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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.



     

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Recommended Readings

Presentations on the 1996-2004 public education outreach at the Hovey Lake site were made at the SEAC (Southeastern Archaeological Conference) / MAC (Midwest Archaeological Conference) joint annual meetings during the Fall of 2004.

The PowerPoint presentation has been compiled into a downloadable .pdf file. One slide to a page including the lecture notes on each slide. Feel free to make use of the zoom function with Adobe Acrobat reader - the images look great magnified!

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Fall 2004 SEAC/MAC Hovey Lake Site Presentation
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In response to requests from people who today live in southwestern Indiana and are interested in the prehistory of their area, we wrote a booklet about our initial research results. “Archaeology at the Hovey Lake Village Site”, by Cheryl Ann Munson, Marjorie M. Jones, Besse LaBudde, and Jocelyn C. Turner (published by Historic Southern Indiana, USI Foundation, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville) contains text and illustrations that put together a picture of the lifeways of the prehistoric villagers. The illustrations were drawn by William M. Melvin, an Evansville artist, in consultation with the archaeologists, and are accurate representations of what the research has revealed.

Written in 1998, and revised and reprinted in 2000, copies are available at the Atheneum in New Harmony and at the University of Southern Indiana bookstore. Other copies can be found in libraries in Vanderburgh and Posey counties. The initial publication of this booklet was supported by donations and a grant provided by the Indiana Arts Commission to Historic Southern Indiana and USI. Printing of the second edition was partly funded by a grant to Indiana University from the U.S. Department of the Interior (National Park Service - Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology), and by continuing donations.

Other publications of interest include the following:

Adams , William R.
1949 Archaeological Notes on Posey County, Indiana. Indiana Historical Bureau, Indianapolis.

Black, Glenn A.
1967 Angel Site: An Archaeological, Historical, and Ethnological Study. 2 vols. Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis.

Curry, Hilda J.
1954 Archaeological Notes on Warrick County, Indiana. Indiana Historical Bureau.

Dragoo, Don W.
1955 An Archaeological Survey of Gibson County, Indiana. Indiana Historical Bureau.

Green, Thomas J., and Cheryl Ann Munson
1978 Mississippian Settlement Patterns in Southwestern Indiana. In Mississippian Settlement Patterns, edited by Bruce D. Smith, pp. 292-330. Academic Press, New York.

Justice, Noel D.
1987 Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Midcontinental and Eastern United States. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Hilgeman, Sherri L.
1991 Angel Negative Painted Design Structure. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 16:3-33.

2000 Pottery and Chronology at Angel. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

Kellar, James H.
1956 An Archaeological Survey of Spencer County, Indiana. Indiana Historical Bureau.

1979 The Mann Site and "Hopewell" in the Lower Wabash-Ohio Valley. In Hopewell Archaeology, edited by David S. Brose and N'omi Gerber, pp. 100-107. Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio.

1993 An Introduction to the Prehistory of Indiana. Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis.

Lilly, Eli
1937 Prehistoric
Antiquities of Indiana. Indiana Historical Bureau, Indianapolis.

Muller, Jon
1978 The Kincaid System: Mississippian Settlement in the Environs of a Large Site. In Mississippian Settlement Patterns, edited by Bruce D. Smith, pp. 269-292. Academic Press, New York.

1986 Archaeology of the Lower Ohio River Valley. Academic Press, New York.

Munson, Cheryl Ann
1980 Archaeological Salvage Investigations at Patoka Lake. Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Anthropology, Research Reports 6, Bloomington.

1994 Archaeological Investigations at the Southwind Site, A Mississippian Community in Posey County, Indiana . Submitted to Indiana Deparatment of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Deparatment of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington.

1997 Archaeological Survey and Testing of Mississippian Caborn-Welborn Phase Sites in Posey County, Indiana, 1996-1997: Investigations at the Hovey Lake and Murphy Sites and Environs. Prepared for Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior. Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington.

1998 Archaeological Investigations at Caborn-Welborn Phase Sites , 1997-1998, Posey County, Indiana. Prepared for Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior. Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington.

2000 Survey and Testing at Protohistoric Mississippian Sites in Southwestern Indiana. Prepared for Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Department of Anthropology, Indiana University.

2001 Archaeological Survey, Test Excavation, and Public Education in Southwestern Indiana . Prepared for the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Report on file, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington.

2003 Bone Bank: Archaeological Rescue Investigations at a Late Mississippian Site, Posey County, Indiana. Prepared for Four Rivers Resource, Conservation, and Development Area, Inc., and Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Munson, Cheryl Ann, Marjorie M. Jones, Besse LaBudde, and Jocelyn C. Turner
2000 Archaeology at the Hovey Lake Village Site. 2nd edition. Historic Southern Indiana, USI Foundation, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.

Pollack, David
1998 Intragional and Intersocietal Relationships of the Late Mississippian Caborn-Welborn Phase of the Lower Ohio River Valley. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Pollack, David, Cheryl Ann Munson
1998 Caborn-Welborn Ceramics: Inter-site comparisons and Extraregional Interaction. In Current Archaeological Research in Kentucky , volume 5, edited by C.D. Hockensmith, K.C. Carstens, S. Stout, and S.J. Rivers, pp. 163-202. Kentucky Heritage Council, Frankfort.

2003 The Angel to Caborn-Welborn Transition in Southwestern Indiana, Northwestern Kentucky, and Southeastern Illinois. In Facing the Final Millennium: Studies in the Late Prehistory of Indiana, A.D. 700 to 1700, edited by Brian G. Redmond and James R. Jones III, pp. 255-286).

Pollack, David, Cheryl Ann Munson, and A. Gwynn Henderson
1996 Slack Farm and the Caborn-Welborn People. Kentucky Archaeological Survey, Lexington.

Sieber, Ellen, and Cheryl Ann Munson
1994 Looking At History: Indiana's Hoosier National Forest Region, 1600-1950. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Winters, Howard D.
1963 An Archaeological Survey of the Wabash Valley in Illinois. Illinois State Museum Reports of Investigations 10, Springfield.