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Strawtown in Hamilton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Details in the Dirt

— Strawtown Koteewi —

 
 
Details in the Dirt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, August 20, 2019
1. Details in the Dirt Marker
Inscription.  
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 & ArchaeologyNative AmericansSettlements & 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

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Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12308 Strawtown Ave, Noblesville IN 46060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mock Excavation (here, next to this marker); Daily Life Structure (a few steps from this marker); The Stockade Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeology in Action (within shouting distance of this marker); Village Welcome (within shouting distance of this marker); The Community Structure (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Strawtown Koteewi Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Oliver Village Site (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Strawtown.
 
Details in the Dirt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, August 20, 2019
2. Details in the Dirt Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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