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Learn more about Harmonist burial practices while virtually visiting the Harmonist cemeteries in Harmony, New Harmony and Old Economy on October 26th at 6:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. ET. Guest speakers Dr. Michael Strezewski of the University of Southern Indiana and Dr. Bryan Hanks of the University of Pittsburgh will then speak about their archaeological discoveries in the New Harmony and Economy cemeteries using ground penetrating radar.
Dr. Mike Strezewski is an archeologist and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Southern Indiana. Since 2008, he has led several archeological field schools in New Harmony including one on the grounds of the Working Men’s Institute, at the site of the Harmonist kiln and one just outside the north wall of the Harmonist Cemetery. In 2015, he conducted a study within the cemetery wall through magnetometry and resistivity surveys, gaining a better understanding of both the Native American mounds and Harmonist graves.
Bryan Hanks (Ph.D., University of Cambridge 2003) is an archaeologist whose research interests have focused on the development of late prehistoric societies in Europe and the Eurasian steppes. He has been engaged in collaborative field research in Russia since 1998 and has directed research projects in the southeastern Ural Mountains region of Russia and most recently in southeastern Europe in the Republic of Serbia. Since 2014, he has been working annually with the US Forest Service on the study of Native American Pit House villages along the Salmon River and its tributaries in the state of Idaho. Dr. Hanks has also assisted in the survey of Old Economy Village’s Cemetery working to identify grave pit features and related patterning using ground penetrating radar.
Please register in advance for this program by following this link: https://usi.zoom.us/…/tJYvfuyurzwpGtOFn8UhwlagluP2k7YkMWHl. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting