Anthropology students and faculty participated in the 84th annual meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, hosted by Mon-Yough Chapter 3 of the SPA. The conference was held April 19–21, 2013, in Uniontown, Pa.
Professors Sarah Neusius and Beverly Chiarulli presented a paper on April 21 entitled “Recent Investigations at the Johnston Site,” covering aspects of their ongoing research at the Johnston site.
IUP Excavations at the Johnston Site inb 2012
Graduate students in the M.A. in Applied Archaeology program also participated in the conference. Graduate student Ryan Clark presented aspects of his master thesis research in a paper entitled “Engendering the Monongahela: Social and Spatial Dimensions of Johnston (36IN2) Mortuary Practices.”
Graduate students Renate Beyer and Stefanie Smith presented a poster entitled “Charles and Sarah Foreman: Food Consumption and Lifeways on the Frontier” which described some aspects of their work with ceramics and faunal remains from Foreman’s Tavern at Hanna’s Town, in conjunction with their theses. Beyer and Smith won third place in the student poster competition for this poster.
In addition, several IUP undergraduate and graduate students competed in the SPA’s annual Primitive Game competition, and three of these students took prizes. Amanda Snyder won first place in the women’s tomahawk throw. Tim Carn won first place in the men’s hoop and spear competition, and Dario D’Angelis (undergraduate Anthropology major, Archaeology Track) won second place in the men’s atlatl accuracy competition.
Department of Anthropology