Nowlin Mound, Introduction
The Nowlin Mound Digital Exhibit is an online collection of materials relating to the excavation of Nowlin Mound, a prehistoric mound site in eastern Indiana. The collection consists of photographs, field notes, drawings, correspondence, publications, and film footage produced by archaeologist Glenn Black and his associates during the course of two field seasons from 1934 to 1935. Until now, these materials have been dispersed throughout the archives of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Photographs and 16mm film is housed with media collections while correspondence is located in the library and archive. Field notes, a field notebook, sketches, and drawings are stored separately in associated record files. The Nowlin Mound Digital Exhibit brings these records together for the first time in one location, providing for a more complete and contextualized picture of one of the earliest professional archaeological excavations in Indiana.