Lara Homsey-Messer, Anthropology associate professor, has received a grant from the South Mountain Partnership.
Co-written with Richard Hart and Jonathan Burns of Juniata College, the project combines archaeological and geochemical research with the goal of developing management best practices and practical conservation measures for the Native American metarhyolite quarry complex located in the Michaux State Forest in south-central Pennsylvania. The project will also improve archaeologists' understanding of prehistoric tool production, natural resource exploitation, and trade networks across the Mid-Atlantic region.
The SMP is one of seven conservation landscapes supported and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Launched in 2006, SMP operates as a public-private partnership between DCNR and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, whose mission is to promote and secure a sustainable future for the South Mountain landscape.
Department of Anthropology