Investigation of Early Fort Ancient Settlement and Community Patterns: An Archaeological Survey of Dearborn County, Indiana


In our ever present desire to provide you with information here is, what I am sure will be, an interesting presentation about work conducted by the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University. Investigation of Early Fort Ancient Settlement and Community Patterns: An Archaeological Survey of Dearborn County

SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park

When:      6 8 p.m. April 28, 2014 Where:     Ewbank Meeting Room, Lawrenceburg Public Library Sponsor:   Lawrenceburg Library and Dearborn County Historical Society Archaeologists spent the last year exploring fields in Dearborn County. Come to the Lawrenceburg Public Library on April 28 from 6 8 p.m. and learn some interesting facts about the archaeology of Dearborn County and Fort Ancient occupation of southeastern Indiana. The Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University has recently completed an archaeological survey project that has discovered approximately 45 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in Dearborn County. The Dearborn County Historical Society and Lawrenceburg Public Library are sponsoring Investigation of Early Fort Ancient Settlement and Community Patterns: An Archaeological Survey of Dearborn County, Indiana presentation to inform the public of the results of this project. The public presentation on April 28 will review project goals and objectives and compare and contrast the results from this years survey to previous surveys of the county and the region. We will also discuss the nature of Fort Ancient occupations in the region and what recent data means for interpretation of the history of this important period. Archaeologists will have artifacts from the survey available to view. In addition to traditional survey methods, this project employed soils chemical and geophysical methods to map activity areas at some sites even thought to be destroyed. The results of both surveys shed light on the life of the regions prehistoric and historic occupants. This project was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Services Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. The Lawrenceburg Public Library is located at 150 Mary Street, Lawrenceburg. For more information, contact Kevin C. Nolan ([email protected]; 765-285-5328) or Joyce Baer (Joyce Baer [email protected]; (812) 537-2775, Ext. 1139).

Posted March 20, 2014
Topics: Archaeology

eNewsletter Sign-Up