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



Gallery: Artifacts

A refuse-filled, abandoned house basin in Block 3 produced the most abundant plant and animal remains. Plant remains include corn kernels, nutshell, and beans. Animal remains include well-preserved bones of fish, turtle, birds, and small and large mammals.


Carbonized bean.


Corn kernels.


Nut shell.


Faunal remains, Block 3
(left = deer; center = fish;
upper left = turtle; lower right = small mammal).



The upper levels of Block 3 contained a historic archaeological deposit. Based on oral history, the deposits are associated with the Twenty Man Club, dating to the 1930s, where men met to fish, hunt, play cards, and drink beer. The types of artifacts recovered are familiar to many people today, and are consistent with the reported behaviors -- except for a metal hair pin.

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