The second Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium will feature Sarah Neusius and Beverly Chiarulli discussing their research on Late Prehistoric sites in Indiana, Armstrong, and Westmoreland counties. The program will be at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, in McElhaney Hall, room G-2.
The Late Prehistoric Project has been a long-term research interest of the Anthropology Department, focusing on sites in the Crooked Creek, Conemaugh, and Loyalhanna watersheds. The period from A.D. 1000–1600 is the time when large villages appear in this area and corn and other domestic plants became the staple of their diet.
The 2012 Archaeological Field School continued long term excavations at the Johnston Site, one of these villages. Information on the field school was included in the Day of Archaeology initiative, which was a snapshot of archaeology on June 29, 2012. Click here to see the IUP Johnston Site entry.