Undergraduate and graduate archaeological field schools are
planned this summer at the site of Historic Hanna’s Town from July 13–August
2013 IUP Field School at Hanna’s Town
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to participate
in an archaeological excavation? If so, you can register for the Anthropology
Department’s five-week Archaeological Field School this summer.
The five-week field school will be held during the Summer II
term and will meet six days per week (Monday through Saturday). No experience
is required for ANTH 320/520, which can be taken for undergraduate or graduate
credit. ANTH 740, the advanced field school, is limited to students with
Historic Hanna’s Town in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania,
founded in 1769, was the first English court west of the Allegheny Mountains
and, for a time, vied with Pittsburgh for regional dominance. In 1782, the town
was destroyed by a combined Seneca/British force and, by the early 19th
century, the site was abandoned, leaving a unique, single-generation glimpse of
18th-century life in Western Pennsylvania and the Northwest Territory.
Contact the Anthropology Department for an application. All
registrations are by instructor permission only. Applications are due no later
than March 20, 2015.
An introduction to archaeological survey, field excavation,
and laboratory processing. Required for all Archaeology track students or
graduate students without significant field experience, and can be taken by any
undergraduate or graduate student interested in archaeology regardless of major.
Advanced instruction in survey and excavation field methods
and technology, with an emphasis on the application of research designs to
field settings, and the logistics of supervising field projects.
Six credits, either graduate or undergraduate, at the
IUP summer rate. Housing may be available through the IUP Office of Housing, Residential
Living, and Dining, or can be obtained individually.
For additional information, contact Ben Ford at email@example.com.