Fieldwork

Newport Village Historical Archaeology Field School

Location: Blairsville, PA, US

Season: July 8, 2019 to August 16, 2019

Deadline Type: Rolling

Website: https://www.iup.edu/anthropology/research/newport-site/

Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:
no

Affiliation:
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Project Director:
Ben Ford, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and William Chadwick, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Project Description:

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is offering two concurrent historical archaeology field schools at the site of Newport (36IN188), Pennsylvania.

July 8 – August 16

Newport, located near Blairsville, Pennsylvania, was founded circa 1780 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, and artifact analysis to identify the site boundaries and gauge its archaeological integrity. 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. Required for all Archaeology Track students or graduate students without significant field experience.

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. Housing is available through the IUP Office of Housing and Residence Life or can be obtained individually.

Registration

Visit the Summer Sessions website.

For additional information, contact Professor Ben Ford at ben.ford@iup.edu.

Period(s) of Occupation: North American Historic Period

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 8 hr

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Housing is available through the IUP Office of Housing and Residence Life or can be obtained individually. Cost: Variable depending on credits and undergrad or grad level. The cost can be estimated using the IUP Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator. Housing may be available through the IUP Office of Housing and Residence Life or can be obtained individually.

Academic Credit:
ANTH 320/520: 6 credits ANTH 740: 4 credits credits offered by Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tuition is Variable depending on credits and undergrad or grad level. The cost can be estimated using the IUP Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator. Housing may be available through the IUP Office of Housing and Residence Life or can be obtained individually..

Contact Information:


Ben Ford

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Indiana

PA

15701

USA

ben.ford@iup.edu

Phone: 724-357-2733

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