Revealing IU’s Earliest Cultural Landscapes through Heritage Archaeology

Name of Recipient

April Sievert & Elizabeth Watts Malouchos

Description of Funded Activity

Using state-of-the-art field and laboratory technologies, including specialize mapping and remote sensing, faculty, staff, and students explored the remnants of the buried house gardens at the Wylie House Museum.

The project allowed archaeologists to study the trend from subsistence farming in the mid-19th century to the development of agriculture and floriculture in the 19th and 20th centuries.

In addition, the project included a summer archaeological field school for students in 2017, encouraged community members to participate in the dig, and concluded with a multi-campus archaeological symposium on September 6, 2019 at IU Bloomington.

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