Anthropology Blog

Posted on January 13th, 2022 in Research by Prabakaran Jayaraman
One of the largest applied anthropology projects in state history

The Department of Anthropology partnered with industry leaders to undertake one of the largest applied anthropological research projects ever in Indiana. This work, involving the detection, exhumation and analysis of over 500 individuals from Bethel Cemetery, provided a unique opportunity to identify and reconstruct the lives and lifeways of early Hoosier pioneers, as well as later inhabitants who experienced industrialization, urbanization and key moments in the state’s and nation’s history.