Chris Schmidt receives archaeology award

Chris Schmidt, professor of anthropology and director of the Indiana Prehistory Laboratory, was honored with the 2017 Indiana Archaeology Award, along with Johnson County Commissioner Brian Baird and Johnson County attorney Kathleen Hash, for their efforts to coordinate the Middle of the Road Grave project. The goal of the project was to record, recover and reinter the seven individuals who were buried in the median of County Road 400 South. The median was redesigned to reinter the graves in a concrete vault at a lower depth to protect the graves and heritage, but still allow traffic to flow around the median. Learn more about the project here.