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: Field and Lab
Some images can be made larger by clicking on them!

Cheryl Munson logging in soil colors and textures, plus small artifacts,
observed in cores extracted from a possible burned house feature.
The three soil core tools are lined up in stratigraphic order, with the uppermost
soil on the right and oxidized (reddened) subsoil on the left.


Checking soil colors using the Munsell chart.
The red soil in the center is part of a hearth.


Flotation dissolves soil in agitated water. Carbonized seeds, bones of small animals,
and minute flakes of stone float to the top and are recovered in a paint filter bag (on the left).
The larger, heavier materials sink to the middle of the tank where they are collected
in window screen. Processed flotation samples are hung on a line to dry.


Long-time avocational archaeologist Tom Ciskowski washes artifacts
to prepare them for size-grading, identification, and cataloging.

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