Andrea Boon, Laura Kaufman, and Callista Holmes, graduate Anthropology students, were awarded research grants from the School of Graduate Studies and Research to support their thesis research.
Laura Kaufman and Andrea Boon were both awarded School of Graduate Studies and Research graduate student research grants in November, and Callista Holmes received the same grant in February. Kaufman is studying the faunal remains from the Johnston Site, a late prehistoric site in Indiana County that has been the subject of IUP archaeological field schools for the past several years. Boone is studying the faunal remains of the Koster Site, a nationally significant archaeological site located in Illinois. Holme’s research focuses on developing a magnetometer model to better identify shipwrecks.
The graduate student research grant is competitive grant that requires students to reflect excellent academic scholarship that is likely to contribute new insights in their chosen academic field. Holmes, Boone, and Kaufman will use these funds to travel to collections and archives as they complete their theses.