Archaeological Sites to BeholdOn Screen Text: IU Day. All IU. All Day. Archaeological Sites to Behold.
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Brown leaves cover the ground of a forest. On Screen Text: Watch where you step at IU East because buried beneath your feet could lie something... or someone you wouldn't expect.
Aerial view of an IU East campus building surrounded by woods. On Screen Text: That's by design, of course, and courtesy of the IU East Archaeological Research Center.
Groups of students stand in the woods taking notes and kneel on the ground digging in the dirt. On Screen Text: Located in the woods next to campus, the center gives students hands-on archaeological research experience and features four distinct types of archaeology sites:
A photo of IU East's replica burial mound in the woods followed by a photo of grass-covered, authentic burial mound. On Screen Text: a replica Adena burial mound like ones found across the Midwest,
A round thatched hut. Then a drawing of several thatched roof buildings set in a circular pattern. On Screen Text: a surface site resembling 16th-century American Indian dwellings,
Students stand atop a mound with a low rock wall on one side. A photo of Maya ruins with a series of tiered rock walls. On Screen Text: a tomb with multiple levels and chambers modeled after those built by the ancient Maya,
A hole is dug in the dirt. A white flat object is excavated from the hole by a group of students. On Screen Text: and last but not least, a forensic anthropology site focused on studying the decomposition of skeletal remains.
A white human skull, rib bones, and other bones stick out of the dirt. Photo of the bones of a pig foot. On Screen Text: But don't worry, most of the buried "human" skeletons are plastic. The rest are pig skeletons donated by area farms, because pig anatomy closely resembles that of humans.
Students stand over a rock fire pit with a wooden rack over it. Students dig in a small hole marked by string. One woman takes measurements and notes. On Screen Text: The sites may be replicas, but the archaeological experience is real. Students learn to excavate remains and artifacts and then help rebury them for future students to discover.
Students dig a trench and set rocks to build a wall. On Screen Text: They even assist with building site structures, thus getting a comprehensive archaeological and anthropological education at a fraction of the cost of many international field schools.
In an excavation site, there is a human skeleton and a clay pot. On Screen Text: Other IU East disciplines are also getting in on the act. Many of the buried "artifacts" are created by students in the IU East fine arts program.
Students stand in the forest taking notes. On Screen Text: The criminal justice and history departments are eager to use the facility too.
A student crouches in a hole containing two human skeletons. On Screen Text: Make no bones about it, the IU East Archaeological Research Center is truly one of a kind. Dig it.
On Screen Text: IU Day. Archaeological Sites to Behold.