SAA Travel, Paper, and Poster Awards

Each year, thousands of archaeologists and students from around the world gather at the most important archaeology conference in the United States-- the Society for [...]

February 6th, 2018|Blog|

Thinking Big, Thinking Synthetic Archaeology

The IFR is proud to become an institutional partner of the new Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis (CfAS). The CfAS is the outcome of a workshop [...]

January 26th, 2018|Blog|

New field school trains students in archaeology database creation

Archaeologists have been enthusiastic early adopters of digital technology. Much of the data presently collected in the field – from Total Station to remote sensing, [...]

January 19th, 2018|Blog|

Hot ‘n Sticky

It's getting warmer, so we're looking backwards Global temperatures are predicted to rise by anywhere from 2 to 6 degrees Celsius by the end of [...]

January 12th, 2018|Blog|

The story of stuff, the story of us

“Rock and Stone: Material Culture and Cultures of Making” is a multidisciplinary field course that aims to study the natural resources of pre-Alpine mountains and [...]

January 12th, 2018|Blog|

Salvaging Heritage

Melting away the evidence One of the major themes of the Arctic Vikings Field School is to explore the long-term history of climatic change in [...]

January 12th, 2018|Blog|


Is data on a vacation? As of late, climate change has been quite the raging topic among the heated…or rather, burning, polarization occurring in politics. [...]

January 12th, 2018|Blog|

Increasing College Tuition, Field Schools and You

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that once again, college tuition is increasing (see here). Citing College Board Senior Policy Research Scientist Jennifer Ma, the [...]

November 2nd, 2017|Blog|

IFR Board Member Wins MacArthur Grant

Jason de Leon, a Founding IFR Board Member, was announced yesterday as a recipient of the 2017 MacArthur Foundation Award. Also known as "genius grants," the [...]

October 12th, 2017|Blog|

50,000 years in 34 days

A typical meal in the sky “Wait, where did you say you’re going after this?!?” asked the baffled man sitting next to [...]

September 14th, 2017|Blog|