Highlighting Hoosier archaeological sites

INDIANA – Indiana’s Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology is featuring at least one archaeological site from each of Indiana’s 92 counties and will also highlight various archaeology case studies in its DHPA’s Highlighting Hoosier Archaeological Sites-Examples from 92 Counties Storymap.

The Thomases were an African American family living about 30 miles north of the Ohio River in what is now called the Lick Creek settlement in Orange County, a biracial agricultural community that was founded, flourished, and mostly abandoned within a span of about fifty years

Archaeologists from many Indiana state agencies and state-sponsored institutions routinely perform projects throughout the state. These documents are really stories of interesting archaeology sites and projects. In these, officials try to minimize the technical details and summarize the facts into a simple three-part format, integrating photographs, diagrams, and maps where possible to better educate and inform the public about the practice and significance of archaeology around Indiana. The stories will be updated as new information is added.

Recently 12BO594, a Terre Haute, Indianapolis, and Eastern Traction Company interurban railroad site in Boone County as well as Monroe County’s Wylie House site (12MO1310) on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington was added.

Be sure to check out the other counties in the archaeology storymap below.

Northwest Region  – Benton, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke, Tippecanoe, Warren, White

 North Central Region  – Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Elkhart, Fulton, Howard, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami, St. Joseph, Tipton

 Northeast Region  – Adams, Allen, Blackford, Dekalb, Grant, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, Whitley

 West Central Region  – Boone, Clay, Fountain, Hendricks, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Vermillion, Vigo

 East Central Region  – Delaware, Fayette, Hancock, Hamilton, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Union, Wayne

 Southwest Region  – Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Warrick

 South Central Region  – Bartholomew, Brown, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Orange, Perry, Washington

 Southeast Region  – Clark, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland