Taylor Village is a Late Prehistoric site primarily associated with the Oneota component. The site is located within the flood plain of the Upper White River in Hamilton County, Indiana on the opposite bank from the small town of Strawtown. Oneota is first recognized in eastern Wisconsin at approximately AD 900 and extends into various locations that were occupied into protohistoric times or AD 1650.
During the summer of 2010, field activities began with a controlled surface collection-the location of which was based upon the results of the geophysical surveys. The surface collection was used in combination with the geophysical data to aid in delimiting artifacts concentrations and identifying potential subplowzone features. The last two weeks of the field school consisted of excavation in two areas at the site where a concentration of artifacts were located. One was thought to be where a house was located and the other was along the outskirts of the village where a post might have been. Photos from field school are posted on Facebook.
During the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters, the artifacts from the Taylor Village field school are being analyzed, identified and catalogued. A technical report will be written that details the methodology, results, and conclusions of the Summer 2010 Field School. This report will be submitted to the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology for future use by professional archaeologists.