Fourteen current and former
IUP Applied Archaeology students presented, attended, and received scholarship
awards at the 90th annual Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology meeting in Uniontown,
Pennsylvania, April 5–7, 2019.
Applied Archaeology graduate student Kristina Gaugler received
both the 2019 W. Fred Kinsey Scholarship and a James W. Hatch Scholarship for
her talk titled “Standardizing Fire-Cracked Rock Analysis: A Case Study in
Southwestern Pennsylvania.” The Kinsey award comes with a $150 award, a
year-long SPA membership and a publication in the journal Pennsylvania Archaeologist.
Applied Archaeology graduate student Andrew Malhotra also won a
Hatch scholarship. He took first place in the student poster
competition for his poster titled “Alliance Formation and Social Signaling:
Village Interaction Among the Monongahela.”
Several current students and recent alumni were invited to
participate in a thematic session “In Penn’s Woods: The Archaeology of
Pennsylvania’s Parks, Forests, and Trails” organized by PennDOT archaeologist
Joe Baker. These papers included:
Additional IUP students presenting include Britney Elsbury-Orris, Christopher Thompson, Angela Rooker, and Kevin
Gubbels (’16). Alumni Susanne Haney (’11) presented a talk at the Friday PAC
Symposium: “So What’s the Big Deal About Little Sites…and How Does One Find
Faculty members presenting research include Ben Ford, William
Chadwick, Lara Homsey-Messer, and Sarah Neusius (emeritus).
Photo: IUP Applied Archaeology students, faculty and alumni
at 2019 Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Conference.
Department of Anthropology