By Beth K. McCord
Reports of Investigation 68, Archaeological Resources Management Service, Ball State University.PDF of Report
In September of 2005, as part of Indiana Archaeology Month activities, the Archaeological Resources Management Service (ARMS) at Ball State University conducted a small archaeological investigation at Mounds State Park. The project involved the excavation of several shovel tests on the north and west sides of the Bronnenberg House, as well as, a few shovel tests at new interpretative sign locations for three earthworks. The project recovered over 1700 artifacts from the Bronnenberg excavation and documented the presence of one intact structure on the west side of the house. The Bronnenberg house area has the potential to provide important information on the Historic settlement of Madison County. The shovel tests at the new sign locations found no prehistoric materials and the installation of the signs should be allowed to proceed.