Rob Tolley can look up with satisfaction from his home on historic land in Wyoming toward a mountain range where he once did his archaeological field training.
The anthropology program at Indiana University East is providing students with new hands-on opportunities to enhance their educational experience.
This semester, students have traveled to West Virginia and Pennsylvania to visit historic sites including Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Park and Meadowcroft Rockshelter. In the classroom, students now have access to bone casts of human and animal species to study. Through the forensics course, a pig skeleton was buried on campus so that students could practice excavation and document findings.