Anthropology undergraduate students, graduate students, and
faculty presented 10 papers and posters at the 49th annual
Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology held in Washington, D.C. from
January 6–9, 2016.
The presentations represented the wide variety of work
undertaken by students and faculty and highlighted independent student
research, which is a hallmark of anthropological training.
Photo: Faculty and students, past and present, at 2016 annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology (l to r: Ben Ford, Stefanie Smith, Ashley Taylor, David Breitkreutz, Jay Taylor, Jordon Loucks, Ashley McCuistion, Timothy Carn, and Michael Whitehead)
Ben Ford organized a symposium titled “Hanna’s
Town: Answering New Questions About Pennsylvania’s Frontier Using Old Collections” that included
presentations from five current and former MA in Applied Archaeology students:
Bill Chadwick authored two papers with Elisabeth LaVinge
Undergraduate Sarah La Fevre presented on her McNair research
in the talk “Digital Historic Preservation: Recording and Interpreting the
Patterson-Altman’s Mill with 3-D Scanning.”
Graduate student Hannah Harvey
presented a poster on her thesis research, titled “Glass, Floods, and ‘Gov’ment
Work’: Exploring Industrial Heritage in Blairsville, Southwestern Pennsylvania.”
Graduate student Ashley McCuistion presented her preliminary thesis results in
the forum “Research in a Nutshell: Powered by Pecha
Michael Whitehead and Ben Ford presented findings from their
grant-funded research at Ft. Necessity National Battlefield in the talk “New
Data from the Great Meadows: Geophysical and Archaeological Investigations at
Fort Necessity National Battlefield.”
In addition to current students,
several former students who are now working in cultural resource management (CRM)
or enrolled in PhD programs presented their work.
Fun Fact: Current and past IUP students represented 1 percent of
the 1,400 conference attendees.
Department of Anthropology