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September 21, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Taylor Center of Natural History
12308 E Strawtown Avenue
Noblesville, IN 46060
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The Archaeology of Sewers and Waste Management in 19th and 20th-Century Indianapolis

Saturday, September 21, 2019

This lecture examines the history of sewer and trash service in late-19th and 20th-century Indianapolis focusing on archaeological evidence from the city's near-Westside. The lecture discusses the complex range of sewer technologies and waste management practices in the city since the Civil War and patterns of environmental injustice that placed working-class and African-American residents in the city's most unhealthy conditions.

Presenter: Paul R. Mullins, Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Indiana University-Purdue University,
Indianapolis, Past-President, Society for Historical Archaeology, Docent, University of Oulu (Finland)

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 1:00 pm
Ages: Best for school-aged children and adults
Cost: Free
Location: TCNH
Registration: Not required