Archive for Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kansas historic site subject of summer dig

May 31, 2012


— The Kansas Historical Society is inviting amateur archaeologists to take part in a summer dig and field school.

Participants will be digging from Saturday through June 17 at the Kansa Indian site of Fool's Chief Village, located on Topeka's north side. Artifacts will be excavated, cleaned and catalogued at a field laboratory.

The Historical Society and the Kansas Anthropological Society are sponsoring the dig.

The Kansa site was chosen because it will be affected by a road project planned for the intersection of U.S. 24 and Menoken Road in Shawnee County.

Working with state and federal transportation officials, the Historical Society will conduct a data recovery project and recommend ways to preserve the site's historical significance.


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