Co-Directors of the research project are Cheryl Ann Munson of Indiana Univeristy - Bloomington and Dr. Robert G. McCullough of IPFW.

The project has received the generous support of: the landowner; professional archaeologists at many institutions in Indiana and Kentucky; the Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society; regional historical organizations; and volunteers.


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Last Updated 2.07.2004



Fall 2003 Work
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A deep prehistoric layer and two posthole (?) features are present at N940, E940,
below the historic disturbance.

Soil cores taken with an Oakfield sampler are sometimes needed if the cultural deposits are deep, as they were on the south margin of the southwest mound. Mike Strezewski describes soils exposed in the west face of the sample at N960, E900.

At N960, E900 on the south slope of the southwest mound, a buried A-Horizon lies beneath a dark, charcoal-flecked stratum, a higher, lighter cultural stratum,
and then a 0.11 m-deep plow zone.

The sample at N940, E960 revealed a feature on one side of the hole that had been filled with lenses of daub (perhaps part of the basin of a burned structure?).

Stockpiled soil from auguring is wrapped up “burrito-style” in plastic, and then rolled over the auger hole, to prevent the excavated soil from drying out and getting rained on and to preserve the soil profile.


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