Searching for Buried Gardens: Indiana University Campus Archaeology at Wylie House Museum
A talk with museum Director Carey Beam, and IUB archaeologists Elizabeth Watts Malouchos, April Sievert, and Melody Pope
In celebration of Indiana University’s bicentennial, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology partnered with the Wylie House Museum to search for buried gardens at IU’s oldest property. Theophilus Wylie, IU professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry, resided at Wylie House with his wife Rebecca and eight children after 1859. During this time, two subterranean cold-frame greenhouses were built into the front lawn of Wylie House to overwinter their flowers and plants. This summer, IU students spent four weeks learning fundamental archaeology skills while excavating the property and searching for them.
Please join us for a discussion of the history of Wylie House, this summer's student field school excavations, and the unique opportunities to engage with university history and local communities through campus archaeology.
Free and Open to the Public