RESS Participant Burgis Presents Poster on Her Summer Research

Posted on 8/14/2017 10:11:08 AM
Harley Burgis and her RESS poster titled “Zooarchaeological Analysis From the Johnston Site”

Anthropology major Harley Burgis, who is now entering her senior year, presented a poster titled “Zooarchaeological Analysis From the Johnston Site” at the Student Research Poster Session that concluded IUP’s 2017 Research Experiences for Summer Scholars program on Thursday, June 10.

Harley has been working in Sarah Neusius’ lab this summer, improving her identification skills by analyzing portions of the Johnston site (36IN2) faunal assemblage collected by IUP field schools from 2005 to 2014. In this poster, Harley compared materials from the eastern and western sections of the site, including those she had identified.

The RESS Program is designed to give undergraduate students experience in actual research in their field of choice. It was perfect for Harley, who received a RESS scholarship to enable her participation, because it allowed her to develop experience in an archaeological subfield she may pursue in graduate school. Harley has recently described her experience in the blog Trials and Tribulations.

Department of Anthropology