Anthropology faculty members Francis Allard, Beverly Chiarulli, Ben Ford, Phillip Neusius, and Sarah Neusius participated in the 78th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 3–7, 2013. Applied Archaeology graduate students Andrea Boon, Justin Daley, Lydia Dehaven, Victoria Harding, Laura Kaufman , Cory Meyers, and Ryan Spittler also participated in these meetings.
Allard gave a paper entitled “The Timing, Nature and Sociopolitical Dimensions of Early Bronze Metallurgy in Prehistoric Southeast China” in the symposium “Technology in Southwest China and Southeast Asia I,” held on April 6.
Phillip Neusius, Sarah Neusius, Chiarulli, and Ford gave a paper entitled “Teaching Heritage Values to Applied Archaeology Students” in the symposium “Lessons From the Trenches II: New Pedagogies of Archaeology and Heritage” on April 6. Sarah Neusius also presented a second paper in this session written by Beverly Chiarulli, who was unable to attend the conference. The paper was titled “Using Archaeological Geophysics To Develop Student Professionalism.”
In addition, Sarah Neusius delivered a paper coauthored with Applied Archaeology graduate students Laura Kaufman and Andrea boon entitled “Assessing Faunal Assemblage Comparability at the Johnston Site” in a general session entitled “Zooarchaeological Studies: New World” on April 5, 2013.
Ryan Spittler (left) explaining his thesis research to Thomas Wambach
Tory Harding and her Poster Based on her Thesis Research at the 2013 SAA
On April 5, Applied Archaeology graduate student Victoria Harding chaired a poster session entitled “Indiana University of Pennsylvania Graduate Student Research: Using New Technology on Old Sites” that included the following posters: “Applications of ArcGIS at the Ripley Site” by Victoria Harding; “Rediscovering Dragoo” by Cory Meyers, Victoria Harding, Ryan Spittler, and Justin Daley; “Locating the French and Indian War Era Native American Settlement at Aughwick Old Town” by Ryan Spittler; and “The Development of Ship Construction in 19th Century Pittsburgh” by Justin Daley.
Justin Dailey (Right) explaining his poster to former IUP Anthro undergraduate major and UNLV grad student Thomas Wambach at the 2013 SAA annual meeting
In addition, Applied Archaeology graduate student Lydia DeHaven presented a poster entitle “Expanding Basketmaker III Site Boundaries: Geophysics Use in Detecting Structures and Features” in the poster session entitled “Geoarchaeology and Geophysics” on April 5, 2013.
Lydia Dehaven (left) explaining her poster a Geophysical Investigationat Crow Canyon
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