The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission featured the IUP Late Historic Project, an archaeological research project in Indiana County, in its blog, “This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology,” on November 30.
Directed by Professor Beverly Chiaurlli and Sarah Neusius, the IUP Late Historic Project is a long-term research focus of the Anthropology Department investigation of villages dated between A.D. 1000 and 1500.
The blog posting also introduced Callista Holmes as a member of the PHMC Archaeological Laboratory staff. Holmes is a student in the Master’s program in Applied Archaeology.
The 2012 IUP Fieldschool
The goals of the IUP Late Prehistoric Project are to reconstruct the Late Prehistoric settlement systems in the northern and southern parts of Indiana County. Different cultural groups lived in the county during this period. IUP faculty have investigated villages in both parts of the county and are trying to understand the dynamics of their interactions.
Johnston Pottery in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
More information on the 2012 Fieldschool is on the June 29, 2012, Day of Archaeology website. Archaeologists from all over the world were invited to submit short entries describing what they were doing on that day.