The TCPA is pleased to announce that Timothy de Smet and Jessica Dalton-Carriger are the recipients of the spring, 2014 TCPA Research Award! Tim, a PhD student at Texas A&M, was awarded a grant to fund magnetometry, electromagnetic-induction, and ground-penetrating radar surveys at the multi-component Magnolia Valley site in Rutherford County. Jessica is a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and will use her award to fund elemental analysis of glass trade beads from sites in East Tennessee using Laser Ablation Inductivity Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. Congratulations to both the recipients!
The summer field season is coming up quickly, and this year there are at least three undergraduate field schools taking place in Tennessee. Do you know of any others? If so, let us know!
Ames Plantation, Fayette County
Dates: May 1- May 31
For more info: http://www.rhodes.edu/archaeology/5097.asp
Middle Tennessee State University
The Magnolia Valley site, Rutherford County
Dates: May 12 – June 30
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/595317073881402/?ref=5
East Tennessee State University
Excavations at the Pile Mound, Fentress County
Dates: July 13 – August 2
For more info: http://faculty.etsu.edu/franklij/etsu_archaeological_field_school_10.htm