TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A $50,000 dollar grant is helping fund an archaeological survey at Prophetstown State Park.
The grant was 1 of 14 provided by the Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.
The survey will target four mounds within the park, covering around 19 acres.
According to University of Indianapolis' Chair of Anthropology Christopher Moore, crews will use ground penetrating radar to locate archaeological resources within the mounds.
Moore said locating these resources allows parks to grow without destroying history.
"Those areas can be avoided when the park goes to develop areas for trails, for recreation. And that ends up saving the park money and the state money," said Moore. "Any of those places where people have done something in the past and left behind artifacts of those activities would be counted as an archaeological site."
Moore said they hope to start surveying at the end of the month or early September.