Anthropologist Chiarulli, Students, and Alumnus Present on Late Prehistoric Villages and Virtual World Recreations

Posted on 3/30/2012 9:40:08 AM

Beverly Chiarulli, graduate student Marion Smeltzer, and alumnus Lisa Dugas presented papers at the Mid-Atlantic Archaeological Conference in Virginia Beach, Va., during the weekend of March 23–25, 2012. Smeltzer also presented at the Appalachian Studies Conference on March 24 on the IUP campus.

The Brown Farm Recreated in ScienceSimChiarulli presented “Using Geophysical Instruments to Investigate Late Prehistoric Villages in Western Pennsylvania” as part of a session on geophysical investigations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. She also presented “Using Virtual Worlds to Reconstruct the Inaccessible Past,” co-authored with Marion Smeltzer. Lisa Dugas, a 2011 graduate from the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program, presented on an analysis of bone tools from the Johnston Site in a paper titled “Bone Reading: Insights into the Monongahela: Tradition from Bone Artifacts.”

Image: The Brown Farm Recreated in ScienceSim

Smeltzer presented “Reconstructing the Inaccessible Past through Virtual World Platforms” at the 35th annual Appalachian Studies Conference on the IUP campus on March 24, 2012.

Department of Anthropology