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Second Phase of Native American Village Excavation Planned near Blytheville

JUNE 6, 2005 - Posted at 2:11 p.m. CDT

 

BLYTHEVILLE, AR - The second phase of a three-year excavation of a large Native American village on property at the Arkansas Aeroplex (formerly Eaker Air Force Base) at Blytheville is set to begin Saturday.  A spokesman for the Arkansas Archeological Survey Station at Blytheville says approximately 90 people have registered to participate in the dig.

"They are coming from all over the country this year," said Dr. Claudia Payne.  "We have people coming from Washington state, Mississippi, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, Idaho and South Carolina."

The first year of excavation confirmed one pit as an ancient house site.  That site will be opened again this year in an effort to determine the exact size and shape of the structure, as well as other features.

Four other sites will also be excavated during this year's dig.  Guided tours are also set for the dig site beginning June 13.  To arrange for a tour, call 532-9104 or e-mail mhaynes@arkansas.net.

 

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