The German Ridge Heritage Project includes archival research, oral history, and field excavations. The archaeological work was conducted as a class through Indiana University and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
A YouTube video was also produced by Trey Williams with the Herald Times of the partnership project. Note that you will leave the Forest Service site to see this video.
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Photographs from Archaeological Excavation
Dr. Tim Baumann, Project Director, screens soil for artifacts.
Sara Clark, Graduate Assistant, excavates the steps to the cellar.
Jonathan measures the depth of the pit dug to excavate what may have been a summer kitchen.
The foundation stones of the former cellar are revealed as debris from the collapsed house above is removed.