Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Archaeologists working to uncover one of valley's oldest homes
Archaeologists are working to uncover one of the Salt Lake valley's oldest homes.
The pit house was found near the Utah State Prison in Draper. It still had tools on the floor, burned animal bones and charcoal. Radiocarbon dating of those burned items puts the house at about 3,000 years old.
The excavation is being done under the supervision of Utah State Archaeologist Kevin Jones.