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News: February 2009

Anthropological Study Odyssey: Ancient Mysteries of the Northern Southwest

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Join Drs. Phil and Sarah Neusius as they explore the Northern Southwest and learn about its ancient peoples and cultures by traveling to see archaeological sites and museums firsthand.

Southwestern Odyssey

This three-credit course (Anthropology 485 Presession, May 4–25, 2009) is open to all undergraduate students by application only. Costs include tuition and a fee for the costs of the excursion. Application forms are available in the Anthropology Department, McElhaney Hall, Room G1.

For further information, contact Dr. Sarah Neusius (724-357-2133, or Dr. Phil Neusius (724-357-2733,

Shaara Publishes Second Novel

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In addition to teaching two sections of “Anthropology of Women” this Spring in the Anthropology Department, Dr. Lila Shaara is also a novelist. Her second book, The Fortune Teller’s Daughter, was released in January by Ballantine Books.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer called the novel “beautifully written” and “one of the best mysteries of the year.” Dr. Shaara’s first book, Every Secret Thing, was also published by Ballantine and was called “the debut of an utterly original voice.” Shaara is currently working on a third, tentatively titled Conviction.

Neusius Guest Edits Special Section of the Archaeological Record

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Dr. Sarah Neusius, of IUP’s Department of Anthropology, guest edited “A Model Applied Archaeology Curriculum,” which was published as a special section of the January 2009 SAA Archaeological Record.

This section includes Neusius’ report on the model curriculum developed by the Society for American Archaeology’s Committee on Curriculum, which she chairs. It also includes commentary from archaeologists in the academic, private, and government sectors about this approach to training applied archaeologists.

The Archaeological Record is published by the Society for American Archaeology.

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