Archaeology in Indiana - the Science Today - Bibliography

A Note Regarding Resources: Items are listed on this page that enhance work with the topic discussed. Some older items, especially, may include dated practices and ideas that are no longer generally accepted. Resources reflecting current practices are noted whenever possible.

Bischoff, Wayne. The Archaeological Survey of the Wabash and Erie Canal Corridor in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Michigan State University, Department of Anthropology. Lansing, 1994.

Cochran, Donald R. The Hesher Site: A Late Albee Cemetery in East Central Indiana. Ball State University, Archaeological Resources Management Service Reports of Investigation, 24. Muncie, 1988.

Cochran, Donald R., and Mary Lou James. Interim Report: 1985 Excavations at the All Seasons Site. Ball State University, Archaeological Resources Management Service Reports of Investigation, 20. Muncie, 1986.

Fagan, Brian M., ed. The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. New York, 1996.
Comprehensive look at archaeology and archaeologists for wide range of audiences including nonspecialists.

Helmkamp, R. Criss. White County Archaeological Data Base Enhancement Survey. Purdue University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology. West Lafayette, 1996.

Jeske, Robert J. The Saint Marys River Valley: A Systematic Archaeological Survey in Allen and Adams Counties, Indiana. Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Report of Investigations, 5. Fort Wayne, 1996.

Jones, James R., III. "Historical Archaeology in Indiana: A Brief Summary." Indiana Archaeology, 1:1. Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Indianapolis, 1997.

Jones, James R., III, and Amy L. Johnson. Early Peoples of Indiana. Indianapolis, 1999.
A useful overview from IDNR, DHPA.

Jones, James R., III, and Neal L. Trubowitz. 1986 Archaeological Reconnaissance and Testing of Historic Occupations Along the Wabash River in the Vicinity of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Indiana University-Indianapolis, Department of Anthropology. Indianapolis, 1987.

Munson, Patrick, and Cheryl Ann Munson. The Prehistoric and Early Historic Archaeology of Wyandotte Cave and Other Caves in Southern Indiana. Indiana Historical Society, Prehistory Research Series, 7:1. Indianapolis, 1990.

Renfrew, Colin, and Paul Bahn. Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice. New York, 1991.
A comprehensive examination of the science of archaeology.

Rotman, Deborah L., Rachel Mancini, Aaron Smith, and Elizabeth Campbell. African-American and Quaker Farmers in East Central Indiana: Social, Political, and Economic Aspects of Life in Nineteenth-Century Rural Communities. Ball State University, Archaeological Resources Management Service Reports of Investigation, 51. Muncie, 1998.

Ruby, Bret J. An Archaeological Investigation of Mann Phase Settlement Patterns in Southwestern Indiana. Indiana University, Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology Reports of Investigations, 93-18. Bloomington, 1993.

Schurr, Mark R. Woodland and Early Historic Period Settlement Patterns in the Kankakee Drainage of La Porte County, Indiana. University of Notre Dame, Department of Anthropology Reports of Investigations, 93-1. Notre Dame, 1993.

Schurr, Mark R. Geophysical Surveys of Middle Woodland Mounds. University of Notre Dame, Department of Anthropology Report of Investigations, 99-1. Notre Dame, 1999.

Stafford, C. Russell. Personal communication. Indiana State University, Anthropology Department. Terre Haute, 2000.

Stafford, C. Russell, C. Michael Anslinger, Mark Cantin, and Robert E. Pace. An Analysis of Data Center Site Surveys in Southwestern Indiana. Indiana State University, Anthropology Laboratory Technical Report, 3. Terre Haute, 1988.

Tomak, Curtis H. The Mount Vernon Site: A Hopewell Ceremonial/Burial Site in Posey County, Indiana. Indiana Department of Transportation. Indianapolis, 1990.

Trubowitz, Neal L. Archaeological Survey and Testing of Late-18th Century Settlements in Central Indiana. Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Department of Anthropology. Indianapolis, 1989.

Waters, Nikki A., and Donald R. Cochran. Rockshelter Survey and Testing in the Hemlock Cliffs and Mesmore Cliffs Areas of the Hoosier National Forest Crawford County, Indiana. Ball State University, Archaeological Resources Management Service Reports of Investigation, 53. Muncie, 1999.

Williams, Neville. Chronology of World History. Vol. IV, 1901-1998 The Modern World. Santa Barbara, Calif., 1999.

Additional resources

Ashmore, Wendy, and Robert J. Sharer. Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology. Palo Alto, Calif., 1999.

Black, Glenn A. Angel Site: An Archaeological, Historical, and Ethnological Study. 2 vols. Indianapolis, 1967.
A comprehensive report of the author's many years of research at the site.

Dibble, Harold L., Shannon P. McPherron, and Barbara J. Roth. Virtual Dig: A Simulated Archaeological Excavation of a Middle Paleolithic Site in France. Mountain View, Calif., 2000.
Workbook and CD-ROM allows reader to learn basics of a dig. Uses real data based on excavations.

Fagan, Brian M. Ancient North America: The Archaeology of a Continent. New York, 2000.

Folsom, Franklin, and Mary Elting Folsom. America's Ancient Treasures. Fourth ed. Albuquerque, N.Mex., 1993.
Guide to North American museums and archaeological sites. Recommended for secondary level and adults.

Hicks, Ronald, ed., Native American Cultures of Indiana. Muncie, Ind., 1992.

Hume, Ivor Noel. In Search of This & That: Tales from An Archaeologist's Quest. Williamsburg, Va., 1996.

Joukowsky, Martha. A Complete Manual of Field Archaeology. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1980.

Justice, Noel D. Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Midcontinental and Eastern United States. Bloomington, Ind., 1987.

Kellar, James H. An Introduction to the Prehistory of Indiana. Indianapolis, 1983.

Lilly, Eli. Prehistoric Antiquities of Indiana. Indianapolis, 1937.

Mason, Ronald J. Great Lakes Archaeology. New York, 1981.

Muller, Jon. Archaeology of the Lower Ohio Valley. New York, 1986.

Orser, Charles E., Jr., and Brian M. Fagan. Historical Archaeology. New York, 1995.

Pollack, David, Cheryl Ann Munson, and A. Gwynn Henderson. Slack Farm and the Caborn-Welborn People. Kentucky Archaeological Survey, Education Series Number One. Lexington, 1996.

Streuver, Stuart. Koster: Americans in Search of their Prehistoric Past. New York, 1979.

Stuart, George E., and Francis P. McManamon. Archaeology and You. Washington, D.C., 1996.

Winters, Howard D. An Archaeological Survey of the Wabash River in Illinois. Illinois State Museum, Reports of Investigations, No. 20. Springfield, 1967.

Resources for educators

Indiana Humanities Council. Humanities To Go Video and Lending Library.
Two kits relate directly to Indiana--Archaeology and the All Seasons Site and Exploring Ancient Cities: Teotihuacan and Angel Mounds.

Smith, KC, and Francis P. McManamon, eds. Archaeology and Education: the Classroom and Beyond. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Archeological Assistance Study Number 2. Washington, D.C., October 1991.

Rogge, A. E., and Patti Bell. Archaeology in the Classroom: A Case Study from Arizona. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Archeological Assistance Program Technical Brief No. 4. Washington, D.C., May 1989.

Selected student resources

Avi-Yonah, Michael. Dig This! How Archaeologists Uncover Our Past. Minneapolis, 1993.
Includes methods, pioneers, and general history. Color photographs, index, glossary, and pronunciation glossary; intermediate students.

Cork, Barbara, and Struan Reid. Archaeology. Tulsa, Okla., 1991.
Excellent overview. Part of the Usborne Young Scientist series.

Duke, Kate. Archaeologists Dig for Clues. New York, 1997.
For readers ages 5-9.

Finney, Susan, and Patricia Kindle. American Indians: Pueblo to Potlatch, Totems to Tepees. Parsippany, N.J., 1985.
An independent learning unit for grades 4-8.

Hackwell, W. John. Diving to the Past: Recovering Ancient Wrecks. New York, 1988.
Explores marine archaeology; intermediate students.

McIntosh, Jane. Archeology. New York, 1994.
Limited text but spectacular photographs; all students; Eyewitness Books series.

Porell, Bruce. Digging the Past: Archaeology in Your Own Backyard. Reading, Mass., 1979.
Stories, activities, and games; intermediate students.

Sterling, Mary Ellen. Archaeology. Huntington Beach, Calif., 1994.
A thematic unit at the "challenging" level.

Stones and Bones! How Archaeologists Trace Human Origins. Minneapolis, 1994.
Describes how early humans may have lived and are studied; intermediate students.

Woodland Peoples: An Educational Unit. Minnetrista Cultural Center. Muncie, Ind., 1993.