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Ben Ford (Anthropology), Alexis Catsambis (Navy History and Heritage
Command), and Jessi Halligan (Florida State University) recently
completed the “Maritime Archaeology” entry for the Oxford Bibliographies
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Four faculty members and eight students presented their work at the
Society for American Archaeology annual conference in San Francisco, June
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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.
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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
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Ashley McCuistion, a student in the Applied Archaeology MA
program, published the article in the Quarterly Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Virginia.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sarah Neusius, Anthropology, participated in the 12th International Conference of Archaeozoology, held in San Rafael, Mendoza Province, Argentina.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Ben Ford, Department of Anthropology, published an article titled “The Reuse of
Vessels as Harbor Structures: A Cross-Cultural Comparison” in the Journal of
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Victor Garcia, Amanda Poole, and Abigail Adams, Department of Anthropology, presented their research
at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Ryan Rowles, PennDOT regional archaeologist,
presented a graduate colloquium on October 15, 2013, about
jobs in transportation archaeology.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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IUP Archaeology students, staff, and faculty will hold an open house in the IUP Archaeology
Labs on Saturday, October 19.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium will host an Ethics Bowl on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in McElhaney G-2.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Two posters by Anthropology graduate students were recognized with awards at the 2013 Graduate Scholars Forum.
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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.
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Four of the eleven student posters or presentations during the 2013 Undergraduate Scholars Forum on April 2, 2013, were recognized with awards.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Justin Daley coauthored an article on underwater excavations of the Iron Plate Wreck in Maritimes, the magazine of the National Museum of Bermuda.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Archaeological Services invites applicants for a Grant Funded Program Coordinator 1 to supervise field and laboratory archaeological projects.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Students in Amanda Poole’s Cultural Ecology class worked with and interviewed local and state organizations dealing with issues of sustainability in Indiana County.
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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.
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Students Amanda Balough, Kathryn Edmondson, Taralyn Federoff, Katherine Fox, Sean Herald, Gabrielle Lehigh, Kelly Muthler, Chloe Stevens, and Bryana Urban presented.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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