AR02, Archaeological Investigations of the New Castle Sites, Hn-1, Hn-2, Hn-8, and Hn-12: A 1966 Summer Field School in Henry County, Indiana
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This is the tDAR collection page that represents Archeological Report 02 (Archaeological Investigations of the New Castle Sites, Hn-1, Hn-2, Hn-8, and Hn-12: A 1966 Summer Field School in Henry County, Indiana) from the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University.
The second annual Archaeological Summer Field School was conducted from June 13 to July 15, 1966, by Ball State University. Three sites were partially excavated this summer, in Henry and Prairie Townships under the direction of Dr. B. K. Swartz, Jr. The class was divided into three crews, each directed by a graduate student.
Excavation continued at the New Castle site, Hn-1, Mound Four, where a crew of five people removed the southwest quadrant of the mound. A trench, 30 feet in length, was removed, extending west from last year's excavation. By doing this we now have a complete profile of the west end of Mound Four. Later, other trenches were dug south, contiguous to last year's excavation, which revealed more stratigraphy of the mound. Also, during the summer, surface skeletal remains were found in the area of Mound Two. No excavation was made in this area.
Excavation at the Commissary site, designated as Hn-2, was started in the New Castle State Hospital grounds approximately a half mile north of Hn-1. Located on a moraine, this site proved to be abundant in burials, but few artifacts were found.
Excavation also began at the Hillsboro Lake site, mentioned by local residents, could not be determined. On the 28th of June, this crew of four moved to the Memorial Park site, Hn-12. This site is located approximately three-quarters of a mile west of the Mound Four site.
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