Thursday, December 27, 2007

Archaeologists Dig in the Panhandle
Kristy Mickwee is in a hole. But she is in no hurry to climb out; this hole has yielded treasure.

"Most of it came from this lighter area," she said, pointing out the different layers of earth with her spade.

Mickwee is part of a University of West Florida archaeology team surveying 168 acres of the Falling Waters State Park in Chipley. During the past few weeks, the team has dug the park full of "shovel tests" in search of American Indian artifacts. Fieldwork was extended because of the bountiful findings.