Applied Archaeology MA Student Receives Paul Goldberg Award for Geoarchaeology

Posted on 4/16/2018 7:37:00 PM

Zaakiyah Cua was the 2018 recipient of the Paul Goldberg Award at the 83rd annual Society for American Archaeology Conference in Washington, DC. Her thesis, titled “Loyalhanna Lake: a Geoarchaeological Approach to Understanding the Archaeological Potential of Floodplains,” was selected by the Geoarchaeology Awards Committee on behalf of the entire Society.

Zaakiyah Cua and her Goldberg AwardThe focus of Zaakiyah’s research is to develop a geoarchaeological methodology combining geomorphology and geophysics to identify buried landscapes and archaeological site potential across a selected floodplain associated with the US Army Corps of Engineers–Pittsburgh District Loyalhanna Creek flood control project in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Department of Anthropology