|23 July 2005
8,000-year-old relics found in Mississippi
Archeologists have uncovered relics dating back thousands of years near the Mississippi 63 bypass construction project (USA). A total of three sites were excavated to reveal a wide variety of arrowheads, pottery pieces and other finds dating back to 6000 BCE.
Historical Society President James Dunnam recalled hearing of people finding arrowheads and pottery on their property for many years and spoke of many stories he has heard in the area. Dunnam said the archaeologist kept the project quiet until recently, but it dates back to 1998 when archaeologists working for the Mississippi Department of Transportation first scouted out the area where the bypass is now being constructed. Many of the artifacts are on display at the county courthouse.
Source: Associated Press, The Clarion-Ledger (18 July 2005)
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