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Celebrate National Archaeology Month at the Study

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is celebrating National Archaeology Month with a continuation of its “History Beneath Us” archaeology dig this weekend in the backyard of General Lew Wallace’s home and study. A stately brick reflecting pond graced Wallace’s grounds between approximately 1898-1903, after which the General filled […]

History Beneath Us UPDATE

Two University of Indianapolis Archaeology students discover something made of metal buried in the old reflecting pool at the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum grounds. The work continues as we speak and will be ongoing all day on Sunday, April 10 from 10 AM until 5 PM. The public […]

History Beneath Us Saturday, April 9, 2011

University of Indianapolis students are beginning to uncover objects on the grounds of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum. While the work is in its earliest stages, you never know what is just a few inches or feet beneath the top soil! We appreciate our University of Indianapolis students […]

How Low Can You Go?

The archaeologists devoted one unit to finding the bottom of the reflecting pool. A probe indicated that the bottom of the pool is about 55 cm below the bottom of the unit when this picture was taken. That’s going to take a lot of digging! Because this is not an […]

John’s Grave?

Where is the grave of Old John? Local lore has it that Lew Wallace buried his favorite horse, named John, somewhere on the grounds. Last fall, surveyer Jim Swift brought out ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to investigate the southwestern corner of the grounds, where many people remember there being a marker […]

The Top of the Wall

Anne Moore from Weintraut & Associates cut through tree roots that have grown across the top of the reflecting pool wall. At the end of the first day, the top of the reflecting pool wall was clean and clearly defined. Volunteers screened each bucket of dirt for artifacts. They pulled […]