Monday, August 18, 2008

Archaeologists to recall '61 dig
It was 48 summers ago when Oscar Brock and Edward Kurjack dug deep into a prehistoric Colbert County site and pulled out an abundance of findings.

This weekend, the retired archaeologists return to the Shoals to reminisce about those findings and, they hope, dig up more interest in the site.

Their dig was at the Stanfield-Worley Bluff Shelter near Barton in 1961. Another dig occurred two years later, although they weren't involved in that one. They found evidence left by Paleo-Indians who once occupied the rock shelter some 10,000 years ago, said Ninon Parker, who is chairwoman of the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation.