Archaeologists unearthed a few more pieces of Clark County's rich Native American history this Saturday. Several groups, including the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, the Kentucky Heritage Council, the Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society, the University of Kentucky, Eastern and Northern Kentucky Universities, and some private companies worked together to excavate in the Indian Old Fields area on Kiddville Road, near the site of a proposed interchange for Kiddville and the Mountain Parkway, for any Indian remains.
Volunteers from across the state came out to help sift, explained Dave Pollack, who is involved with both the Kentucky Archaeological Survey and the Kentucky Heritage Council.
Native Americans lived in this area for over 10,000 years, said Pollack. This particular area had yet to be investigated until Saturday, he said.
The volunteers dug through the dirt piles after the area had been bulldozed and then sifted the dirt through screens. They didn't get much help from nature, because heavy rains made the mud difficult to sift, explained EKU archaeology professor Kelli Carmean.