Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Archaeologist shares mysteries of Nebraska site
Now called The Eagle Ridge Site, a few surprises were unearthed there during the past 10 years of study, Rob Bozell, staff archaeologist at Augustana College, told an audience gathered for a talk Sunday at the college.

Bozell was on the crew studying the site. The bones turned out to be much older than the early 1700s, when 30 or 40 Loway or Oto people lived a peaceful existence there.

"The bones probably were there from Woodland Indians, from about zero to 1000 AD," Bozell said. "We didn't find human bones from the time period of the village."

The olive jar thing is rather confusing at first.