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Thousands of Native American artifacts revealed after wildfire

A wildfire in the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming has revealed thousands of Native American artifacts. A wildfire high in the alpine forests of northwestern Wyoming has revealed a vast, centuries-old Shoshone campsite, replete with cooking hearths, ceramics, and stone tools and flakes numbering in the hundreds of thousands. The site, found along

Hilton Head Island: The 4,000-year-old Native American camp

Hilton Head Island contains a 4,000-year-old camp that is one of the last prehistoric coastal sites in the US. The camp was discovered 27 years ago, when Jerre Weckhorst happened upon a fragment of a prehistoric clay bowl as he dug a water main in 1983. Though the fragment was

Everglades restoration endangers historic sites

A project underway to restore the Everglades is threatening to destroy historic sites. Multibillion-dollar plans to recreate once-natural water flows to the Everglades involve building massive reservoirs and filter marshes across hundreds of thousands of acres south of Lake Okeechobee. But saving an environmental treasure threatens to trample sacred

Sam’s Club mound not American Indian?

Remember the hubub last year regarding a large 1,000-year-old mound that was going to be be bull-dozed to help construct a Sam's Club? The archaeologist to signed the archaeological report is now backtracking and claims the mound was made by natural causes. The Anniston Star reports that Robert Clouse told the

Prehistoric remains found during home construction

A homebuilder unearthed prehistoric Native American remains during construction in Texas. Nueces County Medical Examiner Ray Fernandez on Monday examined two partial skeletons found in the 8000 block of Wooldridge Road near Oso Bay. He determined the bones were prehistoric and will ship the bones to a University of North Texas

Teen hikers stumble across Native American remains

Teenage friends hiking in Ohio stumbled across the 160-year-old remains of a Native American. When County Coroner Dr. Mark Kaehr arrived, it didn't take him long to decide the bones were human, probably at least 160 years old and most likely Native American. The arrowhead and a claw-tooth piece of jewelry

Native American artifacts halt sewer construction in Rhode Island

The discovery of Native American artifacts dating back thousand of years has stalled sewer construction in Rhode Island. Archaeologists retained by the Warwick Sewer Authority have been unearthing a variety of artifacts in test trenches for more than three years and recently issued a report stating that the Mill Cove area

Odd rock cairns pique interest in West Virginia

Archaeologists are trying to figure out who built the strange rock piles found on West Virginia farm. Wise said it seems unlikely that the Cabell County rock cairns are the result of someone having cleared off a relatively flat piece of land for agricultural purposes. Neither American Indian nor pioneer farmers would

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