Principal Investigators: S. Homes Hogue, Cailin Murray, and Christine Thompson
The Department of Anthropology, Ball State
will execute a Consultation & Documentation Grant to determine the
disposition of their current collections of culturally unidentified (CUI) human
remains and associated funerary objects (AFOs).
Partners include eight federally recognized tribes that may have
geographic claims to the CUI human remains and AFOs. We have also have corresponded with the
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and
Archaeology, who has relinquished interest in four CUI collections currently in
Ball State’s possession. It is expected
that up 23 Notices of Inventory Completion will be submitted, representing the
bulk of the collections of human remains currently in our possession. The grant will fund pre-consultation
planning, the initial inventory of associated funerary objects, and tribal
consultation travel expenses. Grant
activities will also include the creation and population of a human remains and
AFO database along with digitization of associated inventory records and forms,
and digital photographs as agreed upon.
Additional rehabilitation and rehousing of human remains and AFOs will
take place based on tribal input.