WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon November 14, 2005
Archaeological Dig In Indiana
Jeffersonville, IN – Archaeologists who spent weeks digging at a southern Indiana farm say
the site has yielded a rich harvest of artifacts.
They say the artifacts shed light on life at an American Indian village about
900 years ago.
The pottery shards, flint arrow points and animal bones found during the
dig at the farm outside Jeffersonville reveal information about the daily lives
of people during the Mississippi period. That period lasted from about
1,000 to 1,700 years ago.
Meanwhile, cemetery preservation funding for Scottsville's old city cemetery
has been announced in Frankfort.
The $3,580 grant must be matched by Scottsville.
Senator Richie Sanders and Representative Rob Wilkey were on hand to
present the checks to the city last Friday. The money will be used to level and
re-set leaning and partially displaced stones and to partially restore damaged
fencing that surrounds several of the individual graves.
Additionally, funds will be used for research of the cemetery occupants.