September is Indiana Archaeology Month

(EVANSVILLE) – September will be Indiana Archaeology Month. This year’s poster highlights Evansville and the fact that it is a persistent place.


 The Angel Mounds site (12Vg1) was a thriving Native American community a thousand years ago. 

Today, the Evansville area, including Angel Mounds, continues to be an important locale in southwestern Indiana. Long-term occupation of a place is based upon a number of factors and leads to lasting imprints on the landscape. Shown on the poster are early Sanborn maps of the city, aerial photos of downtown Evansville and Angel Mounds, an example of Angel pottery, and some historic artifacts from a site in Evansville.

If you would like a poster, feel free to stop in at the DHPA office at 402 W. Washington St, Room W274, Indianapolis, IN. DHPA archaeologists will also be taking the posters, which are free of charge, to the Archaeology Month events in which they will participate. For example, posters will be available at the Archaeology Road Show on Aug. 13 at the upcoming Indiana State Fair. 

Back again this year will also be commemorative t-shirts. Stay tuned for info on those.

The DHPA thanks the following organizations for permission to include their images in the designs of the 2019 products: E is for Everyone and Alex Morgan Imaging; Wells Library Map Collections, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology and the Trustees of Indiana University; Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., and the City of Evansville. We also thank the DNR’s Adam Cox, Graphic Designer.