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German Ridge Heritage Project

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.

For more information on the results of this project go to www.germanridge.info.

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 screening for artifacts. Sara Clark excavating steps to the cellar.

 Dr. Tim Baumann, Project Director, screens soil for artifacts.

 Sara Clark, Graduate Assistant, excavates the steps to the cellar.

Jonathan measuring depth of layers in pit. Foundation of cellar excavated to find the original floor.

 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.



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Judi Perez, Public Affairs Officer, 812-275-5987