Saturday, May 5, 2012

History Beneath Us

Archaeologists Dr. Chris Moore from the University of Indianapolis and Anne Moore, together with U of I students and members of the public are working on uncovering the outline of Lew Wallace's reflecting pool this weekend.  Past excavations have revealed the far edge of the pool.  They are now hoping to reveal the top layer of bricks for the entire outline of the pool. 

Core sample

Dr. Moore also took a core sample from an area to the southwest of the carriage house and found evidence of a burn zone.  This could be promising for a future excavation site.  It could be left over from a historic structure or area that was present during Lew Wallace's occupation of the grounds.

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