Reduced water level reveals ancient sites in lake

Published on September 30th, 2011 | by Admin


Water levels in Lake Whitney in Texas have dropped recently due to drought, revealing several 8,000-year-old sites.

It’s against federal law to remove any Native American artifact from government property and in Texas, doing that also violates the state Antiquities Code.

But in the past few months, authorities say more than thirty people have been caught digging illegally.

Authorities say the looters could also be disturbing ancient burial grounds.

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Story: Rachel Cox, KWTX | Photo: KWTX

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