US Army Corps of Engineers archive Native American findings from Clarksville, Ind.

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by Alex Schuman

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 6:50 PM

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers discovered 5,000 to 6,000 artifacts where the 2004 Clarksville flood damaged Emery Crossing Road. 

The findings include two Native American bodies from before Europeans settled in this area.  It also includes arrowheads and sharpening tools. 

The Army Corps found these artifacts eight or 10 years ago, but have not had the funding until now to archive their findings. 

This area is best known for being where William Clark and Meriwether Lewis met before heading to St. Louis.  There was a large Native American settlement in this area, so the discovery came of no surprise to archaeologists.

"If you ask any of our archaeologists they would not have been surprised to find them in this area," Mike Turner, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said.

Clarksville does hope to publicly display the artifacts someday. 

 

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