UPDATES 2003-2005
Geophysical Surveys
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Recent Excavations
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Field and Lab
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Indiana Archaeology Month at Hovey Lake HERE!
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

Block 9: Located on the edge of the plaza and excavated to test a radar anomaly. The anomaly turned out to be a shallow feature, but a deeper deposit was found in excavation that may be part of a large pit. This area will be explored further.

Jocelyn Turner and Rexford Garniewicz excavating block 9 which is in the plaza.

Jocelyn Turner drawing a wall profile for Block 9.

Block 10: Excavated to “ground truth” a large, rectangular GPR anomaly which suggested a house basin. The anomaly is indeed the remains of a house, a burned structure that had been built in a shallow basin.

The radar anomaly is a high signal reflection area that shows as a dark
blue rectangle located north of the driveway in the map.
The feature indicated probably extends under the driveway.
Click on the map for a larger version!


Jon Criss and David Fox excavating the upper levels of Block 10,
which exposed the basin of the burned house.

Exposed house basin, looking north.
The house basin’s location closely matched the dark blue radar anomaly.

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