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Field School in Ohio Archaeology

The Hudnell Fund


Ohio University's Giving Site


The David Hudnell Fund for Archaeological Research and Field School was established in 1997. It was created to honor the memory of David Hudnell, an Ohio University graduate in anthropology and archaeology who worked with Dr. Elliot Abrams on archaeological field schools from 1986 until his premature passing in 1996. Dave had a great love of archaeology and Native American culture, and was instrumental in helping establish the strong reputation of the O.U. field school.

The Hudnell Fund supports the operation of the archaeology field school. All money is spend entirely on archaeological equipment or the analysis of artifacts excavated during the field school. A recent book on the archaeology of the Hocking Valley, titled The Emergence of the Moundbuilders: The Archaeology of Tribal Societies in Southeastern Ohio, edited by Dr. Elliot Abrams and Dr. AnnCorinne Freter, is based in large part on the field school data and is dedicated to Dave for his significant contribution to the archaeology of this area.

If you would like to donate to the Hudnell Fund, here is how you can give:

  1. By Mail: Make your check payable to The Ohio University Foundation, and designate "The Hudnell Fund" in the memo section of your check or in an accompanying note. Mail checks to The Ohio University Foundation, P.O. Box 869, Athens, OH 45701-0869.

  2. By Phone: Call toll-free, 800-592-FUND, and make your gift via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express); during the call, make sure to designate your gift as being for The Hudnell Fund.

  3. By Web: Make your credit card gift via Ohio University's secure, online giving site. There you can designate your gift as being for "The Hudnell Fund."

Thank you for your kind contribution to the Archaeology of Southeastern Ohio.


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