Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Archaeology students hit paydirt at Sheridan's Pioneer Hill
Broken pieces of pottery, old animal bones and glass medicine bottles buried beneath the surface on Pioneer Hill in Sheridan have given archaeology students a reason to cheer while digging up the past.

Ten students enrolled in Field Experience in Archaeology, a summer anthropology course at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, have spent hours since early May in Veterans Park at the site of the restored Boxley Cabin. The Sheridan Historical Society invited the university's Department of Anthropology to do the dig.