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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Avocational, professional, and student volunteers have made it possible to cover a large area with the auger sample survey.

View of Prather site mounds, which have been much deflated by 170+ years of plowing. Blue van on northeast possible mound, white Blazer on largest northwest mound , red 4-Runner on distant southeast possible mound, and red Suburban on southest mound. E.Y. Guernsey excavated on the northwest mound in the 1930s, and Dr. Donald Janzen excavated a trench there in 1971. The artificial construction
of the southwest mound was confirmed by our project. The northeast and southeast possible mounds require detailed soil cores or excavation to confirm.

Screening work on the E1100 line.
Gwyn Henderson (Kentucky Archaeological Survey)
David Pollack (Kentucky Heritage Council), and Mariah Yager (IPFW student)
in the foreground. In the background is the railroad embankment
and State Highway 62.

How many archaeologists does it take to screen a Prather site sample? (Last sample for the week….but it was a glorious week. How long can sunshine
and 80-degree weather last in November????)


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