Newport Site

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania is offering two concurrent historical archaeology field schools at the site of Newport (36IN188), Pennsylvania

    July 8–August 16, 2019 (Monday through Friday)

    IUP Archaeology Field school studentsNewport, located near Blairsville, Pennsylvania, was founded circa 1780 and served as an important river town until the early 19th century. The town included several businesses, a hotel, a post office, and a wharf. The site is now completely abandoned. This year’s archaeological investigations will include shovel test pits, excavation units, geophysics, metal detecting, and artifact analysis to identify the site boundaries and gauge its archaeological integrity. Students will be exposed to both traditional and high-tech techniques with the goal of preparing them for cultural resource management and academic careers.

    ANTH 320/520 Archaeological Field School (6 credits)

    IUP Student Ground Penetrating Radar SurveyAn introduction to archaeological survey, field excavation, and laboratory processing. Required for all Archaeology Track students or graduate students without significant field experience.

    ANTH 740 Advanced Archaeological Field Methods (4 credits)

    Advanced instruction in survey and excavation field methods and technology, with an emphasis on the application of research designs to field settings, and the logistics of supervising field projects.


    Variable depending on credits and undergrad or grad level. The cost can be estimated using the IUP Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator. Housing may be available through the IUP Office of Housing and Residence Life or can be obtained individually.


    Visit the Summer Sessions website.

    For additional information, contact Professor Ben Ford at