Monday, June 12, 2006

Remains of Village Halt Track Construction
Just as construction has finally begun on the long awaited harness track in Anoka County, north of Minneapolis, Minnesota, officials have learned that progress will be hindered once again - this time by the discovery of a prehistoric Indian village.

Project officials recently discovered the remains of a prehistoric village on the Columbus Township land, state archaeologist Scott Anfinson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

"They're going to do a fairly major excavation to mitigate the development of the track," Anfinson said. "The village material looked to be, some of it, several thousands of years old."

They're only expecting it to take 1-2 weeks so it doesn't appear to be a big settlement, if at all (it mentions extending the excavation if a house is found). Hard to tell what is there actually.