Archaeological Services

  • Excavation at the Skew Arch, Allegheny Portage National Historic Site

    IUP Archaeological Services offers consultation, on-site surveys, Phase I and Phase II evaluations, and full Phase III excavations of significant sites, with a focus on the Upper Ohio Valley. 

    Directed by Dr. William Chadwick and housed in McElhaney Hall, IUP Archaeological Services is fully staffed to conduct field and laboratory projects, working with clients to maintain original project timetables and budgets.

    Resources include GPS units and geophysical instruments including ground-penetrating radar, magnetometers, gradiometers, magnetic susceptibility instruments, and electrical resistivity; a 3-D scanner; a total data station; and ArcView software. 

    IUP Archaeological Services Projects

    We've conducted more than $5 million in projects and provided technical assistance to agencies including:

    • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
    • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    • Indiana County
    • Township planning commissions
    • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
    • National Park Service
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–Pittsburgh District
    • Allegheny National Forest