MSUM Faculty and Students Conduct Research at the Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Last week a group of students and faculty from Minnesota State University Moorhead traveled to the Poverty Point World Heritage Site in northeast Louisiana. The main focus of their efforts was to examine places of interest identified during a 3D Ground Penetrating Radar survey of the site in November 2019. This project, led by Rinita Dalan (Anthropology and Earth Science), […]

Dalan Appointed to Preservation Technology and Training Board

Rinita Dalan, Anthropology and Earth Science, has been appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to serve a 4-year term on the Nation’s Preservation Technology and Training Board. The Board is an advisory body to the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, established by Congress in 1992, reporting to the Secretary of the Interior. Members of […]

Rinita Dalan received SPARC Fieldwork award

Rinita Dalan recently received a Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations (SPARC) Fieldwork award that provided high resolution RTK GPS equipment (receiver and base station) in conjunction with a multichannel Ground Penetrating Radar survey at the Poverty Point World Heritage Site. SPARC is an NSF-funded program at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) dedicated to promoting geospatial research in archaeology. Co-PIs […]

Dalan, Holley attend International Conference on Archaeological Prospection

Rinita Dalan and George Holley (Anthropology and Earth Science) will attend the 13th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection from August 28 to September 1 in Sligo, Ireland. This conference focuses on current global approaches to archaeological geophysics and remote sensing. Dalan will present a paper co-authored by Holley and others (The Origins of the West Plaza Rise at the Poverty […]