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. It was organized by students Jamie Dworsky and Mark Durante.
Laura described her experience as the team leader of the PennDot Phast survey team conducting archaeological excavations throughout Pennsylvania. At right: Laura Kaufman and the PHAST Team in 2011
Lydia worked as a summer intern on the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center high school student field school in Colorado.
Ryan (right) was one of the graduate assistants on the IUP Summer Archaeological Field School near Blairsville, Pa.
Justin (right) shared his experience in an underwater field school in Bermuda.
Cory (right) interned at Ft. Drum, New York, working with the U.S. Army Heritage Preservation program. His goal was to to create realistic training scenarios focused on cultural property protection for the military.
Jordan (right) was on an internship at the American Museum of Natural History North American Archaeology Lab in New York City assisting with the analysis of artifacts recovered from St. Catherines Island in Georgia. Thousands of artifacts from both Native American and early Spanish sites have been recovered from sites on the island.
Adam (right) described his participation in underwater excavations at the Page-Ladson Site in Florida. The Page-Ladson Site, located in the Aucilla River, is among the earliest archaeological sites in North America.
The next colloquium is scheduled for October 6. Sarah Neusius and Beverly Chiarulli of the IUP Anthropology Department will discuss their research at the Johnston Site, a late pre-Columbian site near Blairsville.