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Fieldwork Spotlight: The White Springs Project

By: Katie Jarriel, 
Tue, 08/01/2017

The White Springs Project was initiated by researchers from Cornell University and Ithaca College in 2007 to examine the local consequences of turbulent times, particularly the impact of warfare and challenging political-economic conditions on community structure, house forms, and material practices at the site. Fieldwork has consisted of excavation, surface collection, and a multi-instrument, high-resolution archaeogeophysical survey of an areaof over 5 hectares.

The White Springs team excavates the site.


Sam Sanft (Anthropology PhD Student) uses a dGPS to survey at White Springs.


Perri Gerard-Little (completed Anthropology PhD in Spring 2017) takes measurements at the excavation site.


White Springs director and CIAMS professor Kurt Jordan (right) and a Ellie Reppy (Class of 2017) screen at the excavation site.


Perri Gerard-Little and Cindy Kocik (Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory) record data. 


At CIAMS, we love what we do.


Many thanks to the photographer, Barbara Friedman.

Perri Gerard-Little (left) and Cindy Kocik (right) record data for the White Springs Project.

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