IUP Archaeology Field School to be Held

Posted on 2/10/2017 9:58:33 AM
Historic Hanna’s Town

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce its Historical Archaeology Field School will be held at the Revolutionary War era site of Historic Hanna’s Town from July 17 to August 18, 2017.

Historic Hanna’s Town in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, founded in 1773, 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 British/Native American force, and by the early 19th century the site was abandoned, leaving a unique single-generation glimpse of 18th-century life in frontier Pennsylvania and the Northwest Territory.

Archaeological Field School/Field Methods (ANTH 320/520, 6 credits): An introduction to archaeological survey, field excavation, and laboratory processing.

Advanced Archaeological Field Methods (ANTH 740, 6 credits): 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.

Application: Contact William Chadwick (wchadwic@iup.edu) for an application. All registrations are by instructor permission only. Applications are due no later than March 24.

Cost: 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 William Chadwick at wchadwic@iup.edu.