Current and former IUP Applied Archaeology Students presented, attended, and received two scholarship awards at the 89th annual SPA meeting in DuBois, Pennsylvania.
Applied Archaeology student Samantha Taylor received the 2018 W. Fred Kinsey Scholarship and the 2018 James W. Hatch Scholarship at the SPA meeting. Samantha also presented a paper on her thesis research results, titled “Looking Through Dirty Dishes: A Comparative Analysis of Ceramics at the John and Rosie Allen Residence, Pandenarium, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.”
Applied Archaeology student Andrew Malhotra presented research with John Nash (CUP), titled “Social Signaling and the use of Style Amongst Late Prehistoric Monongahela Population: Possible Evidence for Intervillage Political Integration.”
Former Applied Archaeology student Hanna Harvey, now working for the State Historic Preservation Office, presented the results of her thesis, titled “The South Blairsville Industry Archaeological District: Exploring Western Pennsylvania's Plate Glass Heritage.”
Applied Archaeology student Zaakiyah Cua presented a poster titled “Loyalhanna Lake: a Geoarchaeological Approach to Understanding the Archaeological Potential of Floodplains.”
Applied Archaeology student Britney Elsbury-Orris presented a poster titled “Faunal Remains at the Kirshner Site.”
Photo: IUP anthropology students and alumni at 2018 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Conference