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Pipeline work unearths prehistoric artifacts

A construction crew digging a pipeline route in Nebraska have unearthed many ancient Native American artifacts.

“We call finds like these time capsules,” Osborn said. “The dugouts are food pits which early natives stored food, and when its usefulness was finished, the pit was filled with trash.”

He added these finds are valuable as they tell the archeologists about the prehistoric diet the natives followed and their hunting practices. It can show how the prehistoric natives adapted their diet and what animal, fish and plant species they favored.

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