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Shell midden found beneath public square in U.S. Virgin Islands

A 1,500-year-old shell midden has been found underneath a public square in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A 200-foot trench on Krondprindsens Gade between Strand Gade and General Gade gives access to a midden, the archaeological term for a dumping ground where people deposited food waste, excrement and discarded broken pots and

Leaf petroglyph found in U.S. Virgin Islands

An ancient rock carving of a leaf (or spearhead) has been found in the U.S. Virgin Island National Park. Rock carvings dot the island and the park's website says they were probably carved by the Indian cultures that lived on the island from about 840 B.C. until the arrival of Europeans

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