National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Ben Ford

Affiliation: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ben Ford is with the Department of Anthropology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He holds his degrees from Texas A&M University (Ph.D.), the College of William and Mary, and the University of Cincinnati.  His main research projects are the Lake Ontario War of 1812 Shipwrecks Project (combined geophysical/GPR, marine remote sensing, and diver survey for three War of 1812 shipwrecks in Lake Ontario), the Lake Ontario Maritime Cultural Landscape Project (integrated marine and terrestrial archaeological survey of the Lake Ontario littoral designed to analyze human interaction with the shore environment between 5000 BP and AD 1900), and Hanna’s Town Archaeology Project (archaeological investigation of the mid to late 18th century site of Hanna’s Town, Westmoreland County, PA).  Dr. Ford is the AIA’s McCann-Taggart Lecturer for 2014/2015.

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