology's Adams is a Panelist and Presents Her Research at American University Public Anthropology Conference

Abigail Adams was a panelist and delivered a research paper titled "A Tale of Two Doctors: Abortion Care and the Politics of Practice" at American University’s 12th annual Public Anthropology Conference, “Shifting Climates: Dialogues of the Urgent and Emergent,” from October 3–4, 2015.

Posted on 11/30/2015 11:05:16 AM

Neusius Presents Paper on Archaic Period Research

Sarah Neusius, Department of Anthropology, and colleagues presented “The Eastern Archaic Faunal Working Group: Database Preservation, Comparability and Integration for Archaic Period Faunal Data” at the joint meeting of the Ontario Archaeological Society and the Eastern States Archaeological Federation October 18, 2015.

Posted on 11/6/2015 1:57:34 PM

Flintknapping Demonstration to be Held on Campus

Susanne Haney will present a demonstration on flintknapping, the ancient technique making tools out of stone, on Thursday, November 12, at McElhaney Hall, room G-2.

Posted on 11/5/2015 5:19:20 PM

MA in Applied Archaeology Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2016

The IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research and the Anthropology Department are now accepting applications for the MA in Applied Archaeology Program for the fall 2016 semester.

Posted on 11/5/2015 5:09:44 PM

MA in Applied Archaeology Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2016

The IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research and the Anthropology Department are now accepting applications for the MA in Applied Archaeology Program for the fall 2016 semester.

Posted on 11/5/2015 5:09:44 PM

IUP Alumnus Matthews to Speak about Analytic Modeling in Anthropology

Luke Mathews will present “Cultural Evolution from its Primate Origins to Modern Geopolitics” on Wednesday, November 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the HUB Allegheny Room as part of the Anthropology in Action speaker series.

Posted on 11/5/2015 4:51:56 PM

Anthropology’s Ford Delivers Closing Remarks at Federal Symposium

Ben Ford, Department of Anthropology, delivered the closing remarks at the Maritime Cultural Landscape Symposium on October 14–15, 2015, which was convened to discuss the application a Maritime Cultural Landscape approach to managing historic and archaeological resources on federal property.

Posted on 10/26/2015 9:19:06 AM

International Archaeology Day Celebration Planned for October 17

Get a glimpse at what archaeologists do! Come celebrate International Archaeology Day at IUP Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the ground floor of McElhaney Hall. See student research exhibitions, geophysical demonstrations, lab and specimens tours, artifact displays, stone tool making, and more!

Posted on 10/15/2015 3:24:05 PM

Anthropologist Poole Presents on Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia

Amanda Poole presented a paper titled “Eritreans in Ethiopia: Dislocations and Boundaries of Belonging along the Eritrean-Ethiopian Border” at the Conference on Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville on September 26, 2015.

Posted on 10/2/2015 10:40:49 AM

Occhipinti to Speak on Short-Term Missions and Volunteer Tourism

Laurie Occhipinti, of Clarion University, will give a talk titled “Serving the Poor: Short-term Missions and Volunteer Tourism” on Wednesday, October 7, in Keith Hall, room 130 at 6:30 p.m.

Posted on 10/2/2015 9:53:56 AM

Valko Guest Speaker in “Anthropology in Action” Series

Amanda Valko, MA kicked off the Anthropology Department’s 2015–16 Anthropology in Action series on Wednesday, September 23, with a program titled “Paleobotany: the Secret of Seeds.”

Posted on 9/28/2015 8:13:37 AM

Anthropology Graduate Student Gilligan Awarded Lambda Alpha Graduate Research Grant

Cherilyn Gilligan is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Lambda Alpha National Honor Society’s Graduate Research Grant. Her master’s-level research focuses on the faunal analysis of Moravian missionary towns in Colonial Ohio.

Posted on 9/16/2015 10:47:47 AM

IUP Applied Archaeology Graduate Students Conduct Geophysical Survey in Schuylkill Haven

IUP graduate students Emily Masters and Hannah Harvey and William Chadwick (Anthropology) conducted a ground-penetrating radar survey on September 4, 2015, in Schuylkill Haven, Pa, after a PennDOT project found human remains potentially related to the 1918 Spanish Flue epidemic.

Posted on 9/14/2015 9:25:13 AM

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Projects Strong Job Growth for Anthropologists and Archaeologists

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently listed anthropology and archaeology as having faster than average job growth in the coming years and as being fields where employees make better than average salaries. It is a good time to be an anthropologist!

Posted on 8/25/2015 3:46:49 PM

Anthropologist Homsey-Messer Publishes on the Archaeology of Caves

Lara Homsey-Messer recently published an article discussing the role of caves in the lives of hunter-gatherers in American Antiquity, the premier journal for American archaeology.

Posted on 5/17/2015 1:36:48 PM

Anthropology Students Attend State System Undergraduate Anthropology Research Conference at Bloomsburg University

On April 25 and 26, 2015, 18 students from the Anthropology Department took part in the 24th annual Pennsylvania State System Undergraduate Anthropology Conference. The annual conference enables students to present their research in a professional, public forum and engage with other anthropology students throughout the State System.

Posted on 5/1/2015 1:17:00 PM

Archaeology Faculty Participate in the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology

Archaeology faculty members Sarah Neusius, Beverly Chiarulli (former director of IUP Archaeological Services), and Phillip Neusius presented a paper at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, held in Bethlehem, Pa. April 10–12, 2015.

Posted on 4/22/2015 1:54:27 PM

Applied Archaeology Graduate Students Present Papers, Receive Awards at Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Meetings

Applied Archaeology graduate students Hannah Charlton, Amanda Rasmussen, and Angela Goreczny presented papers related to their MA thesis projects at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

Posted on 4/22/2015 1:10:22 PM

Anthropology Department Well-Represented at Society for American Archaeology Meetings

Four faculty members and eight students presented their work at the Society for American Archaeology annual conference in San Francisco, June 15-19, 2015.

Posted on 4/21/2015 4:06:03 PM

Faculty Member Poole and Student Bauer Present on Appalachian Teaching Project at National Anthropology Conference

Anthropology major Elizabeth Bauer and faculty member Amanda Poole traveled to New York City on April 18 and 19 to present at the 2011 Society for the Anthropology of North America 2015 conference.

Posted on 4/21/2015 12:38:48 PM

Anthropology in Action Presents “Political Cartoons and Depictions of the Past: Current Conflicts over Representations of North African Minorities in France”

Anthropologist Victoria Phaneuf will discuss the tensions between globalization and nationalism through the lens of political cartoons at 6:45 p.m. on April 22, 2015, in the HUB Delaware Room.

Posted on 4/8/2015 11:43:56 AM

Anthropology Graduate Student Publishes “Beneath Washington’s Feet: A Study and Analysis of Prehistory at Ferry Farm”

Ashley McCuistion, a student in the Applied Archaeology MA program, published the article in the Quarterly Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Virginia.

Posted on 4/6/2015 10:04:38 AM

Anthropology in Action Lecture Series a Success

The first two lectures in the Anthropology in Action lecture series informed students from multiple departments about the work of cultural anthropologists today and its relevance to contemporary events.

Posted on 3/30/2015 2:00:58 PM

Anthropology Majors Present Research at Society for Applied Anthropology Conference

Anthropology majors Elizabeth Bauer, Peter Crivellaro, Lauren Earle, and Jamie Suever presented on their research projects at the 75th annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Posted on 3/27/2015 1:24:22 PM

Jaillet-Wentling to Speak about Antebellum Freed African Americans in Pennsylvania

Department of Anthropology graduate Angela Jaillet-Wentling will present her research on the pre-Civil War freed African American settlement of Pandenarium at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26.

Posted on 3/23/2015 3:25:24 PM

IUP Archaeologists Present and Win Awards at the Mid-Atlantic Archaeological Conference

Applied Archaeology students Casey Campetti and Cherilyn Gilligan presented posters at the 45th Annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference held March 12-15 in Ocean City, Maryland.

Posted on 3/23/2015 1:12:11 PM

Anthropologist Ford Lectures to Two Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Chapters

Ben Ford spoke to the Westmoreland Archaeological Society on Wednesday, March 18, and to the North Folk Chapter on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The talks spanned subjects from global underwater archaeology to local historical archaeology.

Posted on 3/23/2015 9:57:28 AM

Anthropology in Action: Women and Human Rights in Western Sahara

Tara Deubel, University of South Florida, will present “Working Towards Empowerment: Sahrawi Women and Human Rights in the Western Sahara Conflict” on March 24 at 6:45 p.m. in the HUB Susquehanna Room.

Posted on 3/17/2015 8:30:04 AM

Summer Archaeological Field School

Undergraduate and graduate archaeological field schools are planned this summer at the site of Historic Hanna’s Town from July 13–August 14, 2015.

Posted on 2/25/2015 3:46:33 PM

Poole Presents on Eritrean Politics at International Studies Association Annual Conference

Amanda Poole, Anthropology, presented “The Missing and the Martyred: Political Violence and State Survival in Eritrea,” discussing outmigration and state violence in Eritrea, at the International Studies Association annual conference in New Orleans on February 18, 2015.

Posted on 2/23/2015 1:47:34 PM

Anthropology Graduate Student Featured in Panel on Issues of Diversity: Voices from the Field

Casey Campetti will discuss her paper “Out in the Field? Queer Archaeologists, Queer Archaeology, and CRM” at the February 25, 2015, Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research Issues of Diversity: Voices from the Field panel.

Posted on 2/20/2015 8:29:45 AM

Anthropology in Action Lecture Series

Come see what cultural anthropologists do today in a new monthly lecture series. Lori Labotka will give the first talk on Wednesday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Susquehanna Room of the HUB, entitled “Healthy, Beautiful Hair: Cultivating the Self in a Women’s Prison.”

Posted on 2/18/2015 11:38:08 AM

IUP Anthropology Club Celebrates First Annual Anthropology Day, February 19

National Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them. It’s a great time to be an anthropologist! Celebrate with us in Stapleton Library.

Posted on 2/16/2015 3:37:48 PM

Anthropology Graduate Student Campetti Awarded Great Lakes Research and Education Center Grant

Casey Campetti recently received a $2,500 grant for her project “Archaeological Field Testing of Late Archaic/Early Woodland Predictive Models, Isle Royale.”

Posted on 2/11/2015 3:55:52 PM

Anthropologist Phaneuf to Speak to Slippery Rock University Sociology and Anthropology Honorary

Victoria Phaneuf will present her work “A United, Plural France?: Identity and Difference in French North African Cultural Associations” to the SRU Sociology and Anthropology Honorary on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Posted on 2/4/2015 12:58:36 PM

Ford Publishes on the Archaeology of Carriage Building

Ben Ford, Department of Anthropology, recently published “The Cruttenden Carriage Works: The Development and Decline of Carriage Production in New Haven Connecticut” in IA, The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archaeology.

Posted on 1/28/2015 12:37:50 PM

MA in Applied Archaeology Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2015

The IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research and the Anthropology Department are now accepting applications for the MA in Applied Archaeology Program for the fall 2015 semester.

Posted on 1/26/2015 3:23:02 PM

Neusius Leads Research Meeting at Illinois State Museum

Professor Sarah Neusius recently led the first meeting of the Eastern Archaic Faunal Working Group, a zooarchaeological research group formed under a recent National Science Foundation Award.

Posted on 1/26/2015 1:01:53 PM

Ford Completes First Leg of McCann-Taggart Underwater Archaeology Lectureship

Anthropology’s Ben Ford, the 2014-2015 Archaeological Institute of America McCann-Taggart Underwater Archaeology Lecturer, recently spoke to the Toledo and Westchester Societies of the AIA.

Posted on 1/26/2015 11:41:52 AM

Allard Publishes on Imperial China’s Early Southern Expansion

Francis Allard, Department of Anthropology, published “China’s Early Impact on Eastern Yunnan: Incorporation, Acculturation, and the Convergence of Evidence” in the Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology (vol 35).

Posted on 1/23/2015 10:42:30 AM

Anthropology’s Ford Appointed Editor of SHA Technical Briefs

Ben Ford became the editor of the Society for Historical Archaeology Technical Briefs Series in January 2015.

Posted on 1/22/2015 9:42:44 AM

Poole and IUP Students Present at Appalachian Teaching Project Conference

Amanda Poole, along with five IUP students and their community partner, Kay Snyder, participated in the 2014 Appalachian Teaching Project Conference. They presented on their research project with the Indiana Community Garden.

Posted on 1/21/2015 3:38:50 PM

IUP Faculty at the American Anthropological Association Meetings

IUP Anthropology faculty had a strong showing at last year’s annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, held in Washington, D.C. on December 3–7, 2014.

Posted on 1/21/2015 3:35:32 PM

Ford Plays an Active Role at Historical and Underwater Archaeology Conference

Anthropology’s Ben Ford recently attended the 48th annual conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Seattle, Washington, where he presented a research paper and participated in two panels.

Posted on 1/18/2015 7:53:35 PM

Poole Interviewed On “Permaculture Podcast”

Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, was interviewed by Scott Man about a project that students from her Cultural Ecology class are doing in partnership with the Indiana Community Garden.

Posted on 11/21/2014 1:25:18 PM

Neusius Talks About Recent Investigations at the Johnston Site

Sarah Neusius discussed the work IUP Anthropology has been doing at this important Monongahela site with the North Fork Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology on October 17, 2014.

Posted on 11/4/2014 9:06:45 AM

IUP Archaeology Day a Success

The Anthropology Department hosted an archaeology open house as part of International Archaeology Day on October 18, 2014.

Posted on 10/20/2014 10:10:37 AM

Archaeology Day at IUP, October 18

Explore how archaeology is being done right here at IUP. The Archaeology Day Open House will feature exhibits of archaeological research, labs, equipment, and more.

Posted on 10/10/2014 8:36:16 AM

Anthropologist Poole Discusses Long-Term Governance Issues in Eritrea

Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, was invited to speak at a colloquium hosted at the University of Ottawa on the Future of Governance in Eritrea on October 1, 2014.

Posted on 10/6/2014 4:07:39 PM

Neusius Discusses How IUP Prepares Students for Careers in Cultural Resource Management

Phillip Neusius participated in a forum on “Ensuring Industry Sustainability and Quality: Educating the Next Generation of Cultural Resource Management Practitioners” at the 2014 Conference of the American Cultural Resources Association.

Posted on 10/3/2014 12:32:26 PM

Neusius Presents On “Eastern Archaic Faunal Working Group”

Sarah Neusius, Anthropology, participated in the 12th International Conference of Archaeozoology, held in San Rafael, Mendoza Province, Argentina.

Posted on 10/1/2014 1:54:13 PM

Anthropology’s Ford Discusses Hanna’s Town Excavation with Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Chapter

Ben Ford’s talk on September 17, “Preliminary Analysis of the Hanna’s Town Collection and How it Can Help Us Present the Site to the Public,” summarized IUP’s ongoing work at the site.

Posted on 9/19/2014 10:32:51 AM

First Applied Archaeology Graduate Colloquium a Success

The Applied Archaeology Graduate Colloquium held its first meeting of the 2014–15 school year on Wednesday, September 17. The colloquium included presentations by four student groups summarizing their summer experiences.

Posted on 9/18/2014 11:13:25 AM

Allard Presents on Nanyue Kingdom at Conference in Mongolia, Initiates Archaeological Project in China

Francis Allard, Anthropology, presented “Transformations and Incorporations at the Crossroad: The Case of the Nanyue Kingdom (2nd Century BCE) in Southern China” at the sixth worldwide conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology.

Posted on 9/5/2014 9:03:17 AM

Poole Publishes on Agrarian History in Eritrea

Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, published a chapter titled “Negotiating Territoriality in Eritrean Refugee Resettlement: Agrarian History, Mobile Livelihoods, and State Making” in the edited volume Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogue between State and Tradition.

Posted on 8/27/2014 3:12:32 PM

Neusius Receives National Science Foundation Funding to Develop Integrated Faunal Databases

Professor Sarah Neusius, along with her co-PI, Bonnie Styles, director of the Illinois State Museum, has been awarded a research award in the amount of $184,080 by the Archaeology Program of the National Science Foundation.

Posted on 8/7/2014 1:57:08 PM

Poole Completes NSF-Funded Course on Cultural Domain Analysis

Amanda Poole, Anthropology, was accepted into a five-day course funded by the National Science Foundation held in July 2014 at the Duke University Marine Laboratories in Beaufort, North Carolina.

Posted on 8/6/2014 10:54:14 AM

Anthropology Faculty and Student Lead Workshop on 3D Laser Scanning

Ben Ford, Beverley Chiarulli, and Marion Smeltzer led a workshop on 3D laser scanning at the joint meeting of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and the Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage in July 2014.

Posted on 7/18/2014 2:24:22 PM

Anthropology’s Ford Featured on Cultural Resource Management Archaeology Podcast

Ben Ford recently discussed the IUP Applied Archaeology MA program with the cast of the CRM Archaeology Podcast.

Posted on 5/27/2014 2:22:18 PM

Anthropology Faculty Participate in National Park Service Archaeological Prospection Workshop

Ben Ford and Beverly Chiarulli (retired) demonstrated the IDS Stream X multi-array ground penetrating radar system at the National Park Service Archaeological Prospection Workshop, May 19–23, 2014.

Posted on 5/27/2014 2:19:47 PM

Adams Presents at IUP’s Inaugural REACH (Research, Education, and Advocacy for Community Health) Conference

Abigail Adams, Department of Anthropology, presented “Trans Inclusivity: Creating an Accepting Classroom for Gender Variant Students at Post-Secondary Institutions.”

Posted on 5/27/2014 1:37:46 PM

Poole Keynote Speaker at Indiana County League of Women Voters Annual Meeting

Amanda Poole of the Anthropology Department presented “Eritrea; Perspectives on Citizenship and Stewardship,” drawing from her research on state-society relations in Eritrea, the Horn of Africa, to reflect on contemporary issues surrounding citizenship, governance, and civic ecology.

Posted on 5/19/2014 11:43:03 AM

Poole Invited Speaker at Oxford University Conference on State Society Relations in Horn of Africa

Amanda Poole of the Anthropology Department presented “‘We Are Not the Government’: Political Imaginaries and the Politics of Daily Life in Eritrea” on May 8, 2014, at Oxford University’s St. Antony’s College.

Posted on 5/19/2014 11:32:38 AM

Twenty-Three IUP Archaeologists Participate in Society for American Archaeology Conference

IUP Anthropology was well-represented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Austin, Texas, with faculty and staff presenting papers and posters, participating in the CRM Expo, and competing in the Ethics Bowl.  

Posted on 5/2/2014 12:25:24 PM

Neusius Discusses Recent Investigations at the Johnston Site

On April 11, Sarah Neusius presented a talk entitled “Recent Investigations at the Johnston Site” at the April 2014 meeting of the Venango Archaeology Chapter 30 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology in Franklin, Pa.

Posted on 4/17/2014 8:28:39 AM

Department of Anthropology Hosts PASSHE Anthropology Undergraduate Research Conference

Ten IUP Anthropology students were among the 36 PASSHE students who presented their original research in cultural, linguistic, and biological anthropology, and archaeology at the 2014 conference.

Posted on 4/16/2014 4:59:15 PM

Archaeologist to Collaborate on Deep-Sea Shipwreck Investigation: Watch Live on Wednesday

Ben Ford, Anthropology, will participate via telepresence in a NOAA expedition to investigate three shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, April 16. The expedition will be streamed live through the NOAA Okeanos Explorer website.  

Posted on 4/15/2014 3:21:10 PM

Anthropology Faculty and Students Present Recent Research at Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference

IUP Anthropology Department members presented six posters and papers at the 44th annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference, held March 13–17, 2014, in Bucks County, Pa.

Posted on 4/10/2014 1:06:19 PM

Anthropology Students Make Excellent Showing in IUP Scholars Forums

Twenty Anthropology graduate and undergraduate students participated in the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums, bringing home four prizes.

Posted on 4/10/2014 1:05:30 PM

PASSHE Undergraduate Anthropology Conference to be Held at IUP, April 12–13

IUP will host the 2014 Undergraduate Anthropology Conference, specifically designed for undergraduate students in the PASSHE system to present and discuss their work and to exchange and encourage new ways of engaging anthropology across disciplines and institutions.

Posted on 4/8/2014 5:16:21 PM

Applied Archaeology MA Students Sweep Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Meetings

Graduate students in the Anthropology Department Applied Archaeology program were awarded the top four honors for poster presentations at the 2014 meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

Posted on 4/8/2014 1:30:49 PM

Anthropology Students and Alumna Present Research at Society of Applied Anthropology Meetings

Anthropology students Lisa McCann and Rachel Scherer, and alumna Katherine Fox presented their research at the annual meetings for the Society of Applied Anthropology in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 18, 2014.

Posted on 3/28/2014 10:31:35 AM

Younger Presents Fort Hyndshaw Research to Anthropology Graduate Student Colloquium

Historian Danny Younger discussed his extensive research on Fort Hyndshaw with the Graduate Colloquium on March 25, 2014.

Posted on 3/26/2014 8:45:02 AM

Hudgins’ Lesson on Dude Featured in First Episode of “In Class at IUP”

Providing prospective students a glimpse into a college classroom is the goal of the new YouTube series “In Class at IUP.” Anastasia Hudgins’ ANTH 233 class kicked off the series with a lively linguistic anthropology class discussion on the use of the word “dude.”

Posted on 3/24/2014 3:08:04 PM

Anthropology Graduate Student Lectures on “Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology in the Aucilla River”

Graduate student Adam Burke presented a lecture titled “Megafauna and Material Culture: Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology in the Aucilla River, Northwest Florida” at the Anthracite Heritage Museum on March 23, 2014.

Posted on 3/24/2014 8:35:43 AM

Anthropology Faculty and Student Blog about Digital Humanities

Marion Smeltzer and Beverly Chiarulli (retired) recently published a Society for Historical Archaeology blog on their work with virtual worlds and three-dimensional recording.

Posted on 2/27/2014 12:39:31 PM

Anthropologist Ford Selected as Archaeological Institute of America Lecturer

Ben Ford was recently selected to be the Archaeological Institute of America McCann-Taggart Underwater Archaeology Lecturer for 2014–2015.

Posted on 2/26/2014 8:58:12 AM

Applications for 2014 Summer Field Schools in Archaeology Now Being Accepted

IUP is offering concurrent archaeology field schools from May 27–July 3, 2014: Undergraduate Field School, Basic Field School for graduate students, and Advanced Field School for graduate students. Each of these is a 6-credit course.

Posted on 2/25/2014 6:32:45 PM

PennDOT Archaeologist Discusses Job Skills with Anthropology Graduate Students

Joe Baker, PennDOT archaeologist, presented on technical writing during the Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium on February 18, 2014.

Posted on 2/19/2014 11:18:17 AM

Anthropologist Poole Publishes on Eritrean Governance

Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, published an article titled “Ransoms, Remittances, and Refugees: The Gatekeeper State in Eritrea” in a special issue of Africa Today focused on Postliberation Eritrea.

Posted on 2/4/2014 10:26:33 AM

Anthropologist Allard Discusses the Bronzes of Southeast Asia

In January 2014, Francis Allard travelled to Southeast Asia to carry out research on early metallurgy, and to present two papers.

Posted on 1/30/2014 1:15:55 PM

Anthropology Graduate Students Selected for National Park Service Park Break Program

Casey Campetti and Katie Turner were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to take part in the 2014 George Wright Society Park Break at Keweenaw National Historic Park.

Posted on 1/27/2014 9:13:09 AM

Anthropology Graduate Students Present at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Amanda Rasmussen, Matt Howryla, and Kirk Smith presented the results of their recent applied archaeology experiences at the 2014 meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

Posted on 1/27/2014 9:09:46 AM

Anthropologist Ford Discusses Landscape Archaeology as Viewed from the Water

Ben Ford recently presented a paper discussing maritime cultural landscapes at the 47th Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Quebec City, Canada.

Posted on 1/16/2014 11:34:40 AM

Ford, Farnsworth, and Colleagues Publish on Black River Bay Survey

Ben Ford (Anthropology), Katie Farnsworth (Geoscience), Glen Henson (Anthropology), and colleagues from the Great Lakes Historical Society and the College of Charleston recently published an article describing their multidisciplinary survey of Black River Bay, Lake Ontario.

Posted on 1/16/2014 11:16:12 AM

Anthropology Majors Present on Sustainable Development in Appalachia

Anthropology majors Carrie Aitkins, Shannon Cramer, Alyssa Fallat, Lisa McCann, Kyle Murray, and Kelimae Perkins presented on their research at the Appalachian Teaching Project annual conference in Washington, D.C. on December 6 and 7, 2013.

Posted on 12/11/2013 11:12:58 AM

Graduate Student Smeltzer’s Virtual Archaeology Project Featured in Hypergrid Business Magazine

Marion Smeltzer, graduate student in the MA in Applied Archaeology program, has developed a virtual world of archaeology in VIBE (Virtual Islands for Better Education), an OpenSim platform for schools and educators.

Posted on 12/6/2013 10:01:40 PM

Ford Publishes Anthropological Study of Ship Reuse

Ben Ford, Department of Anthropology, published an article titled “The Reuse of Vessels as Harbor Structures: A Cross-Cultural Comparison” in the Journal of Maritime Archaeology.

Posted on 12/4/2013 11:51:27 AM

Anthropology Professors Garcia, Poole, and Adams Present Research at American Anthropological Association

Victor Garcia, Amanda Poole, and Abigail Adams, Department of Anthropology, presented their research at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

Posted on 12/3/2013 1:39:26 PM

Ford Publishes Maritime Archaeology Reader

Ben Ford, Department of Anthropology, and Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Flinders University, recently compiled a volume entitled Perspectives from Historical Archaeology and ACUA Proceedings on behalf of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Posted on 12/2/2013 10:15:02 AM

Neusius and Chiarulli Discuss Ongoing Investigations at the Johnston Site

Sarah Neusius and Beverly Chiarulli, Anthropology, presented “Investigating and Interpreting the Johnston Site, a Late Prehistoric Village in Western Pennsylvania” at the 2013 meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation, October 31–November 3.

Posted on 11/12/2013 9:57:29 AM

Chiarulli and Students Particiate in Archaeology Day at State Capitol

Beverly Chiarulli and second-year graduate students in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program traveled to Harrisburg on November 6, 2013, to join archaeologists from the Pennsylvania State Museum, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and Bureau for Historic Preservation.

Posted on 11/9/2013 5:19:25 PM

Archaeology Graduate Student Smeltzer Exhibits at Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies

Marion Smeltzer, a student in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program, exhibited educational material on teaching archaeology at the 60th annual conference of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies on October 17–19, 2013.

Posted on 11/9/2013 4:56:10 PM

Smith Wins Student Paper Competition at Eastern States Archaeological Federation Meeting

Applied Archaeology master’s student Stefanie Smith’s paper, “A Tale of Two Taverns: Frontier Life and Food Consumption at Hanna’s Town,” presented some of the results of her master’s thesis research on the animal remains recovered from past excavations at the colonial settlement.

Posted on 11/8/2013 11:02:58 AM

Alumnus Mitchell Discusses Anthropology Research at Johnston Site

Seth Mitchell, senior archaeologist with AK Environmental and a 2013 recipient of the IUP Young Alumni Achievement Award, spoke to the Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium.

Posted on 11/6/2013 9:10:26 AM

Anthropology Club Hosts Day of the Dead Events: An Affirmation of Life

Among the many events presented in honor of the Day of the Dead, the lecture by Harold Morales, “Day of the Dead: an Affirmation of Life,” was a tremendous success.

Posted on 11/4/2013 2:37:43 PM

Rowles Presents Colloquium on Jobs in Transportation Archaeology

Ryan Rowles, PennDOT regional archaeologist, presented a graduate colloquium on October 15, 2013, about jobs in transportation archaeology.

Posted on 10/25/2013 5:48:44 PM

Anthropology Club: Day of the Dead Events

The Anthropology Club, in collaboration with other IUP organizations, will host the first annual Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Festival at IUP, October 28–November 2.

Posted on 10/22/2013 6:30:55 PM

Anthropology Club's Day of the Dead Events

In honor of Day of the Dead, the Anthropology Club is presenting a talk by Professor Harold Morales of Religious Studies entitled "The Day of the Dead: an Affirmation of Life." The talk is Monday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Johnson 247.

Posted on 10/21/2013 7:06:50 PM

IUP Anthropology Hosts Successful Archaeology Open House on October 19

In celebration of International Archaeology Day and Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, the Anthropology Department hosted an Archaeology Open House.

Posted on 10/21/2013 8:52:58 AM

Neusius and Chiarulli Receive Funding for Continuation of Highway Archaeological Survey Program

Principal investigator Phillip Neusius and co-principal investigator Beverly Chiarulli received an award of $88,587 for the continuation of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation PennDOT Highway Archaeological Survey Team program in 2014–15.

Posted on 10/9/2013 10:32:23 AM

Celebrate International Archaeology Day and Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, October 19

IUP Archaeology students, staff, and faculty will hold an open house in the IUP Archaeology Labs on Saturday, October 19.

Posted on 10/8/2013 5:05:34 PM

Students Visit the Carnegie Museums

Twenty students from Sarah Neusius’ Anthropology 318, Museum Methods class visited the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Oakland on October 1, 2013.

Posted on 10/8/2013 4:58:32 PM

Prezzano, Clarion University, Discusses Excavations at the Millstone Site

Susan Prezzano of Clarion University presented her research at the Millstone Site to the Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium on October 2, 2013.

Posted on 10/3/2013 8:55:16 AM

Archaeologist Chiarulli, Smeltzer, and Durante Participate in Ellis School Archaeology Program

For the past 17 years, Beverly Chiarulli, Anthropology Department, has assisted Ellen Bedell of the Ellis School in Pittsburgh with an annual simulated archaeological excavation and experimental archaeology program. This year, Chiarulli was assisted by graduate students Marion Smeltzer and Mark Durante.

Posted on 9/29/2013 12:59:53 PM

Anthropology’s Day of the Dead T-Shirt Competition

The Anthropology Club is looking for submissions of eye-catching, original art work to emblazon across the Day of the Dead t-shirts its members will be selling on campus. The winning designer will earn a free t-shirt!

Posted on 9/16/2013 4:45:30 PM

Poole and Hudgins Publish on Hydraulic Fracturing in Indiana County

Amanda Poole and Anastasia Hudgins, Department of Anthropology, published “‘I care more about this place because I fought for it’: Exploring the Political Ecology of Fracking in an Ethnographic Field School,” in the September 2013 issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Posted on 9/16/2013 11:57:50 AM

Cultural Enrichment Trip to African Art Museum and MLK Memorial in D.C., Sept 28

Tickets are now available for a bus trip to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This day-long trip to the city will stop at the National Museum of African Art, the MLK Memorial, and the soul food restaurant Eatonville

Posted on 9/16/2013 11:45:35 AM

First Applied Archaeology Graduate Colloquium of 2013–2014 Focuses on Student Summer Experiences

The first Applied Archaeology Graduate Colloquium of the academic year was held on September 11. Nine current students described a wide variety of summer field experiences.

Posted on 9/13/2013 12:23:35 PM

IUP and PennDOT Archaeologists Give Workshops at Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

IUP Archaeology faculty member Sarah Neusius, PennDOT archaeologist Susanne Haney, and graduate students Marion Smeltzer and Kirk Smith conducted workshops at the North Appalachian Folk Festival held in downtown Indiana on September 7, 2013.

Posted on 9/13/2013 9:12:56 AM

MA in Applied Archaeology Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2014

The IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research and the Anthropology Department are now accepting applications for the MA in Applied Archaeology Program for the fall 2015 semester.

Posted on 9/9/2013 2:17:53 PM

The First Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival will be held in downtown Indiana, Pa., on September 6–7, 2013. It will feature artists, craftspeople, musical performers, films, educational workshops, art exhibitions, food vendors, excursions, and theater performances.

Posted on 8/30/2013 4:34:23 PM

IUP Archaeologists Investigate KCAC Parking Lots with NSF-Funded Ground Penetrating Radar Unit

Beverly Chiarulli from the IUP Anthropology Department and Alex Novo from IDS Stream used a new ground penetrating radar unit to investigate the KCAC parking lots during a week of training to test the instrument in May 2013.

Posted on 8/25/2013 9:21:24 AM

Archaeology Students Participate in Cooperative Project in Allegheny National Forest

Starting on July 8, 2013, four IUP students and two students from Clarion began a systematic survey of the 46-mile-long transect of of mountain bicycling trails through the Allegheny National Forest.

Posted on 7/16/2013 11:44:16 AM

Anthropology Student Conklin Participates in NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates

Samantha Conklin, a junior Anthropology major, will spend five weeks exploring the Angel Mounds State Historic Site in southwestern Indiana as part of the eight-week REU program.

Posted on 7/9/2013 11:32:13 PM

Anthropology Senior Troutman Awarded $5,000 Scholarship

Lambda Alpha, the National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology, announced this week that Michele Troutman, a graduating senior in the Anthropology Department and member of the Epsilon of Pennsylvania chapter at IUP, was awarded its Senior Scholarship.

Posted on 6/5/2013 7:27:45 PM

Ten Anthropology Graduate Students Recognized in Department Graduation Ceremony

Ten graduate students in the Applied Archaeology Master of Arts program who graduated in May or will graduate in August were recognized during the Anthropology Department Graduation ceremony on May 17, 2013.

Posted on 5/28/2013 2:36:35 PM

Anthropology Department Recognizes 25 Undergraduates in May Graduation

During the departmental graduation ceremony on May 18, 2013, faculty members from the IUP Anthropology Department recognized undergraduate students graduating in the December 2012, May 2013, and August 2013 semesters.

Posted on 5/21/2013 10:17:06 PM

Anthropology Faculty and Students Participate in Society for American Archaeology Meeting

Anthropology faculty members Francis Allard, Beverly Chiarulli, Ben Ford, Phillip Neusius, and Sarah Neusius participated in the 78th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 3–7, 2013.

Posted on 5/16/2013 12:56:00 PM

Anthropology Students Present Research at PASSHE Undergraduate Anthropology Research Conference

The 27th annual conference of the PASSHE Undergraduate Anthropology Research Conference included presentations by Anthropology students Lisa McCann, Katherine Elizabeth Fox, Gabrielle Renee Lehigh, and Sara Endy.

Posted on 5/12/2013 10:00:09 PM

Archaeology Faculty and Students Present Research at Annual Meeting of Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology

Anthropology students and faculty participated in the 84th annual meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, hosted by Mon-Yough Chapter 3 of the SPA. The conference was held April 19–21, 2013, in Uniontown, Pa.

Posted on 5/12/2013 8:35:43 PM

Sarah Neusius Becomes President of State Archaeological Society

Sarah Neusius, professor of Anthropology, was elected to a two-year term as president of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology at the society’s annual business meeting held on April 20, 2013.

Posted on 5/4/2013 6:53:41 PM

Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium to Host Ethics Competition

The Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium will host an Ethics Bowl on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in McElhaney G-2.

Posted on 5/3/2013 10:19:56 AM

Ford Delivers Keynote Lecture at Cal U Anthropology Honor Society Dinner

Anthropologist Ben Ford delivered the evening’s keynote lecture on May 2, 2013, and discussed his ongoing work searching for War of 1812 shipwrecks in Lake Ontario.

Posted on 5/3/2013 10:06:03 AM

Anthropology Students Present Research to Society for Applied Anthropology

Current and former anthropology students presented their research findings in a panel, “Ethnographic Praxis in a University Setting: Student Research on Campus,” at the 2013 Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting.

Posted on 4/28/2013 7:27:38 PM

Earth Day Celebration Moved to Monday April 22

Due to a forecast of rain for Friday, all are welcome to join ECO in the Oak Grove on Monday, April 22, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., to celebrate Earth Day at IUP and support sustainable practices in our campus and the broader community.

Posted on 4/17/2013 1:12:46 PM

IUP ECO Club to Celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22

All are welcome to join ECO in the Oak Grove on Monday, April 22, Friday, April 19, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., to celebrate Earth Day at IUP and support sustainable practices in our campus and the broader community.

Posted on 4/15/2013 4:14:41 PM

Anthropology Students Receive Awards at Graduate Scholars Forum

Two posters by Anthropology graduate students were recognized with awards at the 2013 Graduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/8/2013 2:29:22 PM

Ford Delivers Keynote Lecture at Shipwreck Weekend

Anthropologist Ben Ford presented the 3rd Annual Studies in Nautical Traditions Keynote Lecture at Texas A&M University’s Shipwreck Weekend on April 6. He discussed his ongoing work searching for War of 1812 shipwrecks in Lake Ontario.

Posted on 4/8/2013 1:37:38 PM

Anthropology Undergraduates Receive Awards at 2013 Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Four of the eleven student posters or presentations during the 2013 Undergraduate Scholars Forum on April 2, 2013, were recognized with awards.

Posted on 4/3/2013 8:52:30 PM

Archaeology Graduate Student Pace Recognized with Outstanding Research Award

Meghan Pace, a graduate student in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program, received an Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award during the 19th annual Awards Luncheon on April 1, 2013, as part of IUP Research Appreciation Week.

Posted on 4/3/2013 10:57:50 AM

Anthropologist Poole Discusses State-Society Relations in Horn of Africa

Invited speaker Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, presented her research on migration and transnationalism in Eritrea at the 29th annual Gwendolen Carter Conference at the University of Florida, March 15–16, 2013.

Posted on 3/19/2013 11:11:40 AM

Chiarulli, Neusius, and Graduate Students Present Research at Archaeological Conference

Beverly Chiarulli and Sarah Neusius, Anthropology, presented on their Johnston Site research at the Mid Atlantic Archaeological Conference annual meeting in Virginia Beach, Va., on March 9, 2013.

Posted on 3/10/2013 8:34:27 PM

Anthropology Graduate Student Daley Publishes on Iron Plate Wreck Excavations

Justin Daley coauthored an article on underwater excavations of the Iron Plate Wreck in Maritimes, the magazine of the National Museum of Bermuda.

Posted on 3/8/2013 8:16:53 AM

Garcia Examines “Substance Abuse Treatments among Transnational Mexican Migrants”

Victor Garcia, Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute, gave a presentation on his NIH-funded research at the Prevention Research Center at Berkeley, California, in January 2013.

Posted on 3/6/2013 10:39:33 PM

M.A. in Applied Archaeology Advisory Board Members Meet with Faculty and Students

Four members of the M.A. in Applied Archaeology Advisory Board spent two days meeting with faculty and students from the Anthropology Department on February 27 and 28, 2013.

Posted on 3/6/2013 10:22:27 PM

Anthropology Grad Student Research Featured on Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office Website

Former IUP Anthropology graduate student Angela Jaillet-Wentling’s M.A. thesis research on the antebellum freed African American settlement at Pandenarium was recently featured on the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office website.

Posted on 3/4/2013 11:59:03 AM

Archaeological Services Announces Search for Grant Funded Coordinator

Archaeological Services invites applicants for a Grant Funded Program Coordinator 1 to supervise field and laboratory archaeological projects.

Posted on 2/21/2013 2:25:17 PM

Archaeologist Neusius Publishes Second Edition of “Seeking Our Past”

Sarah Neusius, Anthropology Department, coauthored the second edition of the North American Archaeology textbook Seeking Our Past: An Introduction to North American Archaeology, published in February 2013.

Posted on 2/20/2013 5:36:20 PM

Ford Speaks to Graduate Colloquium about IUP Archaeology at Historic Hanna’s Town

On February 19, 2013, Ben Ford spoke to the Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium about recent archaeological investigations at the Revolutionary War-era site of Hanna’s Town.

Posted on 2/20/2013 5:34:41 PM

Anthropology Department Accepting Applications for Summer Archaeological Field Schools and Field Assistants

Graduate and undergraduate archaeological field schools are planned this summer at the site of Historic Hanna’s Town from July 15–August 16, 2013. Field Assistant Applications are also being solicited.

Posted on 2/20/2013 4:59:33 PM

Anthropologist Hudgins Travels to Cambodia and Thailand

Anastasia Hudgins, Department of Anthropology, spent winter break traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Bangkok, Thailand, to continue her research on nongovernmental organizations, state-level policies, and their effects on the commercial sex industry.

Posted on 2/12/2013 9:46:29 AM

Chiarulli and Pace Describe Research on “Lost” Graves in Historic Cemeteries

Meghan Pace, a graduate student in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program, presented a poster titled “Multi-Instrument Geophysical Investigations of Historic Cemeteries” she and faculty member Beverly Chiarulli coauthored at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board on January 15, 2013.

Posted on 1/26/2013 3:08:29 PM

Archaeology Graduate Students Assist with Pennsylvania Farm Show Archaeology Exhibit

Four graduate students in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program—Laura Kaufman, Amanda Snyder, Jamie Dworsky, and Eric Ptak—assisted with an archaeology exhibit during the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, January 5–12, 2013.

Posted on 1/25/2013 10:10:50 PM

Ford Discusses Searches for War of 1812 Shipwrecks

Ben Ford, Department of Anthropology, presented “The Search for Chauncey’s Fleet in Lake Ontario” at the Niagara Peninsula Society of the Archaeological Institute of America’s meeting in St. Catharines, Ontario, on January 20, 2013.

Posted on 1/23/2013 3:33:35 PM

Chiarulli Discusses IUP M.A. in Applied Archaeology Program at the World Archaeological Congress

Beverly Chiarulli, Department of Anthropology, presented a paper and chaired a session at the seventh World Archaeological Congress, held in Jordan from January 13–18, 2013.

Posted on 1/21/2013 4:58:21 PM

Chiarulli and Archaeological Services Receive Funding for Two Projects from PennDot

Beverly Chiarulli, Department of Anthropology, received funding to provide assistance to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, part of a five-year agreement to provide PennDot with cultural resource technical assistance for archaeological and public outreach projects.

Posted on 1/21/2013 3:03:59 PM

Garcia and Colleague Publish on Barriers to Hispanic Students in Transferring from Community College to a University

Victor Garcia, director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Training Institute, copublished Barriers Faced by Hispanic Students Transferring from Community Colleges to University: An Ethnographic Approach.

Posted on 12/18/2012 10:17:38 AM

Anthropology Graduate Students Publish in National and Regional Journals

Three current M.A. in Applied Archaeology students, Jason Espino, Seth Van Dam, and Ashley Brown, were recently published in North American Archaeologist, and recent graduate Jonathan Libbon published a portion of his thesis in Pennsylvania Archaeologist.

Posted on 12/18/2012 9:15:33 AM

Poole Designated Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Fellow for Research on Local Sustainability Issues

Students in Amanda Poole’s Cultural Ecology class worked with and interviewed local and state organizations dealing with issues of sustainability in Indiana County.

Posted on 12/11/2012 12:25:56 PM

Chiarulli Publishes Article on Belizean Stone Tools in Journal “Lithic Technology”

Anthropology professor Beverly Chiarulli has published an article titled “Producers, Conmsumers, and Traders: Lithic Industries at Cerros and Chau Hiix, Belize” in the fall 2012 issue of Lithic Technology. Alumna Erica Ausel also has an article in the issue, presenting research she completed for her honors thesis at IUP.

Posted on 12/8/2012 10:54:20 PM

Nine Anthropology Students Present at Appalachian Teaching Project Conference in Washington, D.C.

Students Amanda Balough, Kathryn Edmondson, Taralyn Federoff, Katherine Fox, Sean Herald, Gabrielle Lehigh, Kelly Muthler, Chloe Stevens, and Bryana Urban presented.

Posted on 12/5/2012 9:52:59 AM

Archaeology Grad Student Smeltzer Distributes Lesson Plans at Pennsylvania Science Teachers Annual Meeting

Marion Smeltzer, graduate student in the Anthropology Department MA in Applied Archaeology archaeological outreach specialist for IUP Archaeological Services, provided lesson plans and resources for teachers at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Annual Meeting in Hershey on November 29-30.

Posted on 12/5/2012 9:09:07 AM

“Sustainable Indiana” Screening, Thursday, December 6

Sustainable Indiana is a new partnership between Anthropology, the Center for Appalachian Studies, and the Coalition for a Healthy County. Come watch a film and learn about the project at the Indiana Theater on December 6.

Posted on 12/3/2012 8:56:10 AM

Chiarulli and Neusius Research Featured in “This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology”

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission featured the IUP Late Historic Project, a long-term research focus of the Anthropology Department investigation of villages dated between A.D. 1000 and 1500, in its weekly blog on archaeology projects around the state.

Posted on 12/1/2012 2:53:15 PM

Archaeologists Receive NSF-Funded Geophysical Instruments

In September 2012, Beverly Chiaurlli, Ben Ford, Sarah Neusius, and Phil Neusius (Anthropology) and Scott Moore (History) received a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation award for the purchase of an IDS Stream X Multiple Array Ground Penetrating Radar Unit and a Leica ScanStation C-10.

Posted on 11/29/2012 2:02:13 PM

Hudgins Presents on Fracking at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Anastasia Hudgins presented "Money Talks, Health Walks: Discourses Framing Fracking in Rural Pennsylvania” in San Francisco on November 15, 2012.

Posted on 11/28/2012 9:01:58 AM

Poole Presents on Fostering Community Dialogue about Fracking at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Amanda Poole presented "Envisioning Engagement: Fostering Community Dialogue on Fracking through Participatory Film" in San Francisco on November 15.

Posted on 11/28/2012 8:52:06 AM

Ford Elected to Board of Society for Historical Archaeology

Anthropologist Ben Ford was recently elected to the Society for Historical Archaeology Board of Directors. He will officially begin a three-year term as a director during the Society’s 2013 annual meeting in Leicester, Great Britain.

Posted on 11/16/2012 1:35:29 PM

Garcia Presents on Drug Trade and Transnational Migration, Discusses Obstacles in Enumerating Hispanic Immigrants in U.S. Decennial Census

Victor Garcia, anthropologist and director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Training Institute, presented papers at two conferences in the past few months.

Posted on 11/15/2012 12:25:32 AM

Chiarulli, Pace, and Van Dam Conduct Geophysical Investigation in Arizona

Archaeologist Beverly Chiarulli and graduate students Meghan Pace and Seth Van Dam conducted ground penetrating radar and gradiometry surveys of archaeological sites near Chambers, Arizona, from November 5 to 11, 2012.

Posted on 11/13/2012 11:20:48 PM

Means to Lecture on Monongahela Collections Research

Bernard Means, an archaeologist and expert on the Late Prehistoric Monongahela culture of southwestern Pennsylvania, will give a lecture for IUP Anthropology’s Graduate Colloquium at 5:00 p.m. on November 8, 2012.

Posted on 11/7/2012 11:56:54 AM

Native American Festival Planned for November 10

The Native American Awareness Council will present the sixth annual celebration of American Indian Heritage Month on Saturday, November 10, 2012, from noon to 5:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.

Posted on 10/31/2012 2:03:44 PM

Archaeologists Chiarulli, Ford, and Graduate Students Present Papers at Eastern States Archaeological Conference

Beverly Chiarulli, Ben Ford, and five graduate students in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program presented papers at the annual meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation on October 26, 2012.

Posted on 10/30/2012 10:27:27 PM

Chiarulli and Alarcón to Participate in Maya Week at IUP

The weeklong program debunking the erroneous theories about the Maya doomsday prophecies takes place October 29–November 2, 2012. Beverly Chiarulli, Anthropology, and Francisco Alarcón, Mathematics, join Tessa de Alarcón (Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology) and Christopher Powell of the Maya Exploration Center.

Posted on 10/18/2012 8:38:24 PM

Anthropology Graduate Student Smeltzer Exhibits Archaeological Lessons

Marion Smeltzer, graduate student in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program and archaeological outreach specialist for IUP Archaeological Services, provided lesson plans and resources for teachers at the Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies on October 11–13, 2012

Posted on 10/17/2012 9:32:45 PM

“Apes of the World,” Sponsored by the Anthropology Club

Roseann Giambro, gorilla keeper at the Pittsburgh Zoo, will present a program on her experiences with primates on Thursday, October 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Weyandt Hall auditorium (room 32).

Posted on 10/12/2012 12:22:37 AM

Archaeologist Chiarulli and Students Participate in Archaeology Day at Ellis School

Beverly Chiarulli, Department of Anthropology, and graduate students Marion Smeltzer and Lydia DeHaven provided Ellis School students in Pittsburgh with a chance to join in experimental archaeological activities on September 28, 2012.

Posted on 10/6/2012 6:35:45 PM

Anthropologist Kruckman Named Emeritus Professor

Larry Kruckman, who retired from the IUP Anthropology Department in Summer 2011 after 27 years with the department, was named emeritus professor in Spring 2012.

Posted on 10/6/2012 10:59:28 AM

Anthropology Department Announces Search for Cultural Anthropologist Position

The Anthropology Department at IUP announces a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology at the assistant professor level. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to a four-field approach, enthusiasm for mentoring undergraduates, and strong teaching skills.

Posted on 10/5/2012 9:18:02 AM

Neusius and Chiarulli to Present Graduate Colloquium on Late Prehistoric Project

The second Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium on October 9, 2012, will feature Sarah Neusius and Beverly Chiarulli discussing their research on Late Prehistoric sites in Indiana, Armstrong, and Westmoreland counties.

Posted on 10/2/2012 9:58:52 AM

Anthropology Club Visits Meadowcroft Rockshelter

The IUP Anthropology Club sponsored a trip to the Meadowcroft Rockshelter, one of the oldest sites of human habitation in North America, on Saturday, September 22, 2012, during American Indian Heritage weekend.

Posted on 9/29/2012 3:14:21 PM

Archaeology Graduate Students Present Summer Experiences in First Colloquium

Seven graduate students in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program described their summer experiences during a colloquium on September 18, 2012. This first in a monthly series included presentations on internships, fieldschools, and field research projects.

Posted on 9/22/2012 1:16:54 PM

M.A. in Applied Archaeology Graduate Colloquium Series Kicks Off

The first monthly M.A. in Applied Archaeology graduate colloquium will be held on September 18, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., with presentations by Archaeology graduate students on some of their summer experiences and internships.

Posted on 9/16/2012 11:54:35 AM

Anthropologist Ford Discusses the Challenges of Underwater Archaeology

Ben Ford, Department of Anthropology, recently spoke to the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology about underwater archaeology.

Posted on 9/14/2012 1:52:38 PM

Anthropology Club Kick-Off Meeting

The Anthropology Club invites majors and non-majors to come to the first meeting on Thursday, September 6, at 6:00 p.m. in McElhaney G-2. Free pizza for all present!

Posted on 9/4/2012 2:20:03 PM

M.A. in Applied Archaeology Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2013

The IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research and the Anthropology Department are now accepting applications for the M.A. in Applied Archaeology Program for the Fall 2013 semester.

Posted on 8/31/2012 9:17:36 AM

Archaeology Graduate Student Smeltzer Organizes Indiana County Historical Booth at County Fair

Graduate student Marion Smeltzer, president of the Indiana County Archaeological Society, will return to the Indiana County Fair for the seventh year with a booth describing the archaeology of Indiana County.

Posted on 8/23/2012 1:26:48 PM

Poole Discusses “Out-Migration, National Service, and Militarization” at Analytic Exchange on Eritrea

Amanda Poole, Anthropology Department, presented “Out-Migration, National Service, and Militarization: Ethnographic Perspectives from the Lowlands” at the Analytic Exchange on Eritrea, held on August 16, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 8/17/2012 1:01:58 PM

Invitation to Student Presentations of Ethnographic Research Projects

IUP Anthropology Ethnographic Field School students will be presenting their work at the Artist’s Hand Gallery at 732 Philadelphia Street in downtown Indiana on Friday, August 17, 2012, from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Posted on 8/16/2012 11:38:10 AM

Archaeologists Receive Major Research Instrumentation Grant from National Science Foundation

Beverly Chiarulli, Scott Moore, Ben Ford, Sarah Neusius, and Phillip Neusius have been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation for the “Acquisition of Instruments for 3D Digital Mapping of Historic Structures and Archaeological Sites.”

Posted on 8/7/2012 8:04:45 PM

Anthropology Student and Faculty Excavate at Submerged Prehistoric Site

Ben Ford, Department of Anthropology, and graduate student Adam Burke participated in an excavation at the Page-Ladson Site in Florida. The site, located in the Aucilla River, is among the earliest archaeological sites in North America and contains such oddities as preserved mammoth feces.

Posted on 8/7/2012 10:41:45 AM

Former Professors Gerald and Raibourn Return Archaeological Collections

Archaeologist Virginia Gerald and her husband, Downey Raibourn, both retired professors of Anthropology, returned to IUP on August 2, 2012, with archaeological collections that Gerald has been studying since her retirement in 1985. These collections will be curated by the Department of Anthropology.

Posted on 8/6/2012 9:57:05 AM

Ford and Graduate Students Participate in Underwater Archaeological Excavation

Professor Ben Ford and Applied Archaeology MA students Callista Holmes and Glen Henson recently spent 18 days as part of a team recording a likely late-18th-century shipwreck near the mouth of the Chagres River, off the Atlantic Coast of Panama.

Posted on 7/20/2012 9:57:43 AM

Archaeology Graduate Student Laura Kaufman Presents Poster at 2012 Statewide Conference on Heritage

Laura Kaufman, Graduate Student in the MA in Applied Archaeology Program, presented a poster at the conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania titled "What Difference Does 50 Years Make: The Comparability of the Johnston Site Faunal Assemblages".

Posted on 7/19/2012 11:13:45 AM

Anthropology Students Ellyson and DeHaven Featured in “Crow Canyon Newsletter”

Undergraduate Laura Ellyson and graduate student Lydia DeHaven spent the 2012 summer as interns at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Research Center in Cortez, Colorado. The students were selected for these highly competitive positions in the spring.

Posted on 7/19/2012 11:02:03 AM

Anthropologist Neusius Presents on Late Prehistoric Subsistence at Statewide Conference on Heritage

Sarah Neusius, Department of Anthropology, presented “Exploring Late Prehistoric Subsistence in Central Western Pennsylvania” at the Statewide Conference on Heritage, which took place in Lancaster, Pa., on July 16, 2012.

Posted on 7/19/2012 10:27:33 AM

Poole Receives Award to Support Course on Building Community Assets in Appalachia

Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, received a grant from East Tennessee State University for her project, “IUP Appalachian Teaching Project: Sustainable Indiana.”

Posted on 7/12/2012 11:54:49 AM

Allard Elected Vice President of Society for East Asian Archaeology

Francis Allard, Department of Anthropology, presented “The Tombs at Luobowan” at the society’s meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, on June 6–10, 2012.

Posted on 6/14/2012 2:54:03 PM

Allard Presents at Society for East Asian Archaeology Fifth International Conference in Japan

Archaeology professor Francis Allard participated in the fifth international conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology at Kyushu University Nishijin Plaza and Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan, June 6–10, 2012.

Posted on 6/13/2012 10:28:03 AM

Anthropologists Allard, Chiarulli, S. Neusius, Ford, and P. Neusius Present Research to Society for American Archaeology

Beverly Chiarulli, Sarah Neusius, Ben Ford, and Phillip Neusius, Department of Anthropology, presented papers and posters at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Memphis, Tenn., on April 18–22, 2012.

Posted on 4/26/2012 10:14:54 AM

M.A. in Applied Archaeology Graduate Students Present Research to Society for American Archaeology

Ten graduate students from the Anthropology Department participated in poster or paper presentations at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Memphis, Tenneesee, on April 19–22, 2012.

Posted on 4/24/2012 1:52:03 PM

Anthropology Undergraduates Present Posters to Society for American Archaeology

Five Anthropology Department undergraduate students—Michael Deemer, Jordan Galentine, Michele Troutman, Brandon Foster, and Emily Poeppel—participated in a poster session at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Memphis, Tenn., on April 20, 2012.

Posted on 4/23/2012 9:29:20 PM

Archaeology Graduate Students Sweep Poster Awards at Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology

Three poster presentations by graduate students in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program won first, second, and third place awards at the 2012 annual meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

Posted on 4/19/2012 9:49:00 AM

Anthropologist Chiarulli, Graduate Student Rubino, and Alumnus Kroskie Present Research to Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology

Beverly Chiaurlli, Department of Anthropology, graduate student Sara Rubino, and alumnus David Kroskie presented papers at the 87th annual meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, held in Clarion, Pa., on April 13–15, 2012.

Posted on 4/18/2012 8:07:17 PM

Ethnographic Field School at IUP, Summer II

This field school (Anthropology 460/560) runs from July 9–August 17, 2012, during IUP’s Summer II session. It fullfills Applied Anthropology requirement for field school or internship.

Posted on 4/18/2012 3:18:34 PM

Anthropology Graduate Students DeHaven and Spittler Awarded James W. Hatch Scholarships

Lydia DeHaven and Ryan Spittler, students in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program, received the 2012 James W. Hatch scholarships to attend the 2012 Society for Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania Archaeological Council joint annual meeting.

Posted on 4/10/2012 9:13:10 AM

Anthropology Undergraduate Students Meinert and Minich Present Research at Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting

Justin Meinert and Jamie Minich presented posters on research they conducted for Professor Victor Garcia's Ethnographic Research Methods class last fall at the SfAA meeting, March 27-31, 2012, in Baltmore.

Posted on 4/7/2012 8:40:54 PM

Anthropology Faculty and Students Recognized During Research Week Programs

On April 2, 2012, Beverly Chiarulli, Department of Anthropology, was recognized during the 18th annual Research Awards Lunch as the recipient of the Sponsored Programs Award for Public Service.

Posted on 4/7/2012 6:53:35 PM

Anthropology Majors Recognized with Membership in Lambda Alpha

The IUP chapter of Lambda Alpha, the national collegiate honors society for Anthropology, has recognized 16 students as new members of the chapter.

Posted on 4/5/2012 10:46:02 PM

Anthropologist Ford Presents on War of 1812 Archaeology of Lake Ontario

Ben Ford, Anthropology Department, presented “The Sunken Ships of Chauncey and Yeo” at the Oswego County War of 1812 Symposium on March 31, 2012.

Posted on 4/2/2012 1:44:45 PM

Anthropologist Chiarulli, Students, and Alumnus Present on Late Prehistoric Villages and Virtual World Recreations

Beverly Chiarulli, graduate student Marion Smeltzer, and alumnus Lisa Dugas presented papers at the Mid-Atlantic Archaeological Conference, March 23–25, 2012. Smeltzer also presented at the Appalachian Studies Conference on March 24 at IUP.

Posted on 3/30/2012 9:40:08 AM

Archaeological Services and PennDot Extend Partnership with New Five-Year, $820,000 Agreement

IUP Archaeological Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have extended their partnership for five years. This is the fifth partnership agreement between the two state agencies and will allow IUP faculty and students to assist PennDot with artifact curation, in-house surveys, public outreach, and geophysical investigations.

Posted on 3/14/2012 1:32:38 PM

IUP Anthropology Faculty and Student Research Discussed in Publications and Websites

Research by Anthropology professors Sarah Neusius and Beverly Chiarulli and graduate students have been featured in the journals Carnegie and American Archaeology, in the AASCU newsletter, and on the Allegheny Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology’s website.

Posted on 3/12/2012 11:42:51 AM

Garcia Discusses Immigration and Latino Farmers

Victor Garcia, of the Department of Anthropology and the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute, presented “Immigration and Farming: Latino Farmers, Food Production, and Economic Contributions” at the Siglo XXI Conference on February 23–25, 2012.

Posted on 3/2/2012 8:39:27 AM

Anthropologists Chiarulli, Smith, and King Present on Gila Archaeological Project

Beverly Chiarulli and collaborators Donna Smith, IUP graduate student, and Eleanor King of Howard University presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C., on January 24, 2012.

Posted on 2/23/2012 2:43:06 PM

Anthropologist Neusius and Graduate Students Appointed to Society for American Archaeology Committees

Phillip Neusius, chair of the IUP Anthropology Department, has been appointed to the Society for American Archaeology Fundraising Committe.

Posted on 2/22/2012 9:08:41 AM

Program on Archaeological Excavations of Ft. Shirley February 28

Archaeologists Jonathan Burns and Paul Raber, directors of the Penn State and Juniata College Field School at Fort Shirley, will discuss their findings on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, in McElhaney Hall, room G-2.

Posted on 2/22/2012 8:47:35 AM

Anthropology Students Receive Graduate Student Research Grants

Andrea Boon, Laura Kaufman, and Callista Holmes, graduate Anthropology students, were awarded research grants from the School of Graduate Studies and Research to support their thesis research.

Posted on 2/20/2012 9:31:17 AM

Archaeology Island is Alive and Well

Four years after its start, IUP’s Archaeology Island has moved from Linden Lab’s Second Life to ScienceSim, an alternative virtual environment that can be used as a tool for visualization, training, and scientific discovery.

Posted on 2/17/2012 4:10:00 PM

Anthropologist and MARTI Director Garcia Reviews on Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics Panel

On January 8 10, 2012 Dr. Garcia, MARTI Director, served as a reviewer on the Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics Panel for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation, held at Washington, D.C.

Posted on 2/14/2012 4:23:14 PM

Anthropology Department Archaeological Field School for Summer 2012

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an archaeologist? If so, the IUP Anthropology Department Archaeological Field School might be for you. Applications are now being accepted.

Posted on 2/8/2012 9:18:45 AM

Ethnographic Field School on Marcellus Shale Planned for Summer 2012

A six-week ethnographic field school will be offered for the first time in Indiana County from July 9–August 17, 2012.

Posted on 2/7/2012 12:29:41 PM

Applied Archaeology MA Program Graduates 10 Students in 2011

Ten graduate students from the Anthropology Department MA Program completed their theses and graduated in 2011.

Posted on 1/28/2012 7:05:12 PM

Archaeologists Chiarulli and Smeltzer Participate in Archaeology Institute of America Fair

Beverly Chiarulli, Department of Anthropology, and graduate student Marion Smeltzer represented the Pennsylvania Archaeology Council at the Archaeology Institute of America Archaeology Fair in Philadelphia on January 7, 2012.

Posted on 1/26/2012 9:40:27 PM

IUP Anthropology Department Represented by Seven Presentations at Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting in January

The Anthropology Department was well represented at the Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, January 4–7: Professor Beverly Chiarulli, Professor Ben Ford, current master's candidate Donna Smith, and young alumni Angela Jaillet, Jonathan Libbon, and Jeff Meyer all presented on IUP archaeological investigations.

 

Posted on 1/11/2012 3:58:32 PM

Ford Publishes on Worker Housing at Copper Mines in International Journal of Historical Archaeology

Ben Ford, assistant professor of Anthropology, published an article on 19th-century copper mine workers in Vermont in the December 2011 issue of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology.  

Posted on 12/19/2011 10:50:09 AM

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