Monday, June 12, 2006

Archaeological treasures tell of civilizations from long ago
The evidence of those who lived before us is disappearing as rapidly as new developments emerge.

In Sand Lake Coulee, evidence of a 600-year-old village has been found. Some artifacts found there date back 10,000 years.

It is one of two places in the U.S. that archeologists have found preserved, prehistoric farm fields that were buried and it is even listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

But that doesn't necessarily protect it.

“That area has an amazing wealth of archeology,” Robert “Ernie” Boszhardt said. “Unfortunately a lot of this has been lost through development.”