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.
Smith, 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.
The 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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