New archaeology sites in Morgan-Monroe State Forest documented

MORGAN-MONROE STATE FOREST – As part of a Historic Preservation Fund grant, archaeologists from the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University, explored the Morgan-Monroe State Forest in Monroe County this past summer.

Attend the virtual presentation on Friday, April 16 at 7 p.m. (ET) to learn about the results of this project.

This presentation can be accessed via Zoom by clicking here. It will be recorded and available on the Ball State Applied Anthropology Laboratories YouTube channel after the event.

The public presentation will review project goals, objectives, and results of this year’s surveys and will concentrate on what the features and artifacts tell us about historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest.

Archaeologists will have artifacts from the surveys available to view virtually and will show images that highlight 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 administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

For more information, contact Christine Thompson, Archaeologist, Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University at 765-285-5328 or