Anthropology Department Archaeological Field School for Summer 2012

Posted on 2/8/2012 9:18:45 AM

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an archaeologist? If so, the IUP Anthropology Department Archaeological Field School might be for you.

Applications are now being accepted by Anthropology faculty members Sarah Neusius and Beverly Chiarulli for the 2012 IUP Archaeological Field School. The field school will be held in Indiana County and will continue investigations of late prehistoric villages in this area.

Students in the IUP Archaeological Field SchoolThe six-week field school will start the week before the Summer I term. There will be three concurrent field schools—a Basic Field School for undergraduates (ANTH 320) and graduate (ANTH 520) students without previous archaeological experience, and an advanced field school for graduate students with previous experience (ANTH 740).

Right: Students in the IUP Archaeological Field School

Undergraduate students with previous field experience can apply for permission to take ANTH 520. The prerequesite for ANTH 320 is ANTH 244. Registration for all three courses is with instructor permission.

Applications are available in the Anthropology Department, McElhaney G-1, and are due on March 19, but will be accepted until the courses are filled. ANTH 320 is required for all Archaeology Track Anthropology majors, but all majors are welcome. Non-IUP students can apply and, if accepted, register through Continuing Education.

The Archaeological Field School provides training in field methods and artifact analysis. The last three field schools have investigated a late prehistoric village in Indiana County. A short video on the 2010 field school can be viewed here.

For more details or an application, contact Sarah Neusius ( or Beverly Chiarulli (, or come to the Anthropology Department (McElhaney G-1).