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Archaeological Survey
IPFW Archaeological
Kettler G11A
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN  46805
Phone 260.481.6194

Archaeological Survey

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Welcome to the home page of the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Archaeological Survey (IPFW-AS). The IPFW Archaeological Survey was created in 1981 as a community service enterprise and instructional support service of the IPFW Anthropology program, serving as an umbrella for cultural resource management and research-based archaeological activities within the geographic service area of the university. Excavation Layout

The Survey is committed to the dissemination of archaeological information and public involvement in Midwestern archaeology.  Our professional staff assists museums, local historical societies and other groups in the investigation, documentation and interpretation of cultural resources.  Our commitment to public education includes presenting research papers at professional meetings, preparation of articles for publication, public lectures, and electronic publication of our major reports.  The Survey also serves as a repository of archaeological data.  We house collections of documents and artifacts from our own projects as well as materials acquired by other groups in the course of  projects required by the state and/or federal governments.

Large Excavation in Strawtown IndianaThe Archaeological Survey personnel are currently pursuing research projects across Indiana, the Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley.  The Survey has also completed and is involved in ongoing Phase I, II, and III Section 106 projects in Indiana and Kentucky, and usually offers a yearly archaeological field school.  For three years (2005-2007), the Survey ran a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation at Strawtown, Indiana, where research continues.

Presented the Award for Outstanding Archaeology Project in 2011 by the Indiana DHPA