By: Colin L. Macleod and Erin Donovan
Edited by Christine Thompson
Principal Investigators: Christine Thompson and Kevin C. Nolan
Reports of Investigation 81 Volume 1 and 2, Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University

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The Applied Anthropology Laboratories (AAL) at Ball State University conducted a data enhancement project for archaeological resources in Montgomery County, Indiana, for a FY2013 Historic Preservation Fund Grant (Grant #18-13-13FFY-04). This Historic Preservation Fund grant project investigated the archaeological resources of Montgomery County, Indiana with a focus on Sugar, East Fork Coal, Rattlesnake, Indian, Cornstalk, Big Raccoon, and Little Raccoon creeks and the southern half of the county. Approximately 900.1 acres (364.26 hectares) of agricultural land were surveyed and 246 new archaeological sites were recorded. The survey recovered 610 prehistoric artifacts and 1,174 historic artifacts from 13 parcels of land within Montgomery County. No human remains were discovered as a result of this grant project. Cultural periods that are represented in the artifact assemblage include Early Archaic, Middle Archaic, Late Archaic, Middle Woodland and Late Woodland/Late Prehistoric components that were documented from the precontact era, in addition to Historic components. The average site density recorded for the project area for precontact sites was one site per 5.26 acres and for Historic sites was one site per 12.00 acres.