Artifacts found at Ohio River bridge project site

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Associated Press

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Archaeologists digging at the southern Indiana site of a new Ohio River bridges project have unearthed portions of a limestone foundation on a lot where Indiana Territorial Gov. Thomas Posey once lived.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports (http://cjky.it/1eBbNd0 ) the Jeffersonville excavation work uncovered two limestone foundations, including one associated with Posey, who also was Kentucky's third lieutenant governor.

A report prepared by McCullough Archaeological Services says "Posey's mansion once stood on this lot" and that the foundation may be associated with that structure given its large size and the items found there.

Among the items unearthed next to Kennedy Bridge were fragments of creamware pottery and pottery pieces showing early decorative motifs.

The Indiana Department of Transportation released the archaeology reports following open-records requests from The Courier-Journal.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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