2009-2017 geophysical survey of the Fort Ouiatenon vicinity, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
From 2009 through 2017, Michael Strezewski (University of Southern Indiana) and Robert G. McCullough (Illinois State Archaeological Survey), conducted magnetometry and resistivity survey over a large area of the Ouiatenon Preserve, located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. The Ouiatenon Preserve contains the archaeological remains of Fort Ouiatenon, which was erected by the French in 1717. Also contained within the preserve are the remains of numerous Native American villages that were once located in the vicinity of the fort. The Ouiatenon vicinity was a hub of Native American fur trade in the central Wabash River valley through 1791, when the towns were destroyed by Kentucky militia, under the leadership of Charles Scott. Recent investigations were focused on extensive magnetometry survey over the fort site, as well as a number of the Native American habitation sites. Targeted resistivity survey was then conducted over areas showing the greatest promise for potential subsurface remains.
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2009-2017 geophysical survey of the Fort Ouiatenon vicinity, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. ( tDAR id: 436165) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RB76S8
Calendar Date: 1700 to 1800
min long: -87.002; min lat: 40.384 ; max long: -86.962; max lat: 40.426 ;