Sunday, July 20, 2008

Artifacts underfoot: Archaeologists survey area near mine
Equipped with shovels, metal detectors and an interest in history, a small contingent of current and former students from James Madison University continued their work Tuesday as temperatures rose. They surveyed a former right-of-way for a power line to the south of the quarry.

"We're doing some archaeological survey to help preserve some of the historical evidence that's here," said Alyson "Alie" Wood. "So we're looking for basic historical evidence and then seeing if there are any Native American [artifacts], but mainly this is a Civil War area."