IUP Archaeologists Present and Win Awards at the Mid-Atlantic Archaeological Conference

Posted on 3/23/2015 1:12:11 PM

Applied Archaeology students Casey Campetti and Cherilyn Gilligan presented posters at the 45th Annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference held March 12-15 in Ocean City, Maryland.

Ms. Campetti's poster "Out of the Frying Pan: A Look at Burned Bone from the Johnston Site (36IN002)" won the student poster award. Ms. Gilligan's poster was entitled "Ethnicity Through Faunal Analysis; A Look at Moravian Native Americans." Dr. Beverly Chiarulli, retired Director of IUP Archaeological services, and Dr. Sarah Neusius, Professor, presented a paper entitled "A Comparison of Lithic Artifacts from Johnston Site Excavations by the Carnegie and IUP."

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Casey Campetti and her poster at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference Meeting, March 2015

Both Ms. Campetti's poster as well as the paper by Drs. Chiarulli and Neusius considered aspects of the collections obtained from IUP field school excavations at the Johnston site. Ms. Campetti's research grew out of faunal analysis of a portion of the IUP collections from this site done as a class project in Dr. Neusius' Fall Anth 584: Zooarchaeology class, while Drs. Chiarulli and Neusius utilized both IUP and Carnegie Museum collections from Johnston in their examination of stone tools and lithic debitage. Ms. Gilligan's poster presented the initial stages of her Masters thesis research on animal remains from Moravian mission towns located in Ohio.

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Cher Gilligan and her poster at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference Meeting, March 2015

The Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference is an organization that publishes the Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology. It holds an annual conference for archaeologists who work in the Mid-Atlantic region.