New Archaeology Sites in Versailles State Park Documented

(RIPLEY CO.) – As part of a Historic Preservation Fund grant, archaeologists from the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University, explored the Versailles State Park in Ripley County this past summer.

Come to Versailles State Park on March 14, 2020, at 2 pm. to learn about the results of this project.

The archaeological survey this year, like a survey the year before, focused on historic sites in Versailles State Park. The public presentation will review project goals, objectives, and results of both year’s surveys. Archaeologists will have historic artifacts from the survey available to view and will show a presentation that highlights their field and laboratory methods.

This project was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Learn about HPF grants from the DNR-DHPA.

The Versailles State Park is located at 1387 U.S. 50 East, Versailles, Indiana 47042 (presentation at the Recreation Building in the Group Camp). For more information, please contact Christine Thompson, Archaeologist, Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University at (765) 285-5328 or ckkeller2@bsu.edu.

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