ECU Phelps Archaeology Lab

Overview

The Phelps Archaeology lab has the capability of supporting multiple projects simultaneously, including projects from the earliest Paleoindian cultures to the latest historical periods. Named for its founding director, the Phelps Archaeology Laboratory is administered by the Department of anthropology and located in the Flanagan Building on the campus of East Carolina University. The lab serves to foster research and education concerning the history and prehistory of eastern North Carolina.

Equipment

There is sufficient field equipment to outfit multiple field crews including two total stations and a ground penetrating radar unit.

Facilities

The lab has the facilities to handle artifact processing and cataloging as well as drafting and photography for report preparation. Most of these operations have been computerized utilizing such peripheral devices as: flatbed and slide scanners, digital cameras, and two Recon PDAs for collecting and storing digital data in the field.

Current Projects

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Department News

Check out the accomplishments and activities of the Anthropology Student Organization in the latest Annual Report!

 Congratulations to all of our new graduates in Anthropology! The graduation ceremony was held on Friday and was well attended by family and friends. Thanks to all of our faculty and staff that helped make the event a success! Check out one of our featured graduates interviewed on WNCT!

The Anthropology Student Organization (ANSO) raised $750 during a bake sale over 3 days for earthquake survivors in Nepal.  Proceeds were sent to Direct Relief, a nonprofit which works with local Non-Governmental Organizations: http://www.directrelief.org/emergency/ Thank you for everyone's support!

 Check out the latest Department of Anthropology Spring 2015 newsletter highlighting some of our recent activities! Download a copy here.

 Discovery is a core characteristic of pirates at ECU! See our Anthropology summer field school student, Mansi Trivedi, explain some of the discoveries in Jordan on the latest ECU Values video.