Monday, April 30, 2007

Spokane rejects EWU archaeology contract
Fiercely criticized by the Spokane Indian tribe, Eastern Washington University will no longer do archaeological work that is required on local construction projects, the City Council has decided.

Rather than approve a $250,000 contract with the school as recommended by city staff, the council instead voted 6-1 this week to hire Historical Research Associates Inc. of Missoula, Mont., the staff's No. 2 choice out of four groups that bid for the work.

Posted here originally. They're saying it's an 8,000 year old site, so the tribe's claims of ancestry seem a bit stretched.