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All-terrain vehicle drives over ancient mounds

Some off-roaders in Southern Illinois have caused serious damage to, and possible looted, ancient American Indian burial grounds at the Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site. More damage was done to the site recently when an all-terrain vehicle or truck was driven on one of the mounds, where "No Trespassing" signs are

Slave burial ground found on island of St. Helena

Archaeologists working on the island of St. Helena in the south Atlantic have discovered a slave burial ground. The tiny island of St Helena, 1,000 miles off the coast of south-west Africa, acted as the landing place for many of the slaves, captured by the Royal Navy during the suppression of

Saxon burial ground found underneath English home

A Saxon burial gruond has been found underneath the home of a couple in Warwickshire. Stephen and Nicky West were having their home redeveloped when one of the builders unearthed the remains. Mr West said: "There was a tap on the door and the builder said 'Stephen, I think there's something you

Highway construction threatens archaeological sites

Highway construction in Vancouver may destroy two first nations burial sites. Plaintiffs Bertha Williams and William Burnstick, represented by lawyer Jay Straith, charge that the government has known since 2006 that the road could damage ancient burial grounds dating back as far as 8,000 years, and yet it is proceeding anyway. "Construction

First Nations burial ground found in British Columbia

A First Nations cemetery has been discovered in the North Okanagan in British Columbia. Provincial archeology branch official Eric Forgeng says the bones have not been dated but there’s no question they are from a First Nations burial site. He says wear on the teeth is consistent with ancient diets that included

Native American burial ground found in Mississippi

A Native American burial ground dating back to the 1300s has been found in Mississippi, delaying a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction project. Chris Koeppel, a Corps environmental section team leader and archaeologist, said he and his team, which includes the archaeology firm Panamerican Consultants, found preserved remains, stone

Native American burial grounds

Minnesota's Star Tribune has an interesting article about Scott Anfinson, an archaeologist who is responsible for authenticating Native American burial grounds in the state. State Archaeologist Scott Anfinson said that while lawsuits are not common, clashes between development and burial sites consume virtually all of his time. It's his job to

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