Local student selected for archaeology project

Date:  February 8, 2005

BLOOMSBURG— A Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania anthropology major will to travel to Scotland this summer to work on a research project.

Joanna Salicki, a junior from Lincoln Park, will travel to two remote islands off the coast of Scotland to participate in the North Orkney Population History Project. Salicki will conduct archaeological explorations of the islands and interview current members of the population.

The project is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University’s department of anthropology. The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates award will cover Salicki’s expenses. 

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 17 master’s and one doctoral degree.