MIAMI TWP., Ohio - If you have every wanted to take part in an archeological dig, you have an opportunity to do so this summer. A group of University students and archeologists continued excavating a site in Shawnee Lookout park in Miami Township Friday morning. What makes this dig so unique is that they are inviting the public to join them every Friday through August 19.
So far they have found five-hundred artifacts dating back from fifty to thirteen thousands years. Most of what will be found is very old trash.
Archeology professor Dr. Ken Tankersley says, " What we do as archeologists to understand about people in the past is we dig up the garbage of dead people. We're literally looking at garbage that's thousands of years old. That's the best way for us to interpret cultures in the past." Tankersley says the public of all ages is welcome to join them. He says people will learn as they go and he can think of no better way for people learn about the history of the Ohio River Valley.
If you are interested go to www.greatparks.com for more information.
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