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Dr. Beverly Chiarulli

Associate Professor and Director of Archaeological Services

Bev Chiarulli

Beverly Chiarulli joined the IUP Anthropology Department and IUP Archaeological Services in 1997 after spending the previous eight years with the Bureau of Historic Preservation (the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office) of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. In 2007, Chiarulli and Scott Moore of the IUP History Department were awarded an IUP Innovation Award to develop a “Second Life” Archaeology Island.

She is currently project manager for a five-year agreement between IUP and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to assist PennDOT in the development of public outreach programs and the curation of old archaeological collections. Chiarulli was the the principal investigator on a $297,000 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant for the development of a Mobile Spatial Research Laboratory for the Anthropology, History, Geography, and Geoscience departments and for a PennDOT Enhancement Project on the Investigation of Late Prehistoric village settlement patterns in three watersheds. She is also currently involved in research in Belize at the sites of Chau Hiix and Maax Na and directed the GPS/GIS survey portion of the Gila Archaeological Project at Hermosa, New Mexico.

Chiarulli teaches graduate courses in Specialized Methods in Archaeology (Archaeological Geophysics and Prehistoric Artifact Analysis), the Cultural Resource Management Seminar II, Public Archaeology, and the Advanced Field School. Her undergraduate courses include Archaeological Lab Methods, Cultural Resource Management, Mesoamerican Archaeology, World Archaeology, the Archaeological Field School, and an online version of Anthropology 110.

Download Chiarulli’s curriculum vitae in PDF format.

Research Interests

Public archaeology; Eastern North America; archaeological field methods, including excavation and survey; application of computer technology to archaeological analysis, including geophysical and GIS applications; lithic analysis, paleoecological modeling, and settlement pattern analysis; K-12 curricula on archaeology; education; historic preservation; urban archaeology; Mesoamerica

Articles Detailing Work

Read about Chiarulli, Archaeological Services, and recent student projects:

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Other Stories

  • "Grant will allow IUP to complete preservation project," Wednesday, November 7, 2007, Tribune-Review
  • "Virtual world adds dimension to communication, learning," Tuesday, October 9, 2007, Greensburg Tribune-Review
  • "IUP archaeologists will map early Indian settlements to aid PennDOT," Saturday, January 20, 2007, Greensburg Tribune-Review
  • "National Park Service to acquire South Fork club, which was at heart of Johnstown disaster," Tuesday, July 18, 2006, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • "When nothing is something: No bodies turned up during a dig in Bushy Run Battlefield Park," Thursday, August 4, 2005, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette