Pre-Contact Native American life in Southern Indiana From Mann Site to Angel Site
Mann Facts • Mann is part of the Hopewell Culture, with the occupation of this site around the year 300. • Could possibly be the largest and most advanced Hopewell site in all of North America • 500+ acres with 20-25 mounds • Population is unknown due to lack of research. • Last excavation was conducted in 1971 • Current property is owned by 9 different families.
Mississippian Culture • Existed at Angel Site from around 1000 to 1450. • Large village site with population at around 2,000 people • 11 earth works designed to elevate the elite. Earth works are truncated pyramids • Purchased by Eli Lilly and the Indiana Historical Society in 1938. • Excavations since 1939 annually by Indiana University.
Angel Mounds Today • Owned by the State of Indiana, part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites • Mineral rights are with the Indiana Historical Society • Indiana University and the Glenn A. Black Lab of Archaeology own the excavation rights. • Largest of the State Historic Sites with 603 acres