EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A group of college students is digging into the history and origins of southwestern Indiana's ancient Angel Mounds.
The students from Indiana University and other colleges began their excavations last month at the Angel Mounds State Historic Site. They'll work until June 28 at the site, which was built more than 500 years ago by Paleo-Indian people. It has 11 mounds and was once a walled city.
IUPUI anthropology professor Jeremy Wilson says the students are opening up part of the inner temple mound that's been explored twice before but has been left relatively untouched by in-depth exploration.
Wilson tells the Evansville Courier & Press the team's excavations have revealed evidence of past earthquakes at the site, which is on the northern edge of the New Madrid fault zone.
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