By: Beth K. McCord and Donald R. Cochran
Reports of Invstigation 72, Archaeological Resource Management Service, Ball State University
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Archaeological investigations of the Yorktown Enclosure (12-DI-39) were conducted to determine the origin and potential significance of the earthwork. Fieldwork and comparison with other earthworks in the New Castle Phase of east central Indiana revealed that the site is a 2,000 year old earthwork. While the ditch has been altered by historic modification, the original embankment remains buried under spoil removed from the ditch. The central platform also remains essentially undisturbed. The site retains integrity and is one of only two surviving examples of isolated circular enclosures in all of east central Indiana. The site should be preserved and nominated to the State and National Registers.