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June 2015

The Conservancy has obtained the Yorktown Enclosure, a 2,000-year-old prehistoric earthwork in east-central Indiana. The earthwork was acquired from Larry New, a Muncie, Indiana, real estate developer, as a bargain-sale-to-charity, for only $20,000. The property appraised at more than $100,000.

The Yorktown Enclosure is part of what archaeologists refer to as the New Castle Phase, a period of time between 250 B.C. and A.D. 350 when American Indians constructed relatively small circular earthworks and sometimes sizeable burial mounds in east central Indiana. It is related to the more elaborate Ohio Hopewell culture.

Learn more about the project here: Yorktown Enclosure