Archaeological Survey of Properties in the Bean Blossom Drainage, Monroe County

Funded by a National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund Grant administered through the Indiana DNR Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, this project provides new archaeological survey and site documentation for parcels of the Bean Blossom Creek drainage basin in the northern half of Monroe County at nine previously unsurveyed locations with high probability for archaeological resources.  In partnership with the Sycamore Land Trust and with the IU Research and Teaching Preserve, the GBL will be conducting survey of over 500 acres of nature preserves in the Bean Blossom Creek watershed in 2017 and 2018. The project research goals are threefold:  1) refine local cultural chronology; 2) enhance understanding of pre- and post-contact settlement patterns in the Bean Blossom Creek drainage, and; 3) assess how changes and advances in survey methodology and state mandated methodological standards have affected the identification and preservation of sites.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. The project received federal financial assistance for the identification, protection, and/or rehabilitation of historic properties and cultural resources in the State of Indiana. However, the contents and opinions contained in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in its federally assisted programs. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, MS-2740, Washington, D.C. 20240.