Monday, July 23, 2007

Not the east Germanic tribe Vandals strike Mud Bay archaeology site
For the second time in two years, vandals have struck an archaeology site occupied centuries ago by Squaxin (SKWOKS'-in) Island tribal ancestors. This time they disturbed the site and took some equipment used by field researchers.

The 700-year-old fish camp and seafood-processing site is in its ninth year as an active archaeological dig involving the tribe, South Puget Sound Community College and Mud Bay property owners.

Someone entered the tribal sacred place by boat at high tide Sunday and tunneled into 1 of the excavation cells. An anthropology professor says some of the damage is irreversible.

That's the whole thing.