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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 93rd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C. during the week of January 13, 2014.

Matt Howryla, and Kirk SmithSmith, Howryla, and Rasmussen were part of a session cosponsored by the Committee on Transportation and Historic Preservation. Howryla and Smith presented the poster “In the Field with IUP Archaeologists,” summarizing their work conducting an archaeological survey in preparation for the Jakes Rocks Epic Mountain Bike Trail in the Allegheny National Forest. Rasmussen’s poster, “PHAST: PennDOT Highway Archaeology Survey Team,” discussed her experience leading the PHAST team, which conducts cultural resource surveys throughout the state.

Amanda RasmussenThe TRB annual meeting program covers all transportation modes, with 12,000 attendees and more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for the 2014 TRB annual meeting was Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future. 

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