UPDATES 2003-2005
Geophysical Surveys
(1 - 2)

Recent Excavations
(1 - 2 - 3)
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Field and Lab
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Research at the Hovey Lake site in 2003-2005 is supported by: a grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under the Transportation Enhancement Program, Indiana University, and private contributions. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) administers the TE grant. Also contributing to the research project are: Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University - Bloomington Department of Anthropology, the Indiana State Museum, University of Southern Indiana, University of Evansville, Indiana State University, and community groups and volunteers.


IU-Bloomington Anthropology Dept.
Last Updated 9.6.2004



Excavations based on the
Geophysical Survey Results

2003 Excavations

Block 8:
Located in the southeast edge of the residential area and excavated to explore a large wall trench. It was initially uncovered in 2000 test excavations, beneath an overlying burned house, but not excavated. The large wall trench was clearly unrelated to the house because a hearth feature and a crushed pot on the house floor was superimposed over part of the wall trench

Rexford Garniewicz, Curator of Prehistoric Archaeology,
Indiana State Museum, excavating deep wall trench in block 8.
The trench extended to 4 feet below surface.


Excavation of deep wall trench in Block 8.
The postmolds were well defined and regularly spaced.


Rex Garniewicz mapping Block 8 features.


Finished excavation of Block 8, south end. A second trench parallels the one shown above.
Two nearly parallel wall trenches are met by a perpendicular trench in Unit 2R.
The perpendicular trench appears to abut the parallel walls rather than form a corner.

Further excavation is needed to understand these features.

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