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IUP Anthropology Hosts Successful Archaeology Open House on October 19

Posted on 10/21/2013 12:52:58 PM

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

Archaeology Day 2013

Photo: Nichole Keener describing artifacts from Smicksburg during the IUP International Archaeology Day Open House.

The event was attended by approximately 30 people and was hosted by 12 graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty. The open house included artifact displays, geophysical equipment demonstrations, videos of field work, and a demonstration of how to recover small artifacts using a flotation machine. There was also a demonstration of both cutting edge (3-dimensional scanner) and ancient (spear thrower with cane spear) technologies. Posters based on recent student work and light refreshments rounded out the successful day.

If you are interested in other Pennsylvania Archaeology Month events, a calendar of events can be found on the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology website.

Archaelogy Day 2013 AtlAtl

Photo: Connor McClain demonstrating a spear thrower to Amanda Telep.