Details in the Dirt
— Strawtown Koteewi —
We have uncovered multiple dwelling structures, stockade walls, hearths, storage pits, middens (trash pits), and thousands of artifacts. Many of the material cultural items have long since decomposed, but fragments remain.
Notice the circular stains in the concrete of the mock archaeological excavation. These circular stains represent decomposed posts. These post hole remains were once tree saplings that made up the walls of the dwelling structure. Over time the posts rot away and all that remains are stains in the soil.
We have recreated a partially decomposing structure
that extends into the mock excavation. You can
use your imagination to see how a structure
decomposes over time and what is left behind
after hundreds of years.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 7.579′ N, 85° 57.015′ W. Marker is in Strawtown, Indiana, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Strawtown Avenue 0.3 miles west of Essig Avenue
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mock Excavation (here, next to this marker); Archaeology in Action (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Strawtown Koteewi Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Central Canal (approx. 4˝ miles away); White River Greenway (approx. 4.6 miles away); Potter's Covered Bridge (approx. 4.6 miles away); Crownland Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Conner Street Historic District (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Strawtown.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.