Pineville Indian site being dug up by amateur archaeologists

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 5:04pm

Amateur archaeologists are working for the U.S. forest service to dig up an ancient Indian site in Pineville.
Participants from all over the country are excavating a Caddo Indian site that has traces of human activity from up to 4000 years ago.
 

The amateur archaeologists are finding mostly pieces of pottery and traces of housing from when this was a working salt lick about 1500 years ago. This evidence will help put the island on the national register of historic sites. Everything collected this week is bagged, labeled and taken to the US Forest Service's labs for archaeological testing.
 

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