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Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976

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Summary

The purpose of the research conducted primarily at sites 12G9 and 12G10 was to document the activities of the Battle of the Mississinewa and the related role of the Miami and Delaware villages along the Mississinewa Reservoir in Grant and Wabash counties. Upon the passing of budget item H.E.B. 1102, the principal investigator, B.K. Swartz Jr., initiated research with a field school from Ball State University in 1975. A second field school in relation to this investigation was conducted in 1976. The work performed for the 1975 Field School was aimed at documenting the location of the Battle of Mississinewa within sites 12G9, 12G10, and 12G11, and 12WB21. These sites are referenced as the First Village (12G9), Hackelman’s Battlefield location (12G10), Stuber’s soldiers grave site (12G10a), Pierce’s redoubt (12G10b), the Troyer site (12WB21), the 1975 test pit (12WB21a), and the 1976 cabin excavation (12WB21b). The Troyer Site was also excavated to obtain a soil profile and a cultural sequence for future excavations (Swartz, Jr. 1975).

The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP) and include the artifact database, select artifact photographs, the artifact report, the finding aid, investigation report, oversized material spreadsheet and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, box labels, correspondence, excavation forms, the initial data sheet, folder listings, laboratory records, material labels, notes, photo records, records removal sheets and survey forms. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


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Cite this Record

Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976. ( tDAR id: 398484) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8BC4194


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -86.052; min lat: 40.426 ; max long: -85.354; max lat: 40.835 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

Contributor(s): Brockington and Associates, Inc.

Principal Investigator(s): B. K. Swartz

Landowner(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District

Sponsor(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District ; US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District

Repository(s): Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University

Prepared By(s): Veterans Curation Program

Submitted To(s): US Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District


Notes

General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP) and include the artifact database, select artifact photographs, the artifact report, the finding aid, investigation report, oversized material spreadsheet and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, box labels, correspondence, excavation forms, the initial data sheet, folder listings, laboratory records, material labels, notes, photo records, records removal sheets and survey forms. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.


Source Collections

The 'Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976' collection is stored at Ball State University's Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Indiana.

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-13 of 13)

Documents

  1. Artifact Report, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 398511] Joshua Weigler. Crystal Soto.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Louisville District archaeological collections were sent to the Veterans Curation Program’s (VCP) St. Louis laboratory in May 2011. The VCP St. Louis laboratory is a USACE, St. Louis District’s Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections program, which is staffed through Brockington and Associates, Inc., an archaeological contract firm located in Norcross, Georgia. The procedures employed by the St. Louis VCP...

  2. Finding Aid, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 398505] Crystal Soto.

    This collection is referred to as "Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is three and a quarter (3.25) linear inches. The collection was removed from its original acidic folders and rehoused in archival quality folders. Overall the collection was in good condition. Mending tape was applied to some documents after all metal staples were removed, as well as to the...

  3. A Preliminary Report of Investigation in the Upper Mississinewa Valley Relating to the Battle of Mississinewa, 1812 (1975)
    DOCUMENT [ID: 398497] B. K. Swartz, Jr..

    Though concerned agencies and archaeologists throughout the state were previously informed Ball State officials did not learn until the spring of 1975 that an appropriation of $25,000.00, proposed by State Representative Loren E. Winger, Converse, Indiana, for Ball State University to conduct research under the jurisdiction of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resources along the Mississinewa River in Grant and Wabash counties was being considered by the state legislature. The purpose of...

Images

  1. Building Material Artifact Photographs, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 398486] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of building materials collected during the archaeological reconnaissance of the proposed sites 12G9 and 12G10 along the Mississinewa Reservoir in Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana.

  2. Ceramic Artifact Photographs, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 398485] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of ceramic artifacts collected during the archaeological reconnaissance of the proposed site 12G9 along the Mississinewa Reservoir in Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana.

  3. Glass Artifact Photographs, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 398487] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of glass artifacts collected during the archaeological reconnaissance of the proposed site 12G9 along the Mississinewa Reservoir in Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana.

  4. Leather Artifact Photographs, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 398488] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photograph of a leather artifact collected during the archaeological reconnaissance of the proposed site 12G10 along the Mississinewa Reservoir in Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana.

  5. Lithic Artifact Photographs, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 398489] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of lithic artifacts collected during the archaeological reconnaissance of the proposed site 12G10 along the Mississinewa Reservoir in Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana.

  6. Metal Artifact Photographs, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 398490] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of metal artifacts collected during the archaeological reconnaissance of the proposed sites 12G9 and 12G10 along the Mississinewa Reservoir in Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana.

  7. Shell Artifact Photographs, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    IMAGE [ID: 398494] Veterans Curation Program.

    Photographs of shell artifacts collected during the archaeological reconnaissance of the proposed site 12G10 along the Mississinewa Reservoir in Grant and Wabash Counties, Indiana.

Datasets

  1. Artifact Database, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 398512] Veterans Curation Program.

    This is the artifact database for the 'Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976' collection, stored at the Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University, Indiana.

  2. Oversized Material Spreadsheet, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 398510] Veterans Curation Program.

    This is the oversized material database for the 'Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976' collection stored at the Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University, Indiana.

  3. Scanned Asset Key, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976 (2012)
    DATASET [ID: 398509] Crystal Soto.

    This is the scanned asset key for the 'Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976' collection stored at the Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University, Indiana.

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