UPDATES 2003-2005
Geophysical Surveys
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Recent Excavations
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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



Geophysical Survey

In 2003 and 2004 we expanded our initial geophysical surveys, using both Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Soil Resistivity.

Ground Penetrating Radar  

GPR surveys were carried out by the Indiana Geological Survey and the research team.

Measuring and flagging the corners of a survey grid.

Jocelyn Turner using the GPR instrument.

Dr. Nelson Shaffer operating a GPR system
with Cheryl Munson recording the location of the pass.

Close-up of the GPR display screen showing an anomaly.

GPR units can be used across surfaces other than bare or grass-covered lawns,
but we were unable to follow GPR anomalies from the roadside into the area of the road bed.

Results like this (generated in 1999) allows the research team to identify
probable features and specific areas of the site that can be
effectively explored to answer research questions.

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