Archeological treasure or abandoned farm?

Yorktown residents are debunking claims that a site near State Road 32 is a Woodland Indian gathering place, with their own claims that the ground is actually an abandoned muskrat farm. Ball State University archeological researchers were set to investigate the land earlier this week but have delayed plans due to flood waters. The site was brought to the researchersÂ’ attention by the Delaware County Office of Geographic Information Systems, which has aerial photography that suggests a ditch on the site could have been created 2 millennia ago by the Hopewell-Adena people. However, local residents suggest that the site was actually a failed attempt by farmers to raise muskrats in the early 20th Century. Ball State scientists hope to return to the site once it again is dry to resume their studies.