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Last Updated 8.21.2007



Excavation Open House

Saturday & Sunday,
September 22-23
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hovey Lake Site
(rain or shine; we’ve got tents)
  • Visit Indiana University’s 2007 excavations at the Hovey Lake archaeological site. Cheryl Ann Munson and her assistants will explain research methods, interpret the deposits and materials exposed, and answer questions.
  • University of Evansville faculty and students will show how screening of excavated soil helps systematically collect artifacts.
  • Dr. Michael Strezewski, University of Southern Indiana, and students will demonstrate methods archaeologists use to study artifacts recovered during excavations.
  • Indiana University graduate students will organize hands-on activities for all ages including flintknapping, corn grinding, and more. Experience life as it might have been lived by families at the Hovey Lake village.
  • Sunday, 2-4pm, Dr. Nelson Shaffer, Indiana Geological Survey, will demonstrate the use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to detect differences in soils below the ground surface.