By: Deborah L. Rotman, Rachel Mancini and Mark Boatwright
Reports of Investigation 49, Archaeological Resource Management Service, Ball State University


Archaeological investigation of the Ben Schroeder Saddletree Factory and Residence (12-Je-507) in Madison, Indiana began during the summer of 1997. A second field season was recently conducted at the site as a public archaeology project.  Archaeological investigation focused upon former buildings and additional areas of potential domestic activity.  The purpose of this report is to discuss the second field season of archaeological investigation.  All aspects of the field, archival, and laboratory research and analysis are presented.  The result of each line of inquiry are explicated and the conclusions are incorporated with those from last year. The document concludes with recommendations for future historical and archaeological research.