By Blake Cochran, R. Ezra Erb, Beth McCord, Kimberly Nagle and Kim Zunker
Prepared for the Indiana Department of Transportation. Report of Investigations 63. Archaeological Resources Management Service, Ball State University.
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Abstract

The Hall Site (12Sw327) is a multicomponent historic farmstead and prehistoric site located on the valley edge and floodplain of Long Run, north of Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana. Archaeological testing revealed that the occupation of the farmstead ranged from the early to mid 19th century to the mid to late 20th century. A total of sixteen historic cultural feature were identified. Prehistoric components were found at the site, but no undisturbed prehistoric contexts were found. No prehistoric features were found. The prehistoric assemblage was characterized by a low density and limited range of tool types which suggest short term and repeated occupation by prehistoric people. The testing of this site effectively mitigated it, and therefore, no further work was recommended for this site.