Dates: May 15 – June 23, 2023
University Affiliation: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Application Closing Date: April 1, 2023 Website: https://www.iup.edu/anthropology/research/newport-site.html
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is offering two concurrent historical archaeology field schools at the site of Newport (36IN188), Pennsylvania. This field school is certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA).
Newport, located near Blairsville, Pennsylvania, was founded circa 1790 and served as an important river town until the early 19th century. The town included several businesses, a hotel, a post office, and a wharf. The site is now completely abandoned. This year’s archaeological investigations will include shovel test pits, excavation units, geophysics, metal detecting, photogrammetry, and artifact analysis to better understand commerce and travel through the Pennsylvania frontier. Students will be exposed to both traditional and high-tech techniques with the goal of preparing them for cultural resource management and academic careers.
ANTH 320/520 Archaeological Field School (6 credits)
An introduction to archaeological survey, field excavation, and laboratory processing.
ANTH 740 Advanced Archaeological Field Methods (4 credits)
Advanced instruction in survey and excavation field methods and technology, with an emphasis on the application of research designs to field settings, and the logistics of supervising field projects.
Cost Variable depending on credits and undergrad or grad level. The cost can be estimated using the IUP Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator (https://www.iup.edu/admissions/undergraduate/costs-financial-aid-scholarships/costs/index.html). Housing may be available through the IUP Office of Housing and Residence Life (https://www.iup.edu/housing/index.html) or can be obtained individually.
Registration Visit the Summer Sessions website (https://www.iup.edu/summer/index.html).
For additional information, contact Professor Ben Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.