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Herckis receives Fulbright Award

8/12/2009 —
Lauren R. Herckis, lecturer in anthropology at Penn State Beaver, has received a Fulbright award from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Herckis, who will conduct archaeological research as partial completion of a doctorate in anthropology, will examine cultural diversity in an ancient Mayan urban center by leading a dig in the lowlands of Chiapas, a state in southern Mexico near Palenque. The project will require her to spend at least nine months in Mexico. She is currently in Mexico to finalize all project details.

Herckis can be reached at lrh18@psu.edu.

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