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Archaeological Survey
IPFW Archaeological
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Department of Anthropology
Kettler G11A
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN  46805
Phone 260.481.6272

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-AS closed as of October 31, 2014. This page is intended to provide information on past activities, and continued access to reports created by staff members.

History of the Archaeological Survey

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 was committed to the dissemination of archaeological information and public involvement in Midwestern archaeology.  They Survey's professional staff assisted museums, local historical societies and other groups in the investigation, documentation and interpretation of cultural resources.  Their commitment to public education included presenting research papers at professional meetings, preparation of articles for publication, public lectures, and electronic publication of major reports.  The Survey served as a repository of archaeological data.  The Survey housed collections of documents and artifacts from theor 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 pursued research projects across Indiana, the Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley.  The Survey also completed  Phase I, II, and III Section 106 projects in Indiana and Kentucky, and offered archaeological field schools.  For three years (2005-2007), the Survey ran a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation at Strawtown, Indiana.

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